Recently, my city was named “most sedentary” by Men’s Health Magazine. Me, being the reformed sedentary soul myself, took offense and popped off to support my city in this post.
Tuesday, I was invited to attend a press conference about Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon (the half-marathon that I did back in April). At the presser, organizers and the Mayor announced a venue change to Keeneland (legendary, stunning horse track), announced it would be on March 31, 2012, and that there would be a relay option for those not comfortable with the half-marathon distance but who still want to participate. The Men’s Health article was brought up by some in attendance, and the consensus among all was that we can’t just SAY we’re not sedentary, we must SHOW them.
I’ve been very public with my non-sedentary lifestyle here, and working to try to dispel the myth that fat=unhealthy or that it’s too hard to start moving and making a change to live a better life. Now, the Lexington Herald-Leader is asking us to “Stand Up, Lexington” and SHOW how active we are. If you’re local, share your personal fitness stories in 100 words or less, and you could be published on kentucky.com or in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Full details are here. You can bet I’m sending in a story!