Couch to 5k
We have had a great response from coaches, so now it is time to start getting our participants signed up. Send this link to anyone who has struggled to start / stick with an exercise program. Or if that person is you, click on our Potato to Tomato page and sign up! This video should be a great way to start a conversation or to get yourself motivated. If you are worried about not being able to finish, ask around. Our Potato to Tomato program has been successful hundreds of times over! (We've had 400+ p2t "alumni", many of who run with us on Wednesday nights...)
The Potato to Tomato program starts on June 18th, but first please attend our informational meeting at the Margaret Maddox YMCA on June 7th at 6:30 p.m. Thanks to Duane and Annie Parsons, we actually have on-line sign ups this year. (finally...) Check out all the information here.
Calling all shoes!
Part of our vision is to make running accessible to everyone, regardless of finances. One way we do that, is to collect gently used running shoes and give them away to people in our community. We've given away hundreds of pairs of shoes. Last year, we gave shoes to about 30 potato to tomato participants, and we assume that we'll need at least that many pairs this year. That's where you come in. On June 6th, we want you to bring any and all old pairs of shoes to the Wednesday night run. (If you would be willing to clean them up first, that would be extremely helpful.) We'll take any pairs of shoes that have life left in them, and pass them along to a runner in need!
Starting on May 30th, Amanda Tungett will be leading Wednesday morning versions of the East Nasty run starting at 5:50 a.m. They will be completing the same course as our afternoon run. This is a great way to get out of the heat and/or get in a good run if you are a couch to 5k coach.
This week's run
This week we are running round LP field (Run #9). For those of you who are familiar with this run, we've made a slight change. Instead of crossing Gallatin, we are going to run straight up Woodland back to 5 points, so you may have to add extra mileage.
See you tomorrow.