Cheer the GEM

On September 7th I had the opportunity to cheer on the runners of the Hidden Gem Half Marathon in Flossmoor Illinois.  It was an awesome experience for my family and I.

 

 

Our day got started at 7:45 a.m. as the runners were set to pass right in front of my home around 8 a.m..  I was able to set up right in my driveway with music playing to keep them going.

The runners seemed to really enjoy the music, dancing and the kids dressed up as super heroes.  They even got some high fives as they ran the course.

 

 

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We can not wait to participate again next year to cheer them on.  My husband and sister in law might even run the Gem next year!

Here is my playlist from the run.  Hope you enjoy it.

“Motivation” Normani
“Made for Now” Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee
“Position to Win” Migos
“Old Town Road (Remix)” Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
“High Hopes” Panic! At The Disco
“Pep Rally” Missy Elliott
“Level Up” Ciara
“Uproar” Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz
“HandClap” Fitz And The Tantrums
“Peanut Butter” RuPaul, Big Freedia
“Southside” DJ BANG
“Garden City” DJ BANG
“Electric Bodega- Yonce Remix”
“Happy” Pharrell Williams

Zumba at the 9th Annual Community Expo

On August 22nd I had the opportunity to teach Zumba at the Monarch Awards Foundation, Inc & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc- Xi Nu Omega Chapter 9th Annual Community Expo.  I had an awesome time and thankful for the event.  Below are some pictures and video from that day!

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Stretching

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Sydney

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Sharon Ponder a Zumba newbie!