“stuff ‘round the mill”
I am a runner.
This is not so because I run races or because of the time registered on a clock when I cross the finish line. It’s not so because of distances I run or the number of days per week or month or year that I run. This is not so because of the number of events I run per year. This is not so because of the clothes I wear, there is no mandatory runner’s dress code, some runners don’t even wear shoes! I am not a runner because someone has designated me as a runner; I don’t need anybody’s certification or stamp of approval. Perhaps the closest thing to a test of being a runner has been the test of time, and that time for me has been a blessing! There is no minimum distance, nor a maximum to being a runner. What is minimum mileage to some may be sloughing off to others. Some runners long runs are just a waste of time to others who prefer high intensity short running to running slow for a very long time or perhaps even for a number of days.
I know I am a runner because when I wake up in the morning, amongst other primal thoughts, running is fixed in my mind. My thoughts are will I run once, twice, maybe three times today? I will do whatever is best for my running. Will I run hills? Will I run fast!? Will I run slow and make it an easy day to rest my body. Perhaps for my best running I need a day off and extra rest, or maybe some cycling! Some days my body is sore and my mind is stale and I need a break from my normal routine. My mind is always searching for what my running body needs to improve! I want to be a better runner! I must be a better runner! When I am a better runner I am a happier person! When I am a better runner I am a healthier person and my level of patience is much higher, my life and the world for me is a much better place!
I hang with runners; they are the majority of my friends. My running friends come in the normal stages. Some have been runners from back in their youth; running is deeply entrenched into their souls. Some want to be runners; they just don’t know the extent or level of effort they are willing to extend. Some are pretending to be runners, not fully having made the commitment to lifelong running. The stages I moved through becoming the runner I am today were first pretending I wanted to be a runner, I was just not really sure I could make the commitment. I wanted to run long enough to lose some weight and get a bit healthier, not necessarily do this silly running stuff for the rest of my life. Running seemed too hard and my daily work was hard, I didn’t see myself needing more hard stuff in my life? The harder I worked the easier he running became. The harder I worked the more rewarding the running became. Soon running made the other hard stuff in my life so much easier to deal with.
If a friend says let’s do something fun my first thought is okay, let’s run! I don’t need a change of pace, I need to run! If I have a break in the day of an hour or two my first thought is okay, I’ll go for a run. If I can’t sleep or wake up in the middle of the night, more often than not, I will go for a run and generally return and fall immediately to sleep. A mile or 2 may be all it takes to burn off the anxiety that is keeping me awake.
Running may not cure all misery, illness, and problems. But it comes close…
COMING SOON – Boston Marathon Registration – http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx
Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2013, 2014, and 2015, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.
5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration at www.shawneemt.com
This was yet another spectacularly successful event! I don’t know if there are any results in print but I do have a picture I really enjoyed taking. The Mudder and her son, attached.
08/16 – *CHALLENGEPOCONOMOUNTAINS*
The excitement around Shawnee on the Delaware was obvious!
FROM JEFF SILVERNALE (thank you Jeff!!!)
I think I got them all – or at least the ones I know, but not sure. Also, couldn’t get the placement unless I went into each contestant individually.
Bib # Name Division Swim
900 Jeff Silvernale
45-49 Male 00:26:13.946 01:05:20.576 00:47:32.356 02:22:27.530
722 Wesley Ripley
30-34 Male 00:30:28.760 01:16:31.876 00:46:32.913 02:38:19.860
760 Brett Jenner
35-39 Male 00:28:45.526 01:19:28.463 00:50:36.926 02:42:59.096
781 Anthony Muscarello
40-44 Male 00:33:29.626 01:21:48.770 00:56:15.930 02:56:33.546
842 Nikki Perschy
35-39 Female 00:37:48.030 01:24:11.570 00:55:33.723 03:01:11.893
839 KERRI JAHELKA
35-39 Female 00:29:21.406 01:25:38.733 00:59:44.366 03:01:11.820
808 Mark Jefcoat
60-64 Male 00:42:03.160 01:24:12.516 01:07:25.383 03:21:24.940
360 Doug Degler
45-49 Male 00:31:31.923 02:36:56.530 01:40:22.256 04:55:18.256
567 Tri Anything .
Relay 00:41:44.863 03:23:58.223 02:24:37.553 06:34:42.880
Art Zulick, Lynn Byrne, Joel Saffer
RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/
138 30:04 56 DEHAUT RUSSELL WIND GAP PA M 26
139 30:06 55 DEHAUT JESSICA WIND GAP PA F 26
156 31:16 58 DEMAREST IAN EAST STROUDSBURG PA M 9
157 31:17 57 DEMAREST VICKIE EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 35 178 32:52 295 TINNEY BRIDGET EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 29
179 32:53 315 WIDGER STEPHANIE EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 30
296 45:27 39 CARR MARTY STROUDSBURG PA F 40
13 45:48 1161 MILLER LEE BANGOR PA MALE 55 1ST M50-59 Mad Dog was 1st in age!!
17 47:52 1126 KROME BOB PEN ARGYL PA MALE 29 3RD M20-29
36 51:23 1008 ARNDT LARA STROUDSBURG PA FEMALE 31 43 52:25 1214 STEEN ASHLEY STROUDSBURG PA FEMALE 30
158 1: 07:19 1184 RADCLIFFE LUCAS WIND GAP PA MALE 16
170 1: 09:25 1033 COHEN DAVID CRESCO PA MALE 60 3RD M60-69
219 1: 24:54 1245 WEBER SEAN EAST STROUDSBURGPA MALE 33
Sat & Sun – Full Mill Rat schedule! Running, walking, cycling, talking, and coffee! Not necessarily in that order! Join the Mill Rats, the longest standing running group/club in the area. No dues! No demands! Just heaven sent runnin’ and fellowship!
WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – *CHALLENGEPOCONOMOUNTAINS* Triathlon, volunteer today -
08/16 – RUN WILD AT THE ZOO, Lehigh Valley. 5k/10k http://www.runwildatlvzoo5k.com/ 09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
08/22 – BLUE VALLEY FARM SHOW – 5PM at the Fairgrounds Info – 610-588-1925
08/27 – THE FIRST RESPONDER 5K RUN/WALK – Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Course – Levy Loop! Out and back.
Start – Rudy’s Tavern. Finish – Rudy’s Tavern.
Check in – Rudy’s Tavern at 5:00 pm
Benefit – Local First Responders and there Families: Officer Ruben Torres, EMT Tobee Capozzi, Kim Smith (wife of Officer Doug Smith), Firefighter Steve Adams and Det. Doug Knowles.
Entry Fee: – $20 per person
Make checks payable to Officer Chris Shelly
08/29 – MOORE TOWNSHIP 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN
09/05 – Kick off Stroudsburg’s Bicentennial with us at 8:00 Saturday morning, September 5, 2015 when PARC and the Stroudsburg Daybreak Kiwanis host the Stroudsburg Bicentennial 5k at the courthouse, 7th and Monroe Streets in Stroudsburg. Registration is 7 a.m. to 7:45 the day of the race, and the race starts promptly at 8 am. T shirts to the first 100 registrants. You may register by mail until August 22. Look for the race application on the PARC website, at the YMCA or at Ready Set Run. Food and drink provided post race, then enjoy the Bicentennial festivities!
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
09/25 – The Bacon 5k Challenge. Coca-Cola Park. Run to the half way mark; eat a half-pound of cooked bacon, then run the rest of the 5k race. T shirt and beverage coupon included. There is a selection for people that want to run the race, but not eat the bacon and is $5 less than the regular reg. fee.
http://www.bacon5kchallenge.com Sign up ends on 8/14/15!
09/27 – ST LUKE’S BLUE RIBBON 5K – St. Luke’s Anderson Campus 1872 Riverside Circle Easton, PA 18045 held to raise awareness of and funds for prostate cancer
Registration – 7:30 am – Race at 8:30 – Walk at 8:40
Registration – http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2139475
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/10 – 5TH ANNUAL TIM LAMBERT 5K/10K RUN/WALK – October 10, 2015
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.
10/17 – Women’s 5k Classic, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/17 – Race Against Poverty 5k – Cherry Lane Road, Analomink, PA, United States – Start Time: 12:00pm
Website for Race: http://raceagainstpoverty.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139090586
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/01 – Slatington to Northampton, PA – DELAWARE & LEHIGH HERITAGE HALF MARATHON – www.delawareandlehigh.org/race
11/08 – RIVER RAMBLE FALL CLASSIC
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – PHILADELPHIA MARATHON/HALF MARATHON REG. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com
12/12 – The Knight of Columbus Council #13935 will once again be sponsoring the Kris Kringle 5K at Matamoras Airport Park on 12/12/15 at 9 a,m,
Bill – 579.445.9551 h
12/12/15 Christmas City Classic 5-miler and Candy Cane 5k. http://christmascityraces.com
GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:
AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg – Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – all holidays included. Wed evening at 5:15 PM
POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, You do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us.
POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – firstname.lastname@example.org – & FACEBOOK.
TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – email@example.com and FACEBOOK
READY SET RUN http://www.readysetrunpoconos.com/ – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Facebook.
VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events
NEPA Runner – http://neparunner.com/
UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611. 570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH
STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit
PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource for races.
JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac
JANINE GRAZIANO-Full, CPCC, ACC CHIEF POSSIBILITY OFFICER AT LIVE FULL COACHING
FROM SCOTT DIETRICH – TEAM RWB TEAMMATES WANTED! TEAM RED, WHITE AND BLUE is looking to bring local fitness minded civilians and veterans together to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions!
RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/
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