As I sit here this morning, after my epsom salt bath, I’m already dreading the 1-hour workout in this evening’s forecasted chill. I’ve committed to twice a week trainings for this year’s Cooper River Bridge Run plus all the “homework” that ensures the training goes smoothly. Quite honestly, I knew I was unfit, but I didn’t realize just how much.
This “Under & Over!” program is sponsored by Louie’s Kids, a Charleston-based organization dedicated to ending childhood obesity. I’ve heard about it for years, and wrote it off as something neither I nor my family “qualified” for. Then I realized we were becoming that family: couch-dwellers. I don’t want that for my beautiful 15-year old daughter. That’s not who my marathon-running husband is. And it’s not who I want to be. But my muscles are telling me differently: they are achy and non-pliable this morning. They are reminding me that I’ve allowed myself to become sedentary.
In this, my 50th year celebration, I’ve decided to say “Yes!” to a lot more opportunities that come my way. When I heard about this, I said yes for me, my daughter, and my husband. This is the year I will run (hopefully) the Bridge Run. But if I have to walk/run it, I’ll take that, too. And it’s the year I get back on track with a diet that’s loaded with nutrition and protein and leafy greens and veggies.
Thank you to Louis Yuhasz + Staff, for your time, dedication, and enthusiasm. This family appreciates it more than you’ll know!