I started my journey to better health about 4 years ago. Focusing on weight at the beginning and slowly moving to placing the focus on health. I became involved with Kootenay Fun 5 last year through providing traffic control for the runners on the road. I had hoped to run in the race but was unable. My goal this year is to run and finish the race. I will begin training at the College of the Rockies track with walk-run intervals. This will be the first race I have ever run and the goal is just to finish it.
One of the main reasons the Kootenay Fun 5 was born out of a desire to promote health and wellness in Cranbrook and surrounding communities. We were overwhelmed with the support and participation in our first year - all ages, physical abilities, sizes, and stages of fitness. Families, friends, siblings, and singles - everyone came out and joined in the fun. And we celebrated - what a success!
But - it’s a long year before we get to connect again. And - ultimately, we want the KF5 experience to span more than one day out of the year. We want to create a community of people who have the same goals we do - to create realistic goals challenging ourselves in making positive change toward healthier living. We want to get to know you and your journey and cheer you along. We want to provide resources, feedback and encouragement.
Introducing KF5 Real-Life Resolutions!
This is a social community made up of people in all stages of life and health. Anyone can join! The only thing we ask is that you set a goal you wish to achieve by race day! You can challenge yourself, support a friend, motivate your whole family or get the entire office working together. Think nutrition & fitness but also be creative and most importantly - make it FUN!
You may want to set a daily step goal, or maybe you’re thinking of cutting the fast-food options from your diet. Perfect! What if you could beat your 2016 KF5 finish time by a minute or two or perhaps you want to see if you can RUN the entire course this year! Great! Whether you want to drink more water or lose pounds or inches - we want to work together to set some new healthy habits!
Now - share. Share your goal, your progress, your successes and even your disappointments. You can also follow our KF5 Ambassadors as they get started on their journeys. And - check out tips, tutorials and recipes from local fitness and nutrition professionals to help you along the way!
Join us out today!
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