Let's start with the obvious. I am NOT a runner. I am NOT an athlete. I don't imagine I will ever be either of those things. I DO want to be in better shape. I DO want to be more active.
By sheer happenstance I discovered the Hogwarts Running Club. They organize virtual races which can be completed at any time and in any way. This is excellent for me because I can walk instead of run and I can break the distance up over days. The money that is collected for the race fees is used for the race medals (yay bling) and to raise money for various charities.
And Harry Potter! I love Harry Potter (as the current blog name will tell you) and this group is Harry Potter crazy. There is a Facebook group titled the Great Hall where all the runners come together and there is a common room for each of the houses. I am a Hufflepuff, officially sorted years ago on Pottermore, and the people in that group are SO kind and encouraging and supporting.
So you will be hearing more about the Hogwarts Running Club as the year goes on. The next race is the Umbridge Run... 13k or until it sinks in. Obviously I am going to have to break it up, and I haven't figured out exactly, but I think it will be a great way for me to have to get out regularly in April.
More to come!