One week into the new year, and your motivation is already waning? These gym extras will give your group workouts a healthy shot in the arm.
Roadblock Exercise feels like a hopeless, vanity-driven pursuit.
Jolt of motivation Turn miles into charity dollars.
This option isn’t about you; it’s for the children. For last year’s Chicago Marathon, the Nike+ Bank of America Charity Challenge let runners log their miles on nikeplus.com, with B of A and Nike pledging a donation for each mile run. Marathoners-in-training logged almost 400,000 miles, and the corporations donated $100,000 to Imerman Angels and Children’s Memorial Hospital. While plans for 2009 aren’t finalized, Nike says it might offer similar charity incentives at this year’s Shamrock Shuffle (March 29) and Chicago Marathon (October 11).