If you have any questions or concerns, please email Walk@library.illinois.edu. Folks from the Wellness Committee will be monitoring this email and answer your questions.
REMEMBER...Do This for You! Do this to feel good and to be a better and healthier parent, spouse, friend, and co-worker...they all need you around and at your best. This Challenge is about encouragement and wellness!
Good Luck and Get Walking!
Picture courtesy of JP Goguen
Starting Monday, April 1st through Sunday, April 28 you have the opportunity to get involved in the Annual Library Walking Challenge!
The Library will be working together to walk to different places. This year we are walking to four beautiful area parks. The goal is to achieve an average cumulative distance each week to walk to a nearby park. If we meet our final goal of walking to all four parks, all participants, who have turned in their weekly steps on time for all four weeks, will receive a prize.
If you have a tracking device such as a Fitbit, Apple watch or an app on your phone please use that to track your steps. If you do not have an activity tracker, the Library (courtesy of John Wilkin) will be provide participants with a pedometers but supplies are limited.
Participants, who have registered for the walking challenge may pick up a complimentary pedometer from Lucretia in the Library Dean's Office (Room 230 Main Library) beginning, Wednesday, March 27. If you received a pedometer last year we are asking you to use it again this year.
On Monday morning each week, input your weekly step count. Please try to stay with these deadlines so that we can send out results in a timely manner. Please enter your total step count for each week in this form.
Once we receive all of the numbers for the week, we will send out a list of all of the individual and team averages. Try to increase your average each week!
AT THE END...
For Teams and Individual:
At the end of the four weeks, we'll calculate the total average steps of each team over the course of the 4 weeks. Certificates will be awarded to the top team. Top individual not on a winning team will also receive a certificate.
Teams and individuals who did not place in the top will be reviewed for the highest change in steps over the 4 weeks. The team and individual that improve the most will also receive certificates. The team and the individual with the highest average, of course, will have bragging rights for the next year!
Everyone who turns in their steps on time for all four weeks will be eligible for a prize (courtesy of Dean Wilkin) if we meet our Library goal of walking to all four libraries. We will have a time set aside in May to hand out our prize. If we all start walking we can meet our challenge!