Wednesday, July 06, 2011
O.k., so I'm not a fan of walking. In fact, I don't like to go outside. However, I'm a BIG fan of helping out local charities. So, here's what got me motivated to move:
In April, I signed up to walk in the 5K "Heart Walk" for the American Heart Association www.startwalkingnow.org/
Since then, I've considered myself to be "in training."
Never mind that I weighed 310 lbs and was using a walker when I registered for the September walk. I've lost 28 lbs so far & although I still may not be able to ditch the walker in time for the 5K event, I do plan to be considerably lighter (less to haul!).
Now, I've volunteered to be on the committee for my local Food Bank's "Hunger Walk" our link is: www.slofoodbank.org/hung
, but check in your own town/city for events in your area.
And, LOTS of other organizations hold walks to help raise funds. So, dust off those walking/running shoes - or get yourself a new pair!
Happy Walking for Charity, ya'll!