Since being at my largest of 212 lbs. I decided that I had to do something different. Looking at myself in the mirror and not loving what I saw I decided to walk down the path of fitness. I began to develop some goals and running was one. While doing research on running I came across an organization called Black Girls RUN. If you’re not familiar with who they are, then let me share.
In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.
If you want more information on such a great organization go to their website www.blackgirlsrun.com and check out their video below1