#Love while walking @charitymiles in the #NYC #Backstreets. #EveryMileMatters http://ift.tt/1rVh6LE
Jealous of @hamiltonguevara’s spectacular @charitymiles! As always, spectacular!
#nature #runpic #running #motivationnation #motivation #fitfam #fitfluential #trails #trailrunning #wanderlust #neverstopexploring http://ift.tt/VrnXBY
Simply #epic @charitymiles from @KrumTod! Thanks, Todd!
#nature #instarunners #inspiration #motivationnation #fitfam http://ift.tt/1m0aEj6
This week our Humana Health Star is Lindsay Weiss, hailing from the Big Apple, New York City. Lindsay is an active member of Team RWB, inspired by our veterans to be the best she can be every singe day.
Lindsay has a great team spirit and also some great insight on getting healthy. “Start with one small goal,” she says. “Accomplish it. Set another small goal. And keep going.”
Great advice, Lindsay. So, in that spirit, let’s all set the small goal of doing at least 1 Charity Mile every single day this week. It’s easy to do. Just put your app on the “Indoor Walk” setting and carry it around with you as you walk through your day. #EagleUp
Name: Lindsay Weiss
City: New York, NY
What’s your favorite way to stay active? I love running which is strange for me since I grew up playing a team sport. But I found Team RWB and now I get to run as a team and for a purpose (using Charity Miles, of course). And I still play soccer in a great co-ed league.
What charities do you like to support with Charity Miles? I support Team RWB with Charity Miles.
What’s your greatest accomplishment— active or otherwise? This is a tough one. But I’d have to say completing a 10K without a single cramp and loving every minute of it. I never thought that would ever be something possible for me or something I’d enjoy. I also came in 2nd in my age group. Check me out!
What/who inspires you to stay healthy/make a difference? All of our men and women currently serving in the military and our veterans inspire me every single day to be the best I can be. I’ve adapted a healthier lifestyle and devoted more of my time to military causes since I started using Charity Miles and became part of Team RWB.
Where is your favorite place to walk, run or bike? I love running down Hudson River Park. It’s a breath of fresh air running along the river and seeing different people each time.
Where is one place you’d most like to walk, run or bike? I think I’d have to go with the Cliffs of Moher. I’ve never been to Ireland and the pictures of it completely take my breath away. (It might even beat running down the Hudson River!)
What do you to do to help get your family/community active? I try to communicate how much running on a regular basis has changed the way I love my life and how much it has helped me. I’ve actually gotten a couple friends to pick up running again!
Do you have any tips for others on how to take steps towards improving their well-being? Start with one small goal. Accomplish it. Set another small goal. And keep that going. I found that the more I set larger goals, the less likely I was to accomplish them and the more likely I was to get frustrated by it. But if you set the goal of eating a little healthier this month rather than losing xx pounds this month, then you’ll start to notice the difference in your well-being a little sooner.
Are there any recipes on the Humana Pinterest board you’d like to try? I just checked it out- basically anything with artichokes, Brussels, kale and avocados. I recently had to go gluten free and I’ve started to get more interested in cooking.
What is the best health advice you ever received? Well, everyone’s always told me to eat healthy, eat this, don’t eat that. But that’s such a vague thing to say and doesn’t really put any onus on you to eat the way they’re telling you. So now I tell myself, “eat for you.” And as weird as it sounds, it helps. It makes you accountable for you and makes you think twice before you grab that delicious looking Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream bar.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself in your own words? Who am I? Without making too much of it, I’m someone who’s just trying to make a difference somehow in the world and Charity Miles is helping me do just that- one mile at a time. It’s pretty incredible when you think about these incredible athletes who get paid the big bucks in sponsorships - now regular folks like me can earn corporate sponsorships for charity by doing what we love doing. As I mentioned a few times, Team RWB has been the reason for me getting back to living healthy and giving back to charities. It’s an incredible organization.
Congrats to my mentor @samiinkinen & wife @meredithloring who rowed 2700 miles from CA to HI: Fatchancerow.org
Don’t worry, Mom. I won’t be doing this! http://ift.tt/1q5Gn3w
Spectacular #nature @charitymiles from @GroveAyers. Grove, you’re the man! http://ift.tt/1oC1JE9
Beautiful & inspiring photo from @RWBHoya: “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world.” #eagleup #everymilematters http://ift.tt/1nygk3c
Proud to wear the @TeamRWB Eagle on today’s @charitymiles! #EagleUp #30DayChallenge #LetsDoThis http://ift.tt/WV6G5J
Hilly #beastmode @charitymiles from @orellanafit for @su2c!
#motivationnation #everymilematters #fitfam #allheart http://ift.tt/1zKsSx0
This week our Humana Health Star is Kristian Jaeger, hailing from the Emerald City of Seattle. Kristian is an avid Charity Miler and loves to stay active by walking, running, hiking and mostly skateboarding!
Kristian also has a great eye for photography, and we love all the great photos he tweets us from his Charity Miles walks. Keep up the great work, Kristian. And please keep the photos coming!
Name: Kristian Jaeger
City: Seattle, WA
What’s your favorite way to stay active? I like to mix it up a bit. I longboard, run, walk and hike mostly. Longboarding is probably my favorite, though.
What charities do you like to support with Charity Miles? Habitat for Humanity, The World Food Programme and ASPCA.
What’s your greatest accomplishment— active or otherwise? One of my greatest fitness related accomplishments was to hike around 11,000 feet to a peak of mountain near Merida, Venezuela. It was a challenging hike and it was great to persevere despite the high altitude and low oxygen.
What/who inspires you to stay healthy/make a difference? I’m inspired by many who use Charity Miles, and others as well. I’m also inspired by the desire for myself to be healthy and fit enough to take on new adventures.
Where is your favorite place to walk, run or bike?
There’s a great park near downtown Kirkland that is quite scenic. It overlooks Lake Washington and one can even see bald eagles flying there sometimes.
Where is one place you’d most like to walk, run or bike? The Cinque Terre in Italy would be an amazing place to workout. [Editor’s note: Indeed!!!]
What do you to do to help get your family/community active? I try to share my experiences and what I find helpful with others. I do most of this in person but sometimes through social media as well.
Do you like to exercise alone or with friends? It depends. I do some of both. Anyone want to go long boarding with me? :)
What are your health/fitness goals? Last year, I was a bit too focused on work and not enough on fitness. So this year my goal is to get back to my goal weight and have good endurance and be toned as well.
Are there any recipes on the Humana Pinterest board you’d like to try? The Pistachio Crusted Chicken looks delicious!
Do you have any favorite healthy recipes you can share? Chicken Saagwala is a great dish that is very flavorful. It can be made with tofu instead also. [Editor’s note: YUM!]
Can you tell us a bit about yourself in your own words? I am who I am is what I’d say. I don’t like to define myself by what I do for work, etc… I use Charity Miles because it’s a great and simple way to give back. For example, I might not always have time to give hours to Habitat for Humanity, but I’m already working out so I can support them through Charity Miles. I hope that you find Charity Miles a great way to give back and encourage fitness also!