I am not a winter person. I could bold that sentence and make it a 1,000 sized font and I don’t think it would still convey how much I dislike the winter months. (Minus the first snow. I get excited for one medium sized snow fall a year). So this morning as I put on my insane down winter coat, hat, gloves and a scarf to walk to my car less than a block away, I realized that my hibernation time might be starting a tad earlier this year. Luckily, I just got looped into a pretty great motivator to push me to layer up and get fitter. Outside. In the cold weather. Actually regardless of the weather.
The November Project™ is a FREE fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in multiple cities in across four time zones in North America, the movement is using a simple sense of accountability (verbal) to motivate and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels to get out of their beds and get moving.
Baltimore has taken this movement and ran with it. (Ah the puns!) They have a community of over 170 young inspired and inspiring individuals, or “tribesmembers,” who come every week for sweaty hugs, workouts focused on body-weight exercises such as burpees, squats, stairs, and sprints, and to change the way we see fitness and healthy living here in Baltimore. Workouts are completely FREE, and weatherproof (regardless of blazing sun, snow, or rain).
All fitness and age-levels are welcome. They have some members training for marathons and ultramarathons, and others that are working towards their first 5K. Babies and dogs are also welcome to join in the fun and fitness. The promise that you will be challenged but are able to modify the workout to make it work for you and your injuries/life/etc.
Every Fri 6:30AM @ Patterson Park
Every Wed 5:30 & 6:30 AM @ Rash Field
CITY GLOW- #NP_BAL takes over Charm City December 6th rain, snow or shine. Join as they make the city Glow with a run from Rash Field to Harbor East. They will be be celebrating their 1-ish year anniversary with a wild NP Bash supported by their friends at lululemon athletica. Prepare yourselves for drinks, festivities, lectures by scholars and a chance to be only marginally sweaty in front of your friends.Your job: #justshowup, deck yourself out in glow attire, invite 2+ friends, and get ready as we say f** winter and take over our city positivity style. There is no cost to this event.
I’m looking forward to trying it out the Friday following Thanksgiving. What a great way to work off some of that turkey, and gives me another excuse to skip Black Friday shopping. Not convinced? Check out their photo album. I mean, come on. Don’t they all look weirdly happy for that early in the morning? It has to be a good time. See you there! (I’ll be the one bundled up like Randy from a Christmas Story.)