Monday, July 18, 2011

Everyday I'm Shuffling

I NEED to talk to you about something important....

Are you listening?

It's about something that could and will change your life.

It's called: DOING LIFE.

Ok, cheesy introductions aside.  Last week, I met up with a bunch of local Kansas Citians and the Do Life Tour to run a 5k around the giant phallic symbol that is the Liberty Memorial. 

How is that NOT a penis? Seriously. Come on.

Now, if you are familiar with the Do Life Tour and Movement please go to paragraph B, if not please read paragraph A.   (look I even color coded it for you)

Paragraph A: The Do Life Movement was started by Ben at  The name kind of explains it self right?  You're not dumb right?  It's about getting off your butt, and doing life.  Ben's story is beyond the description of inspiring, he's lost something like 120 lbs.  He's using his energy, and charisma to motivate others throughout  the grand ol'e US of A to get up, get out there and get ta doin'

This is their mission statement: 
Do Life is the idea that life doesn't have to be ordinary or inconsequential.  The idea that, through running, racing, and doing these things together, we can find and spread happiness.

what up creeper tongue

Paragraph B: High five you know what Do Life is all about!


Anyway, Goliath and I ventured down to Liberty Memorial last Wednesday for the grassroots 5k and we met really sweet peeps like MalayaPaul and a Mom-Son racing team! Since it was a bloggin' event there were lots of photos taken, lots of words spoken and advice shared.

All in all is was an incredibly inspiring event to be a part of, and I hope the rest of Ben's tour goes off without a hitch!!  It's not often someone has an opportunity to touch so many people's lives.

To read more about Ben and the Do Life Movement please check out their website or like them on facebook, and DEFINITELY hit them up when they are in your area!



Holly @ The Runny Egg said...

I 'do life' by spending time with people I love -- family, friends, Jason, etc. I used to think I liked to spend so much time alone, but (for me) things have been so much better since I opened up and let people in.

Who inspires me to do more: my mother in law -- she does so much already and yet she will make time for anyone who needs it.

Lisa Letting Go said...

I'm jealous that you were able to meet up with them! When they came to Dallas I was out of town, so I couldn't go :( I love his blog (and your's too!). So inspiring!

Michelle said...

Love Ben and his whole movement! I was to shy to go when they came to Boston (I know, I know that's like against their whole thing. I regret it.)

You should check out shermandoessummer.tumbler it's his dog's tumbler. He's staying in canada with ben's GF while he's on tour.

Julia @ The Bosky Blog said...

@Holly: ME TOO!! I though I was such an introvert, but in the last few years I am constantly surrounding myself with friends, family and whoever is willing to smell my BO and I am MUCH happier.

@Lisa: That's such a bummer, but don't worry. He's already planning on next year!

@Michelle: THANK YOU sooo much for sharing that!!! You know me too well!