Black Girls Run Conference - Atlanta



As part of my summer vacation, I planned a trip to Atlanta for the Black Girls Run 2014 Sweat with Your Sole Conference.
I also registered for the 5k instead of the 10k because I was running with friends who were not good runners.


 This was my first time attending a BGR conference.
 I felt a little bit overwhelmed in a positive way at the sheer amount of black women who turned UP! for this conference. This validates that the message of health and fitness is being spread out  and people are listening to us.





 I was also surprised by how popular ALL the fitness classes offered where. Every class was filled up with people like me trying to get into them

There was a lot of networking opportunities to meet other members from different states.

I took a day off from BGR events and headed south of Atlanta to do a 5k at my former school Clayton State in preparation of the Sweat with Your Sole race.

I never forgot about Clayton's ninja geese who chase you around campus. But I had forgotten about the Campus's beautiful lakes.

It was nostalgic running on the same route we used on the women soccer team for the 12mins/2mile cooper test at the beginning of each season.















RACE DAY


All in all, I had a great time at the conference and am looking forward to BGR 2015!

Peddocks Island

Over the summer the Boston Harbor Islands National Parks, in collaboration with South Shore SHAPE - UP, organised a free all day fitness event at Peddocks Island.

Even though I was on the Island for work, I still manged to have a good time and enjoy the activities

The events included a 1 mile jogging guided tour of the island, Zumba, Yoga, and many other classes for visitors to the island to try out.




 This is the perfect getaway for the nature and trails lovers. 

Am all for taking a moment out of our hectic lives and  spending 

some time in nature.


 There;s something about being surrounded by nature, pausing to 

admire and take in all the living things around you that is 

mind blowing.


When you come to the understanding that, No matter WHO YOU 

ARE and WHAT YOU DO, we will all come to pass and LIFE as 

we knew it will CONTINUE without us.

It makes you stop taking it for granted.

Admire how the creatures in the woods interact with one another.

Pause and think about the strong and mighty oak tree that was once just a small feeble seed.

No matter what you believe in, science, God, Nature......How can you not be in awe of the millions that things that go on following the circle of life

Review : Marika Sports Bra


Recently I had been trying to revamp my fitness "closet" as part of a large scale attempt to get my mindset back on track.

I went into TJ Maxx with the intentions of picking up a couple of Under Armour sports bras because I love the brand. However, I was not prepared for the price tags that accompanied the awesome bras.

After browsing the racks for alternative options, I spotted the Marika sports bras. At first skepticism crept in because I did not recognize the brand.

But what I did like love was the price tag. I could afford to buy one and test run it without feeling bad about the money spent if it did not work out

PROS
- Extremely good support. Especially for ladies who are blessed in the bosom

- The quality of the material and design are great

- Affordable for those on a budget who still want to purchase something of great quality

- The additional bra-like straps in the back allows you to customize the tightness or looseness to your preference
This is especially great for people who tend to loose weight in their chest region. Instead of having to purchase a whole new set of bras...you can just adjust the tightness of this bra

CONS
- Initially it felt like perhaps I had bought the wrong size.

I don't know how else to explain it but because of the material, you have to "break" into the bra . Overtime it molds into the curves of your chest ....into a perfect personalized fit.

I kind of don't want to put it down as a con.....its like breaking into a new pair of shoes.....

I am only putting it down as a con so anyone reading this will not think there's something wrong with the bra or that they bought the wrong size.