Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

RUN 10 FEED 10 and my ultimate girl crush Ginger Zee

If someone asked me who my girl crush was, I would 100% have to say Ginger Zee. She's by far my favorite part of GMA. She killed it on DWTS. She's got the most HILARIOUS husband on the planet. AND She's a kick ass mom who is my absolute #fitspo. 

Recently, Ginger participated in RUN 10 FEED 10 in NYC. The event, hosted by Women's Health, is pretty self explanatory -- run a 10k, feed 10 people in your home town. Here's how it works: 

  1. Click here to register for an official timed race, a Fun Run, or to Run Your Own 10K. (Use this code #WHPR5OFF for a discount!) 
  2. You’ll instantly provide 10 meals to people going hungry in your local community, plus you’ll get a limited-edition FEED bag!
  3. SHARE the idea with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers using #RUN10FEED10 to get them excited about what you’re doing (you’ll inspire them to participate too!)
  4. VISIT to donate or fundraise and raise additional money to help those in need. It only takes 10 friends donating $10 each to raise an extra $100 for your community. All of the money raised will benefit the FEED Foundation.

I am so excited to participate in this awesome run while also giving back! What a perfect way to explore my new city than doing a 10k run on my own. Still not sold? Check out what my girl Ginger Zee has to say about it. 

Ginger Zee – host of Good Morning America – explains how she keeps fitness a mainstay in her life – and why RUN 10 FEED 10 is one of her favorite events of the year.

On running as a part of her fitness routine:

“Running is a weekly, maybe bi-weekly part of my fitness routine. I think everybody is different. Every body reacts differently. But that’s the beauty of this. It’s something you can train for and make a goal of. That’s what so cool about this event. You’re benefiting yourself, but you’re also greatly benefiting your community.”

On her feelings towards running:

“Running for me is the easiest, but also the most challenging in ways, because it’s all you. There’s nothing else around you – you just go. It’s very freeing to allow your brain to go when you don’t have your headphones in. Running for me is almost spiritual because you let yourself into this whole other realm. And once you lose yourself, the race is done.”

On the hunger problem in America:

 “I’ve done plenty of stories – a lot of environmental stories, a lot of food stories. We know that there’s a problem with hunger right here in the United States, right here in our back yards. It’s easy to forget about when you’re going to the grocery store and you can pick up whatever you need. That’s not the case for everyone. And that’s not the case for people directly in your community. This is one of the only events where I can say the money or the funds and the activity raised goes straight to people that live right next door to you. That’s the most special part of this to me. There are so few charities where you get to say that. You don’t know necessarily where the money goes. This one you know where it goes – it goes right next door.

On running the RUN 10 FEED 10 race:

“I’ve been with RUN 10 FEED 10 now for four years. I can’t believe it. The number of meals served keeps adding up. It’s the most fun event of the whole year, really, as far as fitness goes. That whole time I’m running, every step I’m thinking about the people I’m serving. It’s a great, almost meditative, moment.”

On why this event is different from other races:

“This event is so special. I love Central Park, but when you get to shutdown the West Side Highway, you get to see your beautiful city in a way that you don’t always.”

Leave a comment or shoot me a tweet (@MelindaGale) if you are planning on signing up! If you are local to Raleigh, maybe we could run together!