This is one of two teams who live in Portland. After Jesse (the dad) was voted off the ranch, he started "Walks with Jesse" - every Saturday he does a 5K walk wherever he might be (he has had to travel for promotional things for the show). I was able to join him yesterday, which was a great day for a walk, and Arthur made it out with his two young kids, as well as about 10 other people inspired to get out and move.
It was just a little over 3 miles and I was walking with a friend, and then with a new friend, and their pace was a bit slower than I would have normally gone, but it felt good just to be MOVING. I have been so lazy lately, not working out or exercising at all-other than gardening each week (which actually is a good workout, but I don't do it often enough). Jesse and Arthur gathered the group together at the start and gave a nice motivational pep talk and then we headed out, walking at different paces, but meeting up at the halfway mark, and then again at the end. The talk at the end of the walk was really great - they shared some of what they learned on The Biggest Loser ranch and gave us some encouraging words to set us off, and then invited us to join them every Saturday. Arthur is interested in setting up a "field day-boot camp" type event for those interested. Really cool guys and it was interesting to hear some behind-the-scenes info about the show.
|The path we were on was directly next to the airport.|
|And on the other side was the river. Beautiful scenery.|
|Jesse and Arthur Womack - inspiring guys!|
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