Black Girls Run Drive to End Hunger Weekend–Are You IN?

I’ve had this blog for over 2 years and the one of the things that have been consistent is my desire to live a healthier lifestyle. I’ve taken to http://bossygirl1980.com/2012/06/marathon-training-week-1-2/, walking, boxing, swimming, clean eating, meditating and even strength training to achieve my HEALTHY. I could lie to you and say that it’s easy but that would be a lie. A big, fat lie. To tell the truth it’s hard–hella hard.

It takes dedication, will power and support of family, friends and mainly of self support. Despite all of my setbacks and complaining, I’m committed to living a healthy lifestyle–at all costs. This time next year I hope to be competing in my first fitness competition, so I have a lot of corrections to make to my life–especially in terms of eating and ramping up my workouts.

To keep me accountable (and sexy) I’ve decided to sign up for another race in September, the Black Girls Run Drive to End Hunger 5k/10k in Atlanta, GA. This event is sure to EPIC in BGR style  because in addition to the race there will be two days FULL of workshops, wellness sessions, beauty sessions and fellowshipping with the BADDEST running group in the world, Black Girls Run. In addition, this race is not just open to members of the running group but to ANYONE (men included) who wants to run with us!

image used courtesy of Black Girls Run

More importantly than the race and the awesome events that will be showcased will be the mission for this race–to stamp out hunger around the country. According to the Black Girls Run site hunger is a HUGE issue in our community,

“Black Girls RUN! Drive to End Hunger is your chance to help tackle food insecurity in a different way. Black Girls RUN and AARP! will host the inaugural Black Girls RUN!/Drive to End Hunger 5K/10K Race Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, September 14-16, 2012. The event will bring greater awareness to the nationwide efforts of organizations’ Black Girls RUN! and AARP to fight obesity and hunger respectively. 
 
While food insecurity plagues the United States, our country is also waging war against the highest obesity rates our nation has ever seen. Black Girls RUN! and AARP believes that everyone deserves the right to have healthy, nutritional food available at all times. Leading up to the race, Black Girls RUN! and AARP will collect donations from participants, volunteers and the public. The organizations will work to collect 100,000 pounds of food to be donated to Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless in Atlanta.”
In the name of this awesome race and me being a Blogger Ambassador for the race, I need all of my readers in Atlanta (and across the country) to join me in this AWESOME race. We have EXACTLY 76 days to get healthy and strong for this race! Sign up today and check me out training for this race and set a PR!
Now what do you think? Will you sign up for this race? Leave a comment below so we can be accountable TOGETHER! 

 

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed “runnergirl”. Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .

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About BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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5 Responses to Black Girls Run Drive to End Hunger Weekend–Are You IN?

  1. blakbuddaflyz says:

    I'm not a runner (yet!) but I would love to participate! What do I need to do?

  2. Wanda says:

    I'm in!! Will see you in the ATL soror, I'm so excited!!

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