Last night my sister came over and told us about a group she has been running with called Black Girls Run. She demanded that we wake up early to meet her at the starting point by 7 a.m. I like to sleep in on the weekends but not this morning. My mother woke up around 5:45 a.m. and I was up just a few minutes after. (She is visiting for a few weeks. YEAY!) We got our sweats on and grabbed some fruit. Then jumped in the car and met the other ladies in the running group. The air was brisk, the roads were clear and we were in a half sleep state awaiting our 3 mile run. Which at 7 in the morning seems like 300 miles. Especially since none of us had worked out in a while. Upon arrival we noticed my sister followed by about 50 other cars that filled the parking lot. Then it was time to run. Just before receiving our route I counted approximately 75 (black girls). It was so amazing to see so many beautiful women of all ages gathered to run this Saturday morning. We hit the pavement together then branched off to our 3, 5 and 7 miles journeys to fitness. Within one hour all of us had completed our respective runs. I completed 3 miles. As we gathered to cheer each other on at the finish line a huge 18 wheeler passed by, blowing his loud Mack truck horn and threw up the peace sign… a sign of respect to the sweaty sistahs. What a great way to start the day! To find out more information about Black Girls Run check out their blog at http://www.blackgirlsrun.com
If you are in the Atlanta area check out the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/BlackGirlsRUNAtlanta/
Here’s to your health!