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Fit things to do: Run with the bridesmaids

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  September 14, 2012 08:55 AM

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Sending your article is hosting it's first one-mile fun run through Boston Common Sept. 29 called Running with the Bridesmaids (read: jog, walk, hop, skip). And, yes, it's as it sounds: You wear your favorite (or least favorite!) bridesmaids dress ... and run.

This event is not only an excuse to be active, but your registration fee supports the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. And we think you will probably get a good chuckle in the process. What's better than seeing women in bridesmaids dresses hoof it? Anyone?

While we're mentioning this here because it's a fun way to get up, out, and moving, we do recognize this isn't your typical fitness event, so take it for what it is, run safely (try not to trip on your dress!), and just go have some fun.

Your old (ugly) dress could win you and five friends a trip to Las Vegas, and the individual with the best "worst" accessories will win a sapphire pendant and earrings from the Jeweler's Exchange Building. Dependable Cleaners will also host a "bouquet toss" with gift cards for their services.

Interested? More details here, including how to sign up.

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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