Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm Walking to Cooperstown



My work has a Health and Wellness Committee that promotes healthy and active lifestyles among our employees. It's really pretty cool.

This year they are sponsoring and promoting a "Walk to Cooperstown." It works like this--we are invited to sign up in groups of 10 and challenged to walk/run at least 2 miles a day 5 days a week. We begin today and by the time the World Series begins in October, we will have logged enough miles to walk from Wichita to Cooperstown, NY, the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame (1,400 miles).

I was recruited to be on two teams, probably because people know I already run, so I went with the first team that asked me, which also has several runners on the team. Hopefully they won't be disappointed since my mileage has been down lately. Still, 10 miles a week should be no problem, even with an injury. Looking forward to the team effort, and there are even prizes at the end.

7 comments:

Marlene said...

What a great idea! I think it's awesome when companies encourage their employees to get active.

The Tri Runner said...

Good Luck with that. Sounds like that is going to be fun.

joyRuN said...

10 mi/week should be no problem for you.

Too cool about your workplace sponsoring healthy challenges.

You'd think my workplace (a hospital!!) would do the same.

Jess said...

That's a cool idea; have fun with it!

Cooperstown is also where author James Fenimore Cooper, author of "The Last of the Mohicans," is from (hence the name of the town).

ShirleyPerly said...

I love it when businesses encourage their employees to do more than work, work, work!

And very cool that you were asked to be on 2 teams!

lindsay said...

you are still way ahead of the game from most of your co-workers i'm sure! i, too, like seeing companies that try to provide incentives for a healthier, active lifestyle.

Chic Runner said...

That is a great idea! your company is cool for doing that for you guys! :)