So typical – the night before my Zest Challenge with Alpro, the ground was saturated due to torrential downpours the night before. It couldn’t have been muddier on the day even if it tried. I had just flown back from the French Alps on a week long trail running trip and could’ve easily turned my alarm off when it beeped on Saturday morning at 6am. But no, I had entered a challenge and dragged myself out of bed and onto the trail. And the hundreds of us women who took on the Zest Challenge with Alpro did it!
We survived the optional 5 or 10k run, weaving through nets, jumping over hay bales, going down a water slide and whatever else was thrown in our path. It wasn’t about time, it wasn’t about being the best, but it was about being part of a team and taking part. Challenges like this bring people (in this case women) together. Above all it was about having fun. Women from all over the country descended Hambledon Estate in Henley, Berkshire, to do exactly that and get fit at the same time. I managed to speak to several women (catching through breaths) that day at various points along the countryside trail and it was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves. Yes the trail was a challenge but we all kept encouraging each other and pushing each other to keep on moving. Here’s a clip from the day:
So if your workouts have gone stale and you’re looking for new ways to kick start a new regime, why not sign yourself up to a challenge like Zest Alpro 2013? It’s the best motivator to get out on the road or the gym when the pub is calling on a fine summers evening. Go get em tigers 🙂