Valentine 5K, Olympian & New Year’s Resolutions

01/08/2018 - 18:17

valentine.JPGDENVER, NC — Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions to get into shape and lose weight. How many will actually keep those this year? Two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti says the key is to be motivated in this special Olympic year in which the USA will have strong American distance runner representation. Famiglietti was an American steeplechaser in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008.

Here are his suggested running motivations for this Olympic year:

"To keep yourself motivated, you must have a plan,” including these three important ingredients:
1. You need to have SHORT GOALS, not long term ones — 18-30 days of consistency is important .
2. You must have a set time so distractions are lessened.
3. Join a gym and maybe have a friend to work out with. This keeps you accountable

A great short term goal is to begin training for a 5k run/walk. (A purpose to keep you motivated.) What better way to stay motivated than to get ready for the 9th Annual Valentine's 5K Couples Division & Fun Run to be held at beautiful Lake Norman in North Carolina?

The race & walk will be Feb 17 at Cowan's Ford Country Club in Denver NC.

Coach Melvin Morrison said, “Our theme is to show honor and awareness to all who have worked so hard to reach that 5K level and to bring praise to everyone who want to be healthier and better this year? Our newly designed tee shirt by renowned local artist Rachael McFarland depicts the Valentine's Olympic unity. Tee shirts are guaranteed to the first 225 runner and Anthony Famiglietti will be there to sign autographs.

Info, registration:
Early bird registration will end soon.

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