Friday, August 12, 2011

Motivation

I have mentioned a couple of times that I was picked to be a personal motivator for the Skirt Sport Kick Start Program.(See an article and photos here.) Skirt Sports started this program last year to go along with their Skirt Chaser 5k. Which is a fun race where the women start 3 minutes ahead of the men and as the name would suggest, chase them. Skirt Chaser chose 20 racer and 20 personal motivators to participate in this year’s race. I feel very privileged to have been chosen to help motivate someone to start to incorporate exercise into their life either by walking, running.


We had our first meeting last Saturday. It was both heart breaking and uplifting at the same time. The racers are for the most part are having some kind of struggle in their life right now. They are of all ages and come from different backgrounds. Many times I heard some say the phrase. “I just need to get control”. The motivators are as diverse as the racers. Some have been running all their lives others like myself are newer to the whole thing and two of them were racers last year.


I love the idea of this program. Women helping women. We women tend to be much more self conscious then men and it’s often hard for us to try something that is so far out of our comfort zones. Having the support of other women who have been there can make all the difference in the world. If I can motivate one woman and she in turn does the same. What a huge difference we can make.


Go out and motivate someone!

9 comments:

Tri-Living said...

That sounds awesome!!! YAY!

Julie said...

What a great program. They are lucky to have YOU!! I LOVE this idea. I can't wait to hear more about it, Julie.

Aimee said...

That is so awesome! What a great program to be a part of!

Terzah said...

You will be a great inspiration to one of those women, you Half-Ironperson you. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Karen said...

What a cool idea. Love that you are taking part in it. I am sure it would be soooo rewarding.

Jennifer said...

What a great program! So proud of you for participating - you are a fabulous inspiration and will make an excellent mentor!

Can't wait to read more about how this is going for you and your racer!

She said I need a goal said...

This is great news, I can't think of a better person for the job!

Loved the pics in the post before this one too.

So what's next for you?

Jill said...

You will be the best motivator out there on race day and through training, hands DOWN!! Will you take me under your wings when you're done with the Skirt Chaser?? I need someone to whip my sorry ass into shape...

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