The view from my porch.
Never wish that life was easier, wish that you were better. – Jim Rohn

It’s a bit chilly on my porch, but it is festive. I love this time of year for training. This kind of weather does make training a bit more of a challenge. We need to put on our thinking caps and make adjustments.

I saw on FB where Dolores Everett threw out a wonderful at home aerobic routine for her training group without the need of any equipment. I didn’t ask her permission to pass this along but since it was on FB I’m sure she isn’t going to punch me TOO hard for printing it here for your consumption: 5 burpees, 10 pushups, 15 squats, 20 triceps dips, 25 crunches, and 40 mountain climbers, repeat as many set as you can for 20 minutes.

Grammie and I bought ourselves a Peloton for Christmas and we presently have 4 people training on it. This is a FANTASTIC machine and program. It has yoga and weightlifting program included on what they refer to as “after the ride”. There is time and availability for more riders on it if you care to try it.

Presently due to an old back injury and a newer knee injuries (let’s ignore the old age part of me) I can’t run but I can peddle the daylights out of a bike! I will be running the RFR marathon this year, but VERY slowly. Could be a 2 day event! If not a week.

Maybe the biggest blessing for training this time of year is there’s not a whole lot else to do. Train and rest, rest and train! Make the most of it. Shrug off those winter blues, get out in the fresh air as often as possible, but when need be find an inside exercise program that keeps you fit, beautiful/handsome, and movin’ on!

JUST KEEP RUNNING!

GOOD LUCK EAGLES FANS! BE PROUD! And celebrate safely!

FROM EILEEN: Hi Rod! – Jim Thorpe has an Inaugural half marathon and 5k this year. The date is Sunday 4/29/18. The half is now sold out, but they have a waiting list. The 5k is still open. https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/JimThorpe/InauguralJimThorpeMarathon5kaswellandFREEkidsrace

Training continues many are training for:
02/10 – SCRANTON – SHIVER BY THE RIVER #2 – 10k run, 5k run, 2 mile walk
02/11 – Shiver by the River 5k & 10k Winter Series – Race # 3 (Reading)
03/11 – Shiver by the River 5k & 10k Winter Series – Race # 4 (Reading)
03/24 – Kutztown Fools Run
03/24 – 25 Two Rivers – http://tworiversmarathon.com/
04/16 – Boston Marathon – Patriot’s Day
04/22 – St. Luke Half
04/29 – Ed Krawitz Memorial – Law Day 5 mile race and very inaccurately measured 5K fun run.
04/29 – Jim Thorpe half & 5k https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/JimThorpe/InauguralJimThorpeMarathon5kaswellandFREEkidsrace
05/06 – Lilac Bloomsday Run 12 K (Spokane, WA) – http://www.bloomsdayrun.org/
05/20 – 13th annual Pocono Marathon + 5k & half marathon
10/07 – 23rd annual Steamtown registration is open!
More inclusive calendars can be found at these excellent sites:
Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!
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“If you can’t run with the big dogs stay on the porch”
The view from my porch.

You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”
- Steve Prefontaine

What are you doing out there? Are you running to lose weight? Are you running to increase your health and fitness? Are you running for stress relief? Are you running for competition with yourself and others? Maybe you running for all the above and several more reasons.

JUST KEEP RUNNING!

Sad news, Vince Wojnar died – http://www.timesleader.com/sports/689454/local-running-legend-vince-wojnar-dies-at-80

GOOD LUCK EAGLES FANS! BE PROUD!
71 days until Boston.

Training continues many are training for:
02/10 – SCRANTON – SHIVER BY THE RIVER #2 – 10k run, 5k run, 2 mile walk
02/11 – Shiver by the River 5k & 10k Winter Series – Race # 3 (Reading)
03/11 – Shiver by the River 5k & 10k Winter Series – Race # 4 (Reading)
03/24 – Kutztown Fools Run
03/24 – 25 Two Rivers – http://tworiversmarathon.com/
04/16 – Boston Marathon – Patriot’s Day
04/22 – St. Luke Half
04/29 – Law Day
05/06 – Lilac Bloomsday Run 12 K (Spokane, WA) – http://www.bloomsdayrun.org/
05/20 – 13th annual Pocono Marathon + 5k & half marathon
10/07 – 23rd annual Steamtown registration is open!
More inclusive calendars can be found at these excellent sites:
Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!

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(running) Blessing to all

POCONO AREA RUNNING COMMUNITY (PARC for short)

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL!

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FROM KIM:
This Tuesday the 26th and Wednesday the 27th, please join Girls on the Run Pocono at Maritas Cantina this Tuesday and Wednesday for $1.00 tacos and $0.45 wings. Specials are from 5pm-10pm. 10% of all day dine in sales will be donated to our scholarship fund. We will also have event t-shirts for sale for $4 each or 3/$10. The deck will be open to enjoy some of this beautiful weather to!
See you there!!

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“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
-Jesse Owens

Three weeks to Steamtown!

THIS WEEKEND:
09/17 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON – This has always been a big local favorite, good luck to those running Sunday.

09/17 – The 39th Annual DUTCHESS COUNTY CLASSIC – http://dcclassic.com/

Next Thursday – 09/21 – 24 – CAMP RUNABOUT ADULT TRAINING CAMP – www.camprunabout.com

Let’s train and get sweaty!
Mill Rats – Sunday through Saturday – 7:30 am all are welcome. Wednesday evening at 5:20 pm. The American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Join us if you have a tale/tail to share.

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rod@haskertextiles.com or rodhasker@gmail.com

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of Scenic Park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/01 – THE 36TH ANNUAL WINEGLASS MARATHON – I believe a crew from the Slate Belt are headed here.

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/08 – YUENGLING OKTOBERFEST 5K – http://oktoberfestrace.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:
09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

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

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FROM MIKE – Mill triple by-pass

Anyone have the time, willingness or craziness to run a triple Lions Thursday morning? A 6, 7 and 8 am (all “ish”) starts. A triple by-pass, run a Lions, grab a drink and snack back at the mill than right back out for another loop. Training run pace, nice and slow.

mikecorrell2000@yahoo.com

If Mike’s adventure is too calm for your liking you can join these ladies:

There are two Women Transcon record attempts in progress.

British Mimi Anderson (53 years old) started on Thursday Sept. 7th in Los Angeles town hall and Sandra Villines (45 years old) started on Monday Sept. 11th at the town hall in San Francisco. Both are heading to the New York town hall.

Mimi Anderson – start Sept. 7th LA – NY 2850 miles Goal 53 days = 53.77 miles/day http://mimiandmefor53.co.uk/
Sandra Villines – Start Sept. 11th SF – NY 3067 miles http://www.sandyacrossamerica.com/

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UNBELIEVABLE – Five of our local Tri Athletes go to compete and 3 of them earn World Championship slots! Yes I still consider Tony local! Are these guys incredible or what!

IRONMAN 70.3 LAKE PLACID – Lake Placid, NY

FROM BRAIN WINOT:
1st email – Morning air temp was 37 degrees, the water a balmy………62!!! All did well, looks like both Adam and Mark qualified for the world championships next year in……..South Africa!!
2nd email – Tony Muscarello also qualified for World Championships in South Africa and rumor has it…….he’s going!

Adam Coffman – M – 40 – 44 5:14:08
Tony Muscarello – 45 – 49 – 5:29:32
Brian Winot – 45 – 49 – 6:07:47
Mark Jefcoat – 65 – 69 – 6:15:27
Rodrigo Sagastegui – 40 – 44 6:29:50
INFO FROM THE IRONMAN WEBSITE
Another world class event comes to the Adirondacks.
An iconic North American triathlon for decades, Lake Placid offers the ultimate IRONMAN family vacation. Lake Placid has the amenities of a large city and the convenience of a small town, offering high-end restaurants, shopping and world-class accommodations. It boasts history, approachable charm and an abundance of on-course personality.
Located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, it’s a gorgeous and family-friendly event every athlete should put on their bucket list. Having hosted two Olympic Games (1932 and 1980), this charming town knows how to deliver a world-class athletic event. It’s also the home of one of the most challenging IRONMAN courses with its famous Adirondack climbs.
At this event, athletes will be treated to a course that’s identical to the full-distance race, but each discipline will be one single loop of the course. Athletes will begin with a one-loop swim in clear Mirror Lake, with the famous sight line at the bottom of the lake to guide them. Transitioning in the Olympic Speed Skating Oval to the bike, the rolling mountain views provide a scenic backdrop to the one-loop, 56-mile ride. Back at the oval, athletes will begin their 13.1-mile run through town and around the lake.
IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid will offer 35 slots to the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/lake-placid.aspx#ixzz4sJyORem0

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

We don’t know how fast and how far we can run until we overcome the fear to try.

FROM BOB STOUT – to date this was the rainiest Steamtown on record. It was a glorious day! Bob #1859, me #844, and Dolores Everett #2006. I believe Dolores was still a teenager in this picture. Multiple train wrecks have ended Bob’s marathoning. Dolores can knock a marathon out anytime she wishes! I’m on the mend and I WILL do more marathons! I just hope to start and finish the same day…

THIS WEEKEND:
09/10 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3 – Brian Winot, Adam Coffman, Rodrigo Sagastegui, Mark Jefcoat, Tony Muscarello are headed to this event. This talented lineup is sure to bring back hardware! GOOD LUCK!!!

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/11 – Monday – Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. – http://www.baa.org/

Let’s train and get sweaty!
Mill Rats – Sunday through Saturday – 7:30 am all are welcome. Wednesday evening at 5:20 pm. The American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Join us if you have a tale/tail to share.

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rod@haskertextiles.com or rodhasker@gmail.com

RAT RACES/EVENTS:

09/10 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3 – Brian Winot, Adam Coffman, Rodrigo Sagastegui, Mark Jefcoat, Tony Muscarello are headed to this event. This talented lineup is sure to bring back hardware!

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/11 – Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. – http://www.baa.org/

09/17 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON

09/21 – 24 – CAMP RUNABOUT ADULT TRAINING CAMP – www.camprunabout.com

09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of Scenic Park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/01 – THE 36TH ANNUAL WINEGLASS MARATHON – I believe a crew from the Slate Belt are headed here.

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/08 – YUENGLING OKTOBERFEST 5K – http://oktoberfestrace.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:
09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

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

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If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
Abraham Lincoln

Please don’t park in the Mill lot tomorrow, Stroudfest Vendors will be setting up there.
Sunday & Monday back to normal!

Pray and have kind thoughts for the wellbeing of Ken Barthold, The Mill owner, he is truly a blessing to our community!

FROM BRIAN WINOT – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3 is September 10th, Adam Coffman, Rodrigo Sagastegui, Mark Jefcoat, Tony Muscarello and I are all doing it, should be fun! Might have to break ice on the swim though!

From Dick Waibel – A reminder about the Stroudfest 5K.

An article concerning high mileage training – https://www.theactivetimes.com/historical-case-aerobic-development

Additional event – Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia – Sept. 16-17

THIS WEEKEND:
09/02 – STROUDFEST 5K

09/04 – Donut Derby – bike/donut race – Trexlertown

Mill Rats – Sunday through Saturday – 7:30 am all are welcome. Wednesday evening at 5:20 pm. The American Ribbon Mill on Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Join us if you have a tale/tail to share.

Check out the http://www.neparunner.com/ & https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/ & https://readysetrunpoconos.com/ websites for much more complete calendars and results.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE HERE?

If you don’t want to receive these emails please let me know!
rod@haskertextiles.com or rodhasker@gmail.com

RAT RACES/EVENTS:
09/02 – 1ST ANNUAL SLATE BELT SPRINT – SLATE BELT YMCA – 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl PA, 18072 P 610-881-4470 W greatervalleyymca.org SLATE BELT YMCA 315 West Pennsylvania Avenue Pen Argyl, PA 18072

09/10 – LAKE PLACID IRONMAN 70.3

09/10 – VIA Marathon

09/10 – Erie Marathon

09/11 – Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. – http://www.baa.org/

09/17 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON

09/21 – 24 – CAMP RUNABOUT ADULT TRAINING CAMP – www.camprunabout.com

09/30 – 15th Annual Families First 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Walk – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/race_17.pdf

09/30 – CORPORAL DICKSON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RACE – http://cpldicksonmemorial.wixsite.com/mainpage

10/01 – The 4th annual Fleetwood 5k Trail Run/walk will be held on October 1 at 9 am at West End Regional Park in Brodheadsville. This is a pleasant cross-country trail run in 244 acres of Scenic Park. Please join us. More info and registration form is available at www.runsignup.com/Fleetwood5KTrailRun any questions can be directed to Jim Mannello at manelo@ptd.net
Thanks!

10/08 – STEAMTOWN

10/08 – YUENGLING OKTOBERFEST 5K – http://oktoberfestrace.com/

10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE

11/05 – NYC MARATHON

11/12 – HARRISBURG MARATHON

11/18 & 19 – FROM ERNEST ROUNDTREE – Here’s the date for the Philly marathon weekend Saturday November 18 is the Philly half marathon and the 8k run and November 19 is the Philly marathon

11/23 – PUMPKIN PIE 5k – Nazareth YMCA

12/09 – The Knights of Columbus Council 13935 will be sponsoring its 7TH ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE 5K RUN/WALK at Matamoras Airport Park on. The run will be starting at 9 with the walkers leaving 15 minutes earlier. More info when available.
Bill Gaa – 570.445.9551

RAT TRI’S:
09/30 – Walpack Wilderness Challenge Du Walpack, NJ

09/30 – Morning Star 5k – Bethlehem

09/30 – Chilli Challenge – Montour Preserve

10/07 – Dirty Dozen Hill Climb – bike race 63 miles Adamstown, PA

10/14 – New Holland Bike Race 50mile – New Holland, PA

10/15 – Lake to Lake 8k trail run – Lake Wallenpaupack

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

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From Dick Waibel – Stroud Fest app is attached. I received it yesterday, SORRY, it’s too late to get in on the shirt.
What a cool way to start off the Labor Day and STROUDFEST Weekend with a 5K race beginning in the beautiful Court House Square in Stroudsburg!!!

KIWANIS DAYBREAK STROUDFEST 5K
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 8 a.m.
Race Director – Sara Miller – sarabalagna@hotmail.com
Course – Out and back, this course could lead to many PR’s! Start – The intersection of 7th and Monroe Street (Court House Square) in Stroudsburg. Finish – Top of 7th St.
Check in – 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Court House Square in Stroudsburg.
No Parking on Main St. Please park on the surrounding side streets.

Benefiting Children’s Programs of Monroe County

Also – 10/15 – 2017 BARRETT SCARECROW 5K RACE – I’ll send this app another day.

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