Today is the second last day of the August Healthy Living / Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge, and as we wind down the month I have a question for you:
Would you be interested in participating in another writing challenge, with different questions next month?
I asked that question on twitter tonight and got a lot of “YES! Definitely!” responses, so I’m brainstorming topics (and open to suggestions) for next month. (If you have any suggestions feel free to send me a tweet – I’m @fitcheerldr)
And now with that little bit of housekeeping done, I can answer today’s blogging challenge question:
Who is your fitness inspiration?
If you had asked me that question 10 years ago, I’m sure my answer would have been a famous person such as my celebrity boyfriend, Lance Armstrong:
But now that I’m older my inspiration comes from more “everyday” kind of people, who are for the most part, moms just like me. People like my neighbours Katja (jackstrawlane.com) and Juliette, who have recently taken up running, and my friends Running Rachel and Fit Mom in Training who find a way to fit running in with young children.
And then there are the super mom athletes like my friend Dorothy Beal (aka @mileposts) who is a 20 something, stay at home mommy of three children all five and under:
You know what draws me the most to Dorothy? Besides the fact that she’s got a great blog, is kickass fast, and trains WITH her kids, she’s super nice. It’s been awhile, but I’ve had some really great conversations about running with her. She’s a running coach, so she’s super knowledgeable. And seriously? Anyone who can run a 3:13 marathon from training with 3 kids in a TRIPLE jogging stroller is incredibly inspiring and COOL in my books.