IT WAS one of those misty Savannah mornings when it would have been easy to listen to the little voice in the reluctant-runner part of my brain saying... "Aww come on, pull the covers over your head and settle in for another hour of sleep."
But I got going...because this was the Saturday of the Savannah River Bridge Run, and I was a registered member of the best team out there!
A group of 28 people who started our training barely knowing each other had become a Walking & Running Club. We proudly represented the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute, Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, and Connect Savannah as we ran and walked (no crawling necessary) in what’s billed as the South’s Toughest Bridge Run!
When we started training, many of us were novice exercisers. But, we had a goal: Conquer the Bridge! And we did it. We all started and finished, with smiles of relief and sometimes surprise on our faces as we crossed that finish line.
Our only question is: What’s our next fitness goal?
If you want to join the club, come on over to the Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care most Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at 106 E. Broad Street in Savannah. We have wonderful group leaders, Palmer Steverson and Sandy Haeger, who are also two of the fitness instructors for the CRI Life Enhancement Program at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, which is brought to Savannah by civic leaders Charles H. and Rosalie Morris. If you have questions, email us at CRI@canyonranchinstitute.org.
Everyone is welcome!
Jennifer Cabe, M.A. Executive Director and Board Member of Canyon Ranch Institute, has spent over 20 years in positions dedicated to improving community health and wellness. Jennifer "walks the talk," encouraging CRI team members and CRI program participants to make healthy choices every day.