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stuff ’round the mill

OMG I received several emails concerned about me omitting chocolate from the PEDesert list. How foolish of me! I didn’t realize that for some folks chocolate might be considered a desert!! Poor souls for who chocolate is only the occasional treat. I am the lucky one, chocolate is at the top of my food pyramid. I may do without ice cream, cupcakes, or pie or even Irish whiskey for weeks and maybe months, but going without chocolate is counted in minutes, perhaps dreaded hours. If I were to ever write a book it quite probably would be titled “The days when chocolate is my ONLY FRIEND!” Always remember you can ALWAYS count on CHOCOLATE! CHOCOLATE REALLY IS OUR FRIEND!

Here is the link to Running the Poconos and Beyond:

http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/author/haskerr/

THIS WEEKEND:

PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE MILL PARKING LOT UNTIL IT IS PLOWED!!!!

This weekend may be an early test of your commitment and ability to find and use available resources to complete your training program! There are ways, let me know your plan of attack to share it with everyone!

Please be safe, cars can go sideways on slippery roads, at no fault of their own! Whatever you do remember you are important and we and your family need you alive and injury free, PLEASE DON’T TAKE RISK!!!

02/09 – WARM HEARTS 5K – Nazareth – 11:00 AM – dvlasics@yahoo.com POSTPONED ! ??

OMG doesn’t the SPIN-A-THON look like a terrific warm, dry, safe haven to get in a super workout with the potential weather forecast! Hmmmm (this could be called a spin-me-thin also!)

02/09 – SPIN-A-THON TO BENEFIT THE BLAZEMAN FOUNDATION to be held at Major Hyundai of Stroudsburg – 1534 North 9th Street – Stroudsburg, PA 18360

This year we are opening the doors to the greater Pocono community and once again will be beating down the doors of Major Hyundai at 6am to honor the Blazeman and all those who have fallen victim to this awful disease. This year we Cycle – So Others May Live….

http://www.majorcares.com/

*For those joining us for a spin on Saturday at Major Hyundai, lunch will be provided for free by Major Hyundai from Moe’s Southwest Grill.

*Also, anyone with a specific request for a workout or movie to watch while spinning can email me directly and I will make it happen brettjenner@gmail.com

FROM ROD – A local business owner taking action along with athletes dedicated to raising money, not to mention contributing their own money, to fight against ALS. These are some pretty darn special people who care enough to try to make a difference in our community and world! You can go there and spin with them, cheer for them, make fun of the way they look and dress, buy a car or two, and last but not least make a contribution so hopefully soon there can be an end to ALS!

02/10 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k/10k Winter Race Series Race #3 – 11:00 AM – www.pagodapacers.com

Does anyone know of any others?

The fear of acceptance is one of the biggest struggles for folks to get out and start running with a group of runners; many people are fearful of will I fit in? During my years of running, no matter where I’ve run I’ve found when you approach a group of runners you are never really alone; you are only a smile and a hand shake away from making new friends. Runners welcome runners no matter where, no matter what level of runner you may be. Runners are fully aware of the decision and determination for a beginner or someone with little experience required to take those first steps, and there always be a few folks around the Mill and the YMCA to encourage anyone! There are runners in these groups from their teens to their 80′s. So please consider this a sincere invitation to come out and join us whether it is at the Mill or the Y we welcome you!

GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:

AMERICAN RIBBON MILL on ANN STREET in Stroudsburg

Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – Wed evening at 5:15 PM – walkers & runners from very doable walking paces through running paces from 12 mpm to 7 mpm. Distances are from 3 miles to 20 and more at times. There is a fit for you, please join us!

POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tue & Thur evenings, meet at the front door. Dan Rusk and Scott Ewing sewing1950@yahoo.com – FROM SCOTT – Runners do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us. We encourage beginner runners to come out with us and highly recommend runners should wear reflective vests/jackets/hats/gloves when running, especially with the Y group on Tues/Thurs.

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 (shoes & running apparel plus all sorts of running/walking paraphernalia) – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Trish D’Imperio – varkpd@ptd.ne – Facebook.

VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events – This is a fabulous bike and bike paraphernalia store!!!

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

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource for races all over eastern PA

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

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU WISH TO HAVE INCLUDED HERE.

MILL RAT EVENTS:

03/03 – ROTARY RUN FOR YOUTH -4 & 10 milers 1600 Sleepy Hollow Road Quakertown, Pennsylvania – http://www.quakertownrotary.org

03/03 – 2012 USA 50 km Road Championships and USATF Long Island Association 25 km Championships CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK http://www.newyorkultrarunning.org/

03/10 – DAY LIGHT SAVING – SPRING AHEAD!!

03/10 – SHIVER BY THE RIVER – 5k/10k Winter Race Series Race #4 – 11:00 AM – www.pagodapacers.com

03/24 – TARC Spring Thaw 6 Hour Ultra (http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=18255)

04/06 – KUTZTOWN FOOLS 10M RUN – http://kutztownfoolsrun.com/

04/06 – GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE MARATHON – www.GardenSpotVillageMarathon.org.

04/13 – BELVIDERE FOX TROT 5K & 1 MILE COMMUNITY WALK – Register at: www.raceforum.com/foxtrot – 04/13 – 04/15 – BOSTON – www.baa.org/

04/20 – SYBIL LUDINGTON HISTORICAL RUN 50K http://www.runner.org/sybil on this course at 22.8 miles, there is a tiny cemetery where famous bestseller author of “The Complete Book of Running”, James Fixx is buried.

04/21 – LAKE WARAMAUG ULTRAS – 50K, 50-miles & 100K – Time: 7:30 a.m. Cost: $55 (before 4/22) Venue: Lake Waramaug State Park CT – Race Director – Carl Hunt [p] 860-355-8847 huntcarl@sbcglobal.net

04/27 – MOVING TOGETHER 5K AND KID’S FUN RUN – http://www.knowltonschool.com/gym.htm

04/28 – LEHIGH VALLEY HALF MARATHON & 5K; Allentown www.lehighvalleyhalfmarathon.com

05/05 – LAW DAY – 30 YEARS

05/05 – BROAD STREET RUN – http://www.broadstreetrun.com/

05/19 – POCONO MARATHON – www.poconomarathon.org/

06/02 – GOD’S COUNTRY MARATHON – http://www.visitpottercounty.com/static/index.cfm?contentID=112

06/08 – LAUREL HIGHLANDS 70.5 miles and 50K – http://www.laurelultra.com/

06/14 & 15 – TARC 50 & 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN – http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=18276

07/13 – QUIET VALLEY ROOSTER RUN – http://www.timberhilltiming.com/QVRoosterRun.html

07/14 – BOILERMAKER – http://www.boilermaker.com/

07/21 – ANTHRACITE TRIATHLON 2013 – Jim Thorpe, PA

08/10 – HERO RUSH – Albrightsville PA -http://www.herorush.com/events/pennsylvania-nj/

08/17 –SHAWNEE MTN MUD RUN & KIDS MINI MUD RUN Info & online registration beginning April 1 at www.shawneemt.com

09/28 – EIGHTH ANNUAL LEVEE LOOP TRAIL RUN & WALK – www.srosrc.org

10/04 – 10/20 – HAMBLETONIAN ® MARATHON & GOOD TIME TROTTERS RELAY http://www.hambletonianmarathon.com/

09/29 – POCONO LAKE REGION 13.1 @ 8:00 AM – Wallenpaupack Area High School, stadium – 2552 Route 6 Hawley, PA – http://www.active.com/running/hawley-pa/pocono-lake-region-131-2013?dart=M&cmp=30-0-37954282&dma=Wilkes+Barre+-+Scranton&memberId=126515207&email=rodhasker@gmail.com

Sunday, September 1, 2013 @ 9:00 PM PST

10/05 – FAMILIES FIRST 11th ANNUAL 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK- Wind Gap Borough Park – Rain or Shine

Time: 9:00 AM – Registration will begin 7:45 AM on race day – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/events.html

10/13 – The 18th STEAMTOWN MARATHON – http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/ registration opens 4/1

10/19 – THE GREAT FLORIDIAN – http://greatfloridian.com/

12/07 – 3rd ANNUAL JINGLE JOG 5K RACE & FUN Walk – Proud Participant of the Hudson Valley Grand Prix 5k Series

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