If you’ve ever done a 5k, marathon, 100 mile bike ride, sprint triathlon, ironman, etc. then you’re familiar with the feeling of accomplishment and gratitude when crossing the finish line. Having an event on your calendar keeps you motivated to train, fuel your body, and recover so you can be at your best on race day. I always encourage my clients to pick an event or physical accomplishment (unrelated to body composition) to keep them going. When you’re trying to lose weight, it can be discouraging if the number on the scale doesn’t change. However, none of that matters when you cross the finish line on your big day with your team! These events build camaraderie with other like minded people, and build bonds and friendships that can last a lifetime.