USA Getting Fit in Montgomery, Texas
Striving to not overstate the obvious, I won't bother to remind you what tomorrow is. Some consider it the end of summer (can I get an amen?) while others view it as the beginning of football season and, in particular, college football.If you're new to the neighborhood, you may not yet realize that college football season morphs into Bentwater's version of spring because it seems that every flower bed and lawn suddenly sprouts multi-colored reminders of folk's passion for their alma mater and their obsession over bragging rights. No more "wait 'til next year" grousing, because next year just started.
Hope your favorite collegiate gridiron gladiators won this opening weekend (unless, of course, they were playing mine). If not, there's next weekend. And the next. Plus you'll soon have a fallback position. It's called pro football. Yep. A week from today our Texans will be in Chicago playing the Bears.
Now, if you're wondering what you'll do with yourself during those 2-3 hours between now and February when you won't be watching football or traveling back and forth to the various stadiums scattered around Texas, here's an idea. Bentwater's very own Michelle Lafferty is the organizer and head coach for USA Fit Montgomery, a training program for beginner runners, and she promises that she and her group will help you find some of that motivation you might have misplaced over the years. They're getting ready to start their 7th season and are inviting residents from all the communities around Lake Conroe to join them.
Interested? Well, they'll begin their 10k program on September 17th at Cedar Brake Park in Montgomery, at 7:30 a.m. No, you won't be asked to run a marathon that day, but you'll be able to sign up in person and start preparing for the ten week training program aimed at getting you ready to run (or walk) your own 5k or 10k or full marathon. You can also sign up online and/or get all your questions answered by going to www.usafitmontgomery.com and clicking on their FAQ tab. Still not sure about what goes on and whether it's right for you? Then just call or email Michelle. You can reach her at (832) 229-9836 or Mlafferty21@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. She'll gladly explain why there's nothing more gratifying than an endorphin high. Now, where did I put that TV remote?