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New Year, New You - Week One

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Jeff Zycinski | 11:14 UK time, Monday, 4 January 2010

So they're off and running or, in Fred's case, paddling. This morning we launched BBC Radio Scotland's New Year, New You campaign and Gary Robertson popped in to the MacAulay & Co studio to make his solemn promise to run a half-marathon before the summer. Fred, for his part, revealed his plan to paddle a canoe along the Caledonian Canal to raise money for Sport Relief.

It was Fred who reminded Gary that they had both run a 5K race way back in 2004, as part of the finale of our SoundTown project in Dalmellington. The proof of that is on the video below. Gary reckons he's a lot fitter now!

In the days ahead we'll hear more about how our presenters and listeners are teaming to to take on various challenges in 2010. If you fancy taking part yourself then click on to BBC Radio Scotland's Motivation page for some top tips on how to achieve your goal.

I, by the way, will be cycling around Scotland, but all from the comfort of my bedroom. I have a new exercise bike and my son has drawn up a map of Scotland with various waypoints marked upon it. It'll be a virtual journey, you see. Well, I've tried the real thing but the weather always gets in the way.

Oh...and I'm also writing an e-book, but more on that later.


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