Friday, October 28, 2016

We're All Human 5K Color Run

This local race on November 5 is focused on empowering kids & young adults and the prevention of youth suicide

The Run/Walk is sponsored by the "We're All Human Committee" at Woodgrove High School. The group started last year to bring awareness to the subject of teen suicide and support for struggling teens. Last week they helped kick off a group at Loudoun Valley. 

The students are raising money for the peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, Sources of Strength, they are bringing to Woodgrove and Valley. There have been four teen suicides in Loudoun County this year alone

The work these teens are doing is so important. Please support them if you can.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mental Toughness for MCM 10K

The MCM 10K is in one week. I've been trying to decide whether my toe is up for the challenge.

Over the past few weeks, I've had several "successful" runs. Successful being defined as no toe pain, and far enough distances to convince me I can handle a 10K.

Can I handle it physically? Yes. 

Can I handle it mentally? That's harder, but I'm ready to do it.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

What a Long Strange Trip

Actually it hasn't been that long...and it's been more surreal than strange.

I look back over the past three years and I ask myself...well, how did I get here?