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.
Start off your Saturday with a morning 5K through Arlington! Rock Recovery is teaming up with Ballston CrossFit for our summer 5K. Join us for a light run (or walk!) from the Ballston CrossFit gym through the Custis Bike trail in Arlington, VA. After the event, we will meet back at the gym for some light refreshments and lawn games. Rock Recovery Executive Director, Christie Dondero Bettwy will share her personal, inspiring story of recovery and info about our life saving treatment program. This is an untimed event and all fitness levels are welcome. All proceeds will go to support Rock Recovery’s mission and help individuals struggling with disordered eating exercise and body image issues.
When: Saturday, June 9th, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (check-in opens at 9:30 AM)
Where: Ballston CrossFit, 1110 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22201
Cost: $15 for all registrations made by May 20th at midnight. Prices go up to $20 on May 21st. Get your tickets early!
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Registration and check-in at Ballston CrossFit gym
10:00 – 10:10 AM: Welcome and quick talk from Rock Recovery
10:10 AM: 5K begins
11:00 – 12:30 PM: Post-run snacks at Ballston CrossFit
There is a $5.00 parking lot below Ballston CrossFit.