“stuff ‘round the mill”
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Earvin Magic Johnson

There was an Award Ceremony for four talented runners after the Hot Chocolate Run at Ready Set Run last evening. A whole bunch of really wonderful people came out and honored Taylor Garrett, Amy Conboy, Ciara Conboy, and Clodagh Conboy all of whom competed in The Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championships in Myrtle Beach SC this past December.

Tony Muscarello the President of the Pocono Area Running Club presented plaques to the girls in honor of their collective running achievements while Dave Parker presented a Certificate of Achievement Award signed by State Representatives David Parker himself, Rosemary Brown, Jack Rader, and State Senator Mario Scavello.

It was a proud magical moment for the girls, their families, and all in attendance. The attached picture is out of focus, I shook a bit, but it’s good enough to show the joy in the girl’s eyes.

Tony and all PARC members, Dave, Rosemary, Jack, and Mario, you guys really rock! THANK YOU! Y’all are a blessing to this community!

Ready Set Run, Trish and Stephany, y’all are the best hosts ever and you are a double blessing to this community! THANK YOU!!! Saying thank you feels so inadequate! I’m so proud of the programs you put on!

Calendar addition – a new August date for the Rev 3
08/16 – CHALLENGE POCONO MOUNTAINS – REV 3 HALF IRONMAN

http://challenge-familyusa.com/challenge-pocono-mountains

Sunday’s – second (midday) running group:
Dion Campbell and Anya have volunteered to lead this run group. Dion is for 12 noon and he feels, and I agree, that a different meeting place is also in order, so does anyone have a suggestion?

NEXT SUNDAY Super Bowl Sunday, John Staub and Ed Bermudez will be doing the Mill to Mill Run. At 7am they will leave American Ribbon and run over the dirt mounds to Roseto where they will touch the sign on my mill and then run back to American Ribbon again. It’s a fat 19 mile run with gentile inclines and declines. You’re invited to join them if you care to.

THIS WEEKEND:
01/25 – CHILLY CHEEKS 7 Mile Trail Run – 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
Do not sweat the snow! The event will be held regardless.

Da Mill – the fur as well as the snow will fly on schedule!
Please do not park at the mill until the plowing is complete, should it be snowing.

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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:
01/22 – There will be a special PARC ceremony to be held at Ready Set Run on Main Street in Stroudsburg at 6PM. More details when they are available.
01/31 – RSR – Walking Program – This is a brand new program that encourages participants to incorporate walking into their weekly schedule. Group walks will leave from the store on Saturday mornings at 10 am. Call or stop by to purchase a punch card for 5 sessions for only $15 and see what is included in this program.
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k Allentown – http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
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!
02/28 – 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 to the calendar – 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/
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

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

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”
Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.
- David Whyte

For our community’s good health and progress we must be filled with positive energy. Negativity weighs us down and holds us back! Negativity is not much fun either!

Being positive is a choice we all can make! Be positive and encourage those around you to be positive. We all can choose to put things and people down or we can choose to lift them up and celebrate our collective and our individual accomplishments! Let’s choose to lift our community and each other up!

Thursday evening the Ready Set Run Crew, PARC, and our community will be taking the time and going to the effort to recognize and lift up a couple of mighty fine athletes! PLEASE come out and join us! THERE WILL BE CHOCOLATE! (unless I get there early)

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
01/22 – READY, SET, RUN – HOT CHOCOLATE RUN – We will meet at the store at 6 pm and go for a 4ish mile run. When you return, you will be treated to hot chocolate and snacks. No cost and no need to RSVP – just show up.
+ A PARC PRESENTATION!! And who know what other surprises may be in store?

01/25 – CHILLY CHEEKS 7 Mile Trail Run – 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com

WEEKEND RESULTS:
Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona – Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K – http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/arizona
The Half: These lovely women trained through rain, sleet, snow, and icy conditions for this event! They are awesome!
8178 11508 Jill Greenwood Stroudsburg, PA 02:45:05
8649 12024 Eileen White Delaware Water Gap, PA 02:51:49
8861 15212 Cheryl Betz Stroudsburg, PA 02:55:24

Here’s some folks in the full thon, not exactly locals but not far from here with results worthy of celebration!
97 51084 Jaclyn Shokey Jim Thorpe, PA 03:13:26
163 52153 Kellie Shimer Richlandtown, PA 03:23:26
345 52139 Meghan Loftus Allentown, PA 03:38:46
473 52384 David Bixler Hanover, PA 03:47:08
686 52291 Myla Maloney Doylestown, PA 03:59:14
1237 53025 Robin Blackburn New Hope, PA 04:27:12
1343 52350 Lisa Silvonek Lehighton, PA 04:32:33
2214 55165 Rex Walter Hanover, PA 05:36:41

QUESTION – Does anyone have interest in starting a run group on Sundays later in the morning? Maybe like 11am to 12pm. A time when church goers can join in and when the sun is higher and it’s slightly warmer with possibly less ice. Those who care to sleep later can still enjoy a group run. Just a thought, let me know if you’re interested and together we’ll make it happen.

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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:
01/25 – CHILLY CHEEKS 7 Mile Trail Run – 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
01/22 – There will be a special PARC ceremony to be held at Ready Set Run on Main Street in Stroudsburg at 6PM. More details when they are available.
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k Allentown – http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
01/31 – RSR – Walking Program – This is a brand new program that encourages participants to incorporate walking into their weekly schedule. Group walks will leave from the store on Saturday mornings at 10 am. Call or stop by to purchase a punch card for 5 sessions for only $15 and see what is included in this program.
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
02/28 – RUN FOR THE COOKIES – 10:30 AM Elks Lodge, 3rdand Market Streets, Berwick, PA

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

02/22 – RSR – 3rd Annual Breakfast Run – Saturday, 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
03/22/23 – 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 to the calendar – 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/
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

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

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”

DOG WISDOM:
Be brave no matter what your size.
Take a nap, hide your favorite snack.
Make your own fun.
Have a mind of your own.
Unleash your talents.
Learn new tricks, no matter your age.
Dig life.
Make new friends.
Sniff out opportunities.
Chase after your dreams.
When loved ones come home run to greet them.

The past few days have been uncommonly difficult for me and Grammie, we had to put down our Sammy Boy. Losing him and our Sadie Girl two years ago closed a chapter in our lives.

A new chapter began opening when we brought Saggie home almost 2 years ago and last year when we brought home Noah out little rock star show boy. Noah has 8 points so far in his march to becoming a champion show dog. He needs 7 more points.

There has been a family consensus that Sammy was my dog, probably because I’m the only family member he never bit. He bit most everyone in the family and most of our friends and visitors at our home and at our factory. Our dogs go to work with us daily, like the rest of us they need to earn their keep. Sammy had a sneaky way of hiding right out in the open, he’d lay there in the middle of the floor appearing to rest or sleep and when you least expected snap, he had your ankle! A lot of people didn’t like Sammy, but I did! I REALLY REALLY REALLY did!

Life and running are good, even throughout the sad days!

CHECK OUT THE READY SET RUN WEBPAGE!!! There are a whole bunch of running and walking programs about to start there! www.readysetrunpoconos.com

ALSO CHECK OUT – THE SCRANTON RUNNING CO. – http://scrantonrunning.com/ here is another “shoe store” doing yeomen’s work at promoting running, health, and fitness!
Here’s one of their events I’ve added to ourlist
04/12 – SCRANTON HALF MARATHON – http://www.scrantonhalf.com/

FWIW: Sage Canaday – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2y_MG3eTIM

THIS WEEKEND:
FROM EILEEN – My pals, Jill Greenwood and Cheryl Betz are joining me in Arizona this weekend as we run the Rock n’ Roll on Sunday in a Phoenix. We’re not sure what to expect as the elevations are nearly 5 times the height of what we run here, so we are hoping that running in the negatives temps here help mimic the thin air out there! We’ll keep you posted! :)
GOOD LUCK GIRLS!! Bend a little at the knees so you won’t be quite so high!

Sat & Sun – the mill rats will boogie at 7:30 no matter how cold it is as many of us finish week one of our RFR marathon training.

I’m slowly bring the events calendar up to date. Let me know what needs to be added.

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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:
01/25 – CHILLY CHEEKS 7 Mile Trail Run – 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
01/22 – There will be a special PARC ceremony to be held at Ready Set Run on Main Street in Stroudsburg at 6PM. More details when they are available.
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k Allentown – http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/22 – UGLY MUDDER 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
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)!
04/26 – 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/
05/31 – BLACK BEAR TRIATHLON – Sprint/Olympic/Half Iron – Lehighton, PA US 18325

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

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 – coaching opportunity

FROM THE LEHIGH VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB:

Track & Field Position

Kutztown Area High School has a Head Track & Field Coach position open for spring 2015. Please call Michael O’Neill at 610-683-7817 or send your resume, application, clearances and references to: KASD, Attn: Lori Werley, 251 Long Lane Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530.

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
“Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

I’m developing a mid to severe case of I can’t remember anybody’s name! Grammie gets upset when she sees me staring at her, she thinks I forgot her name. It’s not so much I forgot it! It’s that I don’t dare get it wrong, the girl can still punch!

I’m finding that at races I’m see faces I recognize but I can’t remember their names. I know I knew their name at one time, but that time isn’t today! The cool thing with runners is that you just walk up and smile and reach out your hand, most of ‘em don’t remember your name either! And they are happy to get reacquainted with you, especially if you slowed up more than they have and they now beat your time! Runners don’t need to be fast to like you. But if they are faster than you are, they will REALLY like you.

Runners are some of the best people you will ever meet. Take the time, don’t be bashful, reach your hand out and introduce yourself and meet every runner, everywhere you can. Our community will continue to grow through sincere interest and care, not just for ourselves and our cliques but by inviting new faces as well as old faces to join into our fellowship through fitness! You’ll be glad you did, even if it’s for the second or third or fourth time! It’s better to meet someone multiple times than never at all!

FROM BILL GAA:

http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/

Check out the website, this event looks super!

WEEKEND RESULTS:
SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
5K
116 25:23 966 MURDOCK KELLY FRANCES MOHNTON PA F
226 31:19 873 HASKER ROD EAST STROUDSBURG PA M
10K
16 40:29 1199 SIRAK MICHAEL MOHNTON PA M 44
29 42:52 957 MILLER LEE BANGOR PA M 55
41 45:47 821 FLORY JAKE EAST STROUDSBURG PA M 22
68 49:35 1012 REHRIG JIM NAZARETH PA M 71
Any others?

01/22 – There will be a special PARC ceremony to be held at Ready Set Run on Main Street in Stroudsburg at 6PM. More details when they are available.

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
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Sat & Sun – the mill rats will boogie at 7:30 in rain sleet snow or even in nasty weather!

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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
01/25 – CHILLY CHEEKS 7 Mile Trail Run – 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k Allentown – http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/22 – UGLY MUDDER 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
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
03/28 & 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
04/18 – MT PENN MUDFEST 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
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/
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”
“I think I bit off more than I could chew, I thought the marathon would be easier. For the level of condition that I have now, that was without a doubt the hardest physical thing I have ever done.”
-Lance Armstrong, after finishing the New York City Marathon

Monday marks 14 weeks to Boston & 18 weeks until the Pocono Marathon! It’s definitely time to ramp up our training! This is the tenth year for our Run for the Red Cross Marathon! The twentieth for the Steamtown Marathon! We have a fantastic year of celebrating our running and marathoning ahead! And everyone has an opportunity to be part of these tremendous events either by running or volunteering. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Eight years ago we had 7 Marathons here in Pennsylvania. A couple of weeks ago while planning my schedule for this year I counted 21 “official” marathons here in PA.

Eight years ago there were no official 100 mile races here in PA. Now it’s hard to keep up with them, we have several very good ones, one being one of the tougher courses in the USA – http://www.easternstates100.com/
We have one local runner who has his sights set on running Eastern States next year!

Here’s a link to a write up in ultra running magazine on line about one time Pocono Marathon winner Michael Wardian and some of the feats he accomplished in 2014.

http://www.ultrarunning.com/headlines/ultrarunning-news/mike-wardian-sets-50k-track-record/?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=03be6214eb-Weekly+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1577fa00f6-03be6214eb-153542577

Don Jewell tells me the Pope is not going to Philly to run the half, Don says the Pope only runs ultras. ??

So maybe he’s coming to the USA to run this one:
A Race for the Ages

http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31290

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
01/11 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com

Sat & Sun – the mill rats will boogie at 7:30 in rain sleet snow or even in nasty weather!

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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
01/11 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
01/25 – Chilly Cheeks 7 Mile Trail Run – 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k Allentown – http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/22 – Ugly Mudder 7 Mile Trail Run 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/
04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org 717-355-6000 www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/18 – Mt Penn Mudfest 15k Trail Run 10:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 -2L Coaching Services Gettysburg 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/

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We are bringing back the “Krawitz Award!”

The Krawitz Award was a local runners standard of excellence for years.

The award went to the runner or multiple runners each year that showed excellence in running or did a whale of a good job of kissin’ up to Itze! You didn’t have to be a great runner, Itze showed his love for us all!
I have Itze’s permission and blessing to bring this back and I’ve begun forming the committee of folks who will be deciding who each year will be cursed or blessed as a winner. I say cursed as many of the “Krawitz” winners would come up lame with weeks to months of being presented the award, some never ran again. ?? The committee will be representative of all age groups and all disciplines we use to achieve fitness. I need volunteers to be on the committee from running, triathlon, duathlon, crossfit, and what else??

We will not be imposing on the Krawitz family with this revival of the award, we hope to honor them as well as some athletes in our community.

But I must mention our gratitude for all the those years Ed and Bobbie Krawitz opened their home, their pocket book, and most importantly their hearts and provided us each year with a day of joy filled celebration of running and friendship gained through two common connections, our love of running and our support and care for each other!

ED & BOBBIE, you both have brought us to a higher level of goodness and of character! Y’all have been a blessing to this community in SO SO SO many ways! God bless you both!!

I will let y’all know more about the Krawitz Award as things develop. Send me your thoughts and suggestions, PLEASE!

I hope to write a bit more about our local running history shortly.

It must be that Pope Francis wants to run the Philly Half but it sounds as though they aren’t sure when he will arrive. ??

FROM MARTY ALFANO:
As you may have heard, Pope Francis is visiting Philly in September 2015 on his first trip to the USA. As a result, we are unable to announce a date for Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia just yet…

https://endurance.competitor.com/pub/sf/FormLink?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DWQpglLjHJlTQGNO5yBAUhtSnSC6tzewcqM2lt2mRzgpTfVXMtX%3DWQpglLjHJlTQGNzdfglyjeKKNzgmzd0jmXyzeJPr4ebsiL6&_ei_=EpCh1KS_ilX3Lab02Prp1VulKUFD.

FROM ROD – I hope the Pope is aware of how hot it can be to run in Philly in September! If any of you have his email address you may want to suggest he consider Dutchess County where it’s just as flat (do not listen to Mike Correll!) and 10 degrees cooler on the very same day. Much cheaper entry fee also, I’m not sure what a Pope’s salary is these days but I do know money is tight for EVERYBODY!

WEEKEND RESULTS:
PEEPSFEST 5K – results at Pretzel City Sports – http://pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/14%20bethlehem%20peepfest%20res.pdf

My understanding is that the NEW YEARS EVE RUN brought about by Elissa Schoening and PARC was a big success and hot hands were had by all!

Another big success, our community sometimes New Year’s Eve morning or other times New Year’s Day morning Smithfield Beach run & Social gathering was well attended and a chocolate success.

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
01/11 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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
01/11 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/

04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org marathon@gardenspotvillage.org 717-355-6000
www.pretzelcitysports.com (app & online reg)

04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 -2L Coaching Services Gettysburg 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/

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We are better people when we are working united in service to our community rather than when we are working simply to serve ourselves.

As we end 2014 it’s fair to say we had emotional roller coaster ride. Our finest moments may have come under duress.

Scott Ewing’s death took our community by surprise and most of us to the pit of despair. This was personal, it just was totally unjust! We loved and needed Scott! He helped to give us direction, strength, and courage! With him most anything was possible. No one thought we would be forced to give up Scott’s presence amongst us without warning or any chance to say our goodbyes. He was so important to us. He was too young and vibrant. Suddenly he was gone.

Within hours of Scott’s death friends of his rushed forward and refused to let the orange shirt timing team end! It wasn’t one or two or three people, it was 20, 30, and more! The founding and training of this team was one of Scott’s biggest contributions to our community. He had lead and trained them well, and no way would they would not allow this fine work he began come to an end. The Scott Ewing Timing Team, “the orange shirts”, y’all did good! Scott would be proud!

Our very best contribution as a community may have come in honoring with dignity, and respect the death of one of our finest, Officer Rueben Torres. Our outreach to his loved ones in their time of despair and loneliness was genuine with nothing by us. Our community came together to support this family who lost the man who was their rock!

We who spend countless hours on our streets and roads know and appreciate the protection Officer Torres as well as all the members of our police force provide for us and they hold a special place in our hearts and in our lives. Our community is truly a better place, we are blessed and thankful for those who serve here in our police force!

Our community’s continuing support of the Red Cross, the Girls on the Run, the YMCA, and the Josh Miller 5K which has come to include more police officers lost in the line of duty is very important! We must be prepared and ready for any and all causes and crises.

We are blessed fine leaders and with a foundation of good people committed to fitness and to welcoming any and all to join us in our quest for fitness, competitive excellence, and community service!

May we be blessed with good health, wisdom, the means, and the fortitude to carry on throughout 2015 and all time.

Please have a kind thought and prayer for all suffering loss, in need of healing, and living in loneliness!

May yours, may OURS be a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

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“stuff ‘round the mill”
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. – Karen S. Magee

WEEKEND RESULTS:
HOOTERS LAST CHANCE RACE OF THE YEAR 5K AND OCEAN SWIM – Clear Water Beach Florida. -12/27
13 171 Lennox Debbie 24:22.5 swim 2nd female swim

http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/fl/Dec27_Hooter_1_set1.shtml

51 16 171 Lennox Debbie 24:44.8 5K 16th female in the run http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/fl/Dec27_Hooter_set1.shtml

Joe Fejes – This is a video interview with Joe who is one of the best multi day runners here in the USA today.

http://www.aravaiparunning.com/acrosstheyears/2014/03/04/joe-fejes-post-2013-14-across-the-years-interview/

FROM LARA ARNDT:
I am currently looking to carpool with anyone in the Pocono area who might be running the Chilly Cheeks 7 miler on January 25th (http://pretzelcitysports.com/chillycheeks.html) or in the Ironmaster’s Challenge 15k on April 26th (http://www.ironmasterschallenge.com/)
Lara @ oreo2002@hotmail.com

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
FROM ELISSA SCHOENING & JIM MANNELLO
12/31 – PARC NEW YEAR’S EVE RUN – Come run in the New Year with us! – 4.41 miles – meeting at Perkins on W Main in Stroudsburg at 11:30pm, with the intent to take off at 11:40pm. All runners, joggers and walkers are welcome; NO PARC membership required. Course map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/601434666

For those who want a time or distance shortcut, there are plenty of options:

Turn back at the bottom of East Burg instead of going all the way up through town, 4.14 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/603648546

Or even shorter, 3.88 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/603663210

Or shortest, just to the end of s’burg and back, 2.97 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/603668390

Perkins will be open till 1am for anyone who wants a snack after the run. They have a late night menu that offers discounts on several items. Perkins closes at 1 am so we need to leave by then.

We hope to see you there!
-elissa

01/01 – NEW YEAR’S DAY – 9:00AM – Smithfield Beach. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate provided please bring something CHOCOLATE or chocolate to share and a mug/cup. Smithfield Beach is about 5 miles north of Shawnee on the Delaware, on River Road. It is a beautiful mostly flat trail along the Delaware River.

12/31 – PEEPSFEST 5K – http://www.steelstacks.org/festivals/peepsfest/peepsfest-5k/

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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
12/31 – PEEPSFEST 5K – http://www.steelstacks.org/festivals/peepsfest/peepsfest-5k/
01/11 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/

04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org marathon@gardenspotvillage.org 717-355-6000
www.pretzelcitysports.com (app & online reg)

04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/26 – ST. LUKE’S HALF MARATHON
04/26 -2L Coaching Services Gettysburg North-South Marathon Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com

05/02 – RIVER TOWNS MARATHONS – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972
05/15 – POCONO MARATHON – http://www.poconomarathon.org/

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
FROM TIM ARNST: (thank you Tim!)
“If it seems impossible, it just might be worth doing” – Eric Orton

This is the link to an article in Ultra Running Magazine written by Gary Cantrell better known as Laz to the Ultra community. Laz is one of the most highly regarded authorities in ultra-running and is an awesome writer! Gary is founder and race director for the Barkley Marathons, known as “the race that eats it’s young”.

http://www.ultrarunning.com/featured/the-borg/?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=df367191b0-Weekly+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1577fa00f6-df367191b0-153542577

FROM LISA FLORY:
The Annual New Years Day run will be at 9:00AM on Thursday from Smithfield Beach. Same place same run/walk theme as every year! Show up..run/walk as far as you want and then have some coffee, tea, or hot chocolate with everyone before you head out to finish your day. Bring something to share and a mug/cup and let’s start the year off on the right leg!!

FROM ROD: (January 1st) Membership in any club is not necessary. If you’ve never run with our community before this is an ideal time to come out and get acquainted. All are welcome!
Smithfield Beach is about 5 miles north of Shawnee on the Delaware, on River Road.
The run/cycle is on the McDade trail with is soft well groomed gravel.
It is a beautiful mostly flat trail along the Delaware River.
It can be cycled on a mountain or trail bike.

Mil Rats – run every morning from the Mill at 7:30. All are welcome.

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 – holidays included.
Wed evening at 5:15 PM
Friday evening 5:30 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
12/31 – PEEPSFEST 5K – http://www.steelstacks.org/festivals/peepsfest/peepsfest-5k/
01/11 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k Winter Race Series Race #1 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
02/01 – SUPERBOWL 10k http://lvrr.org/races/superbowl-10k/
02/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k Winter Race Series Race #1 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com

03/08 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k Winter Race Series Race #1 11:00 AM
Pagoda Pacers Event – www.pretzelcitysports.com
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/

04/11 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON New Holland, PA 8:00 AM www.gardenspotvillagemarathon.org marathon@gardenspotvillage.org 717-355-6000
www.pretzelcitysports.com (app & online reg)

04/20 – BOSTON MARATHON
04/26 – St. Luke’s Half Marathon
04/26 -2L Coaching Services Gettysburg North-South Marathon Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com

05/02 – River Towns Marathons – http://new.rivertownrace.com/?page_id=4972

April 19-29, 2015. New York Self-Transcendence 10 Day Race.
April 23-29, 2015. New York Self-Trans. 6 Day Race.
Both races start at high noon on the shores of scenic Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NYC, and feature close-up views of the Unisphere and other 1964-65 World’s Fair structures including the spectacular newly reopened and remodeled Queens Museum of Art.

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