Natural Hair Warrior – CANCELLED




JULY 10, 2014 UPDATE: The event scheduled for August 2014 has been cancelled. A future date will be announced. Visit for more details!!


A couple of weekends ago, I went to my 20 year college reunion. One night, I ended up hanging out with my curlfriend Scarlett of Wonder Curl and her friend Rica of  Boston Naturals. Well, Scarlett, Wei, and I started talking about the Rugged Maniac that we did a few years ago. Scarlett then tells us how Rica is doing a similar event in Boston called the Natural Hair Warrior with a yoga class, obstacle course race, and a swag bag of natural hair goodies for the participants. Of course she told us that that we should totally do it.

Now, the thing is, I’ve been on my C game with my fitness routine the last few months, doing the least while still doing something. As to my diet, I’d been bringing my F game to that (as in, I get a big, fat F), eating anything and everything that I wanted (y’all know about my love of all things buttercream). However, after learning about the NHW, getting fed up with the 20 pounds I have put on since my wedding in December, and not working out one day for the first time in almost a year and a half,  I decided to get back on my A game. I dusted off my C25K plan and my treadmill and started interval running 3 days a week. On the days I run, I do 10-20 minutes of yoga flexibility, on the days I don’t run, I’m doing 30-45 minute Vinyasa Flow yoga practices because #365daysofyoga is still going strong despite that one missed day. And, I have to say this, up until this week, I’ve been doing yoga exclusively since March, and I can tell it has kept my body tighter, stronger, and fitter, despite the weight gain, because I had no problem running again.

So, all that being said, just popping on here quickly to let y’all know that I fell off the wagon a little, but I’m getting back on and getting ready for ….


AUGUST 23, 2014

11:30AM – 4:00PM

Boston, MA

(Get your early bird tickets at half the price until July 12th!!) 

Now that’s a natural hair meet-up with a twist!! Who’s with me?!?!

Visit for details and tickets!!


7 responses »

  1. Glad ur back on the wagon! The point is you got back on! Last weekend I did my first Spartan race! Aroo!!! It was a ton of fun and I felt great after! Exercise should be doing what’s fun and enjoying it! Go #teamfit


  2. If I can round up some Western MA folks, I’m in! Thank you for posting or I would have never known this event existed!


  3. shell, re reading this now that you have shared you are pregnant, i am wondering was did you know you were in june ? if so dont beat yourself up about not exercising. Your body was busy in your uterus. Is it ok to exercise when the pregnancy is hi risk ?


    • Welp, turns out that I was 5 weeks pregnant when I posted this originally (so, really about 3 weeks since I’d gotten pregnant), but didn’t know it! When I made the update on July 10th to advise that it was cancelled, I knew by then :). And yes, it’s fine to exercise. I’m only high risk because of my age. I read a lot of things that said that I can sustain the same level of activity, just not anything harder. But, I stopped doing hot yoga even before I got pregnant due to concerns about my internal body temp getting to high and potentially causing a miscarriage before I even knew I was pregnant. And, I mostly just walk and do prenatal yoga now. Sadly, I slacked off so bad last week and only walked one day :(. So, I need to get back to walking at least a 3 or 4 days a week and some yoga for flexibility the other days. My goal is to stay active during the pregnancy so that I won’t have to overcome being unfit after the baby is born.


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