“If your lifestyle does not control your body, eventually your body will control your lifestyle…the choice is yours!” Ern Baxter, Author, I Almost Died
Members of the RRRunning team, Robin Auerbach, Eric Greaser, Sharon Rivers, Michelle Bayus, Tony Smith, and Wayne Lambert ran. Everyone had a good day and placed in their age groups. Robin was third in the masters division. Michelle, Sharon, and Tony won their age groups with Eric and Wayne placing in their groups. This was Eric’s first half under 2 hours. Congratulations eveyone!
It is time to start the spring marathon season and what better way to start than the Inaugural Asheville Marathon at the Biltmore. This should be a great event and Ellen’s first marathon. We knew that she just could not resist the marathon fever much longer. We wish her great success and many more marathons.
Good luck to all the runners who are headed up to Bell Buckle Tennessee to run in the 17th Annual RC Cola-Moon Pie 10 miler! This blogger-runner is not sure if they are headed there to run or to eat Moon Pies! Rumor also has it that there will be a side competition on race day. Apparently half the group is eating at Bread of Heaven the day before. For those of you who do not know, BOH provides a hearty soul food, country cookin’, all you can eat buffet! So the competition will be between those who buffet and those who do not!
It should be a hot day so be careful everyone! My final request is that someone bring me back a souvenir…. and by a souvenir, i mean a Moon Pie!!
Hint: 2012 Publix Georgia Marathon
Super Hint: Robin, Michelle, and Tony. Robin is wearing pink with Tony and Michelle close by her side (barely visible)
She was recently on the Missy Kane Fit and Fun show leading core exercises with Missy Kane. Way to go Ellen!
The Strawberry Plains half marathon and 10k hosted 600+ runners braving East Tennessee’s few winter days with winds up to 20 mph and snow flurries with a temp around 30 degrees. The passion for running was on display amongst the faces and actions of each person running, volunteering or supporting family and friends on the course. The course isn’t known to be flat, but it’s known to be very scenic with horses being the spectators, as 10k runners blaze the course to it’s turnaround at the 3.1 mile marker, then the half marathoners begin their journey to the 6 mile turnaround with the big hill. The event was well organized with some very well designed technical shirts for all runners, the race is the second race of the KTC high mileage winter series with the 3rd being the Whitestone 30k and 3-person Relay on a NOT so flat course. The breakfast at Whitestone is one of the best provided by any race around and isn’t one you want to miss. Take a look at the local news coverage of the Strawberry Plains Half & 10k race and we’ll see you at Whitestone!
It is cold! We are going to delay the start of Saturday’s run until 10:00 am. According to the latest weather report the feels like should be 20 degrees. That keeps us within Robin’s Rules and hopefully healthier.