With gyms, yoga studios and other fitness centres closed for much of the year, many people have turned to running to stay fit. It seems that celebrities are also jumping on the trend, including actor and producer Reese Witherspoon. On Dec. 1 the 44-year-old best known for her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde took to Twitter to ask her followers to join her in a month-long run/walk challenge.
Would anyone do a December Run (ok fine maybe a walk/run) challenge with me?? 🏃🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/93bHvPUoED
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) December 1, 2020
The challenge appears to be very informal, allowing participants to set their own daily goals. The main objective is simply to motivate people to get active. Throughout the challenge, the star has updated her followers on her progress, and even shared her 30-minute treadmill interval routine to avoid running in the cold. The routine involved alternating between three minutes of walking and two minutes of running.
Witherspoon also shared her daily foam-rolling routine on her Instagram page, with the caption, “I thought I would share my daily roll out routine courtesy of @kadeefit 🏃🏼♀️ (Because it’s important to stretch!)😁 Hope you have a great workout!”
To keep you motivated during your runs, the actor shared her favourite workout playlist, “Pure Motivation,” which is available on Apple Music. You can also follow the Witherspoon on Strava, but she has yet to share any of her activities on the app.
If you’ve fallen out of your regular running routine this year, perhaps Witherspoon’s challenge is just the thing you need to motivate you to get back out there. Even if this is not the case for you, her foam-rolling routine might be worth adding into your regime to keep you healthy and injury-free as you head into the new year.