Hats off to everyone who have managed to keep their step count over 10,000 a day in the conditions of the last two weeks.
Most of the people I know of who are following the New Beginning City2Surf training program are averaging 13,000 to 14,000 steps a day, which is excellent considering many of you have been regularly walking in the rain.
Sonia and Sue are both joining us in the Life7 City2Surf team this year. I was about to leave their house late one night last week when the discussion moved to their daily step count. Without batting an eyelid they decided to get a few more steps in before day’s end.
We headed off for a walk in the dark and the drizzle. I rather enjoyed the rather damp tour by foot of Wentworth Falls Lake, with its eerie lights reflecting through the mist across the water.
After two weeks of regularly walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day, almost everyone has already lost a kilogram or more. Some, who have been studiously watching their food intake, have lost over 2kg.
This is a great start, but the real challenge will be to maintain this new lifestyle routine until it becomes a habit ‘? and over the winter is the most challenging period you could choose to do it.
Update April 2013
My City2Surf Training Program is now an eBook
‘How to Break Your Fitness Slump and Comfortably Finish a Fun Run’
My full City2Surf training program is now available as an eBook from all leading online bookstores and contains a link to download the training schedule as an iCal file, so you can import it into your calendar.
Also, feel free to join my free Facebook training group the City2Surf 100 day Challenge.