I posted yesterday about learning to love exercise.
There are a number of bloggers and twittery folk who have recently been doing the "Couch to 5km" program.
I have recently completed an event myself.
The gorgeous Naomi from Under the Yard Arm recently ran a 10km race for charity.
There are many of us who want to do a little bit more. In terms of distance, speed, charity, effort.
There are a number of folk who want to start some form of exercise, but are not sure what.
So Naomi came up with a brilliant idea. That we all get involved in this -
The Mothers Day Classic
It's a fun run event that is held in all major capitals and many regional centres around Australia every May. Last year, 90,000 people entered. Imagine.
In 2011, the Mothers Day Classic is being held across Australia on Sunday May 8th
I am in.
Naomi has set up a group, on Aussie Mummy Bloggers, for anyone that is keen.
Run or walk: be in it.
If you want an exercise goal: be in it.
If you want to raise money for breast cancer research: be in it.
If you want to get your body to move more: be in it.
If you want to get the happy endorphin rush: be in it.
It's a 4km or 8km distance. Run or walk. Pram friendly. If you walked 8km, at worst, it would take you an hour and a half. ANYONE CAN DO THIS if THEY SET THEIR MIND TO IT.
(If you are nervous and think "oh, I couldn't do that", then you need to do this. You need to believe you can. You need to commit to yourself that you can, and then you will........)
Imagine if you could gradually train yourself to run chunks of it.
Imagine if you knew we were all training for the same event, virtually, practically, together.
Imagine how wonderful women can be when they set their minds to something that is good for everyone.......
Imagine how proud you will be.........