Saturday, May 21, 2011

Two for Two

Lord have mercy. I ACTUALLY took a 2 hour nap this afternoon. I wish it were just that easy everyday.
However, I think I know what did it - perhaps that 2 hour Zumbathon I participated in today. Holy Moly!

The point of the Zumbathon (besides burning an amazing amount of calories) was for participants to donate items to the victims of the tornadoes - specifically the families in Tuscaloosa. I realize that you guys probably don't hear about the devastation anymore.. but entire communities have been wiped out. One of the Zumba instructors actually lives in Tuscaloosa and teaches in Birmingham. He wanted to do something special. He got together with a local church and found out what was needed: diapers, food, basic needs stuff.
That's all you had to do - bring some items to donate and he was taking those items straight to the church in Tuscaloosa. In turn, if you travel to any of these areas, you will see lines of families waiting for their basic needs - still.

Here is what we were able to pull together from the "Birmingham Zumba" community -

So sorry the picture is blurry - but I was walking when I took this.

At any rate - 15 instructors got together and took turns leading a dance. We had an absolute blast!

The group started out small - and by the end of the first 1/2 hour - the room was packed.

I snuck a quick break in order to snap this picture.

The videos did not come out so clear - I was too far away.. sorry.

It was nice to see my personal instructors there, and my friend Cristina (who helped pull the whole thing together.)  We all had a magnificent time- and WHAT A WORK OUT!

For whatever reason, I always flush when I exercise, so my face is pink pink pink. Here I am - yucky, sweaty - and on my way home!

Did I mention - the hounds tooth ribbon? If you follow SEC Football - you will know that the legendary Bear Bryant (Alabama Football) always wore a hounds tooth hat. That has always been the official "print" of the folks that are big fans of Alabama football. The hounds tooth ribbon is the symbol for the Tornado Victims of Alabama.  Everyone at the Zumbathon was given one to wear.

God bless those families.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

This looks like it was so much fun! Love that it was for a good cause.


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