When the weather gets really cold and wet and there is so much going on in terms of parties and current planning, it can be easy to decide to run. Well, we're here to convince you to keep going because if you fall into inactivity, it will increase the impact of heavy Christmas dinner and nocturnal complaining. In addition, a run – albeit short – is a valuable way to take a moment for yourself, to free yourself from the hustle and bustle and get your mind free.
For extra motivation to leave the door on a regular basis, sign up for the wonderfully named Eggnog Jog (carry on, say it out loud, is not it nice?). It's a new virtual charity event that requires you to walk or run everyday from December 1
If you've already confirmed your place in a Spring 2019 Marathon, this is a particularly good idea. Sign up for a December run series. While most training schedules for events like the London Marathon start in January, you can get used to the rhythm of regular running if you want to start with this plan. After 24 consecutive days, you will be fitter and enjoy your running even more – even if it's just a short, easy effort.
Although the purpose of the event is to keep people moving during the holidays and raise money for a good cause, there are incentives to capture long distances. There are prices for the most distances traveled by an individual and a team, as well as for the individual who collects the highest grade. Winners in each category will receive a trophy and a Salomon S-LAB Sense Ultra 8 racing vest.
You'll need to provide GPS proof of your runs via an app like Strava to be considered for a prize a stamped certificate of completion of the event along with your Santa medal.
Eggnog Jog | enter £ 5-8