Are you ready for the End of the World?
Or maybe, you just want to lose a little weight? Get fit?
Most of us really aren’t interested in dragging ourselves to the gym 3 times a week, er, once a week…. Once a month? In fact, it’s pretty tough to get motivated to do any kind of exercise at all.
But what if you were being chased by zombies? Would a flesh-eating corpse invading your living room to get you off the couch?
Run for Your Lives is a 5K obstacle course that takes you over towers, through water, and into the mud just like all those other obstacle courses. Only this time, you have a horde of zombies to keep you moving. Think of it as flag football obstacle race with an apocalyptic twist – lose your flags and most likely, you won’t survive the real Apocalypse.
Why should you care about a zombie race? Because even if you don’t like this whole zombie thing, it holds the key to your exercise routine.
To get anywhere, you have to find a reason to motivate you through the hard part. Exercise is hard and boring…why not make it fun?
The ability to run 5K is great for just about anybody, whether you just want to be fit or have a fighting chance to survive Doomsday. The problem is getting out the door and actually running. What would motivate you to accomplish the monumental task of running 3.125 miles? Or to exercise at all?
Maybe the fact that exercise can help you sleep better? Or that it releases happy hormones that reduce stress and improve your sex life? Perhaps that it can reduce pain, decrease your risk for injury and even boost confidence? Nope – those facts haven’t helped so far.
Forget facts. Make it fun!
Dance! Practice a martial art! Run from zombies!
I love that even the CDC has jumped on board the popularity of the Zombie Apocalypse. U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan actually said, “If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.” They even have a comic.
So get your zombie on and use Run for Your Lives as an excuse to get physically fit for the End of the World.
That’s what I’m doing anyway.
Zombies don’t excite you? Then what kind of fun would get you to exercise? I’d love to know…