Week of 5/13

On the Move

This past week was full of movement in many different modes . . . trail running, partner rows, beaucoup push-ups and sit-ups, chariot sprints, tricep dips, lunging, jumping . . . in the rain, under the sun, in the woods, and on a hill. We can’t say that we don’t mix it up!

See you this week during the usual times! Monday and Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

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Boot Camper “Firsts”

I get goose bumps when one of us accomplishes their first _____. Their first 5k, first 10k, first 1/2 marathon, first time hitting the 100 squat club, first time running around the school twice without stopping, first time doing 5 regular push-ups with perfect form . . .We’re celebrating Amber’s first 5k at the Rescue Run this past Saturday! We’re celebrating Chelsea’s first 1/2 marathon in Shelburne last weekend. We’re celebrating Laura’s first 1/2 marathon in Pittsburgh last weekend. We’re celebrating the personal best times for a 5k that many of us ran yesterday. The official times are not posted, but the large clock as crossed the line reflected faster times for all of us. The weather was beautiful and the vibes pumped our andrenaline . . . thank you to the Fairfax Rescue for starting a wonderful race tradition.

Renegade Playground – t-shirts & transportation

If you’re competing or spectating, please let me know if you want to car pool. Also, let me know if you want a t-shirt. I’m purchasing t-shirts for all of the competitors. If you’re a spectator, I’ll know the price of the shirts this week. I’m thinking the saying the on the Boot Camp with LSD shirt should be: “The Dirtiest Trip Ever!” Let me know your thoughts. Remember, these shirts will run small since they’re made to be form fitting (except the men 🙂 My email is ifdnt@aol.com.

History of Mother’s Day

The history of Mother’s Day is centuries old and goes back to the times of ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. The early Christians celebrated the Mother’s festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Interestingly, later on a religious order stretched the holiday to include all mothers, and named it as the Mothering Sunday. The English colonists settled in America discontinued the tradition of Mothering Sunday because of lack of time. In 1872, Julia Ward Howe organized a day for mothers dedicated to peace. It is a milestone in the history of Mother’s Day. In 1907, Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948), a Philadelphia schoolteacher, began a movement to set up a national Mother’s Day in honor of her mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis. She solicited the help of hundreds of legislators and prominent businessmen to create a special day to honor mothers.

Source: http://www.dayformothers.com/mothers-day-history/

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