Racing Toward Heart Health
I'm not a runner.
I exercise a lot. I'll take cardio classes and weight lifting classes. I'll get on the dreaded Stepmill or ride miles to nowhere on the stationary bike.
But don't ask me to run.
Unless I'm being chased.
Or if there's a limited supply of dessert.
Those are entirely different situations, though.
Walking, however, is never a problem. Especially when it's for a great cause - my health and the health of our community.
On Saturday, February 25, the Alpha Phi sorority at JMU is hosting their annual "Move Your Phi't - 5K run/walk. The proceeds from this walk will benefit the RMH Heart and Vascular Center.
What a wonderful philanthropic effort from our local college students! Each year, they do so much for RMH and for the fight against heart disease in our local community. They're passionate about getting us up off the couch and moving!
I think it's important that we support these girls and their hard work by lacing up our shoes and walking (or running...or strolling...or whatever you like to do) in this 5K. I challenge you to find a buddy (or 6) and sign up for the Move Your Phi't 5K. Not only will you have given your weekend a healthy start, but you'll also have helped your community and its hospital.
The winner of the race will win a heart-healthy lunch for 20 people from Vito's Italian Kitchen.
To register for the race, simply go to: www.moveyourphit5k2012.eventbrite.com
Your heart will thank you. Your feet may not, but your heart definitely will.
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