stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.” – Unknown

For me this quote is saying that no matter how fantastic my run is going and regardless of how much I want to continue some time I just have to stop and take a break, even if it’s only for minutes! Eat a little, sleep a little, do some cycling or swimming! A person must have the discipline to stop running for a little while each day. We do need rest; we do need to cross train, we can’t keep running all the time, or can we????

Taking a break for a picture on the Appalachian Trail

WHY MINIMALISM WENT FLAT:
Part one – http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2015/02/23/minimalist-running-shoe-movement-flat/
Part two – http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2015/03/25/form-vs-running-shoes-why-minimalism-flatpart/

WEEKEND RESULTS:
TWO RIVERS MARATHON results are not up yet. If you’re planning to put this event on your calendar I suggest you read the comments about the event in Marathon Guide – http://www.marathonguide.com/races/racedetails.cfm?MIDD=4782150328

KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
10 miles:
28 1: 15:38 92 FLORY JAKE E. STROUDSBURG PA M 22
63 1: 24:57 361 TUST JAMES EAST STROUDSBURG PA M 63
109 1: 36:31 62 DICKINSON BARBARA EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 58 1ST F55-59
111 1: 36:56 247 MOSTELLAR DARLEEN STROUDSBURG PA F 53
134 1: 43:07 166 KOBERLEIN KATHY ALBRIGHTSVILLE PA F 64 2ND F60-64
148 1: 48:09 41 CIRULLI JOSH EAST STROUDSBURG PA M 33
152 1: 50:42 36 BYRNE LYNN CRESCO PA F 58
162 1: 55:29 185 LEDUC WENDY EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 53
171 2: 02:53 39 CASE KATY EAST STROUDSBURG PA F 45
5K
75 26:52 266 O’CONNOR EDDIE E STROUDSBURG PA M 65

THE BARKLEY MARATHONS: – 100 miles with a 60 hour limit. No one finished this year. The race began in 1986 and has had 14 total finishers during those years. Fools try it, only running animals finish it! Gary Cantrell is a mean man, but he is a BLESSING to the running community at large!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons

https://vimeo.com/97270099

http://runningmagazine.ca/no-finishers-in-2015-barkley-marathons/

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
Holy week and Easter PLUS LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAINING!!!

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! We may not need this anymore, but then again perhaps we will…

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:
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/
04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
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 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the for Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW 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.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K
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
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN 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
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
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)
11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”

If you love running you will find a way.

Last year several of us stood at the bottom or beginning of heart break hill and watch as Meb came into view and began his ascent up the HB Hill which would be his final hard climb of the day as he continued his march into history! His lead was so large I wanted to cry with joy! An American two weeks shy of his 39th birthday was on his way to a win few thought was possible. Meb overcame all odds and nay sayers, he found a way.

I’ve been fortunate enough to hear great speakers such as Ed Krawitz, Dick Haines, Bart Yasso, Bill Rodgers, Pricilla Welch, Frank Shorter, and many many more that brought the facts and history of their running to life in a way that made the blessings of running personal, inspirational, and real! I’ve had the inspiration of watching local legends’ such as Laura Mason Caiazzo, Drew Davis, Tom DeSchriver, George Fair, Matt Sobrinski, and many many others whose name I’m can’t presently bring to my feeble mind, train on our streets and trails and tracks. I have watched these people in AWE, not feeling worthy to be in the same street or event with them, just blessed to feel their enthusiasm and love for running and competing!

What they all have in common is they find a way! Drew Davis came back from being and nearly killed by an auto! George Fair nearly died from a mysterious illness! These are the extremes, but each and every one of these athletes has had obstacles to overcome! NOBODY GETS A FREE RUN! There is a price we and our families pay so we can run and hopefully be healthy and happy!

I’ve read tons of articles and books written by amazing athletes, at all levels of accomplishment, that prove the grace and purity of spirit everyone can find while running! All the listening and reading convinced me I needed a heaping helping of the gifts to be found in running!

If you love running you will find a way. No story ever touched me quite the way the story of one of the original Mill Rats did. Robert Stout, graduate of the Air Force Academy and Stroudsburg native, love running as much as anyone who has ever run! He was a founding force and guiding light at the beginnings of the mill rats.

Better known as Stouty, he loved racing any distance but I suspect the marathon, and running Boston, was his biggest dream! The racing duels between Stouty and Smitty, Dave Smith, are legendary! They would run each other into the ground!

During the years Stouty’s kids were young he made many training sacrifices and adjustments for the sake of his family. There came a time when Stouty needed a 20 miler to be ready for a marathon and his wife needed to be gone for the day.

As the story goes Stouty lived on a cul-de-sac so he measured the loop, brought kids outside in their play pen and so forth and set out running around the circle stopping to attend do business when necessary. Stouty was willing and ingenious enough to find a way!

After moving to the outskirts of Reading Stouty fell off a ladder and broke his back and has had an assortment of injuries, so the Boston part of his dream has not been realized as of yet.

Bottom line, I believe in Stouty, I have faith in him! It remains my fondest hope and dream that Stouty will one day find his way to be a Boston qualifier and runner!

What about you? Don’t be a whiner! Find a way to make your dreams come true! We all have faith in YOU!

THINKING OUT LOUD! Phil the Thrill is coming in from the West Coast and will participate in Law Day. One of his family members is getting married and they invited Phil. After this visit I’m sure they won’t ever make that mistake again in our life time! Their misfortune is ours too but this will only take a few minutes! What say we get all the old Mill Rats together that we can and take a picture in front of the Mill!! ALL Y’ALL! Even those 2 banker guys! We need Johnny Gerlock in the picture; he makes the rest of us look SO young and handsome!! What was the other banker’s name, the fat one? Stouty can you make it?

Itze can you call people? – May 3rd – 05/03 – Law Day

FROM TONY: Tony had this sent to him and he’s sharing it with us, it’s a half marathon training plan made by Amby Burfoot. Amby was the 1968 winner of the Boston marathon and he now is chief editor of Runner’s World magazine.

http://www.fix.com/blog/training-for-a-half-marathon/

Tempo training article:

http://running.competitor.com/2015/03/training/know-your-tempo_9378

A GOOD READ FROM JOE KOCH – I’m reading Lopez Lomong’s book (run for your life) … he made 2 Olympic teams (carried USA flag in opening ceremony) and was a Lost boy from Sudan growing up… no bed, toilet, shower until he was 16 years old and adopted by a family in US… VERY inspirational!!!!!!!!!! Joe

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:

The weather report said there may be a passing snow flake tomorrow! I may be old and slow but I’m tired of being passed! NO SNOWFLAKES WILL PASS ME TOMORROW!

03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/

03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/

This is one of my ALL time favorites! As I recall there are 3 dirt mounds to frolic on!

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:

03/28 & 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/

04/12 – Emmaus 4 miler – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/

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 – Earth Day Creek 5k race at the for Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com

05/03 – LAW 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.

05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K

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

08/09 – Half-Wit Half Marathon – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com

08/15 – 5th Annual Shawnee Mountain Mud Run 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

09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/

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)

11/08 – River Ramble Fall Classic

11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K

11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com

11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html

12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
Courage is not having the strength to go on; it’s going on when you don’t have the strength.
-Theodore Roosevelt

I’ve been reading a bit about Meb Keflezighi. Meb was one of ten children and he and his family came to America as refugees from Eritrea in 1987. Meb became a naturalized American citizen in 1998.

His accomplishments are truly remarkable. Meb has had setbacks that would have easily caused many an athlete to walk away from running! Amongst them were a broken hip at the 2007 Olympic trials and a knee injury in 2010 that greatly reduced his training.

In 2011 he lost his original sponsors but continued without them and soon earned support from new sponsors. Perhaps like many fans the “old” sponsors thought he was getting old would soon lose his ability to run fast!

Meb trained on 9 day training cycles and preparing for 2014 Boston he ran 2 to 3 times per day. He also used a goofy looking bicycle without a seat for cross training (ElliptiGO).

Meb has co-written an autobiography, Run to Overcome. It may be worth the time reading it.

In any case I think Teddy Roosevelt was writing about and to Meb Keflezighi, Alyssa and Joe O’Malley, as well as you and me!

Please keep Alyssa & Joe in your kind thoughts and prayers, Alyssa has had to undergo some additional surgery!

NEW EVENT – POLICE CADETS PLANNING 5K IN HONOR OF PA STATE POLICE OFFICERS

http://www.lackawanna.edu/falcon-headline/police-cadets-planning-5k-in-honor-of-pa-state-police-officers/?via=redirect

Members of Lackawanna College Police Academy Class 218 have started planning the Lackawanna College Police Academy Protect & Defend 5K Run/Walk to benefit Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and Tpr. Alex Douglass Funds. The event will take place on Sunday, May 24, at the Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the run will start at 9:30 a.m.
Online registration is available at https://runsignup.com/protectdefend5k.

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

http://pretzelcitysports.com/roadracesresults.html

15 Quakertown, PA Quakertown Rotary Run for Youth 10M 03/21/15- due to the weather the distance was modified to 8.8 Miles
38 1: 11:09 3 ARNDT LARA F 30 2ND F30-34
51 1: 14:40 66 LENNOX DEBBIE F 39 2ND F35-39
88 1: 25:10 59 KOBERLEIN KATHY F 64 1ST F60-64
106 1: 59:47 110 WEBER SEAN M 32 2ND M30-34
15 Quakertown, PA Quakertown Rotary Run for Youth 4M 03/21/15
14 38:55 316 KUNTZ JENNY F 35 1ST F30-39
Who did I miss??

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
No results up yet

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
03/28 & 29 – TWO RIVERS MARATHON http://tworiversmarathon.com/

03/28 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS RUN http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/
This is one of my ALL time favorites! As I recall there are 3 dirt mounds to frolic on!

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:
03/28 & 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/
04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
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 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the for Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW 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.
05/24 – PROTECT & DEFEND 5K
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
08/09 – HALF-WIT HALF MARATHON – 13.1 Trail Run 9:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
08/15 – 5TH ANNUAL SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN MUD RUN 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
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
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)
11/08 – RIVER RAMBLE FALL CLASSIC
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity. — Helen Rowland

HAPPY SPRING! Wherever it may be!?

Make a commitment NOW that this will be your year to train hard and be the best runner, cyclist, or swimmer you can be! Please don’t waste any more time! Get fit! Get healthy! Be happy!

FROM LISA FLORY – MILL PARKING: (some editing)
I noticed quite a few people were doing long runs from the mill last weekend and they were parking in the front of the mill past the time the mill opens. Maybe it’s time for a reminder that we need to show courtesy and park on the (east) side if we are there past the opening time.
FROM ROD – let’s not screw the pooch here folks. The mill lot is private property which the owner and management graciously allow us to use for parking so we can gather for group running! Please don’t infringe on parking spots for employees and customers!

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
03/21 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

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

03/21/22 – 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

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:
03/21 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

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

03/21/22 – 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/
04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
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 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the for Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW 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
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
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)
11/08 – RIVER RAMBLE FALL CLASSIC
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.
HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!

I had a wonderful dream the other night. I was running on this beautiful island. The island was covered with orchards of trees with hundreds of varieties of cookies hanging from the branches. I could reach up and grab a cookie as I ran by without missing a stride!

Late in the afternoon I reached the end of the island. There in the distance appeared another island covered with orchards. Hanging from the tree limbs were bottles of Guinness Stout! OH YES! This is gonna be a rewarding swim…

Oh yeah, several emails were sent to me telling me the RFR is May 17th. In Friday’s email I made a reference about crossing the finish line on May 19th. I know RFR STARTS on 5/17! What y’all don’t know is marathons have become multi day events for me; I hope to finish no later than sundown 5/21! Bill Carlton has promised to be there no matter WHEN I finish and I may just test his sense of humor!

Here is a picture of Bill Carlton I took as he and I STREAKED to the finish line in Boston a couple of weeks before the first RFR in 06.

Weekend results:
SHAKE YOUR SHAMROCK 8K 5K AND KIDS RUN:
Rhonda Nicholls ran this event but the results aren’t on line yet!

FROM TOM JENNINGS: OC100.org / OilCreek100.org
10/10 – OIL CREEK 100 TRAIL RUNS – 7th Annual – Titusville in northwestern PA – Oil Creek State Park
Website: http://oc100.org Registration on 3/21 afternoon for Oct 10th’s race. Registration is staggered for those with families doing different races to make it less stressful:
3 PM Eastern / 2 PM Central = 50K (couple of minute sellout typical)
3:15 PM Eastern / 2:15 PM Central = 100K (5 minute sellout typical)
3:30 PM Eastern / 2:30 PM Central = 100 miler (May or June sellout typical)

FROM CINDY ZULICK:
We are holding an EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the For Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. I was hoping that you could help us get the word out to the PARC runners. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am. You can sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K
I’m attaching the event flyer to this email; if you could distribute it to your running friends we would really appreciate it!
Thank you,
Cindy Zulick
*Please note this is the same day as the Allentown Half (St. Luke’s)*

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
03/21 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

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

03/21/22 – 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

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:
03/21 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

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

03/21/22 – 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/
04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
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 – EARTH DAY CREEK 5K race at the for Evergreen Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 26th. Registration starts at 8am, Kids Dash at 9:30am, and 5k at 10am.

https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/EastStroudsburg/EarthdayCreek5K

04/26 – NORTH-SOUTH MARATHON Gettysburg, PA USA http://www.gettysburgnorthsouthmarathon.com
05/03 – LAW 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
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
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)
11/08 – RIVER RAMBLE FALL CLASSIC
11/22 – YMCA SCOTT EWING 5K
11/22 – Philadelphia Marathon/Half Marathon. Reg. opens 4/1 http://philadelphiamarathon.com
11/26 – RUN FOR THE DIAMONDS – http://www.runfordiamonds.com/mainpage.html
12/05 – Rocky 50k Fat Ass Run – www.rocky50k.com

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stuff ’round the mill

“stuff ‘round the mill”
The death of Warren Munoz brings to mind one of my bigger fears. The fear that a person who brings joy to my life will be gone before I/we’ve thanked them for their wonderful spirit and presence amongst us! Sometimes people get gone before we’ve let them know the wonderful impact and inspiration they’ve been to our lives! I wonder if Warren knew…

Please keep Alyssa O’Malley in your kind thoughts and prayers!

FROM DEBBIE LENNOX:
New date for Quakertown Rotary Run is 3/21.

FROM PHIL BARLETTO:
Hi Rod.
I’m out of the RFR this year, so the 10 is now down to 9. I broke my metatarsal in late December training for Tobacco Road and RFR. I tried to restart my training last week for RFR. It didn’t work out, re-broke the healing bone. My doctor says I’m going to break additional surrounding bones if I keep this up. I just sent Bob Werts an email today.
I’m going to shoot for a good recovery this time and some fall marathons now. I hope you’re healthier this year than last and I wish y’all the best of luck. Phil Barletto.

FWIW – I hate this news! Phil is a retired PA State Police Officer now living in NC. Phil is a kind, caring, and dedicated man! We’ve shared many race courses, including the first 9 RFR’s! His presence will be in my mind and heart and his name will be on my shirt when I cross the finish line May 19th!

MICHAEL WARDIAN – 2008 POCONO MARATHON CHAMPION (THIS MAN IS INCREDIBLE!)

http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/michael-wardian-sets-50k-treadmill-record-on-second-attempt-in-30-hours?page=single

95-YEAR-OLD SETS A NEW 200 METERS RECORD

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lmykh

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
Train train train!!! We will have beautiful training weather!

Oh yeah, it has been called to my attention that many folks don’t know a Dan Rusk, they do know a Lad guy instead. Well Lad is the handsome kind twin opposite Dan Rusk. Lad never comes to the mill, we’re stuck with the naughty Dan! Maybe someday Lad will take up running at the Mill!??

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:
03/21 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH 10 Mile & 4 Mile Races – Quakertown, PA

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

03/21/22 – 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/
04/12 – EMMAUS 4 MILER – http://lvrr.org/races/emmaus-4-miler/
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 – LAW 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
09/12-13 – VIA MARATHON WEEKEND http://www.viamarathon.com/
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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$10 for TEN
It is 10 weeks until the 10th annual Pocono Run for the Red Marathon at which 10 of runners will be running their 10th Pocono Marathon.

The Pocono Marathon is a fund raiser for The Pocono Mountains Red Cross. For the first RFR I ran in a dress and people donated money to see me run in a dress. Silly people, I would have run in my Mill Rat shirt and a pink dress for nothing!

Here’s another challenge; those who can afford to do so, those who may find an inspiration to do so, please donate $10 for ten! Whether it is for the 10th year or the 10 people attempting to run the first 10 Pocono Marathons, it is for a “good cause!”

We all hear that a lot, it’s for a good cause! So I repeat, this IS for a GOOD CAUSE!

In some ways the best thing about your donation is you don’t have to be there when your dollar is put to good use. We can be home safe and warm in our beds when a Red Cross volunteer puts our dollar into action! That dollar will be used right here in our community to bring comfort to a family member, or a neighbor, or someone you’ve never met, yet needs your helping hand!

Please, make a donation if you can! Send it to the American Red Cross, 410 Park Avenue, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Mark it $10 for TEN, let the Red Cross folks know we appreciate the marathon and the work they do!

I got this email flier offering a whole big list of things as to how to qualify for Boston. I couldn’t help but think how does a person qualify for Boston? Simple, RUN FASTER! Then the notion popped into my head, what does a runner do to run faster? WORK HARDER!

I addition for our Boston watch list is:
Rusk, Sarah S 34 F Wilmington DE USA USA
Sarah is the 2014 Pocono Marathon female Champion! She grew up here in Monroe County! Her father, Dan Rusk, has been a Mill Rat and local running activist for many years. Sarah has become a local hero to many of us, in spite of her father’s lack of talent! Sarah is fast, Dan is slow! Life has a way of balancing things out! Sarah is beautiful and smart, Dan is???? You get the idea!

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

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

This event was postponed! When I hear the ne date I ill post it.

SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k & 10k 11:00 AM – www.pretzelcitysports.com
5K
51 27:55 93 GUTH JOHN BANGOR PA M C

10K
1 40:31 217 SIRAK MICHAEL MOHNTON PA M 44
20 43:32 526 MILLER LEE BANGOR PA M 55
3 49:29 171 MURDOCK KELLY FRANCES MOHNTON PA F 30

THIS WEEK & WEEKEND:
Train train train!!! I love to train!
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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:
03/22/23 – 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 – LAW 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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“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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