12/1/2020 0 Comments
Here we go, here we go, here we go now! It is December 2020! And today marks the beginning of a 50 squats a day challenge Pink Gravel signed up for. . . wait . . .what . . . 50 squats? What the heck??? But that will hurt?? Eegads!
Gotta start sometime and somewhere. But no worries, Pink Gravel will knock this out easy peasy lemon squeezy, right? It will get done but not look pretty. 🤪
These simple challenges, I believe, are a great ways to motivate and kickstart a good habit. If anything wakes the body up to accomplish more in a day, why not try it.
Pre cancer, last year in 2019, I was pretty active on my bike riding miles of gravel for fun and in events. Cancer treatments took my energy and gave me aches and pains; made it not fun to even walk at times. It was hard to accept. It took a change in mental attitude to not beat myself up for not being able to do things like I used too. I learned to accept my situation and not be so hard on myself. Roll 7 months forward to today. . . I now seem to have no problem with lounging around. My poor bike hasn't seen me in weeks. So, reasons are needed to get back in the saddle again for 2021.
On the back of that, Pink Gravel is going to host a challenge. A PG-13 Christmas Challenge. It will begin on December 13th and end 13 days later on December 25th! All that you have to do is for those 13 days, move for a full 13 minutes. That is it. Should be easy as you have all that decorating to do for Christmas, or shopping, or cooking or cleaning, right? An event for this has been created on the Pink Gravel Facebook page where you can join and share your daily progress during the challenge.
Plus, Pink Gravel may have a little finishers award for those that participate. (And no, it isn't the bike)
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I am just a 40 something married lady with kids who likes to ride gravel when life lets me. Just so happens I was called into the Cancer Club on October 31, 2019. Fought my fight with surgery, chemo, radiation, friends, family and lots of dark humor. I find sharing my experience helps me. Maybe it can help you.