I recently joined the NCRC running club here in Raleigh. I am also volunteering with the Beginner Women’s Running Group. Once a week, I go out in the blistering heat and help ladies learn to run. We are talking 95 degrees. I thought to myself, if they can show up to try to learn, I can suck it up and help. Running comes easily to me. I realize this…so I should motivate others who don’t have it as easy. I am so happy to see Sarah, Regan, Lauren and Cara each week. Also? Ice pops when we finish!
I wrote about my cousin Sarah before. Worlds best running cheerleader EVER. She recently did a blog post highlighting the fact than in less than 10 months, she trained from nothing to a half marathon and now the questions she gets asked on the flip side. I couldn’t put it better myself. Fit is the new skinny, people. Who cares what size your jeans are as long as you are feeling AWESOME. The energy I have is awesome and I run after a toddler! I love my body because I am fit. Screw the stretch marks and fupa. I have TONS of energy. I love to workout. Hell right now my goal is to do 100 push ups at once. I have met so many new friends from running (Dawn, Laura, Evelyn). So when that alarm goes off at 5:15 and it is dark as hell…I just need to remember these things. I will feel 100% better once I get up and go.
So what I am trying to say is, YOU CAN TOTALLY DO IT. Check out her post and show her some love. If you are interested in learning to run, let me know and I can see what programs are in the works.