This week has been a great one! We had a great workout on Wednesday with a new member joining us! Welcome, Casey! We are so glad to have you and we look forward to having you train with us!
Our Christmas party at Ocean Zen was Thursday night, and quite frankly, we cannot thank you enough for the kind and thoughtful gifts. We were truly surprised. We hope you all had a good time and enjoyed the food and drinks!
Saturday was the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k in Lebanon. Congrats to Jani, Debra, and Sharon for some great races! Jani and Debra were 1st in their age groups, and Sharon was 3rd in her group. Way to go ladies.
Sunday brought 2 more races. Ashley, Angela, Laura, and Casey raced the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in St. Louis. It was a rainy morning, but they put down some great times, and brought home a few PRs!
Angela: 1:38:15 (15k) PR
Ashley: 1:38:20 (15k) PR
Casey: 1:38:20 (15k)
Laura: 31:10 (5k) PR
Jamie and her running partner from Ozark, Sara, raced the Dallas Marathon on Sunday as well. Between Dallas and the Hot Chocolate run, the rest of us were glued to our computers/phones tracking our friends! To make a long story short, we had over 140 group messages between the time we started tracking Jamie and Sara, and the time they went 1-2 through the finish line. Yeah, that's right. Jamie is the Dallas Marathon female champ, and Sara was close behind her in 2nd. Congratulations to both women. You worked incredibly hard, and you deserved this. You both ran solid races - we know, because we were watching :) Sara - we know you don't get to train with us, but we want you to know you feel like a part of the group. You've been an incredible training partner to Jamie, and we were excited to watch your race yesterday. We know your goal is sub 3, and we'll be cheering you on all the way.
So - this week/weekend may have left you feeling slightly inspired. Perhaps it has you looking at your race calendar and planning what you'd like to do next. Maybe it's shoot for your first half. Maybe it's PR in the 5k. Maybe you want to check 26.2 off your bucket list. Perhaps you want to do your first triathlon.Whatever it is, we are here to help. Let us know - the more we know about your goals, the better equipped we will be to help you achieve them.
Don't forget - we will be doing the ShamRox 15k/5k on March 12, 2016 as our next team event. It's one of the most fun 15k races in the area - it's well organized and it's just a good time in general. We hope you'll join us for this. We would like to have as many team members as possible participate. We know many of you are already registered! Still need to register? Click here.
As for other spring races, many of you have already picked a goal race and have started your training. Kudos to you! If you haven't and you'd like some help or suggestions in choosing a race, let us know! Not sure if you could be ready for a certain distance? Ask. We're here to help you. No, it's not too early to start training. Reaching your goals will take hard work and time. So, start now.
For those of you who are new to the team - we will be getting more gear soon! Please see the message in GroupMe about how we will be doing this.
Thank you again for being such an incredible team, and thanks for inviting your friends! We absolutely love seeing how much our team has grown, and is continuing to grow. We hope you are enjoying the workouts, and please know you can always talk to us if you have concerns.
We will see you tonight at Magda's house for our Christmas Lights/Hot Chocolate run. Feel free to bring a friend that might be interested in training with us! We'll meet at her house at 6:30, run 3-5 miles, and then come back and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies together.
Don't forget - Wednesday is at Harke Park. 400m repeats (Sara, care to join us? We know they're your favorite).
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