"In Your Bubble" - 5km, 10km or 20km Challenge
16 & 17 May 2020
Have you been doing more walking during the Covid-19 lock-down and want to measure how much your fitness has improved?
Join us and enter this 1 or 2 day "In Your Bubble" Nordic Walking challenge, coinciding with the World Nordic Walking Day(s), and the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA) 20-year anniversary.
Nordic Walking has developed, thrived and expanded throughout the world, and it is very likely that you would not be Nordic Walking without the efforts of INWA. Nordic Walkers, from many countries, will also walk on these days, so it will be great to have that connection with them.
Nordic Walk either 5kms or 10kms on one or both days (total 5kms, 10kms or 20kms over both days), Saturday 16 May and/or Sunday 17 May. (If entering the 2 day event, you will need to make separate entries for each day).
All finishers receive a certificate of participation and recognition from INWA, so please allow 'Eventbrite' to share your details with Nordic Kiwi.
Not a 'Nordic Walker' yet? No problem, you are most welcome to enter this challenge.
Join in to acknowledge INWA and celebrate your fitness!
To enter, please click the following link:
Emotional Responses to C-19 Lock-down
Emotional responses to a sudden change and loss of control about our future, may be aligned to the stages of grief that is experienced when we lose a loved-one. Five stages of "lockdown grief" are discussed below:
Disbelief that this is actually happening. Coronavirus has triggered a sudden loss of structure, loss of social contact and fear of loss of our health.
Loss of normality, sudden upheaval and future uncertainty can create feelings of anger, seeking us to blame things beyond our control.
Sadness and other negative emotions are normal reactions to shock and change.
As we work through anger, we become accepting of the new reality, establishing new routines, enabling us to find purpose.
Hope and Optimism:
Our emotions do go through stages and finding acceptance leds to hope and optimism. We become creative about how to make this situation work and the constructive, productive part of our brain responds, allowing us to establish control.
(These notes edited from Daily Mail Australia article by Anne Marie Collins - President of the Australian Association of Psychologists)
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