Anyone who has taken even the remotest interest in fitness regimes will be fully aware of how absurd some of them are (in my view all exercising is absurd).
From swilling in mud to people claiming that being able to stand on your head for an hour is in some way beneficial to your health, keeping fit is currently more trendy than posting photos of dogs on Instagram (well, almost).
(I also learned the other day that spinning is in fact to do with using a bike machine, not twirling around until passing out through dizziness. I’m still not interested in doing it, though.)
Thankfully, the wise folk of North Carolina have invented an amazing fitness solution: eating loads of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
The plan entails completing a 2.5-mile run, stopping in the middle to guzzle twelve Krispy Kreme doughnuts and then running a further 2.5 miles.
Dubbed “the Krispy Kreme challenge”, runners have exactly one hour to complete the race and falling short in either the running or doughnut eating leads to instant disqualification. The benchmark set by a former runner is to complete the course in 34 minutes and 27 seconds, so if you want to be the Usain Bolt of doughnuts you’d better get chewing.
As well as being a fun event that anyone can partake in, donations for the race are given to the UNC Children’s Hospital, helping to support young people and their families across North Carolina. So, never feel guilty for eating a doughnut ever again.
Unfortunately, I am literally too lazy to try it out even for the inevitably hilarious results, but I imagine that I’d be able to run ten metres, eat two doughnuts and finish the challenge in an ambulance.