Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
The 6th annual Stuffed Strut 5K on the Friday after Thanksgiving, (Nov. 24) is a great way to run off those extra Thanksgiving calories instead of standing in line at some mall spending money. Conveniently located near the intersection of I-81 and I-77 in Wytheville, Virginia, the Stuffed Strut is a relatively flat run through the country side near pastoral Wytheville. Registration is available on site, at the Wytheville's Smallest Church, at 1090 Nye Road, Wytheville, Va. Come out and support the Community Food Kitchen and our exciting expansion into a Pay What You Can Restaurant, a project of HOPE, Inc.
The Stuffed Strut 5K begins at 9 am, on Friday, Nov. 24th, 2017. Pre-registration before Nov 10 is $25; afterwards and on the day of, registration is $30. This course is on hard surface roads, away from traffic, with rest stops and police support. Come run, or walk with us, and support a great cause, the Community Food Kitchen. Parking available on site, and registration opens at 8:15 am. We run rain or shine!
NOTE: If you are using mapping services, 1090 Nye Road is the right address for Wytheville's Smallest Church, but the mapping services will take you about a mile beyond the actual church. Look for the Pepsi plant entrance near the actual church.