Hello it has been awhile since I last updated here on my blog. I am here today to start blogging about something that I find will be a fun and motivational way to help keep me on track with my weight loss.I had originally signed up to walk the Air Force 1/2Marathon Dayton Ohio this September that was until I found something a little closer to home. In Erie, Pennsylvania at the Presque Isle State Park, the Biggest Loser people on putting on a ½ marathon Biggest Loser Run Walk. This also has a very generous course limit (5hrs). It is only about 1 ½ hours away compared to well over 4hrs to Dayton. Plus an added plus is the scenery. Presque Isle is a 3,200 acre park on a penisula that sticks out into Lake Erie ). It is surrounded by water on both sides. It is very flat and there is a road that winds around the isle going one way along with paved bike/walking trails. This is a great place to visit if you haven’t already!
Here is a video that shows driving into and around the park. It is a time lapse video and moves quickly, but you can get a feel for what it would be like walking the 13.1 miles in August.
I have created a team to join me on my walk. Team “Work2LoseIt Walking Team” and several people have said that they will join me. If you would like to join me for this 1/2 marathon then you can go to Biggest Loser Run Walk and then choose the Erie, PA race on August 17th and then when you register choose the "Register and Join a Team" button and then look for our team name.
Some people have made mention of the fact that it will cost you a registration fee. As I have told them, it costs money to put on an event like this, plus in return you can get a shirt, a finsihers medal plus many more items. I find it well worth the cost to help me stay on track and by putting money where my mouth is helps me to work towards my goal.
My family and I will staying overnight in Erie the night before the event, plus when there it is Erie's annual celebration days, so there will be a lot to do that day and night before.
I will be blogging much more about this event in the coming days and weeks, and if you would like to particpate then send me a email at email@example.com.