Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Teams Motivate Patients with Road to 26.2 Challenge

Three binders hanging on a wall containing tracking sheets for South Shore Health's 26.2 Challenge.
The Road to 26.2 Challenge encourages patients to keep up with their rehabilitation and serves as a reminder of how far they've come.

The region’s most famous 26.2-mile race may be a few weeks away, but patients in our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Programs are already working on completing a marathon of their own!

The Road to 26.2 Challenge encourages Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients to track the miles they put in on the treadmill, bike, elliptical, or other equipment during each rehab session.

Patients then record those miles in an activity log with the goal of reaching (and eclipsing) 26.2 miles, the distance of a modern marathon.

“The challenge helps keep patients motivated and serves as a reminder of the progress they’re making on a weekly basis,” said Karen LaFond, Nurse Manager – Cardiac Rehabilitation. “We’ve had a great response to it and are proud to help patients complete their personal marathons.”

After patients complete the challenge, they receive a special water bottle that serves as a tangible reminder of how far they’ve come over the course of their rehabilitation.

Thank you to our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Team for their creativity and outstanding support of our patients!

12th annual Set the Pace Road Race

Are you looking to run a race of your own? Join us on April 27 for the Set the Pace Road Race! Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit our Cardiac Rehab Program. 

Visit the Set the Pace website to learn more and sign up.