I profess that I did not participate in last year's inaugural challenge as I am more into cycling, but had planned on joining this year's activity. Unfortunately I've been on crutches for several weeks nursing a knee injury but I did give serious thought to forming a team to see if we might set a record for the shortest possible distance covered in 15 minutes but didn't have any takers.
As with last year's challenge teams have come up with some creative names including "Treading Spaces", "Happy Feet", "The Run On Sentences", "Kickin' Asphalt", and "4 Ladies On A Mission". This year's challenge ends February 25th and thus far the leading running team has weighed in with an impressive 8.56 miles and the leading walking team with 3.96 miles. In the combined category (two walkers and two runners) the leading team is currently at 6.94 miles which is ahead of last year's winning distance of 6.64 miles.
Of course the goal of all of this is to encourage health and wellness among employees and the Treadmill Challenge is just one of the fun fitness events Pinnacol offers throughout the year. Now if I could just figure out where the accelerator is on these crutches...
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