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Raising Awareness

Nikki’s Training Diary #5

June 1, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance   I’m happy to report that Peter Andrews and Laura Johnstone are joining me in this fitness challenge. Peter is training to run 10k and Laura is going to walk at least 10,000 steps every day until July 1st. Collectively we are Team Epilepsy and our goal is to raise $2,000. Keep an…

Nikki’s Training Diary #4

May 27, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance Last week I walked farther and faster than I had before! I’ve been training on a treadmill. When I’ve used the treadmill before, I could only get up to 3 miles/hour (4.8 km/hour*). If I went any faster, I’d get shin splints. Last week was my fourth week of training, and I got…

Nikki’s Training Diary #3

May 19, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance I have to admit – it was tough to stay motivated last week. It’s not surprising; week three is when I usually falter with any new fitness regimen. Fortunately, having the 10k goal and knowing that I’d have to write this update was enough to get me going. I found that once I…

Nikki’s Training Diary #2

May 11, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance I’m starting Week 3 of training to walk the 10k for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Before this, I would walk for fitness sporadically and I didn’t know how to gradually increase my exercise in a safe way that would avoid injuries. So I found a training schedule online for beginners who are training…