Swim, Bike, Run: Quantico Tri

The Quantico Tri features a start near Officer Candidates School with a 750 meter open water swim in the Potomac River. Athletes transition to a 20K (12.4 mile) cycle tour of the Marine Corps Base that was founded in 1917. The Quantico Tri concludes with a 5K run, the distance every Marine must complete annually as part of the Marine Corps physical fitness test. For those desiring only to run, the MCM offers the Quantico 12K to be hosted alongside the Quantico Tri. The run is a perfect distance at the perfect time in MCM training.

Date: 8:24:19

Registration: http://www.marinemarathon.com/events/quantico-triathlon/registration

 

Lead by Example so your Child Becomes the Example!

Lead by example so your child becomes the example! Fit Father Kimatni D Rawlins ran 3 miles with his teen earlier in the day then took his youngest on a 2-mile trail run when she returned from sports camp. Running has created a tighter bond and level of competition for them as a unit. Feels good! #FitFathers #RunFree

Travel Fitness: Austin, Texas

After traveling all day from Washington, DC we had a choice to check emails for a few hours or go outside and enjoy the sun around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas  before our plant-based media dinner. Well, if you know Fit Fathers then you know we chose the latter for 3 miles while absorbing Vitamin D and vibing with fellow runners. Now we’re energized, refreshed and burned 450 calories. Fyi, the emails aren’t going anywhere. Continue to make life enhancing choices people. Your body and mind deserves it.

 

 

Nike Air Max 97 = New Motivation

Motivation is always elevated when fresh athletic gear arrives. It increases your efforts, excites the senses, and makes you feel amazing. And when you feel good externally the energy is absorbed internally for a complete natural high. So far our new pair of Nike Air Max 97s, which hit the scene 20 years ago after being imagined from Japan’s bullet train, has led to a week of two-a-days from running and strength training to cycling and boxing. Instead of spending your loot on nonessentials like daily Starbucks runs, bar hopping, and jewelry invest in a pair of kicks and an exercise outfit that will help maintain your fitness goals. It’s a lifestyle people!

Men’s Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 2: Run Free

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

It’s been a mild winter in Maryland with the first day of March being no different. Yet, as spring approaches I begin to transition back into full running mode after mountain biking, indoor spinning, and strength training during the colder months. So of course I was anxious to try out Nike’s new LunarEpic Flyknit 2 running shoe for men which I received in grey with the black swoosh along with a fresh, matching outfit. Launched in early February the 8.8-ounce shoe (size 10) currently lists for $160 at various retailers including Road Runner Sports. [Read more…]

Run Santa Monica!

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Before the anticipated unveil of the new, family oriented 2018 VW Midsize SUV in Southern California tonight I went out to run some errands (literally) around Santa Monica for 5 miles. From dropping off a heavy package 1 mile away at the post office, to picking up my vegan dinner at Veggie Grille, to taking in the excitement of the Santa Monica Pier and Muscle Beach, I had a very energetic and fitness focused afternoon. Work pays the bills but positive health habits extends life. There should never be an excuse for actively enhancing your overall health.

I Run to Stay Young

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I woke up before the sun’s eyes

so I can watch the sun rise,

and run 10 miles in the sun’s shine.

Galloping like a finely fed steed,

I’m fueled only by grass and seeds —

never dairy or meats.

Everyday I strengthen my frame

with endurance and fitness regimens that maintain and enhance my health.

For, it’s not science,

this is a lifestyle of nutritional wealth!

-Kimatni D. Rawlins –

Healthy Vibes at California Roots Festival

We needed to hear more of the band Slightly Stoopid after their Cali Roots set on the opening evening so we ran 8 Monterey coastal miles to the vibes of “2Am” on repeat. The Fit Fathers team is now feeling refreshed, energized and recharged for today’s roots rock performances by Tarrus Riley, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley. Yes, it’s a movement!
#30for30 #FitFathersDay

Fit Fathers Runs the DC Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

DC-Rock-n-Roll-marathon-Kimatni-Rawlins-Chuka-Agugua-Rashawn-Ciers-Fit-FathersReady, set, rock is exactly what the Fit Fathers squad did this past Saturday in our nation’s capital for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The camaraderie was pretty amazing since Chuka Agugua, Rashawn Ciers and I experienced the same brutal winter weather in Maryland with painfully, frigid 2-hour Saturday morning long runs. But the perseverance and determination paid off as we collectively ran one of our best races.

Needing only a banana and coconut water for fuel and electrolytes, I didn’t expect to break the 2-hour threshold because of the hills and of course very slow training runs. However, after hitting mile-6 in about 54 minutes I knew I could achieve more. My fellow Fit Fathers said they felt the same during the 13.1-mile mission. As a band of brothers we were energized with positive vibrations and the extension of life.

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So remember, accomplishments do not manifest overnight. A quick fix is never the recipe for long-term success, especially with a healthy lifestyle change. Thank you #RNRDC for the experience!

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Island Vacation Fitness

Vacation_Fitness_Fit_Fathers_Kimatni_Rawlins...13“Oh no, you don’t supposed to be exercising in the gym during island vacations,”said the beach bum heckler. “Ha, you must not know the Fit Fathers sacred life enhancement code,” we replied. Eat clean, keep active and continuously energize your life. So scat while we build muscle from fat!

Kimatni D. Rawlins, Fit Fathers

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