♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Wake up in the morning, feeling oh so peppy!
I got my pedometer clipped and am up already.
After I leave from the office I’ve got a treadmill to catch,
coz when I sleep for the night,
I’ve got 10,000 steps or more to match. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
Sing along the tunes of Kesha (with my twisted lyrics of course!) because Stepathlon is ON guys!
Monday blues on 10th September were redefined at the MakeMyTrip office, where it wasn’t the mood that was blue but the desks of our Trippers thanks to the blue Stepathlon kits that were waiting for everyone. With happy Trippers walking in enthusiasm, this Monday was surely unlike any other.
But what is Stepathlon, you wonder? Well, for the uninitiated, it is a global 100-day race with companies participating from around the world. It encourages a healthy lifestyle and adds a tinge of fun to it. And who gets to participates? Everybody! All Trippers have been divided in to teams of 5 and provided with a Stepathlon kit that includes a pedometer, a bag and a cap.
The fervour of Stepathlon had already begun even before the kits were distributed. A little birdie told us that enthusiastic Trippers had started preparing for it a week in advance. While some accelerated their work-out hours, others started taking the stairs instead of the elevators and enrolled themselves into activities like swimming, kick-boxing, jogging and bicycling to name a few. So now the common sightings around office include – Trippers carrying their blue Stepathlon bags, wearing caps, strapping on the pedometers and walking with a child-like excitement. Yes, folks are busy checking out each other’s pedometer ratings during meetings and silently competing while some are walking even when standing and you can figure the rest!
While most of us are all gung-ho about trying to walk as much as possible in the office and outside, there are also a few cheeky ones who have found tricks to increase the count without having to move a muscle. However, Stepathlon is not quite about winning but about introducing the idea of a healthy and active lifestyle. The event’s official website too reinforces the same idea by keeping a close check on your weight, waist and food intake. Excitement levels were so high that the website crashed with the exceeding number of participants logging in. Welcoming this overwhelming response, Stepathlon was re-scheduled to start afresh from 20th September in order to prevent any further technical glitches.
With THM just round the corner, walking is going to be even more exciting than ever. So Trippers… put on your best shoes because there’s lots to walk and a show to rock. See you in Agra!