Yesterday Strava launched a new challenge on their app and I think it’s such a good concept that I’ve decided to dedicate a whole blog post to it!
The challenge is called 1% better and it’s challenging you spend 1% of your day (15 minutes) getting 1% better at anything related to getting your body moving – a walk, a run, a skip, a swim, skateboard or stretch it’s up to you, you just have to move your body. It started on the 5th April and goes on for 28 days, you have to do 15 mins of exercise 5 days a week for 4 weeks (if you’re reading this on the 6th/7th April it’s not too late to join the Strava challenge – and if you’re reading this after, feel free to do the challenge not associated with Strava).
I think this is such a great challenge for so many reasons, the main being, it’s so simple, so easy to do and not too far fetched for anyone to achieve – anyone can move their body for 15 minutes a day. You can join the challenge here.
The description on the Strava challenge is so spot on I feel the need to reshare it:
‘Lets make a big deal about the unglamarous daily efforts that make all the difference. Let’s stop the doom scrolling and pause the binge watching. Let’s strive more.
Take back just 1% of your day for 4 weeks and chase down that better you. Whether it’s a 15 minute walk or 15 minutes at threshold pace along your favorite route, commit to consistency, to going further than planned, to giving that last effort everything you’ve got.
Commit to taking your time back. It’s time to get 1% Better.’
If there is one thing I preach about (but am less good at putting into practice – but I’m learning) it’s consistency, and this challenge hits the nail on the head. If you are consistent, you will improve, the hardest part is always getting started. I’d honestly be so interested to know how many people Strava will help with this simple challenge, whether that is getting started or helping people finding their mojo again.
My main tip to help you with this challenge is:
- Plan what you’re going to do each day in advance so when it gets to the day/time to move you don’t even have to think about it
They’ve also posted some great content on their social channels which I feel like I can’t not share because I work in media
If you’ve taken the time to read this blog post, I challenge you to get 1% better this April and take on the challenge. Do this for you and your physical and mental health.
I’m challenging myself to be able to do at least 10 doubleunders by the end of April, I can currently do 1…
What are you going to do to get moving everyday? Do you need someone to help hold you accountable – if you do, let me know, I’m more than happy to help!
Thanks for reading, Chloe x