The most rewarding experience that has come from writing this blog over the last two years has not been the support, the friendships, or the awesome opportunities I’ve been given. No, those things are all amazing in their own right, but the most rewarding part of sharing my stories with the world has been the emails and comments from people telling me that I inspired them. Whether it be to sign up for a race they were too intimidated to try, or just get their butts off the couch that day, knowing that I’m helping people better themselves is priceless. Really, I can’t find the words to tell you how it makes me feel. Please excuse my preschool dialogue, but it makes my heart smile. And ultimately, as my formal training ends and I start to finally take the steps to build my career in the health and fitness field, I set out with the sole goal to help more and more people. And for those people to help other people, and the other people motivate even more people.
It’s like a great big “Run Faster Mommy” pyramid scheme. Only instead of money we trickle down endorphins, and best of all, there is no scheming involved! Win-Win!
So getting to the point, it appears I’ve been all about the self promotion lately, and for that I must apologize. But the thing is, in that same “you can’t help others before you help yourself, so secure your own oxygen mask first when the plane is going down” logic, it excites me to think that the further reach I have on this wonderful world wide web, the more people I (and the whole Run Faster Mommy pyramid, haha) can inspire and motivate, the more lives we can change. (Come on now, I’m pretty sure even Richard Simmons and Jillian Michaels had to shamelessly plug themselves back in the day…)
THEREFORE….drum roll please (you had to know something was coming…)
FitFluential Inc. is an up and coming network that connects brands and influencers who share a passion for fitness. Basically, a company that could help connect Run Faster Mommy (and the pyramid…is the joke old yet?) with companies whose products, missions, beliefs, and goals align with mine. Opportunities to attend conferences to network with these people and other fitness bloggers and professionals. The ladies behind FitFluential are successful (and awesome) fitness bloggers themselves, so they know where we are coming from. And I’d be really, REALLY excited to have the opportunity to work with them.
I do Yasso 800’s and pass people in races while pushing a double jog stroller.
I crawl through mud pits leap blazing fires…for fun.
I’m a Marathon Maniac #3572. Maniac = badass, everyone knows that.
I juggle motherhood, a full time course load with a 3.4 GPA in college, teaching fitness classes, training for my own races, and running a household.
But most importantly, I’m a super-hero in training, totally ready and willing to help our society FIGHT this inactivity and obesity epidemic (and I’d totally wear a neon pink cape while doing it, but it might get in the way of doing burpees so neon sneakers will have to do) anyway I can. Your couch potato days are numbered my friends…Heather G is about to be released into the wild with her degrees and certifications, and she has her fighting gloves on…
So there you have it. Pick me FitFluential, I plead my case.