“I think I run my strongest when I run with joy, with gratitude, with focus, with grace. With that strategy in place I can push myself for pleasure, not punishment. Maybe you can only really go when you let go.” – Kristin Armstrong
Something to think about this week in workouts and in life. A quote from an insightful blog on the Runner’s World website.
The 3rd annual Conquer the Bridge race across the Vincent Thomas Bridge is giving our community the chance to come together and raise money for an important cause. The race, which takes place on Labor Day (September 5), can be run individually or with a team. Signing up with a team provides the opportunity to support some of our most charitable organizations. I was inspired to run and help get the word out when I heard the story of one team participating in this year’s race…
Earlier this summer, a local wife and mother gave birth to her 3rd child and happily welcomed her baby boy into the world. The next morning, she tragically suffered a brain hemorrhage and has been unconscious ever since. Her family and friends have rallied around her, putting their energies towards fundraisers and lots of prayer to help her husband and three children get through this time, both financially and emotionally. Their team for the Conquer the Bridge race is one of the many efforts to help raise m0ney and support for the family.
“The reason we decided to do this is because Ricci used to do our San Pedro fit boot camp with us up until she got pregnant this time. I had turned her on to it and she loved it. So, Carla, our trainer really wanted to do something that would get people involved to help by doing something Ricci was dedicated to: working out,” said Heidi Linscomb, one of Ricci’s friends working to raise money for this family in need.
Through this horrible time, the efforts of Ricci’s friends and family are an inspiration. To read more about her story you can visit http://www.riccisjourney.com/index.php/home/50-sunday-july-3.
Our community’s thoughts and prayers are with Ricci and her wonderful friends and family. This upcoming race is an opportunity to help raise funds and support… I encourage anyone interested to join their team (by August 24th) and walk or run across the bridge on Labor Day!
Beer of the Week… New Jersey Style! Flying Fish Brewery’s Extra Pale Ale is an extra delicous balanced blend of sweet and bitter. A great choice for a summer day and the “best-selling local craft beer at the Phillies ballpark.”
We enjoyed this New Jersey beer at a barbeque along the beautiful Lake Shawnee shore… not to be confused with The Jersey Shore as I am finding the show to be a terrible representation of the state as a whole.