OSL has been challenged! Our friends at First Lutheran have challenged us to see who can get the most participants to walk, run, or bike 100 miles! So members and friends are encouraged to get moving, from May 7 to June 7. This would be a great way for families to engage in a physical exercise project together. Participants must register with Deb Harlan, dharlan@oslchurch.com, by May 7.

Competition aside, the OSL Caring and Health Ministry Team wishes to promote the benefits of exercise during this unusual period of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. So even if you don’t care to take up the 100-mile challenge, why not challenge yourself, your family, and your friends to walk, run, or bicycle 50 or 100 miles? This would be a great way for families to engage in a physical exercise project together, or for individuals to take up a personal wellness program.

Again, register with Deb Harlan, Harlan, dharlan@oslchurch.com, by May 7, with the name(s) and email address of each participant. Indicate whether you plan to do the 50- or the 100-mile challenge. And then let Deb know when you’ve completed the challenge, by June 7.

Any exercise equipment that records miles or steps is acceptable.

For conformity, 2,250 steps will be equal to one mile. For kids (5th grade or younger), it will be 2,000 steps per mile.

Don’t have a pedometer or FitBit? Mark out a route in your neighborhood using a car odometer! Or use the bike path, which has half- and quarter-mile markers.

Be creative, and have fun!

Questions? Email Deb Harlan, dharlan@oslchurch.com.