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.
It's that time again to dust off your running shoes, grab a protein bar and join us in raising money to bring joy to children touched by cancer. Inspired by Ella Tosch who lost her battle in September of 2015 but remains in all of our hearts, we'll be loading up our own Family Truckster and paying Children's Hospital and The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit a couple of visits during the sweltering days of summer.
Registration for the 5K is $25 but everyone is welcome. Whether you plan on running to beat your personal best time or walking with or without your little ones, maybe to get your steps in, it promises to be a good time.
So make sure to mark your calendars and start hydrating! We'll help you carb-load prior to the race with bagels and protein bars and cool you down upon your return with some of Connor's famous lemonade, summer cucumber salad, hot dogs of course and a few other surprises. Plus, there'll be prizes for the winners, a raffle and an abundance of good karma! This cause is very special to us and we cannot thank our family and friends enough for all of their support.
Make sure to arrive early enough to check in and stretch. We don't want any pulled hammies out there!