Hash tags are cool. They are just another way to communicate in areas of interest. I use all kinds of them. #runeverywhere and #SuccessFit4Life are two of my standards.
I’ve written that the SuccessFit4Life!™ program was birthed from the encouragement I have received on my journey from Team Runners Lane. This is an amazing group of people that accepts everyone, regardless of their fitness level. Even this old guy with a fused ankle that defines what slow is.
Flo Mina, the leader of Team Runners Lane, has introduced a new hash tag: #RLAntiExcuseProject. As you might guess, this is simply about making NO EXCUSES. I’m not sure why I’m writing about this, because it sets me up to not make excuses for why I can’t get up and move.
Flo and her business partner Mel, own Runners Lane, two running stores in Southern California. These stores are the hub for Team Runners Lane. This group has changed my life. Flo is a motivator and leads us with a training schedule for various events.
There is no cost to be in our groups. EVERYONE is welcome. We do a Down and Dirty Mud Training, for the Spartan Race types on Monday. Trail Tuesday, Fun Run Wednesday (Antelope Valley) Fun Run Thursday (Santa Clarita Valley) and a Saturday run. Those in the Santa Clarita Valley, or Antelope Valley area, are welcome to join us. Learn more here.
For those around the country, if you want to get active, seek out what’s happening in your community. Generally, these groups are accepting of everyone. This seems to be the nature of the fitness community. Encouragement is a key component in the wellness movement.
So now have the hash tag #RLAntiExcuseProject (Runners Lane Anti Excuse Project) Most peoples lives are crazy busy and we can come up all kinds of excuses for why we shouldn’t can’t get out and run, bike, swim, hike, go to the gym, or whatever we typically like to do stay active. It’s too hot. It’s too cold. You are too busy. You hurt. I get it. I use all these excuses.
True confession. I became a slug while recovering from a torn calf injury. I could have done some things but didn’t. I used the torn calf as an excuse. I also didn’t eat great during this time. Being active seems to give me a little grace on eating, as you can burn some of the calories off. Nutrition is critical and I have a long way to go in eating better.
If I have a scheduled time to do something, and a group of people I like to do it with, it’s easier to not make excuses. On a recent Thursday after a crazy day, I could have not gone to our Fun Run, but I was really looking forward to 5:30, seeing friends and running. It helped get me though the day.
Wherever you are at in life, consider not making excuses for not doing the things you know you need to do to have a healthier life. You may find that when you do that your mindset will change.
I may be sorry I wrote this, but I have no excuse for not writing it. Blog posts are about sharing what’s on your heart…and this is what I felt led to share…at least for today. #noexcuses