Sunday, September 11, 2016

8 down, 4 to go! TPG's 5K Challenge

We are eight months into our year-long challenge of completing one 5K per month in 2016. It has been a wonderful adventure in dedication and self challenge. June brought the good doctors to the Donut Dash in North Kansas City, with a wonderfully urban flat course. 

July's 5K was Rock the Crossroads, and it was a ridiculously hot night run. But the t-shirt and medal were too cool for Dr. Meyers to pass up, so she strapped on the camel back and when Dr. Turner took a pass, she recruited her husband, Jerry, to fill in. He was a trooper in the heat, and it was exciting for him to complete his first 5K.

A friend suggested the 5K for August, Head for the Cure, located at Corporate Woods. This was by far the largest 5K TPG participated in so far this year. There were thousands of people in attendance, and the atmosphere was like a huge party.

We are planning to participate in the 13th Annual Smithville Dam 5K Run/Walk and the Great Pumpkin Run for our next two races. Think about joining us in September or October for fun and fitness!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

We Caught the Running Bug!

Dr. Lisa invested in better footwear before February’s Mardi Gras 5K because after the Groundhog Run in January she had a blister that didn’t heal for a week! She now tells everyone who will listen about the benefits of proper fitness enthusiast gear, especially running shoes. At the urging of Dr. Turner, she went to Garry Gribble’s and got an assessment and recommendation for better sneakers. She found out that she need a neutral shoe to better support her foot shape and stride.Boy did it make all the difference! Not only was there no blister the past four races, but she no longer has to wait a day or two between runs. 

TPG’s running duo had high expectations for the TropiColor Run, but the morning of the race Dr. Turner was pulled away to provide family support in a crisis, so Dr. Lisa represented TPG at the Color Run, our fifth 5K for 2016
This was a great opportunity for Dr. Lisa to see if she had what it takes to go it alone. The solo run was cathartic, and she achieved a personal record, as her race time was 41 minutes.

 The good doctors make time to train in between 5K’s and they had the opportunity to continue this practice while in Puerto Rico recently for the annual AASECT conference. There were no beach-side trails; however, there was a lovely lagoon nearby that made daily runs enjoyable despite the heat and extreme humidity.