There is one thing that I do for myself at least 5 days a week. I go to the gym and workout. Some days I might be there for 30 minutes and other days it is more than an hour. Whether it is 4:30 in the morning (and darkness everywhere) or after the kids get on the school bus, I lace up my sneakers and get moving.
There have been a couple of days where I'm tired or our schedule is jammed packed that I would (or probably should have) skipped the gym. But, there is something about getting moving and having time that is just for me that is imperative to feeling good about myself. I believe that I am a better mom, a better wife and a happier person when I take these few minutes to be active.
This year Chicago is celebrating women in a fun and dirty women's only activity, Pretty Muddy. Pretty Muddy believes that women deserve a break from their busy lives. This women's only fun fitness event will celebrate women through physical fitness, female friendships and some dirty fun.
On September 15, women across Chicago will come together to participate in a 5K obstacle course mud run.
What will you expect in this event? Lots of mud, it's called Pretty Muddy. You have to run, walk, or maybe crawl. There will be several architectural obstacles - no shabby hay for us ladies. Finally, all this dirty activity will followed by Finish Line party, where you can forget about the dirt and sweat. With entertainment and drinks, the party will celebrate all the competitors.
To register for Pretty Muddy Chicago on September 15, please visit the website to sign-up. The event costs $69 per entrant.
If you're not in Chicago, don't worry you can participate too! There are several other Pretty Muddy events across the nation.
Dates and locations include:
Columbus, Ohio - September 29
NYC/New Jersey - October 6
Jacksonville, FL - November 3
Tampa, FL - November 10
Miami, FL - November 17
Would you like to join one of the Pretty Muddy events? I have a entry and a t-shirt to giveaway to one lucky reader. Please use the Rafflecopter form to enter.
Disclosure: I was provided with this prize to giveaway. I was not compensated for this post.