Thursday, May 21, 2009

A little Inspiration

I just wanted to share something quick today, a little inspiration

Up until last week I did my running in downtown chicago. I would run near the lakefront or lincoln park zoo. As I am preparing to move to D.C. , I moved out of my apartment downtown and I have been running on the southside (down king dr, to Tuley and Cole Park). At first I was dissappointed because there would be no more beautiful scenery (the lake/zoo). After running for the past couple of days I saw something even more beautiful then my cherished lakefront. When I arrived at Cole Park I saw tons of my people out running/walking. It was so great because that's not someting I was used to seeing. Also, it was great because they have built a community of people dedicated to improve their health. There were Black women and men of all ages out there. One of the older gentleman ran laps around the park motivating people giving them high fives and urginig them too keep going. He gave me a high five, it was so cute. Anyway I strongly recommend any of you ladies that live on the southside of chicago to walk or run at Cole park in the mornings. I am sure their other places in the ciites where you can find something similar too. Its definitely a great way for begginers to get started on their fitness journey. There are people all around to keep you motivated.

This experience inspired me to really dedicate more of my time to promoting fitness in the Black community. I am working on something big so stay tuned!!!

I would give up running by the lake to run at cole park anyday.

Comment!
Have you come across any areas that are similar? Feel free to share them.....

5 comments:

luvlylayd said...

Wow! What an awesome story. It was touching to just hear about the black community coming together for something so positive & as crucial as this! I'd love to be a part something like that in Philadelphia...

Anonymous said...

Hi Our Fitness Nubian Goddess

Its so funny you observed that. I often take walks as part of my cardio workout I am just so amazed at the nature surrounding me. Its not only inspiring but puts me in a mind of gratefulness. It gives my power walk/run a boost. Just to breathe in and walk among nature feeds my soul.

Your observation of seeing our beautiful black people taking that step. I see women of all sizes making it around the walking path. I smile and in my mind I say Go Girl, you doing it for yourself and thats good.

SL said...

Afternoon Fitness Goddess!
I recently subscribed to your blog and I think it's just great! I really appreciate all of your information and tips as it is greatly needed in our community.

Laura said...

Very cool story, thanks for sharing it. Often I find the hardest thing to do is to start. Once I'm running or walking - its great. It's getting started which is my hardest battle. Your posts definitely help as motivation. Thanks.

*~RBG~* said...

I will definitely have to check out Cole Park... sounds like something I want to be surrounded by.

You're getting married AND moving to DC? You've got a lot goin on sis! :-)