(Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Under Armour through FitFluential. As always, thoughts, opinions, and kicking booty is all me.)
I’ll have a recap of my runniversary half marathon for you soon, but wanted to share something near and dear to me first. While running is primarily my thing, mini-me has recently taken an interest in heading to the gym with me. This excites me almost as much as the prospect of breaking a sub 2 half and passing my PT Certification exam this summer.
I’m part of a pretty kick butt group that is taking part in a sponsored campaign by Under Armour, What’s Beautiful. I know there are always people watching, and I’m aware of the example I’m setting in my own house, at the gym, and out on the run. I want to redefine what the female athlete looks like, and I have no doubt it looks like YOU. This is both a community and a competition. From their site:
Together we’re redefining the female athlete by setting epic goals and pushing past where we’ve ever been and where we thought we could go. Join us. Set your own personal goal. Then document your journey by posting videos and photos that tell your story from start to victory.
We’ll continuously post challenges for you. But that’s just the beginning. Show us your journey. Show us what makes your story the one that stands out from the rest. If you meet your goal, set a new one. Make it even bigger. Prove to everyone, and yourself, that you have more than what it takes.
There is something about putting your goals in writing, and even more so, putting it out there for others to see. I have lots of goals, but I’ve hesitated to put them out there (I think I know why). Specifically, when it comes to running, I have a big goal. I’ve seen others say it’s big “for me.” I’m not even qualifying my statement with that. It’s a big goal, and I’m going to own it, not compare it to anyone else’s.
A SUB 2 HALF MARATHON. <— #IWill. My daughter will be working toward her first 5k. It’s not “just” a 5k. It’s the payoff of hard work and training, it’s seeing herself as an athlete. We will redefine what the female athlete looks like and we will motivate and inspire along the way. We’ll do it loud, proud, and together. You can follow my journey here. I’ve also formed Team Running It. Women are always busy and often our busyness becomes the
reason excuse we neglect to put the effort into achieving our fitness goals. I would love to have you join Team Running It and Run Your Life, Don’t Let It Run You! Once you’ve signed up and declared your fitness goal individually, you can join my team here and you bet I’ll be following you, cheering for you, and even posting a few challenges along the way as well!!
As if hitting some personal goals wasn’t good enough, there’s more. Not only is this a community, it’s also a competition. After 8 weeks, Under Armour will announce the 10 finalists who’ve documented the most impressive, motivated, monumental stories. Under Armour will select two winners from those ten; one will be voted on and chosen by the community. The three women with the most epic personal journeys will win a trip to the Armour Retreat in Costa Rica for four days of yoga and surf lessons, with spa treatments, massages and meals prepared by a personal chef!
Are you game? What goal will you declare? If not, what’s your
excuse reason for holding back?