Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
A great way to get moving as part of a healthy life is to walk or run on Saturday, May 20th at the 6th annual Fiesta 5k, the 5k with Latino flavor. While supporting your active lifestyle, you can also support your community. Fiesta 5k will donate proceeds to Schurz Elementary School where this year’s route is located at 1508 Neenah Street in Watertown. Once again, Electro DJ will get us pumped up with Latin tunes prior to the start of the event.
Kids 12 and under can participate in the 1k or 5k for just $15. Participants 13 years and over can register for the 5k for $25. All registrations increase $5 on May 6th. Just come out and get moving!
Participants will receive a t-shirt. Women’s t-shirts available for 5k participants!
Cannot guarantee t-shits for race day registration.
Stick around the school after the 5k to enjoy Fiesta Cultural, an annual celebration of cultural diversity that will include live mariachi music, dance performances and Mexican food for sale.