Team Mission Impossible is working hard to make participating in St Joseph Hospital’s second annual Commit to Get Fit 5K possible for all of its team members. Rosemary Ford, system director of interpreter services and the Mobile Health Clinic at St. Joseph Hospital, is the team leader. Her infectious energy and positive attitude have inspired many colleagues striving to complete the goal to run their first-ever 5K – or get back in shape after a long hiatus from running.
“We all have different abilities and ideas of what fitness means to us,” shares Rosemary. “The Commit to Get Fit 5K offers everyone the opportunity to participate because you can walk or run, it’s an inclusive approach. It also provides a positive space for people to meet each other, collaborate or enjoy a little friendly competition. This event encourages bonding as colleagues and with our greater community.”
Rosemary will host a six-week “Couch to 5K” readiness program which is open to all St. Joseph Hospital employees. The easy-to-follow program allows people to gradually improve their stamina by steadily increasing the time they spend running over walking. “If you have never ran a 5k before or are looking for a fun, motivational way to get your running sneakers back to pounding the pavement, then the couch to 5k training series is for you!” explains Rosemary.
What are you doing to commit to get fit this year?
There’s still time to register to run or walk this year’s 5K at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, on Sunday, October 2 beginning at 9 a.m. Sign up today!