Regardless of her age, every girl has an iron core. We need to remind the girls in our life that they are neither too young, nor too old to find and embrace the path to a healthy lifestyle.
I started my kids off on the path when they were still quite young. They participated in their first 5K race when they were 4, 5, and 6 years old. And they participated. They were not pushed in a stroller, or pulled in a wagon. They moved their body using their own power. Of my three children, my middle daughter, my crazy cool Ella, is the natural athlete. She can run, she can bike, she can swim. She can move. And she loves it.
Ella turned 7 this past July. When she was 6 she WON the Great Mother's Day 5K race for her age division. The child can run just like a cheetah, and she loves to show me up
Polar, the company that makes the BEST heart rate monitors, provided Ella and me with an entry to run together as a mother-daughter team for Iron Girl Clearwater race, and Miss Ella is taking her training very seriously. She's been running one mile every night since she learned that we'd be running this together. Good practice for her since we're also running a 4 mile trail run on March 17th.
But I'm not only running this race with Ella. Many of my blogger friends from the Tampa Bay Bloggers are also running in the race. As Denise of RunDMT said so perfectly “In the spirit of Iron Girl, it is important to empower, encourage and support women of all athletic abilities. The women of the Tampa Bay Bloggers share that belief. We ask our readers to share this vision by following the women of the Tampa Bay Bloggers as they embark on their Iron Girl journey.”
Denise put together a list of the Tampa Bay Bloggers that are participating in the race, and the distance that they are running. I'll update it as we continue to gather the information.Come out and join us!!
Asha of The Dansha Diaries – 5K
Beth of Discom-BOB-ulated Running - 5K
Callie of The Wanna Be Athlete
Caroline of My Fascinating Life – 5K
Chrissy of Loving Life – half marathon
Denise of Run DMT – half marathon
Heather of 321 Fit Life – half marathon
Holly of Ask the Fit Coach
Jen of Putting on My Girl Panties and Just Doin It – half marathon
Jenny of Metamorfit – 5K mother/daughter team (notice we are the ONLY mother/daughter team!!)
Jessica of Cuban Running Crisis - half marathon
Jessica of Life with My Loves – 5K
Jina of Behold the Turtle - half marathon
Katie of A Full Plate – 5K
Katrina of Sneakers and Fingerpaints 5K
Kelly of Shape Daily
Liza of Addicted to Savings
Margarita of Cardio Cupcake
Marisa of Fit Kids Playground- half marathon
Meghan of Little Girl in the Big World – half marathon
Mindy of Mindy’s Fitness Journey - half marathon
Nicole of Healthy Girl Adventures 5K
Rachel of A Mom with Minions and Opinions
Rachel of Runner’s Tales
Raffi of Running Betty 5K
Rebecca ofFit Runnin Momma – half marathon
Rebecca of Rebecca Roams – half marathon
Steph of Kitchen KM – 5K
Tori of In Love and Peanut Butter – half marathon
Xiomora of Parkesdale – half marathon
To encourage you to join us in the Iron Girl journey, all MetamorFit readers can get 10% off an entry with coupon code TBBLOGGERS13. Hurry! The code expires 2/28.
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Iron Girl has been gracious enough to offer ONE lucky MetamorFit reader a mother-daughter entry to the Clearwater race!!
Here are the race details:
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Location: Start and finish at Coachman Park
Women's Only 1/2 Marathon & 5K
7:00 a.m. race start for 1/2 Marathon
7:30 a.m. race start for 5K
And some additional details
1)your mother-daughter team must do the same race distance. One of you can't do the 1/2 marathon and the other one do the 5K
2)only girls age 14 and UP can participate in the 1/2 marathon
3)any age can do the 5K
4)no strollers, etc...all girls must be able to move on their own power
5)you don't have to run!!! You can walk the entire race if you want!! Just make the commitment to do it and finish!
What do you need to do to win?? Comment on this post by February 16th and tell me WHAT makes YOU an Iron Girl, WHO would run the race with you AND how far you'd have to travel to run the race. 3 things that's it! I will pick a winner on February 17th. And remember......