On the fence any thoughts?
By Timolee Bodenham, December 18, 2014
I ran my 1st 5k’s this year and while I did well I’m not sure I really like it. However running is good for me and helps with some of the sports I’m involved with. So the fence I’m facing is whether or not to join a run camp. Read more
Whoo Hoooo for Whoville
By mrsarmstrong03, December 18, 2014
I have read that one way to prevent race burn out is to volunteer. I volunteered yesterday with the Whoville 5k race team. The race is this weekend at 10 a.m. I had a ball! Volunteering is rewarding. It keeps you near race excitement, you get to motivate others and it keeps you in the game! You do not want to miss this post race food, trust me!
Whoville 5K (2014)
By Parris01, December 17, 2014
The fifth annual Whoville 5K run is this weekend, Sunday, December 21, 2014. 10a race start. Registration has been opened back up. I had a good time this afternoon volunteering time, in the preparation of the race day treats. You will love them. I did.
My First 10K, Not Quite on Purpose
By Rick Woodruff, December 17, 2014
I was thinking of things that I could do with my 10 year old son and asked him if he wanted to go Downtown Detroit with me and run in a 5K on Thanksgiving Day morning. He said that he needed to think about it and would let me know. Knowing full well that this meant he had no intention of running with me, I proceeded to ask my 7 year old son the same question. He very quickly agreed to start training with me. He did really well the first few times we went out, building his endurance with each run. The following Saturday morning we went out and the temperature had dropped dramatically from where it was during our past runs. We were about half way through our run and my son looked at me and told me that he was cold. I made the mistake of telling him that on Thanksgiving it was going to be even colder. He immediately told me that he DID NOT want to run with me on Thanksgiving Day.
Disappointed, I began to register for the run all by myself. When I went online and saw the name of the 5K Run, I told myself that I was not going to run a race called the “Stuffing Strut”. Please understand that I mean no disrespect to the sponsor of this run nor those who participated. In fact, I know an entire family that has made a tradition out of participating in this particular event each year. Well, I still had to register because I had already told too many people that I was going to run on Thanksgiving. Since I wasn’t going to run in the 5K Stuffing Strut, I was going to have to register for the 10K Turkey Trot.
So a 10K is about 6.2 miles, which is way farther than I had ever run before. So I found a 4 week training schedule online and stuck to it, getting my runs in before 6:00 AM. I am proud to say that I completed the 2014 Fifth Third Bank Turkey Trot in 1:09:12.
Goals for 2015
By Celestina Yesh, December 17, 2014
2014 is coming to a close and I’ve accomplished more than I planned. I ran my first 10K, my first marathon relay (my time was much better than I anticpated), and encouraged several other to run their first 5K. Time to plan for 2015. What are you goals?
Grateful for health and recommitted
By Timolee Bodenham, December 16, 2014
My Dad had another health scare this week. He had a mild heart attack and arrhythmia. While things turned out as well as possible it reminded me how precious health is. Read more
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