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2020 Winter Warriors

Challenge is Here!



How do I participate?

Team members will track their intentional exercise activities daily for the next 3 months on their team tab.  Each 10 minutes of intentional activity is equal to 1 mile.  It is important that it is intentional exercise as our body is acclimated to our daily routine even if we are active.  We need to challenge new muscle groups and use our bodies in a new way to really up our wellness game. What is intentional exercise? 

  • It is tracked for time exercise or physical activity that is outside of your normal day.  It is intentional. I went to the gym, started a workout video, ran up and down my stairs for no good reason, or chose to shovel snow for an hour instead of sending the spouse!  

It is not end-of-day miles or steps from your fitness tracker or any activity that is included in your work day.

 All activity (including running/walking) will be measured in time increments of 10 minutes. A few examples:

  • If you do a 30 min elliptical session =3 miles.  

  • 10 min morning stretch =1 mile.  

  • Walk the dog 30 min=3 miles

  • Run 4 miles in 55 minutes=5.5 miles. 

What's new this year? Tell me more..

We have upped the mileage(just a little): 1300 miles. The last two years finishers have averaged higher mileage than originally predicted. Shooting below the average for the final teams, I am upping the  mileage to 1300 miles.  Each team needs to earn 1300 miles (over 3 months)  with each team member responsible for at least 200 of those miles. The extra 300 can be gathered by all members, one member, or through the Scavenger Hunt!

The Scavenger Hunt is new this year!  Each location will come with a “local” Scavenger Hunt. As we have had team challenges in the past, this year I bring you the marathon scavenger hunt!  As a runner, I know the best way to see a new location is on your feet!  Identify the person, place or thing through clues and earn an additional 26.2 miles for your team!  You can gift these miles to any team member.  It is a great way to get a struggling team member to their 200 or just rack 'em for your team for leading miles! Work together with the clues provided and get to know more about your location.  During Covid, it is the only way to travel!  While these are optional for the most part (and pretty darn fun) all teams must complete at least one (1) before the end of the challenge 

The Ultra Team is new this year--want to really push yourself? Know a few crazy people who may want to join you?  Welcome to the Ultra team.  This team is made up of 3 people and they will collectively need to get to 1300 miles.  Each member signs on for a minimum of 350 miles each and can split the last miles as the regular sane people do.  It’s just a way for those looking for an extra challenge.  The course, the raffles, and the final prizes are all the same.  The average for the teams was a little over 14oo miles.  This Ultra idea is not as crazy as it seems at first..maybe...I mean probably, but why not?  It is 2020-do something ridiculous.  






Read on for more ideas and support for Self-Care. It truly is interesting and inspiring to think about and take the opportunity to act on! 


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45 simple ideas
Ways to Get Started
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TedTalks on SelfCare
Greatlist list of GreatSelfCare


The Lakeland Joint School District will be recognized as having a culture that promotes the health and well being of all its employees.


The mission of Lakeland Wellness@Work  Program is to support and empower staff, through health education and workplace activities, to improve and maintain their overall well-being by making healthy lifestyle choices.

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Winter Warriors Challenge Winners

Winter Warriors Stats:

28 teams of 5 competed this year

We collectively logged 39421.95 minutes of exercise

We crossed the US and visited 3 countries

Completed 75 team challenges

And had a LOT of fun along the way

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