Sunday, February 05, 2012
Perhaps you've heard of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race , www.iditarod.com/ the 1049-mile race across Alaska that takes place every March. I've recently discovered a way for you and I to participate, have fun, exercise, and never have to leave our hometowns.
The Idita-walk www.idita-walk.com/idw/Index.asp is 1049 minutes of walking wherever you live. You log your time online (sound familiar?) and if you complete the total by March 31, you get a pin (other logo merch available, too). You can even sign up your dog with you, whether it's a great dane or a yorkie. Imagine the bragging rights at the dog park! The proceeds go to benefit a kids' camp in Nome, Alaska.
But I'd like to make a special invitation to my fellow water exercisers to join the Idita-splash. www.idita-splash.com/ids/index.asp
You log 1049 minutes of water exercise--any kind--water aerobics, water jogging, swimming, playing with the kids in the pool, and you get a finisher t-shirt. Proceeds of the Idita-splash go to support two youth swim teams in Nome. Think about how great it is for these kids to participate. Not just the exercise, but the team spirit, the goalsetting, the pride. They're off the road system, remember, so to attend a meet they have to FLY!
I've logged the Idita-splash for less than a month and have already racked up more than 1049 minutes. I'm going to keep going to see how many I can do.
Sparkmail me if you have questions. On to Nome! Mush, you Sparkers!