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How are you going to recognize #OptOutside? @rei 
On Black Friday, I’m going to do what I love to do. I’m going to do what those who haven’t tried it may not understand.  I’m going to do something that makes me feel punished if I can’t do it.  I’m going to do something that makes me stop and tune out of everything hectic or stressful going on in my life, in order to tune into me!  I’m planning to hit the trails for an outdoor adventure with my family, friends and sole sisters from BGR! Jacksonville.  And we’re going to run!  We’re going to run because it just feels good to get out and move.  No dealing with chaotic store lines or wondering about sales prices that may be marked up just to appear marked down.  At least not on Black Friday and not before every exercise feel good endorphin kicks into gear.  No sitting or lying in one spot for hours, were going to #OptOutside and move! ~ Tomesha Harrington
BGR! Jacksonville
We asked our BGR! Southern Maryland Ambassador, Teonna Wallop, why is REI #OptOutside so important?

It is important to recognize #optoutside because it brings awareness to workers required to work on a day that they should be enjoying their families. It gives you an alternative to the Black Friday shopping fiasco. It also brings awareness to the studies that show that there is a lot of value in spending time outside, especially with family.

Here is their group's #optoutside photo from 2017! Join them next Friday, November 23rd!

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REI #OptOutside BGR! Member Highlight

Teri Mitchell, BGR! Detroit

I never imagined that I would embrace outdoor running despite the weather conditions. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, I relish running outdoors in them all. Being outdoors is a constant reminder that there is only one GOD and GOD alone is responsible for giving us Fresh Air! Being outdoors gives me the opportunity to appreciate the Change in Seasons instead of falling victim to S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder). I’ve truly come to embody the spirit of being outdoors early in the morning well before the Sun rises taking the opportunity to meditate and commune with my Lord before getting my day started. It always makes for a better Day.
Our BGR! Atlanta crew is out supporting the Girls On The Run Atlanta chapter! Way to go ladies! So excited to be a community partner of Girls on the Run - motivating young girls to live limitlessly! #blackgirlsrun #girlsontherun #preservethesexy
It’s important to recognize the #OptOutside event because getting outside and enjoying the sunshine and great outdoors is something most everyone loves. It is a wonderful experience to enjoy God’s green earth. Inherently, I believe most people enjoy breathing clean, fresh air, hearing the serene sounds of nature, and walking or running on a trail.  It’s also important to take a break from technology (e.g. smartphones, computers, tablets, television, movies, internet, video games, etc.) By the same token, the #OptOutside event affords us an opportunity to take a strategic break from shopping and adding extra things in our life that we probably really don’t need. - 
Sandra Todd, BGR! Las Vegas Ambassador ❤️🏃🏽‍♀️💪🏽 #blackgirlsrun
Black Girls RUN! is stoked to announce a partnership with ROAD iD! They share in our mission to promote active, healthy lifestyles, and to help further that mission, they created a limited edition BGR band just for us! Check ‘em out below! Not only will it help you while you train, but it’s a great conversation starter to help spread the word about BGR.

So, at this point, you may be wondering, “Who is ROAD iD and why do I need one?” They make a line of ID products for people on the move—like you! Their IDs give you peace of mind while you’re out and about, empowering you to go farther and push harder while training for your next BGR event!

Each ID communicates who you are, who to contact in case of emergency, and any medical conditions you may have. They’re simple, yet so essential—a no-brainer for any active individual. But don’t drag your feet, supplies are limited!

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How do you stay motivated during the winter? Share below! Keep moving! ❤️💪🏽🏃🏽‍♀️#blackgirlsrun #preservethesexy
We are so excited to be heading to Tulsa this week for Route 66 Marathon - check out this article about our Oklahoma Ambassador, Kynita Wilson Humphrey!! ❤️ #blackgirlsrun

https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/columnists/johnklein/john-klein-black-girls-run-keeps-kynita-humphrey-moving/article_e73bfcd0-f66c-518c-9594-67a3b46ae87c.html
It is important to recognize #optoutside because it’s an opportunity for family and friends to get together and celebrate freedom.  Freedom in that you don’t feel the stress and anxiety of running around shopping. Rather you’ll be outside trying new things like running, walking, hiking or whatever activity inspires you to get fit. #optoutside is a chance to improve your mental and physical health. 
In addition #optoutside is a program ran by @rei, a BGR sponsor. It’s always good to support those who support you. #optoutside Thanks Ingrid! (BGR! Central Jersey) ❤️🏃🏽‍♀️💪🏽 See you on the pavement November 23rd!
Keara, one of our awesome members from BGR! Twin Cities, Minnesota is giving me all kinds of running energy with her awesome fit from this past weekend's Las Vegas Rock n' Roll! Looking good girl! #blackgirlsrun #preservethesexy
REI's #OptOutside is just a couple of weeks away! Join BGR! Nation on the pavement!

Thank you to Nancy Guzman from BGR! Atlanta for sharing with us on why she is going to make #OptOutside a priority! "I think back to when I was a little girl and my mom would say, "Look at all the beautiful trees!" My thought was; they all looked alike!  She continued to talk about the beauty of trees so much, that I didn't realize how much hearing about them made me fall in love them too. 
Now, I look forward to spending time outdoors and I can truly say to myself, the trees are beautiful. I’m so glad that she planted those seeds years ago. The opportunity to share my love of the outdoors with my family and friends is important. #OptOutside movement has grown close and dear to my heart."
Good morning from BGR! Charlotte! #noexcuses #nevermissamonday #blackgirlsrun #mondaymotivation #preservethesexy