Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jan. 31 - On Your Own/No formal run-walk

Hey folks - the original plan for everyone to get together this Sunday has been changed due to cold temperatures and busy schedules. Reminder: be sure to re-check this blog Saturday nights or Sunday early morning to see if there have been any changes like this to the plan.

Check back later this week for details about our Feb. 7, Sunday, plans.

Have a great upcoming week!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

RECAP: Jan. 24 Run/Walk in the Rain

What a turnout we saw for the Jan. 24th gathering! Even with rain falling, 8 dedicated Goddesses showed up. Damn, we rock. Sometimes I just am awed by how amazing we are. No, that's not ego and narcissism, folks - that's just pride in who we are and how we are focusing on well-rounded wellness and life enjoyment. Thanks to all who came: Pam, Vanessa, Cindy, Casey, Alison, and first-but-not-last-timers Joyce and Jen.

Cindy, who brought her niece Casey, gets the award (if we had awards) for driving the farthest - from Columbus. Casey, great to have you there! Cindy also gets the Clumsy Drinker award, and from what she shared with us, this should be of no surprise to her. Hmm...Clumsy Drinker? What does that mean, you ask?

Come join us on January 31st at 8:30am and find out! We will tell ALL! The Jan. 31st run/walk location will be announced later this week.

Until then, make your week a fantastic one, and enjoy one of my all-time favorite quotes.

"Think of the small as large and the few as many. Confront the difficult while it is still easy. Accomplish the great task by a series of small acts." -- Tao Te Ching

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sunday, Jan. 24 Location & Time

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24th, 8:30am
Hello, Goddesses! We'll be running and walking the Monon Trail again starting in Broadripple, and meeting at the Sno-Cone shack (quite literally, a shack on a corner that sells sno-cones).

This meeting spot is one block north of the intersection of Westfield Blvd. and Broadripple Avenue (behind the McDonalds). Street parking available free of charge. See everyone at 8:30am. We will begin running/walking promptly at 8:30.

PS: On some upcoming Sundays to be announced, we'll supplement our running/walk program by scheduling a CrossFit session with instructor Chris Roche (see below) at PRFitness out in Brownsburg.
Check out if you are looking for some new workout options to energize your wellness plan. PRFitness is offering lots of great classes, and one class that several of the Goddesses have gotten hooked on is called CrossFit. Fun, challenging, and sometimes a tad odd. Check out his website for more information and a class schedule.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Welcome Goddesses!

Welcome to the Goddess Gang blog. For those who may not know, Goddess stands for: Girls Out Doing Damn Exercise Successive Sundays (or Guys Out Doing Damn Exercise Successive Sundays -- we are an equal opportunity exercising group.) If you are interested in getting out and moving and staying fit (oh, and having fun and laughing a lot), we're the group you've been looking for!

So, what will you find on this blog? Simple. Every Sunday (or Funday, as I like to think of it) morning at varying locations in Indianapolis, our Goddess Gang meets at 8:30am to run and/or walk together. This blog will fill you on WHERE the next run/walk location is, or if there have been changes to the plan due to weather, emergencies, whims of humans, acts of God, etc. See the end of this blog for the Sunday, January 24th location.

Come out and join us! Bring friends! Run or walk your own pace. No RSVP needed. Just show up by 8:30am. We're a fun and welcoming group, I promise - the photos don't lie!

Cindy, Sherri, Rad, Kelly and Chris brave the chill at Eagle Creek Park. What a fine looking group!
Post-core workout, five beauties collapse into a pile of exhausted but healthy bodies (inside exercise due to it being 10 degrees outside!)

No reminder emails with the Sunday location will be sent from here on out. Instead, bookmark this blog and check back with it to find out where our Sunday fun will be held. Best to check the blog on Saturday late afternoon to see what the plan is for Sunday.

Five gals, one camera, one pair of Yeti shoes, the Broadripple Monon Trail, and a dampness in the air that penetrated to the bone - at least for the first 1/2 mile. The group decided to run 25 minutes northward on the Monon, then turn and run the 25 minutes back to the starting point. Fifty minutes later, we were done and ready for coffee and tea at the local coffee house! For a few of us enjoying our newfound fitness, how odd it is to think back a year ago when the mere idea of running even one mile would have elicited the response of "Can't do it, won't do it."

Today, Vanessa won the "Best Dressed Foot" award of the day (see photos). Aren't they freaky? Makes me think that over the last 20 years Vanessa has been making those footprints in remote locations with these shoes - yes, the footprints that get attributed to Bigfoot. I, however, won the "Best Headwear" award with my Ninja head covering.

Let's do the Broadripple Monon Trail again, meeting at the Sno-Cone shack (quite literally, a shack that sells sno-cones). This meeting spot is one short block north of the intersection of Westfield Blvd. and Broadripple Avenue. Street parking available free of charge. See everyone at 8:30am. Again, everyone welcome. No pressure. Come do your thing and chat a bit afterward.