As you’re probably aware, today is the first day of summer! We couldn’t ask for a better week to kick off some fun training opportunities!
First of all, thank you to those who came to the Poker Run benefiting Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri. We get requests often from our group members for events like this, and we appreciate those who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend. Thank you for supporting a great organization. Another thanks to Dallas Praznik (RYT 200) for teaching yoga!
What’s coming up this week – we can’t wait for our run/cook-out/pool party night on Thursday! If you plan to attend, make sure you RSVP by Tuesday. This will be a fun get together.
If you were with us last year, you may remember the long run/brunch mornings. Guess what? They’re back! Saturday will be our long run kick-off followed by brunch at Jamie’s house. Run whatever distance you need, then come and eat.
Also, if you plan to have a shirt printed in our next order, make sure you get it to us by Saturday morning. The logo will be bright and fun, so dark colored shirts will work best. Think black or grey. This will be a front print, and we can do tanks, t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, racing singlets, etc.
A handful of you did a mile time trial with us at the beginning of the month to start the process of determining who will receive a free entry into the Bentley Run 5k at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in July. Well, on June 28 you’re up! We’ll complete the mile time trial again to see who wins. So, Lendall, Malinda, Boston, Angela, Debra, Keshian, Casey, and Ashley – we hope you’re ready to see who wins! Of course we want to get times on the rest of you as well, so come out and see where you’re at and what you need to do to meet your goals.
July 23 is the Bentley Run 5k in Springfield. This is our next group race. If you haven’t registered yet, get signed up today! Visit www.actnowracing.com to register online or find the paper form. Use BENTLEY417 when you register online for $3 off. This course is certified and will have a good amount of competition. Plus, the cash prizes can’t hurt anything…
We are excited about what is coming up this summer and fall. You all are running awesome, and we are excited to see what you can do. Just a few reminders: make sure you stay hydrated and take care of yourself. Watch your form when running and cross training. We don’t want to see you get hurt. If you do have an injury, take care of it. There’s no reason to push through a true injury – your body needs to heal and it will be a good lesson in patience for you. One race, competition, etc isn’t worth it. Focus on your long term goals and do what you need to stay healthy.
Cheers, and happy running.
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