Well, this Saturday, a group of us are starting the First Sneaker Saturday, a fun fitness event, which you can join no matter where you live.
Sneaker Saturday -- which I encourage you and invite you to heavily promote on your blogs, on Twitter and Facebook using this: #SneakerSaturday -- is about whatever you want it to be.
It's your choice as to how you celebrate Sneaker Saturday.
The only recommendation is that you slip on a pair of your favorite sneakers and get moving. Your body needs physical activity, and even if you've been a couch potato all week, your body will be grateful to get out and about!
In other words, Sneaker Saturday is for us to inspire, excite and encourage each other to get out there and exercise. Plus, it means we'll share what we're doing -- what kind of physical activities.
For me, Sneaker Saturday will mean hopping on my bike (wearing my New Balance Sneakers -- love those shoes!) -- and riding down to the Statue of Liberty, weather permitting. It's the most exhilarating, refreshing bike trip!
On Sneaker Saturday, I may also pop by the gym to do some weights and work out on the elliptical machine. I'm excited, because I've been sick for over a week and I finally have my energy back so I can get back to my workout routine.
How did Sneaker Saturday come about?
Well, earlier this week, after attending day one of this amazing 140 Characters Conference, the idea hit me while having dinner with a bunch of amazing people, including renowned blogger and social media expert Robert Scoble, #140conf organizer Jeff Pulver, "Adventure Girl" Stephanie Michaels, PR whiz Candice Best, comedian Heather Gold, Ari Rabban of Phone.com and other hip tweeters.
The Twitter wizards at the table, especially Stephanie, were talking about all the events during the week during which people tweet using hashtags -- days like #FollowFriday, etc.
It was amusing to hear how almost every day of the week had a hashtag. (In Twitter lingo, that means the number sign is used in front of a subject that's followed by many people.)
Well, this got me thinking -- why don't we have a day designated to fitness, health or nutrition? Those of us who are health enthusiasts would love such a day!
Anyhow, I ran the idea by a number of cool tweeters at the #140conf, and they said that it was certainly worth a shot.
That night (Saturday), the concept so appealed to me as a way to encourage people to get people fit in a way that's fun for them on the weekend that the minute I got home after our fun night, I got on Go Daddy and quickly reserved the domain, www.SneakerSaturday.com (site to come). By Sunday, I became even more excited.
So will you join me in spreading the word and in helping to evolve this fun fitness event, which you can do anywhere around the world?
Just share what you're planning for Sneaker Saturday. Or talk about what it means to you.
Please help me to make this a fun, worldwide 52-week phenomenon.
I'm back after my first Sneaker Saturday fun. Took an exhilarating, serotonin-producing, rainy, hair-curly bide ride. Had a blast nonetheless and made it to the Statue of Liberty.
The challenges I faced in the trip exemplified what we authors, marketers, speakers, health experts, bloggers, marketing people, tweeters, etc. need to do: We need to lean on each other for help.
You see, while almost at Battery Park, the bike trail was closed off and there appeared to be no way to get there so I could see the Statue of Liberty (my destination).
I tried to go another way. Didn't work. I was about to give up when I saw a jogger going another direction. So I asked him and then a traffic cop for help. Lo and behold, they told me about a route I'd never tried -- one that, incidentally, was so OBVIOUS!!! It just goes to show that you need to ask for help to get somewhere.