Dee Griffin (deegriffin) wrote,
Dee Griffin
deegriffin

Back in the Saddle

Change of plans. I'm no longer running the San Diego Half. Instead, I'm going for the gusto and have committed to running a FULL Marathon in San Fransisco, California. I'm now training for the NIKE Women's Marathon (26.2 miles). I missed the cutoff for the Half Marathon (13.1 miles). I desperately emailed the event Director trying to beg my way in. However, no luck! I could only register for the Full which is now closed.
If you are not into running, I have another challenge that may be right up, or down, your alley. On June 1st, the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis is kicking off its "Step-a-thon." The kickoff is at Laurelwood Shopping Center on Poplar between Perkins & Grove Park. The registration starts at 4:30pm. The goal is to get you to walk 10,000 steps per day during the month of June. You will be given a pledge form, a pedometer, a step log, and a "stepping it up" t-shirt. It's going to be FUN!!
This is not about walking one day for a good cause. Rather, it's about taking steps everyday for yourself and challenging yourself to do more. Right now, you probably walk about 3,000 steps a day. Okay, that's a good start. Now step it up! Get your friends, your family, your co-workers, your neighbors to come on out on June 1st and take the first steps.
My mom is 60 years old (don't kill me, Mom) and she walks an hour a day. She's been doing this since I was a little girl. She's looks FABULOUS! Although she has heart issues she's in great shape. Her walking is keeping her young and alive. Join the journey. I'm not asking you to run a Marathon. Although you should consider it. I'm asking that you take control of your life and health by taking extra steps.
It's a date... See ya June 1st! Spread the word.
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