As I exercised regularly with her, I found that workouts didn't just have to be sprinting and push ups and situps. The most effective workouts were the ones where I enjoyed the activity. I tried cycling, swimming, rock climbing, rowing, paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, dance, plyometrics, weight lifting, running, yoga...you name it and I probably tried it. Before long, I started looking forward to being active...then I started loving it. Now the kid who avoided the track like the plague and always wore jeans to PE became the woman who can't go a day without running and has a closet full of technical apparel to include super cute skirts! I became the athlete I always wanted to be. And why? Because I learned that real women move.
|My best friend Jenna and myself running the Gasparilla 15K, proving that #REALwomenmove.|
I'll never forget what my best friend taught me, for she changed my life for the better. Running and fitness has become a core part of my life and happiness. As a Skirt Sports Ambassador Captain, I hope I can pay it forward and share the REAL women move message with all of you, and with those women who also want to find their inner athlete.
I've been using the hashtag #REALwomenmove for a couple weeks now, and it means more than just a fun label. Skirt Sports is on a mission to empower unmotivated or intimidated women and young girls. Let's show them what it looks like to make health and fitness a priority, despite the daily obstacles that are thrown into their path. Post your active pics and videos using the hashtag #REALwomenmove.
For every 5000 hashtags, Skirt Sports will donate a Get Started Scholarship to a woman who best exemplifies the REAL women traits and/or is actively trying to break through her own barriers in running and fitness. For more information on #REALwomenmove, check out this link. You can nominate a friend, or share your own story to apply for this scholarship.
I'll be running the Skirt Sports 13er in June, and I'd love for you to join me! Run or walk the 5K or Half Marathon either in Colorado at the race course, or in your own town virtually. Registration comes with a super cute skirt and gift card so you can build your own race day outfit. Seriously, run with me in Colorado by registering here, or virtually by registering here, and you will be a perfect example of how REAL women move.
|Show the world that REALwomenmove, and run the 13er with me!|
What does #REALwomenmove mean to you? I’d love to hear your story!