Fitness should naturally be a way of life.
Hi, My name is Indra and I am challenging you, encouraging you, to get on up and come outside. This project started with three friends wanting to become healthier by adding a little outdoor activity to their lives. I have run with the idea of not leaving anyone behind and spreading the word to inspire every reader to try to live an active life, you just may like how you feel.
I share experiences of my own and stories people have shared with me along the way. I also share tips and ideas for merchandise, activities, places to visit that will get you moving, and all sorts of other inspiring information.
We currently run every Tuesday night. The original Tuesday Night Urban Run Club “where no one gets left behind” running group meets every Tuesday night at Whole Foods Market 650 Ponce De Leon Ave NE 30308. We meet at 7 to stretch, warm up, and catch up on the weeks haps, and take off at 7.30 sharp. This is an all levels group where “NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND”. After the run feel free to join the regulars for dinner and conversation. During the last three years, this after gathering has built a even more supportive group of “running buddies”. To stay in the loop join us on FaceBook: Urban Run Club.
So what are you waiting for, get on up and move that tired body, I promise you will feel your best after even a quick walk around the block.
Most days I think I have an extremely great sense of directions. Some how while running I slip into a zone and just follow the crowd, or the people on trail who tell you which way to go. Yesterday while running with one of my favorite running groups South Fulton Running Partners for their joint run with Black Girls Run I found myself pushing along with my mind wandering from one subject to the next basically I was in in la la land. The front runners were no longer in sight for me so I was depending on the guidance of the route support. At a turn I followed the guide and turned right. A couple of moments later the guide zips up on their bike to let me know I turned the wrong way. Another time during a race I lost the trail (made a wrong turn) and turned around to faintly see packs of runners on trail about a quarter of a mile away across a creek and thru the trees. During both of these realizations it was a perfect time for me to beat myself up for not paying attention, for being in la la land, or for being too dependant on being told what to do.
These thought pass through our minds daily. “Should I get up and go to the gym? Nah i’ll go after work…Ah man I forgot my gym bag.” These thoughts and patterns start us on the slippery slope of falling off our best routines. That one bad meal spirals into a few extra pounds and new size pants before our eyes. I have noticed throughout all of my efforts to live a healthier lifestyle I have faced many moments of knowing if I didn’t push myself I would easily fall off track (and yes I have fallen). With healthy eating I know for sure that keeping the good stuff (fresh healthy foods) on hand and near by keeps my weak moments to a minim. I know that keeping races on my calender keeps me active and ready. Running with groups of people, like Urban Run Club makes miles go much faster.
I have found the more on target I am with my daily task of running, walking, bike riding and eating well the more focused and clear I am about things I have going on. Surrounding yourself with others who have the same lifestyle goals is another great way to stay encouraged and focused. This is another reason I have fallen in love with the SFRP, this group of active people run, bike, swim, walk, and race together. They support one another’s goals and how about if you do not know how to swim they are just fine with helping you learn. These are the kinds of positive voices we need to play in our minds when we take wrong turns. Love yourself and only allow positive thoughts to swim around your head and associate with others who will help you along your path.