06 January 2012

Black Girls RUN!

Running is something I started incorporating into my fitness regime earlier this year.  For me, it's a great way to burn off energy and stress.  I can get lost in my thoughts, leave the world behind, and burn off a few extra calories all at the same time.  We all know the health benefits associated with running but maybe you've never gotten into running.  Maybe you don't know where to start or you find running boring. 
Toni & Ashley, Founders of Black Girls RUN!
In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners.  The mission of Black Girls RUN! (BGR!) is to encourage African American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.  The most wonderful thing about this organizations and their subsidaries all around the country is that all fitness levels are welcomed.  The idea behind BGR! is not only to meet other women who share the same desire to maintain good health, but also encourge you to bring your sister, aunt or mother with you.  Regardless of your fitness level (or ethnicity), there is always room for you at BGR! Visit their web page www.blackgirlsrun.com to learn more about the organization, get BGR! gear and find a BGR! running group near you. So get running and preserve the sexy!


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