When your initial response to a pitch is "No way! I am not THAT athletic and don't want to embarrass myself"? That is the time to reevaluate how athletic you really ARE. And how athletic a healthy 36 year old woman should be.
After the Coca Cola Balanced Living Workshop in Chicago, I committed myself to changing my ways. I promised myself that I would make small changes towards a larger goal; the goal being a Healthier, Happier Family.
We're doing fairly well on that. Considering it's January in Illinois and freezing cold out, that is. We have had an overall healthier approach to the food we ingest and every Wednesday night, without fail, we have had a family dinner around the table with board games immediately afterwards. This has resulted in not only bringing us closer as a family but also forcing us to make consciously healthier food choices. IT'S WORKING. Slowly, but surely; it's working.
|Photo credit Journey of a Dreamer|
Yes; I will practice running.
Yes; I will practice running in FRONT of people.
Yes; I will commit to trying my hardest to be physically fit enough to not embarrass myself in front of all of the racers and spectators.
But now I kinda need the support of any of you who have done this race before! I know you're out there! I know you can tell me what I need to work on in order to prepare. In fact, if you are participating in the Pretty Muddy race in September, would you like to run with me? (keep in mind that I am using the work "run" quite loosely. How about a casual jog?)
Pretty Muddy has provided a code for anyone who has run before! So you can enter for $20 off and then come and help me NOT DIE IN THE MUD. I would greatly appreciate that...
Code is GIRLTIME.
Code is only valid for past participants only and expires on January 31. So, enter today because the prices will never be this low again!