In honor of week two of our #SweatPink #NoExcuses Challenge, we’re asking you to help us spread a little love and light into the lives of your fellow Sweaties.
We challenge you to write a blog post nominating two people who LIVE #NoExcuses every day. There are no hard-written rules; they just have to be people who kick butt, in your opinion, and embody #NoExcuses.
When I saw the writing prompt above, 2 friends immediately came to mind.
They’re fitness badasses but also 2 of the kindest people you’ll ever meet!
Both are active in November Project & they’ve coached me in my own fitness journey.
Jess is the person who got me to join November Project & encouraged me to run my 1st 5K.
We met through Social Boston Sports Fit League.
She embodies “No Excuses” to me since she’s always there to show up to help others. Every week, she runs with Back on My Feet Boston.
She has run the Boston Marathon as a charity runner. In 2014 she ran for Tufts Medical Center & this year she’s running for Back on My Feet Boston.
She was a part of One Run for Boston.
No matter how slow I was moving, she has been one of my biggest cheerleaders. She encourages me to break PRs and will go on training runs with me to get me there.
I met Alan when Jess brought him along to our runs with Social Boston Sports.
He’s wicked fast & strong – but he was willing to coach me when I could barely run for more than a minute straight.
He’s also a photographer (Alan Scherer Photography) and he shares that talent to benefit others too. He’s donated art to friends who are fundraising & donated his time as a photographer at events like One Run for Boston’s check presentation.
He’s the guy who gave me words of wisdom when back pain sidelined me this year.
(I was finally recovering, but my car was rear ended on Sunday night – and with that, some of the back pain has returned.)
Thank you to Jess & Alan for being great friends and supporters of my fitness journey!