Someone once told me that running was a selfish pursuit, but I don’t believe that there’s anything wrong with a little sweaty “me” time. There’s a lot to be said about moving your booty in whatever way makes you happiest. Kristin Armstrong believes that the courage you acquire from working your edge can help strengthen you emotionally and spiritually so that you can be a stronger individual for your loved ones. But what about folks you don’t know? Those in need?
For you multi-taskers, there are plenty of opportunities to fuse exercise, service, and good old fashioned fun.
What about pacing disabled athletes with Achilles Track Club? Facilitating movement classes and playing games with autistic children? Swimming with youngsters at the Asser Levy Rec Center? Playing basketball with students up in Harlem? If you’re in NYC and have a hankering for volunteer service, check out New York Cares.