Crossing the Finish Line

For those of you who have done camp before, I appreciate your dedication to come and work hard on ‘Assessment Friday”. It is not easy to do on a cold day like it was but it makes us stronger.   For those of you who are new to camp or have been gone for a while it will be awesome to see your improvements week 3 ‘Assessment Friday’.

This was a great first week of camp....think about it- it is December and you ladies were out there in the frost, running your hearts out.  As I was watching you make your way around the track (in my snow pants) I was impressed.  For those of you that came to run the lake- Good job running the lake!

MichelleSpeaking of running your hearts out, this last weekend we had 6 boot campers and boot camp alumni (that I know of) who participated in the Seattle Half Marathon.  All of these ladies h

Gina Vega (bc alum), a college athlete returning to fitness from a hiatus after having two boys---she PR'd

Debbie Limon (bc alum) and Gina's buddy cranked it out!

Ronnie Potter (bc alum) was running up the last hill while the majority of participants are hobbling to the finish, Ronnie was sprinting (yes it is true) ---not easy after 13 miles

Michelle Burggraff (bc alum) has overcome many obstacles and I can remember her telling me how much she hated running (as I smiled and thought to myself "this woman is a runner!")  A leaner, stronger, healthier Michelle came across that finish line!

AriAri (there is only one!) who was told by doctors that she can’t (bad wordL) run because of her injuries, was also running up the hill and of course SMILING!!!! (who does that?!) And she did BUST IT across the finish.

Whether you are a marathoner or not, these ladies are living proof that you CAN DO ANYTHING.  They took the first step (the hardest step) toward becoming healthier, pushed through obstacles and they crossed the finish line!

Here some upcoming 2010 events for you to ponder:

Jingle Bell Dash


Resolution Run 5k and (optional) Polar Bear Dive

January 1, 2010

2010 New Years Paddling Challenge

January 10, 2010

Washington Romp to Stomp

February 20, 2010

Mercer Island Half Marathon

February 21, 2010

Chilly Hilly

February 28, 2010

St Patty’s Day Dash 5k

March 14, 2010

Skagit County Tulip Pedal

April 17, 2010

Go Urban Adventure Race

May 1, 2010

Vancouver Marathon and ½ Marathon

May 2, 2010

May 16, 2010

Beat the Bridge 10k

Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon

June 26, 2010

Milk Carton Derby

July 10, 2010

STP Bicycle Classic

July 17-18, 2010

Benaroya Research Institute Triathlon

July 18, 2010

Ragnar Relay

July 23-24, 2010

ALS Double Day Bike Ride

July 24-25

Danskin Triathlon

August 15, 2010

MS Ride

September 10-12, 2010

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