The view from my porch.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning. ~Mahatma Gandhi – from Kevin Cook

Becoming a better/faster runner requires training HARD and SMART! You can be a better runner if it is REALLY important to you! Make your dream a reality!

The Krawitz Memorial was really cool!

Phil Svoboda came in from Spokane Washington to visit family and came over to run with us! Phil, like many of us, found inspiration and friendship with Ed!

This was my very first foot race 25 years ago! As I finished in WAY last place Sunday I was followed by two police cars. As we went down Dreher Ave a person across the street hollered JAIL BREAK??

Jim Thorpe half & 5k – I can’t find the results but I do know several local runners had excellent times there!

FROM BILL GAA – Knight’s Kris Kringle 5K on 12/08/18. Please send me the info again Bill.

Let’s have some fun! Here’s a couple of good local options for this weekend. or you can fly to Spokane and run with Phil.

05/05 – FROM JIM MANELLO – Hi Rod – For all your dog-loving runners out there.
The West End Park and Open Space Commission is pleased to announce the annual 5K9 Trail Leisure Run/Walk at the West End Regional Park on 578 Evergreen Hollow Road in Chestnuthill Township on Saturday, May 5 at 10am (registration begins at 9am). The run/walk is open to all ages and abilities and the “Dave Fleetwood Memorial Trail” will be available for those wishing a leisurely walk on a firm and stable surface accessible to all wheeled devices. Dogs are WELCOME as long as they remain on a leash (6′ max.)

Registration is $20/pp and children under 12 are FREE! The first 100 pre-registrants will receive a Bandana. Door Prizes, Raffles, Vendors and Refreshments will be available.
Register at RunSignUp.com
Note: This is not a timed competitive event. Just an opportunity to run or walk with your dog.
For additional information, contact Bernie Kozen at 570-992-9733 or<

05/06 – Cinder Cancer Derailers 5k Run – Rudy's Tavern 90 Washington St, East Stroudsburg

05/06 – Lilac Bloomsday Run 12 K (Spokane, WA) –

Mill Rats – both east end of the building Mill Rats and the west end of the building Mill Rats – meet daily for group run/walk daily from the mill at 7:30 am.

05/19 – 42 mile bike ride in Quakertown
05/20 – 13th annual Pocono Marathon + 5k & half marathon
06/02 – Levee Loop – Dansbury Park – Sign 7:30 a.m. – Race at 8:15 a.m. Walk at 8:30 a.m.
06/10 – 2018 Josh Miller Memorial 5K Run/Walk
07/22 – Lake Placid 140.6 Ironman
07/28 – Lehigh Valley Zoo's RUN WILD for Animal Conservation
09/15 – The Scranton Duathlon is a 5k Run, 20k Bike, 5k Run
09/23 – Atlantic City 70.3 Ironman
10/06 – Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs – March 1st registration opens: – Tom Jennings, Race Director
10/07 – 23rd annual Steamtown registration is open!
12/08 – Knight's Kris Kringle 5K

More inclusive calendars and results can be found at these excellent sites:
Check out the & & websites for much more complete calendars and results.

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