Sophie: run commuter, bumper surfer

Lordy! A season has passed and the weather has turned tempestuous in Georgia, nigh-freezing nights and too-warm days, with winds whipping flags, leaves and my massive hair to and fro. In short, perfect conditions for running. There has been a significant deal going on in the Atlantan run commuting community (e.g. us three), little of it related to run commuting; however, its time consuming-nature has kept us from the keyboard.

Josh’s family recently grew, having taken on a 9-year-old ward. It is a backhanded blessing. Their addition came via subtraction of a dearly loved friend. I put all my time into training for the Detroit Marathon, then needed a month-long reunion with my bicycle and Laura. And when Sophie has found time away from applying to graduate schools, she has been playing Frogger.

That is: Sophie was hit by a car.

Exhale! Cease picturing Sophie’s mangled, Frogger-mashed body. She was OK, but for jangled nerves, a broken toe and what she described as “some pretty sweet bruises.” Afterward, she continued on to work, about a mile north of the intersection. This is not an indicator of the lightness of the incident, but how bad to the bone Sophie is.  But I was surprised by the intersection at which it occurred, one flush with pedestrians; upon further reflection, though, given the abilities and awareness of Atlanta’s drivers, I am more surprised by such encounters’ infrequency. (more…)

By |2016-10-22T20:26:51-04:00November 17th, 2011|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

National Run@Work Day Announcement!

The Road Runners Club of America’s Run@Work Day is quickly approaching!   Since we’re really into run commuting around here, we wanted to have a day of our own, but in the spirit of all kinds of running, we’ve decided to combine it with the already-scheduled celebration on September 16th.

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In addition to scheduling a run with coworkers during the day at work or planning a quick jog at the end of the day, why not start planning on running to or from work that day?  Maybe you could lead a small group after work, winding through neighborhoods and dropping runners off where they live as you make your own way home?  Maybe you can do a post-work pub run, hang around for a drink and then run to your house afterwards?  In any case, it’s the perfect excuse to give run commuting a try for the first time!

If you have any questions or are just starting out and need some advice, leave a comment or you can send us an email at theruncommuter@gmail.com.

Heads up: Run@Work Day – September 16, 2011

Well, September is finally here and we just wanted to let everyone know about The Road Runners Club of America’s Run@Work day coming up in a couple of weeks.

The goal of RUN@WORK Day, presented by the Road Runners Club of America, is to encourage adults to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work, during lunch, or immediately following work.  RUN@WORK Day also encourages companies to help employees schedule time for physical activity. Incorporating exercise into one’s daily routine can markedly improve one’s overall physical health.

If you’re interested, think about what you could do to get your coworkers around the office up and moving that day and also encourage them to start regularly exercising.  RRCA even has a poster you can utilize for promoting your event.

We’ll be posting some additional info in the coming week.

TRC

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