Monday, November 25, 2013

December Schedule

I must start of this month with a huge “Thank you” to Rosa and everyone that participated, donated and helped with the 5K to benefit our scholarship fund. Although we had frigid temperatures to deal with, we still were able to make a great contribution to the fund. Donations are still being taken so if you were not able to participate please consider sending in a donation. So far I have been approached by 3 candidates that would like to apply for the scholarship so I believe that we will have more than enough opportunities to disburse the money.

Also, I need to Thank everyone who was part of the fabulous card and gift I received. It is very much appreciated. I’m so thankful to be surrounded by an amazing group that has welcomed me with open arms.

Our book for the next book club has been decided. It will be “Mile Markers : 26.2 Reasons Why Women Run” by Kristen Armstrong.  Cindy will host the next meeting probably in February. We will follow up with more details.

There are many races happening over the winter that we have runners attending. Please post on Facebook if you would like a buddy at one of your races.  Also, I will be looking for suggestions for a focus race in the spring. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. From the support on FaceBook it looks like the Portland race in July will be a focus for the summer, so an early spring race would be ideal. Please email me with suggestions...

I will start looking at dates in January to have our annual meeting to discuss new ideas that we would like to implement in the new year and then to pick the races we would like to focus on. Please let me know if you would like to join us.

Remember that December is “choosing your own” distance so each week you can run as short or as long as you want.

Now for the schedule:

December 1, 2013 – Meet at 8:00 am at Goddard 87th and Indiana – I will be out of town and will need a volunteer to lead and possibly a volunteer for an aide station at the nursery. I understand that much of our group is either out of town or racing this day, so may be a small group. Pease let me know if you can help…

Also December 1, 2013 – There are some people running the Superior Stocking Run. Please post if you would like friends.

December 8, 2013 – We will be meeting at Starbucks at 64th and Ward at 7:45 and traveling to Sloan’s Lake to run around the Lake. You can run more than once around if you would like. We will then have ‘brunch’ at Sloan’s similar to what we did last year.  They open at 9 so I figure we can arrive right as they are opening.

December 15, 2013 – Weather pending we will meet at the Coalton trail on McCaslin at 8:00 am. I was hoping we might be able to run the opposite direction to see that side of the trail. If it is snowy then we will re-evaluate the week before.

December 21, 2103 – The Christmas Carol 5k and 10k Run in City Park

Also, December 21, 2013 – Also, the Ugly Sweater 5k Run by Coors Field

December 22, 2013 – We will meet at the Tennis Courts at 64th and Miller at 8:00 am and run the Ralston Creek Trail. We would probably like an aide station at the Elderidge crossing, so if someone can volunteer to set that out I would appreciate the help.

December 29, 2013 – We will meet at the dog park at 64th and just West of Virgil at 8:00 am and run around the Reservoir.  If someone would like to volunteer to put the aide station out for us I would appreciate it.

January 1, 2014 – The Resolution Run in Olde Town Arvada. I know many people have already signed up for this race. We have had a good showing the past 2 years. This is a late start for the people that enjoy celebrating the New Year.