Hello there East Nasty –
Man is the winter weather getting old or what ? We have been battling the elements for most of 2011 and I am ready for some sunshine. Just in case you have not heard it before though – East Nasty runs on Wednesday night rain or shine, snow or ice, wind or thunder. No matter what the conditions are we will be out at 11th and holly every Wednesday night around 6:00 so come join the fun. This week we are running route #4. It’s always good to check out the link before hand especially if you are new.
Clothing Donations for KIPP
The KIPP Academy is getting ready to start up their track season and they need our help again this year. Please see the following note below from our very own Jenny Dew who is a coach for the Kipp track team.
Calling all East Nasty’s!
KIPP Academy Nashville’s track season is just around the corner. We want to hit ‘em up with a T-shirt drive! EN did such a great job last season with monetary donations for uniforms. This season, the KIPP runners are in need of practice attire. A lot of the kids have to work-out in their “going to school clothes”. So, we are hoping you avid runners and gear purchasers can dig into your closets and find running garments you no longer wear or are getting tired of seeing. We get so many race shirts and order so many EN shirts each season, surely there are some extra pieces out there?!?
-KIPP has both boys and girls of all shapes and sizes
-Cotton may be rotten, but you can still work-out in it!
-KIPP needs Winter and Spring season clothes
-Bring your donations this WEDNESDAY (1/26/11)
-Any of the following (cotton or technical) would be great:
You can learn more about KIPP Academy Nashville’s mission go to www.kippacademynashville.org
Thought of the week:
If you have been a runner for more than 6 months you have probably already been injured. If you have been running for a while then you have probably been injured several times. Why is it that injuries just seem to be a part of running? Well there are several reasons why runners get injured. But having been around runners every day of my life for the past 3 or 4 years my opinion is that it all comes down to one word OVERUSE. Whether its running to fast, running to far, or running to many miles a week. Your body is very smart and if you do to much or more than its ready to handle you will get to enter the world known as “injured”. I heard a quote once that I have remembered over the years it says “For a runner, the hardest thing possible is not training for a marathon — The hardest thing is being injured and NOT being able to train for a marathon.” How true that is. So my thought/suggestion of the week is this: Run slow, run short, take a day off, get more sleep, replace a run with a walk —– when it comes to running sometimes Less truly is More 🙂