Week of July 3, 2011

Independence DAy

Wishing everyone a fun, fun, fun Independence Day weekend.  Many of you are on vacation, like myself.  Enjoy every moment of it!

I know it’s not fitness related, but take a minute to think about how much you really know about what we are celebrating on Independence Day……..The major objection to being ruled by Britain was taxation without representation. The colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament………………In May, 1776, after nearly a year of trying to resolve their differences with England, the colonies sent delegates to the Second Continental Congress. Finally, in June, admitting that their efforts were hopeless; a committee was formed to compose the formal Declaration of Independence. Headed by Thomas Jefferson, the committee also included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman. On June 28, 1776, Thomas Jefferson presented the first draft of the declaration to Congress………..The Liberty Bell sounded from the tower of Independence Hall on July 8, 1776, summoning citizens to gather for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence……………..Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826…………In 1941, Congress declared 4th of July a federal legal holiday. It is one of the few federal holidays that have not been moved to the nearest Friday or Monday.

Schedule the Week of July 4

Remember, we don’t have class tomorrow.  We will have the evening classes this Tuesday and Thursday (6:30-7:30pm), and the Wednesday morning class will still take place at 5:45am.

Boot Cancer Update

More money came in from the Mini Camp hosted by Collins-Perley. The final total is $202.00!!!  Thank you for your generosity…to date, we’re reached 20% of the $10,000.00 fundraising goal.

Exposed with Mark Photography released the photographs taken at the St. Albans Mini Camp. Again, I want to congratulate our gritty group of competitors and thank the volunteers.  Below is a slide show of each competitor and here’s the link to all of the captured moments: http://www.exposedwithmark.com/?p=3932

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Commit the Grit:  Historical Athlete Profile

We talk a lot about setting goals, creating a plan and working the plan. Setting short and long term goals is a powerful tool!  It’s amazing to see fellow Boot Campers set and reach, raise the bar, then set and reach, raise the bar and set and reach goals.  You’re motivating yourself in ways you never thought possible.  That’s the key phrase, accomplishing what is thought of as impossible or out of reach. Here’s a historical piece about someone who knew what they wanted at an early age and never took their eye off their goals. Thank you Lisamarie for sharing this story on NPR. http://www.npr.org/2011/06/26/137319975/remembering-a-babe-sports-fans-shouldnt-forget

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