Close your eyes and imagine yourself triumphantly taking one last step over the finish line of a 34-mile hike. You’ve trekked up and down hills, through rain and darkness, yet managed to complete the journey of a lifetime.
At that moment, most of us would experience vast amounts of self-fulfillment and achievement, but for two Charter Fitness employees, Dan C. and Roger M., crossing the finish line of the Ultimate Hike led to thoughts of others, not just themselves.
Whether you dream of climbing Mount Everest, running a 5K race or hiking 30 miles in one day, achieving a goal, no matter how large or small, is a rewarding experience. In terms of fitness, goals push us through tough times, both mentally and physically, and keep us going when it looks like the finish line is just a mirage.
While wearing neon sleeveless shirts and striped leg warmers may look pretty fly when hitting the gym (the cast of Saved by the Bell called, they want their clothes back), if you’re preparing to hike 30 miles in one day, it might not be the look for you.
Imagine hiking 30 miles in one day – a distance longer than that of a marathon, a challenge with a greater purpose. This fitness challenge, the Chicago area Ultimate Hike, benefits CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit whose mission is to fund and support children’s cancer research.
On October 20, Charter Fitness employees Dan Collins and Roger McGreal will be participating in the Chicago-area Ultimate Hike benefiting CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. The one-day, 30-mile hike raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer. If you’d like to support Dan and Roger’s efforts or learn more about the race, please visit the Charter Fitness Hike for a Cure webpage.