Some people unwind by painting, or writing or playing music. I unwind by, well, winding up. I run.
Counter-intuitive you say? How can one relax by expending energy? Try it. You may not embrace this same sentiment the first time out. And maybe not the second time out. But follow a proper learn to run program (aka be reasonable) and I can almost guarantee that once you are in a routine, the instant feel good rewards of a gentle jog on our fair isle can't be beat. Drink in the fresh air, the bird song (take off your ear buds) on the quiet lake trail.
For those of you already converted to the bliss of running, make sure you come out for Aaron's Run Sunday June 12.
Not yet converted but curious about a running event? Sign up for the 5km and walk, jog it: 30 seconds of jogging, four minutes of walking will get you to the finish line. Still not sure?
The 2km is an extra friendly distance - except for that darn hill. But we love hills on Bowen, don't we?
For information, forms and route map, visit positivelyfit.ca and click on events. Or drop by The Bowen Island Community Recreation office to register. Registration deadline is Friday June 10. All proceeds benefit the Aaron Sluggett Memorial Scholarship Fund.
MARY LETSON, Aaron's Run Organizer