I recently told you about how Jennifer Lopez, coming off of only six months since having twins, is training for a triathlon next month.
Now, Self has crowned her the Most Inspiring Woman of 2008. And for good reason too; she's not trying to win the race but it's become a goal of hers since she was eight months pregnant. Something else I did not know is that she is also racing to raise money for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles! No pressure or anything. Sept. 14 is the big day for Jennifer and I'll certainly be cheering her on. To see an interview of Jennifer talking about her upcoming event, just read more.
Here's more from an ABC interview:
I like Jennifer's views on goal setting — if you tell yourself you're going to do something then just do it. You may not be a Self cover girl and have the whole world watching to see if you succeed, but you can still hold yourself accountable for all your fitness goals. Joining a program such as Team in Training is a great way to add a little extra emphasis on reaching the finish line.
I've actually recently completed my first triathlon — yay! — and if you're like Jennifer and training for your first, you may want to take a look at some helpful tips that I learned about the actual day of the race.