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GIRLS ON THE RUN

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A few years ago one of the members reached out to a group I belong to and asked if we could have some volunteers for their event in the Metropolitan area of DC. Without giving it a second thought I decided to volunteer to help out as we know fitness starts early and what better way to give back to the community than to help. Fast forward I connected so well with the organizers of this group they asked if I would MC their event. I did so without hesitation.  So over the past several years I have been a part of their MC tribe. Giving shout out’s kudos and hi’fives to the young girl runners. This year I was asked to MC and take over their Social Media account to support their event. What better way to give back than to support a healthy lifestyle EARLY!!! It Truly takes a village.

Find out more on Girls on the Run: https://www.gotrdc.org/

 

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Wellness Summit 2018 NYC

As a newcomer on the scene for Influencing I feel like I have been doing this type of stuff forever. I post about the products I like what works for my dark skin and what does not. Now I decided to take it to another level and collaborate with some of the companies that I know have AWESOME products and stand behind “Green Beauty.”

YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE. WHAT A GREAT MOTTO FOR THIS EVENT

 

Please know that while I actively seek out collaborations with brands that I use and love,  All opinions are, and always will be, my own.

 

A couple of weeks ago I have the fortunate opportunity to attend my first Well Summit event and “AHMAZZZING” from the staff, vendors, speakers and most of all the products. Attending this event grew my love for more green beauty and delve deeper into being an influencer. Here are a few great pics from the event.  To find out more about the Well Summit check out their page at https://wellsummit.org/

 

I met some amazing people.  Julee Wilson-Fashion and Beauty Director from Essence Magazine. Latham Thomas best selling author “Own Your Glow” Kudos to Gianne Dougherty Founder of the Well Summit.

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Blog Stories: Fitness Journeys

SUBURBAN WOMEN HITTING THE PAVEMENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

My name is Adina Crawford and my life was transformed about ten years ago when I discovered my fitness journey.

Five years ago, you wouldn’t see many people of color running 5ks, 10ks—and I’m a triathoner—and you wouldn’t see them out there either. But more and more women of color are hitting the pavement, and are becoming more accepted in the running community. When it comes to running, I pass no judgement on anyone whether you walk, jog, or skip. All you have to do is move. When people make excuses, I say, “Well what about your health?”

I think it’s really important we uplift and encourage other women to move. I don’t care what race, age, type of runner you are. But I came from a family who never exercised, so I got a lot of goals and ambitions to keep moving. I may not be the fastest, but that’s where I’m at. Be the light for somebody else.

I serve as the  Black Girls Run DC ambassador and support amazing women in our area as they transform their lives through running. Follow me in my blog to hear their amazing stories on their fitness journeys.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stay Grounded in your Fitness Path and Goals. Own what you Create.

Hello….

I am so glad you stopped by to visit.

About Me:

My name is Adina and I am a Mother, Wife, fitness enthusiast, MC for Girls on the Run Washington DC, yogi, runner, healthy foods, beauty lover of all natural products, lover of all good things in life, an ambassador for several organizations. This site is a gander of my life and journey. Come with me as we sail through this journey of wellness.

I have a true passion about proper nutrition and what fuels the body with good stuff. I enjoy sampling, trying and using all natural products that don’t have harsh toxic chemicals. A relief or the skin is good products. I am heavily engaged in the community i.e. providing group meet ups at different locations i.e. Fleet Feet, Equinox and Anacostia Park for events surrounding wellness.  I have been told by so many people that I am a beacon of light, motivator and encourager. I believe that everyone has a gift and they just need to unlock the door the use it.

MOTTO: SELF LOVE AND SELF CARE COSTS NOTHING AND YOU GAIN EVERYTHING.

A little more about me: I am a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from Bay State College in Boston (1984) Recognized by staff, advisors and professors for always willing to help others. ”

I joined Black Girls Run in 2012 where I started my real running journey. From that group I became one of the ambassadors for the DMV area. I am so grateful for the ladies that I met we have culminated long standing friendships and a true sisterhood. Example we run races together, brunching, weddings and other joyous occasions. In 2016 I was the recipient of Black Girls Run Leadership Award. This is just the beginning.

Let’s cultivate a life that we can be healthier, resilient and move more together.

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