If your looking for a reason to start getting your physical fitness squared away then the Richmond Firefighters Beat The Heat 5K is the race for you!
It is a short distance (slightly more than 3 miles), and walking is not only allowed it is encouraged. Additionally its a Fire Department event that goes to a good cause (The money goes to a scholarship fund for the dependents of Richmond Firefighters).
If your going to do it though you have got to act fast the race is June 18th 2011 with race packet pick up the day before. I have already signed up and hope to see you there. Here is the link to register :http://www.richmondfirefightersbeattheheat.org/cms/
Remember that physical fitness is a key aspect in our ability to do our jobs, like I have said before I hate working out, but I get to the gym at least 3-4 times a week and put in the work. Not for me but for the citizens, guys I work with, there families, and of course my family. All of those people depend on me to be at maximum physical fitness. Fitness is one of the aspects of “Everyone Going Home” that we can control. Again if you do not care about yourself that’s fine, but do it for your wife, kids, citizens you serve, and the family of the guys you work with.
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As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!