A few months ago, I saw an advertisement from Women’s Health Magazine (I’m not sure if it was online or in a magazine) calling for fitness influencers to apply to become Action Heroes.
I applied and then frankly forgot all about it until a few months later, when I received an email informing me that I was selected as a WH Action Hero:
Congratulations! You have been accepted into the Women’s Health Action Hero program! Your application was picked from hundreds of submissions, so major kudos to you for being one of the standout, kickass, influential women we were looking for to join us this year.
WOW! Really? Me?
I am so honored (and a little intimidated too). I’ve started to connect with the other WH Action Heroes, who are each incredible women. Each WH Action Hero is unique but all share a passion for fitness and for motivating others to strive to be healthy, overcome obstacles and attain personal goals. I am in the company of greatness and look forward to working with Women’s Health Magazine and the other WH Action Heroes in the coming year!
One important aspect of the WH Action Hero program is promoting and raising funds for the RUN10FEED10 races held across the country. The mission of RUN10FEED10 is to fight hunger – and every registration will feed 10 meals.
I’ve participated in RUN10FEED10 in NYC the past two years and am excited to run it again in September. It’s a fabulous race – the course goes down the West Side Highway and there is terrific support and lots of sponsors (i.e., goodies are plentiful!).
Here are the dates and locations for this year’s RUN10FEED10 runs:
NYC – 9.17.17
San Francisco – 10.22.17
Chicago – 10.28.17
Austin – 9.30.17
Boston – 9.23.17
Denver – 9.16.17
Detroit – 9.24.17
Los Angeles- 10.29.17
Philadelphia – 10.21.17
San Diego – 10.08.17
I’ll be writing more about the races in the coming days and weeks.
Women’s Health has given me a special code for $5 off REGISTRATION: use code R10KASS for $5 off registration.
Another fun aspect of the WH Action Hero program is product samples and promos. Items like this!
Simply being named a WH Action Hero has inspired me and made me mindful of my own fitness and fitness goals. Among other things, I’ve drastically changed my diet in the past few months to the MIND diet, and have lost 10 pounds so far. I am meditating. I am also working other types of exercise (in addition to running) into my fitness regimen. I am also power-walking 5 to 10 miles per day on average.
Inspiration and empowerment come in many forms. I’m not necessarily reinventing my life, I’m just aspiring to live it in a healthy fit manner.
What are your fitness goals? Let’s work together!