Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This evening we're heading into the woods! We'll meet at Oxbow Parks 1st Bridge (which is the 2nd parking lot on your left as you enter oxbow). The O'Leary's will provide high quality tap water. If you enjoy a different post run beverage, please bring your own, I suspect we will.
Here's a link to info on the park if you're interested in learning more. http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/upload_dir/pw/oxbowpark.pdf
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Race results can be found at: http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=3985
Pictures are courtesy of Tom Woo... (thanks Tom!) you can view his full album at the following link. http://sports.webshots.com/album/574261995HFgJZs
I'll also try to pull some more Team RED related pics later next week.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Team RED is operating the Aid Station at Mile 5 for the Half Marathon and approx mile 1 of the 5K. Stop on by and say "Hi" if you're in the area! (we'll be located on a bike path, near the intersection of 4th ST SE & 6th Ave SE.
I found this interesting nugget within an article about "living longer"on msn.com
You run for 40 minutes a day.
Scientists in California found that middle-aged people who did just that—for a total of about five hours per week—lived longer and functioned better physically and cognitively as they got older; the researchers tracked runners and nonrunners for 21 years. "What surprised us is that the runners didn't just get less heart disease—they also developed fewer cases of cancer, neurologic diseases, and infections," says study author Eliza Chakravarty, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. "Aerobic exercise keeps the immune system young." If you don't like to run, even 20 minutes a day of any activity that leaves you breathless can boost your health, she says.
The full story can be found at the following link.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I'd like to ask you to please send your prayers and thoughts to Paula Patterson and her daughters regarding the passing of their husband and father Bruce. Bruce passed due to his battle with pancreatic cancer. Paula is a friend I've gained through running.
Wendy and I are attending the Fight For Bruce fundraiser scheduled 4-10pm on Friday, 8/21 at Somerby Golf Club in Byron. Along with prayers and support, the event will include dinner, silent auction and a bake sale. The benefit will continue as planned in his honor.
Here's a comment added to the benefit website this morning:
Update: (8/18/09, 9:12am)
Bruce passed away last night. In Paula's words, "Bruce, my husband, my hero, is now resting in peace. We love and miss him and will hold him forever in our hearts."
Below are a couple web links, one with Bruce's story.. another will let you know how you can help, even if you can not attend the Somerby fundraiser.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Hey.. a quick good luck to all those Team RED members participating in this Saturday's Rochester Half Marathon & 5K. This race is simply one of the best in the state of Minnesota! For those of you who would like to spectate, and I encourage you to do so, the race starts at the Holiday Inn Express, downtown Rochester... and finishes behind the Mayo Civic Center. Come on out and cheer them on!
Also a great Thank You to those of you who are volunteering at the aid station! Should be lots of fun! If anyone is interested in joining the volunteer crew, we always have room for more!
Friday, August 14, 2009
As you may have heard by now, Team RED is staffing a water station for the Rochester Half Marathon & 5K. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in joining the fun! It's a curbside seat for one of Minnesota's premier races. Many of our runners are participating, it will be great to cheer them on! Additionally, in response to hearing we're volunteering at a station, we received this message from Lin Gentling of the Rochester Track Club.
Yea!!! For Team RED!!!!!!!
THANKS so much. Details to follow.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
My camera work was shoddy at best! Lots of blurry pics that I sent to the recycle bin. The slideshow represents all I could salvage.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Chatfield's Western Stampede Days offers a 10K / 2 Mile & 1 mile fun walk/run. You can find more details at http://rochestertrackclub.com/Calendar/Calendar-Detail.aspx?raceID=293
Kasson's Festival Run provides a 10K & 5K. Race details are at http://rochestertrackclub.com/Calendar/Calendar-Detail.aspx?raceID=290
Monday, August 3, 2009
We're on for the Bears Den at 7pm this Thursday 8/6. Routes will be posted Wednesay... of course, they will vary in distance. See you then!
Check out the slideshow below, and you'll find it was a great run and social last Thursday. Come join us this week!