Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jogged 2.04 Miles

This week a participated in "Black Girls Run!" in Atlanta.  "Black Girls Run!" is an organization created in 2009, by two fabulous women Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks.  These ladies 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! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle."

                                                                       Black Girls Run

I was so inspired by all these ladies who came together from many different walks of life for a common goal "making fitness and healthy living a priority. "  I decided to challenge myself to jog as long as I could non-stop and, yesterday for the first time in over a year I jogged 2.04 miles non-stop.  It did take me 30 minutes but I felt good!  I was truly amazed at what I could actually do, when I put my mind to it.  

I set some additional goals to help me reach my weight loss goal and to become a healthier me.  My goal's are to:  meet with these fabulous ladies at BGR! at least once a week, build up my endurance to jog faster and longer, a minimum of 10 miles each week and add 1 mile to each week there after, continue to challenge myself, and always have fun doing it!  

For those, interested in learning more about "Black Girls Run!" I encourage you to visit their website: or their Facebook page for a listed of schedule times in your area.

And, remember “If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you dream it, you can become it” –William Arthur Ward


  1. Awe... Way to go. I hope to getout with BGR again very soon.

  2. I'm still trying to meet up with one of them out here in Atlanta, my schedule is so bad, but I'm going to try to make it! Good job!!

    1. Thank you ChiChi! It's so much fun, you will surely enjoy it! If you ever need someone to run/walk with you, you can count on me. Here is the link to there upcoming schedule: