Thursday, April 30, 2009

This Blog

Hey there, teammates. Just a note about this blog. If you have a piece of information that you really feel would be beneficial to post on the blog, please email it to Don or me at our church emails, and one of us would be able to post it. Otherwise, you can always comment underneath each post and respond back to one another in the comment section. Be sure you create a google account and sign in each time BEFORE you comment. (I have written lengthy comments before and then realized I hadn't signed in...when I went to sign in, it then lost what I had written). I'm somewhat new to the blogworld over the past year, so I thought this information might be helpful to other neo-bloggers.

We're hoping this blog can be a bulletin board for information, inspiration, and encouragement regarding our marathon training.

See many of you Saturday!

Friday, April 24, 2009

hotels in Chicago

Hello all my friends who are running in Chicago. If you are still in need of a room, Barb Johnson at the tour place said that there is a hotel that has 4o rooms available. It is about 12 miles from the loop but close to the train system. If you are still needing room call Barb at 319-236-8991.

Thanks, Sid Harris

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Upcoming 5K Runs

If you're looking for a few runs around the community to help with your training, here are a couple of 5K runs coming up:

Kickin' it 4 Cambodia- May 9, 9 a.m. George Wyth
Some students at CFHS helped raise money to build a school in Cambodia. Proceeds from this race will go toward continuation of support for this school. You can get registration form at Runner's Flat. $15 registration before race/$25 day of race

SHOUT 4 Change- May 16, 9 a.m. Sullivan Park, E. 4th St., Waterloo
You can download registration from or get registration from Runner's Flat. Proceeds go to AMACHI mentoring program.

Loop the Lake- June 6. I don't know much more, but I am sure you'll find registration forms at Runner's Flat.

Don or anyone else, is there a good place on-line to learn about runs in our area?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

update from Don

Jacinda Canfield has graciously agreed to coordinate an effort to provide childcare for our Saturday morning group runs. Those interested should contact her at for more information. Several have asked about pedometers, I know nothing, but have been told to ask at one of the running shoe stores. Have an awesome day!

Book for beginners

Here's a book recommended by Don Williams for the non-runner or first time marathon runner:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Marathoners unite!

This is going to be an on-line tool for our marathon team, Iowans for Africa, to communicate with one another. Rather than trying to get emails out, people can just check this site regularly for information and contribute to this site by commenting and letting us know what you're learning and experiencing as you train.

We hope this site will serve as a source of information, encouragement, and inspiration to everyone who is planning on being a part of Team World Vision/Iowans for Africa!