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February 20, 2012

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Just a few more days to register for the Glendale Downtown Dash 5K before the prices go up.  They go up March 1st.    Right now the registration is $30, is goes up to $40 March 1st.    Come on guys…there are 5 of us running this one – it is a short 5K, that’s 3.1 miles.

Register (choose the team option and register with the Crawl, Walk, Run team), and then RSVP for on the meetup so we know who is running with us.

Today’s inspiration

 

This week’s runs

Hope to see you this week!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! February 14, 2012

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Who is running with me tonight?

I know it’s Valentine’s Day and many of you may already have big plans for celebrating this sweet holiday with someone special or a group of friends – but if you’re not already celebrating, come hang with us tonight.  Running or any form of exercise is a great way to “take care of yourself” – and Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for some self-indulgence.

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
~Oscar Wilde 

We can end our run with a stop for a snack or if anyone is up for it…treat ourselves to something sweet maybe?  Or just join us for the run and head off for your own evening.

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Happy Monday Everyone! February 13, 2012

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Just a quick note – this Sunday is our monthly Morning Walk & Coffee.  A low-key, slow paced walk around Glendale.  Sort of a meet-n-greet event for our meetup.  No running, just walking…easy and a chance to meet everyone.

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If you can’t make it on Sunday, that’s ok, pick another run and join us!  We have a big variety of beginner runners.   Some of our members are doing more walking than running, others are running short distances and some are racing past the rest of us — doing the full 5+ miles and able to do more.  No matter where you are on your running journey – you’ll be inspiration to our members and be inspired by others.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Awesome day! February 12, 2012

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Today was awesome!  Eileen and Lisa and I did the Firecracker 10K Run this morning.  I believe Natsuko was there also – we just didn’t spot her – she must have zoomed past us. J   The hills were painful, but we powered through and finished like champs.   Yay!!!

Next weekend is the Rock-n-Roll MarathonKim is running this one…and Claudio is running the Bandit Trail Run – good luck guys!

A little inspiration for the week:

This week we have four runs…

Our next event is the Downtown Dash, March 11th.  This one is just a 5K, (that’s 3+ miles) a nice route around Glendale.  Register and RSVP on our Meetup here:  http://www.meetup.com/crawlwalkrun/events/51342732/  that way we know who will be there – and we can run together.

A Great Weekend! January 22, 2012

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Four of us braved the rain on Saturday morning.  The river was speeding by and the tunnel we take to the park was flooded with water so we stayed on the river path.

         

We got soaked, but it wasn’t too cold, just wet.  I wish I had some pictures of how wet we were, but my shoes are still drying today.   We did learn a few things about running in the rain.

1)       What to wear;

  • a thin, water proof jacket,
  • thin pants, with a draw string to keep them from falling down when they get wet and heavy,
  • gloves to keep your hands warm,
  • and a hat (preferably something with a brim to keep the rain out of your eyes)

2)      Bring a few extra things for after the run;

  • a towel to dry your face and to sit on during the car ride home,
  • extra shoes/socks,
  • and a dry shirt/jacket..

 

Today seven of us met in downtown Glendale at Chess Park for our 2.2 mile walk. There were 3 new members we had a nice easy walk and then stopped to chat with some coffee, tea and a snack.   We had a little confusion with our meeting place today with the Downtown Dash folks there for a training day, so we will change next month’s location.

There are 3 runs schedule for this week;

It is supposed to rain tomorrow, but warm up as the week progresses.  Good weather for running.  Hope to see you this week.

 

Happy Wednesday Everyone! January 18, 2012

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“It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.”  -Adidas ad

We’ve got 9 folks RSVP’d for the Saturday run!  YAY!

We also have an event on Sunday, it is just a social walk.  We do a 2.2 mile walk through downtown Glendale.  We stop at Starbucks @ the end for a cup of tea or coffee.  I scheduled these events to keep us moving and to allow our new members or anyone who hasn’t attended one of our meetups before to join us in a non-running event – I encourage our active members to join us as well – it is good for newbies to meet the folks who run with us.

There are a few events coming up that members are participating in;

Eileen is doing the TinkerBell Half Marathon January 29th.

Kim is doing the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon on February 19th.

I have signed up for the Firecracker 10K on February 12th.

I know Claudio is planning to do a trail run, I don’t know which one though.

Let me know if you are participating in a local event and I’ll add it to the calendar.

Here’s a little inspiration for the week

I Believe in the Run

Hope to see ya soon!

Great Saturday! January 7, 2012

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Thanks to everyone who came out this morning, we had a great run and a nice breakfast at the cafe afterwords.

[8 runners, I think that’s a record high – and on a gloomy day to boot!!!]

Join us — check out our group on Meetup!

I thought I would share some of the things we talked about today….we learn so much from each other!

This is the news story/interview with my friend Matthew Shack who has lost over 200 lbs in the last year and half with the help of FitBit….he’s very inspiring.

  • This device – The Striiv Person Trainer,  was mentioned in the news story…interesting idea…I like the donation idea.

The Gruve Personal Activity Monitor…which tells you when you have be sedentary for too long. I am so tempted to get one of these!  I need the kick in the pants!  I found it pretty quickly on Amazon, but it is $179.95 there, and on Spoofee.com, I found it for $99.99.

And The Stick, which has been a great help for my tight muscles is here for $30.00, well worth it!   Thanks to Jainhetal and Kim for recommending this!!

This is the Sleep Cycle App I have…I think it has been very helpful for me.   They have a similar app for iPhones.   And another version for the Droid.

Some information on swollen hands while running or walking…several people have complained of this, but I have found that extra hydration before the run is a good preventative step…but here’s what Livestrong has to say.

Wow!  That’s a lot and there was more things…like events folks are training for, the Secret Stairs walks and walking or running the around reservoir, Lake Balboa and SilverLake, — it was a great morning.

Thanks again!!

Running Again December 11, 2011

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I am feeling pretty good this week.  I was able to run last week – my knee is feeling a lot better!  I’m still taking it easy but I am running!

We have a few folks that would like to do long runs on the weekend (8-10 miles), email me if you are interested in doing long runs on the weekends – and I’ll get you guys together.

As we get closer to Christmas I am sure everyone is getting busier and running can easily fall lower on the priority list. I know running makes me feel so much better – I have more energy and I feel more positive – all good during the holidays! J

We have 3 runs scheduled this week:

Hope to see you!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! December 6, 2011

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November was a pretty tough month and I apologize for not keeping the spirit of running going these last few weeks. I hurt my knee, which kept me down for quite some time and I had a little travel in November – but I’m back guys.
So this week we have 3 runs;

• Tuesday @ 6:30 pm Burbank Chandler Bikeway
• Thursday @ 6:30 am Griffith Park / LA River Loop
• Saturday @ 8;00 am Griffith Park Loop

I hope to see you soon.

Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge October 25, 2011

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I just got a email on this today…I’m not sure….what do you think?

Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge
November 5th, 2011

I think it might be fun to volunteer on race day for this event.  It would give you a good feel for how the race goes, to see if we think it might be something we’d want to do next year.  Let me know if you are interested in volunteering (handing out water at water stations, helping with registration and packet distribution, stuff like that…)

Let me know!