stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
The marathon’s about being in contention over the last 10K. That’s when it’s about what you have in your core. You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what’s left inside you. To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon.
-Rob de Castella

It is ten weeks until the Tenth Annual Pocono Run for the Red Marathon.

Six weeks to the 119th Boston Marathon!
Here are our locals:
Arnst, Timothy F. 52 M East Stroudsburg PA USA USA
Cerminaro, Anthony J. Sr. 78 M Jermyn PA USA USA
Fair, Joelle 46 F Scotrun PA USA USA
Lwanga, Doreen N. 38 F Bartonsville PA USA USA
Nicholls, Rhonda 55 F Henryville PA USA USA
Papa, William J 63 M Pocono Pines PA USA USA
Policelli, Neil 65 M Bangor PA USA US
Rehrig, Jim 71 M Nazareth PA USA USA
Rossetti, Jerry 66 M Barto PA USA USA
Snyder, Ricky L 43 M Pen Argyl PA USA USA
Villiano, Julie 54 F Bangor PA USA USA

I got this email flyer offering advice as how to qualify for Boston. I couldn’t help but think how does a person qualify for Boston? Ya gotta RUN FASTER! Then the notion popped into my head, what does a runner do so he or she can run faster? WORK HARDER!

It’s only running, keep it simple and easy! Believe in yourself! Work hard and run fast, put a smile on your face and share the joy!

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com

03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)

FROM LISA FLORY – Howdy Orange Shirts!
03/08 – We would like to have an organizational meeting to get things together and go over any and all new ideas or improvements/changes to the timing team for this year. We have reserved the kitchen and dining/meeting room at the East Stroudsburg Fire House for Sunday, March 8th. Thoughts are to meet at 7ish or whenever you would like to get a run in and then meet at the fire house at 9:00 to have some breakfast and go over timing team business.

Mill Schedule stands as always, pitter pat, one step after another! Same time, same rat channel!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – BEAT BEETHOVEN in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAY DAY details to come as ready.
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-MILER, Philadelphia. http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) TORTOISE AND THE HARE 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – GREYT HOUND HUSTLE – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/15 – 5th Annual Shawnee Mountain Mud Run is scheduled for Saturday August 15, 2015. Online Registration and event details will be available April 1 at www.shawneemt.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
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
10/03 – FAMILIES FIRST 13th ANNUAL 5K
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – Women’s 5k Classic, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
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

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Does anyone have the date for Law Day?

Phil Svoboda is coming east during the weekend of May 3rd. and he says he’s hoping to participate in Law Day.

First while it/he is eternally on the prowl and does live in the Pacific Northwest a Svoboda is not a Sasquatch. Knowing Phil and arguing political nonsense with him for many MANY years I feel sure he is sympathetic to the Sasquatch cause, WHATEVER it may be!

Second, this gives several of y’all an opportunity to hide so you don’t need to see him!

Law Day, the date, PLEASE?

Attached is a photo I took of Phil as I crossed finish line of the first Pocono Marathon 10 years ago.

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A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur

From a few conversations about training Sunday during the Bfast run I get the impression many are not having an easy time getting the training in they wish to have for the RFR! The weather is hampering everybody, no sympathy here, we live in the Pocono Mountains! We must expect some weather! Work and family seems to be a frequent reason for not finding training time. No tons of sympathy here either, we all make choices and need to see them through but ALSO we need to find ways to work with them!

One of the thoughts I had many years ago when I was PARC President was to establish a support group of and for young families to have training time. One I idea I had was to get a group of “babysitters” together for Saturday and or Sunday afternoons so mom and dad could get a run in. Maybe 2 families take 2 other families kids on Saturday and Sunday switch rolls. Maybe several of us older children gone couples take the kids to a movie. Or to McDonalds for a sandwich and raise heavenly noise on the playground or to an outdoor playground, weather permitting.

Just sayin’ ???

A LITTLE MORE HISTORY:

In June of 2006 Aardvark Sports Shop opened at 7th and Main Sts. in Stroudsburg. Along with a first class running accessory store Dick and Bruce Haines brought a wealth of running experience!

Dick Haines brought a winning and energy filled spirit which was catching! He graciously worked his tail off in leading and helping us to build the foundation of our new and greatly expanded running community! In no way could we ever repay the Haines Family for their contributions to our community!

One of their finest contributions came when they hired Trish D’Imperio! They hired her and they trained her well! And now with Ready Set Run she carries on the tradition and excellence of running accessory store they founded!

Rumor is that Dick is now running moonshine in the hills of North Carolina. HONEST! I wouldn’t make something like that up!

FWIW – I have never had or intent to have any financial interest in either store. I simply believe that people who do yeomen’s work deserve our praise for that work!

More to come.

WEEK END RESULTS:
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – http://www.coolrunning.com/results/15/pa/Feb28_Cookie_set1.shtml
17 Samantha Snead Moscow PA 297 26 2 Top Fin 39:43.2 39:43.2 6:24/M
91 Lara Arndt Stroudsburg PA 155 30 4 F 28-30 49:59.0 49:59.0 8:04/M
181 Kathy Koberlein Albrightsville PA 140 64 4 F 60-64 1:00:43.1 1:00:49.8 9:49/M
278 Sean Weber East Stroudsburg PA 236 32 5 M 31-33 1:26:46.7 1:26:57.4 14:01/M

READY SET RUN – 3RD ANNUAL BREAKFAST RUN – IT WAS DELICIOUS! THANK YOU TRISH & STACEY!

CAUMSETT PARK 50K USAT&F NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & GLIRC 25K RUN

http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101969760487-2656/Caumsett50Kentry2015.pdf

CAUMSETT PARK 50K CHAMPIONSHIP AND GLIRC 25K RUN
ZACHARY ORNELAS – 02:52:16 COURSE RECORD! Zachary’s fastest of his ten 5K’s was 16:48. His slowest was 17:58. The second place guy finished over 13 minutes back so Zachary wasn’t pushed or he may have challenged the American Record of 2:51.??

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 MILE & 4 MILE RACES – QUAKERTOWN, PA

HTTP://PRETZELCITYSPORTS.COM/USERFILES/FILE/15%20QUAKERTOWN%20ROTARY%20APP.PDF

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5K & 10K 11:00 AM – WWW.PRETZELCITYSPORTS.COM

03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)

FROM LISA FLORY – Howdy Orange Shirts!
03/08 – We would like to have an organizational meeting to get things together and go over any and all new ideas or improvements/changes to the timing team for this year. We have reserved the kitchen and dining/meeting room at the East Stroudsburg Fire House for Sunday, March 8th. Thoughts are to meet at 7ish or whenever you would like to get a run in and then meet at the fire house at 9:00 to have some breakfast and go over timing team business.

FROM ROD – My race season began with Law Day in April 1993. It continues….

Mill Schedule stands as always, pitter pat, one step after another! Same time, same rat channel!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – Beat Beethoven in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – Knowlton Community 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – Broad Street 10-miler, Philadelphia. http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

06/06 – Greyt Hound Hustle – Tuscarora State Park • 687 Tuscarora Park Road Barnesville, PA 18214

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=13776552&int=29-110-1

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
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
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – Women’s 5k Classic, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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“stuff ‘round the mill”

In Joetta Clark Diggs book Principles for Success she writes of her experience at the 96 Olympic trials when she finished 3rd in her heat, one place out of qualifying for the finals. I read the account with a tear in my eye. I could feel her emotion through her written words.

Joetta writes how she chose a singlet that when her race number was pinned on the USA would still be visible!

Joetta wrote how everything leading up to her race was perfect. She writes about how from the start gun going off to the finish everything was according to plan! Except for the 3rd place finish! She offers no excuses, instead she writes I did everything right.

Her courage, pride, and belief in herself is magnificent! She wrote: “Faith is believing in the absence of success. Do not lose hope in my dream id has not been completed yet, it only has been delayed!

To me the important point is we simply must have undying confidence and belief in ourselves. No one’s opinion of you is nearly as important as what we think about ourselves! Believe in yourself, make your dreams come true!

FROM LISA FLORY – Howdy Orange Shirts!

It’s that time of year again believe it or not with the cold weather we’ve been having….almost race season! Dion and I have been busy fielding calls and emails from race directors from both previous and new races and the Scott Ewing Timing Team calendar is filling up for 2015.

We would like to have an organizational meeting to get things together and go over any and all new ideas or improvements/changes to the timing team for this year. We have reserved the kitchen and dining/meeting room at the East Stroudsburg Fire House for Sunday, March 8th. Thoughts are to meet at 7ish or whenever you would like to get a run in and then meet at the fire house at 9:00 to have some breakfast and go over timing team business. I will be making oatmeal and toppings and then everyone else can just contribute whatever they would like to the meal.

Please come out and join us. I am excited to see where the timing team can go this year and hope that we will have another good year of making Scott proud as we continue on with what he has started.

Looking forward to see you all!

FROM MIKE CORRELL – JOG & HOG – No Fee February ending soon, register this week!
Just a reminder that next Sunday is March 1st, which means Jog ‘n Hog’s No Fee February, is coming to a close. Also, the price goes up by $3 so make sure to register this week for your last chance to get in at the lowest rate.
To register, visit www.jognhog.com. And don’t forget to “like” Jog ‘n Hog on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jognhog

FROM REBECCA SCHAEFER
Welcome to the website of the ROCKY 50K FAT ASS RUN, being held on December 5th, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. To note, a fat ass, unsanctioned run is defined by:
FAT ASS is the name given to a series of low key runs that are frequented by experienced runners & walkers and characterized by the phrase “No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps”. Yes, the runs are totally free to enter and are put on by passionate runners who are also running. Because the runs are not races in any sense, there is no guarantee of anything other than a course to run. There are no course marshals, and no course markers, and you should not expect any aid either. They are an exercise in self-help.
www.rocky50k.com
More about Rebecca and this event:

http://www.metro.us/local/rocky-run-set-to-snake-through-old-stomping-grounds/tmWmlc—d1O4L92wS0Zuk/

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf

03/01 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast.

03/01 – CAUMSETT PARK 50K USAT&F NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & GLIRC 25K Run
50K at 8:30 AM • 25K at 8:35 AM
Your 26.2 mile split in the 50K will be a 2016 Boston Qualifier, but ONLY if you complete the full 50K distance

http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101969760487-2656/Caumsett50Kentry2015.pdf

Mill Schedule stands as always, pitter pat, one step after another! Same time, same rat channel!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf

03/01 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast.
03/01 – CAUMSETT PARK 50K USAT&F NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & GLIRC 25K Run
50K at 8:30 AM • 25K at 8:35 AM
Your 26.2 mile split in the 50K will be a 2016 Boston Qualifier, but ONLY if you complete the full 50K distance

http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101969760487-2656/Caumsett50Kentry2015.pdf

03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – BEAT BEETHOVEN in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-MILER, Philadelphia. http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) TORTOISE AND THE HARE 5K Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
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
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/22 – PHILADELPHIA MARATHON/HALF MARATHON. Reg. opens 4/1http://philadelphiamarathon.com

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“Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell

Here’s a little of our history as I recall it.

The picture I sent Friday represented a part the group training primarily preparing for the first RFR Marathon at the Mill. The picture represented about one third of the total number of “mill rats” gathering at the Mill to run socially or competitively.

At that point in time I had been sending a bi-weekly newsletter for several years. My hope was to unite us if only through the emails. My emails were going to about 175 people, most of whom never set foot in the Mill parking lot. There many training groups around the area with no connection to each other. My intent, through my emails, was to change that.

The beginning of Pocono Marathon inspired a great deal of community spirit and camaraderie. Much discussion around the Mill was that we needed shirts to show we were united, sort of like a club. We wanted people to know were united and that we took pride in our running! We may have had a gruff appearance to outsiders but the truth was we were family, we cared about each other and our chosen sport of running.

There rose up amongst three RUNNING SAINTS! Lori Ann Giovinco, Rick Prill, and Ralph Bender together coined the name “Mill Rats” and designed and bought us the Mill Rat shirts worn proudly by us in the first Pocono Marathon as well as many other events. On that shirt is the likeness of the man who led and continues to inspire us, Edwin “Itze” Krawitz, our forever beloved leader!

Lori Ann Giovinco, Rick Prill, and Ralph Bender, y’all are a blessing! You have earned a place in our hearts and our history! We can never repay your generosity and kindness and leadership in a thousand years! THANK YOU!

Mill Rat shirt attached

More of our story to follow:

WEEKEND RESULTS:
UGLY MUDDER I didn’t see any locals in the results, did I miss someone? www.pretzelcitysports.com

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA
http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf COOOOOOOOKIEEEEES!

03/01 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast.

Mill Schedule stands as always, pitter pat, one step after another! Same time, same rat channel!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf

03/01 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast.
03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/19 – BEAT BEETHOVEN in Reading, PA Alvernia University grounds at 10:00 a.m. 10K Race and a 5K/Race/Walk and a new 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. $25 for online or mail-in application before April 4th; $30 after April 4th. – Contact: www.pretzelcitysports.com or call Kathern Marshall (610) 926-4673 or Allyson McKechnie (610) 823-6279
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – KNOWLTON COMMUNITY 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – BROAD STREET 10-MILER, Philadelphia. http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) TORTOISE AND THE HARE 5K Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
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
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – WOMEN’S 5K CLASSIC, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/22 – PHILADELPHIA MARATHON/HALF MARATHON. Reg. opens 4/1http://philadelphiamarathon.com

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The 3 Ds of Marathon Success: Discipline. Dedication. Determination.

http://www.boston.com/sports/marathon/blog/2014/03/the_3-ds_of_marathon_success_d.html

A few weekends back I was out on one of my favorite training runs, a PF/LDR, just groovin’, day dreaming, and having a blast! Suddenly this lovely young lady gracefully moved around and ahead of me like I was standing still. Her grace, beauty, and ease of motion filled me with inspiration and joy it put a smile on my face that wouldn’t go away! She was travelin’!

PF/LDR stands for “post fast/long distance runner”. Of course everything is relative and my best speed and longest distances while not that impressive, they what they were and I’m proud of them! I can’t come close to them now, but I can and DO enjoy the memories! I never knew the day would come when I would be able to relive those memories and enjoy them as much if not more than I did during the days when I was creating them!

Running is my dearest friend! My hope in my next run gives me purpose and a reason to continue to struggle forward! Running makes me happy, so very very happy! It’s my hope and prayer that running will be merciful to y’all as you build, create, and in due time enjoy the wonderful memories you are gathering up for yourselves! You can’t buy them! Wishing doesn’t bring them to you! You earn them one step at a time out on the roads and trails while training and racing!

Attached is a picture of some Mill Rats continuing “the run” during the time period after the Pocono AC ended and before the beginning of PARC.

Marijuana and Ultrarunning:

http://www.ultrarunning.com/featured/marijuana-and-ultrarunning-just-keep-digging/?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=60a2e49311-Weekly+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1577fa00f6-60a2e49311-153542577

So after watching this I said to Grammie “I don’t buy this!” I can’t see runners smoking and inhaling that poison into their lungs! She replied with a big grin “there are always brownies!”

I swear, sometimes I REALLY don’t know that woman!!!

THIS WEEKEND:
02/22 – UGLY MUDDER 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com

02/21-22 ENDURANCE SPORTS EXPO the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA http://endurancesportsexpo.com/index.html
It’s probably warm in this expo…

RSR – B’fast run moved to 03/01 – 3rd Annual Walk or Run the Winter Blues Away Customer Appreciation Breakfast. Our Breakfast Run has been rescheduled due to the mixed bag of snow, freezing rain and rain coming this weekend. Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 1, same time and same place. Please continue to RSVP. Let’s hope for some nicer weather!! Stay warm and be safe out there!

Mill Schedule stands pitter pat, one step after another! Same time, same rat channel!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf

03/01 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast. More specifics as the date approaches. Mark your calendars!
03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – Knowlton Community 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – Broad Street 10-miler, Philadelphia. http://www.broadstreetrun.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/25 – (Memorial Day) Tortoise and the Hare 5k Wind Gap http://www.tortoiseharerace.org
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
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
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/17 – Women’s 5k Classic, Lehigh Valley. Swag Bag is pretty great! Registration opens on 2/14. http://www.womens5kclassic.org
10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1http://philadelphiamarathon.com

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“stuff ‘round the mill”

Girl Talk: Running Inspiration – By Kara Deschenes Published Jun. 11, 2013 Updated Jun. 13, 2013
Kristin McQueen – http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2013/06/inspiration/girl-talk-running-inspiration_13421#bVOhMyjRjmWACIe4.99

Wanamaker Mile Results:

http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&mgroup_event_id=574&year=2015&do=videos&video_id=133688

http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&mgroup_event_id=574&year=2015&do=videos&video_id=133683

Perhaps we should have our own mile competition. Is there any interest?

Snowshoe Technique video:

http://www.monkeysee.com/play/12779-snowshoe-technique

If someone once told you to go fly a kite, but you didn’t know how, this video is for you!

http://www.monkeysee.com/play/2128-how-to-fly-a-kite

There are some in the Ultra Running community playing with a new idea to run the same miles as each day of the month. February is a 406 mile month. July & August would be 496 miles back to back! If any of y’all decide to try it let us know how many days you make, PLEASE!!

THIS WEEKEND:
02/22 – UGLY MUDDER 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com

02/22 – RSR – 3rd Annual Walk or Run the Winter Blues Away Customer Appreciation Breakfast
Join us at 8:00 am for a walk or run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast. We will have different routes with various distances planned or you can run your own. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. (Please note there is no fee)
Trish we need to chase some of this white stuff away also!

02/21-22 ENDURANCE SPORTS EXPO the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA http://endurancesportsexpo.com/index.html

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
02/22 – UGLY MUDDER 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/22 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast. More specifics as the date approaches. Mark your calendars!
02/21-22 ENDURANCE SPORTS EXPO the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA http://endurancesportsexpo.com/index.html
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf

03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – Knowlton Community 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
We can train ourselves to view life from more joyful perspectives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Part of each workout should include positive thoughts, believing and seeing ourselves crossing the finish line with the clock showing your goal time! Belief in our ability is not a gift given to all. For some of us it takes VERY hard work to learn and earn the results we wish for! Work hard and believe in yourself intensely! Do not give up, YOU are worth the effort!

FROM RICH PRICE:
Alex Price – Fast & Brilliant!!!

http://www.gosusqu.com/sports/mxc/2014-15/releases/20150211r6d3rw

FROM DEBBIE LENNOX:
Jared Budzinski – fast, but oh boy…

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/251943-Kick-of-the-Week/video/759972-KICK-OF-THE-WEEK-Jared-Budzinski-vs-Lap-Counting#.VN3_NCyLXud

THIS WEEKEND:
I don’t know of any events our folks are running this weekend. ??
Sooooo I suspect the streets and trails (treadmills) will be overrun with people training!
Mill Rats 7:30 AM daily.

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
02/22 – UGLY MUDDER 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/22 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast. More specifics as the date approaches. Mark your calendars!
02/21-22 ENDURANCE SPORTS EXPO the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA http://endurancesportsexpo.com/index.html
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf

03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – lose an hour (turn clock one hour ahead)
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – Knowlton Community 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/
11/01 – DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – gain an hour (turn back the clock)

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop! – Confucius

We have many new events and folks who are new to race directing. Here’s some interesting thoughts and perspective of an experienced ultramarathon race director that may apply for any distance event.

TIPS FOR OTHER RACE DIRECTORS by Paul Charteris

The world does not revolve around your race. It may seem like it, but it does not. People have their own lives going on, they may choose to race another event, they cannot make it to a volunteer day, or a number of other things. Let it go. Always remember that everyone is doing stuff in their own lives and often it does not involve your race.

Always focus on what creates the best experience. An event is much more than a race. A race is what happens between when the gun goes off and the finish line. An event is the experience that athletes, spectators, supporters, sponsors, volunteers, and your host community have in the months, weeks, and days leading up to race day and afterward. Look to other events outside trail ultrarunning and see if you can pick up any special tips on how they create memorable experiences for their fans.

Hire the most passionate people you can find. Always look for people who love your event and find ways of getting them involved.

You’ll find the full article here: https://www.irunfar.com/2015/02/the-tarawera-ultramarathon-ideas-for-directing-an-ultramarathon.html

Here’s a cycle training video. It could be watched while running on a treadmill which will make you feel really REALLY fast!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6fTH8wr5WY&feature=em-subscription-upload

How to Adapt Your Bicycle for Winter Riding – Winter-Proof Your Road Bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atuPowJ6_Q4

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER Reading PA – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com

10 weeks to Boston, 14 weeks to RFR
TRAIN HARD AND SMART!

Snow Days – Please do not park at the MILL until the plowing is complete!

WHAT AM I MISSING?! Please let me know of anyone or any news or events I missed PLEASE!!!

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
Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings, meet at the front door. Walkers, talkers, & runners. There is a distance and pace to fit everyone, and everyone is welcome! 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 – parc@ptd.net – & FACEBOOK.

TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – jsilvernale@vertellus.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/

LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu

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
www.livefullcoaching.com

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: scott.dietrich@teamrwb.org for instructions!

RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/

If you wish to be added or removed from “stuff ’round the mill” send me an email. rodhasker@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER Reading PA – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/11 – RSR – Half Marathon Training Program – This program will train you to complete the St. Luke’s Half Marathon in Allentown on April 26th. The group will meet on Wednesdays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 8 am. You will find an application and more information about this program on our website and at the store
02/22 – UGLY MUDDER 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/22 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Sunday, February 22nd Join us for a run around Stroudsburg and come back to the store for a delicious hot breakfast. More specifics as the date approaches. Mark your calendars!
02/21-22 ENDURANCE SPORTS EXPO the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA http://endurancesportsexpo.com/index.html
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

http://www.runfordiamonds.com/forms/cookie.pdf

03/07 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/15%20quakertown%20rotary%20app.pdf

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/22/23 – THE ULTRA FESTIVAL – Trail Races of Marathon, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M – NJ State Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ – https://sites.google.com/site/njtrailseries/njultrafestival
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/23-25 – PENN RELAYS – 121st #Penn Relays (April 23-25, 2015)!
04/25 – Knowlton Community 5K – http://www.active.com/columbia-nj/running/distance-running-races/knowlton-community-moving-together-5k-2015?int=
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/17 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/
05/23 – ROSETO REMEMBRANCE RUN – For more information call Faith Christian School (610)588-3414 or find us on Facebook under Roseto Remembrance Run.
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lehighton/BlackBearTriathlonSprintOlympicHalfIron?embedId2=K2ZxYtkY

07/19 – UNCLE DAVE’S ICE CREAM JOG ‘N HOG www.jognhog.com
08/16 – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN – http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains
09/04-07 – A RACE FOR THE AGES – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290
10/11 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – Registration for the 2015 Steamtown Marathon opens on April 1.

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/1.html

10/18 – HAMBLETONIAN ® Marathon & Good Time Trotters Relay http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
With present weather conditions it would be wise to run/walk as much as possible in groups for safety!! DON’T TAKE CHANCES, PLEASE!! YOU ARE IMPORTANT!

SAFETY IN NUMBERS: MORE WALKERS AND BICYCLISTS, SAFER WALKING AND BICYCLING
P L Jacobsen

http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/9/3/205.abstract

Correspondence to:
 Peter Lyndon Jacobsen, Public Health Consultant, 4730 Monterey Way, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA;
 jacobsenp@medscape.com

Abstract
Objective: To examine the relationship between the numbers of people walking or bicycling and the frequency of collisions between motorists and walkers or bicyclists. The common wisdom holds that the number of collisions varies directly with the amount of walking and bicycling. However, three published analyses of collision rates at specific intersections found a non-linear relationship, such that collisions rates declined with increases in the numbers of people walking or bicycling.

Data: This paper uses five additional data sets (three population level and two time series) to compare the amount of walking or bicycling and the injuries incurring in collisions with motor vehicles.
Results: The likelihood that a given person walking or bicycling will be struck by a motorist varies inversely with the amount of walking or bicycling. This pattern is consistent across communities of varying size, from specific intersections to cities and countries, and across time periods.

Discussion: This result is unexpected. Since it is unlikely that the people walking and bicycling become more cautious if their numbers are larger, it indicates that the behavior of motorists controls the likelihood of collisions with people walking and bicycling. It appears that motorists adjust their behavior in the presence of people walking and bicycling. There is an urgent need for further exploration of the human factors controlling motorist behavior in the presence of people walking and bicycling.

Conclusion: A motorist is less likely to collide with a person walking and bicycling if more people walk or bicycle. Policies that increase the numbers of people walking and bicycling appear to be an effective route to improving the safety of people walking and bicycling.

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