President Katie's Blog Summer 2018
Four reasons this is a great time to start a Special Program.
Volkssport special programs can motivate you to reach new goals, develop fitness and have fun along the way. To participate in a special program, a walker buys a book for a specific challenge. Then the Volkssporters follows the instructions to complete a certain number sanctioned walks that meet the theme of the challenge. The goals may be as lofty as walking all 50 states (or 51 capitols) or just fun like completing 20 walks that go by ice cream parlors. ESVA also sponsors challenges with the goal encouraging participation in events in new areas in Washington State in fun and interesting ways.
Here are four reasons this is a great time to start a Special Program.
- It’s summer! The days are warmer and we should have less rain. There are more daylight hours to walk.
- It’s motivating. Doesn’t every fitness routine need a boost now and again? Adding a goal or a theme to the walks you chose can renew your enthusiasm for Volkssport.
- It’s an adventure. Special programs will encourage you to go new places and see different things. Both on the walks and in your travels you never know what is around the next corner
- It’s contagious. Your enthusiasm for your goal may spark some conversations that make others curious about Volkssport. You can encourage them to give it a try.
Your fellow Volkssporters are fun and creative people. Take a moment to see what is currently being offered at AVA, http://www.ava.org/specprog.php and ESVA, http://www.esva.online/challenges/ Choose one and get started.
I hope you will challenge yourself, have a new adventure, get out of your daily routine and experience that sense of gratification we feel after accomplishing something.
Walking with you,