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25 02 2014

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My newest adventure!  Girls on The Run.  I had heard about them online, thought this was a fantastic program for younger girls, and then started running into opportunities to join in.. Litterally, At one of our first planning meetings for The Cougar Prowl 5k, We were introduced to Leslie and informed we would be the culminating race for Girls on The Run.  Instantly I am thinking ok, Christmas has just occurred at Suzies house, and for Kitsap County.

This awesome program is here… yes….. the curriculum focuses on girls 3rd – 5th grade, and teaching them valuable life lessons, self confidence, value of community, power of positive peers, all while training for a 5k. That’s right, school outside in the fresh air, while doing exercise! Yes Christmas is here!!

I attended some informational meetings, met With Rachel, and submitted my application, and a very happy lady later, I will start coaching the girls on March 11.  We train for 12 weeks, 2 nights a week, and the girls finish off running The Cougar Prowl in Silverdale. The fact that I am also on the planning committee for this race, means I get to be part of the whole enchilada. Sureal.. and just plain awesome.


New Year New Goals

25 02 2014


Well this year started out with a first run at Love Em or Leave Em Greenlake 5k.  My running lovah was Jess Graham, and we operated under “On The Wings of Love”  yes cheeseball and fabulous!  I also ran a 5k in Dec. The jingle Bell in Port Orchard, and was looking for another 5k, as my goal this year is to race more short distances, add in more strength training, and pick up my pace!

It was really great racing with all the lady birds that day, as people were all over the time charts, and being around 1 to 2 minutes between runners, there were a lot of us, most folks had a Oiselle rabbit in their sites.  This was the case for me anyway,  and it felt like we were a huge racing flock or circle, so awesome, similar to sat runs with a group at Point Defiance Trails..  the connectivity is awesome. 

We finished 4th in our age group, groups were combined ages so we were 72 years young”)  1st 2nd and 3rd in our division were also Oiselle teams, so it was an age group sweep, saweet!

After the race, we all decided brunch was not a good idea, nerves, and tight stomachs after going all out in a 5k, no thanks.  Sbux at corner… ahh perfect, then over to HQ for some post race chat, got to get a sneak peak of some new spring fashions coming out, love love, can’t wait,  But best of all, racing and hanging out with the flock!