Striders Stories

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How a Diagnosis Can Turn into Motivation - Mike

A diagnosis that was potentially devastating provided Mike the motivation to "Just Keep Running".

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A Runner's Journey to Coaching - Carmen

 

Carmen relates the her story of becoming a runner and a coach.

She has some tips for anyone who has aspirations of coaching.

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A Match Made in Heaven - Amanda

 

The Birth of the Kingstowne Striders and the Fill the Shoes 5k

Vince

TWIN STREAKS - Vince

Vince's completion of the 80-day Streak to Restore Sanity (STRS in Vince's terms) was an impressive accomplishment, but his journey from a being pack-a-day smoker to a runner capable of completing the Army 10 miler at a 10-minute pace is truly amazing.  Vince's experience shows that it is never too late to get healthy.

 

Way to go Vince!!!!

Sandra with Derya, Christina, and Meg

The Virtual Shamrock Marathon - Sandra

Undaunted by the cancellation of the physical race Sandra completed the Virtual Shamrock Marathon with the help of some friends.

Join Us for the 2020 Fill the Shoes Fun Run!!

The Fill the Shoes 5k has been cancelled, but Kingstowne Striders will get together on 7 November 2020.

We will be doing a fun run on  to honor the spirit of this event. We'll meet at Hayfield Community Park (the same park used for the race staging area), and run or walk the course.

Kingstowne Striders Summer 2020 Schedule

Weekend Run

Are posted on Google Sheets

If you can lead a run, please enter your name at

Striders Run Leaders

 

Thursday Runs Are Also Back!!

Runs will Start at 6:30 PM at Panera in Kingstowne

The KTS 2020 Streak to Restore Sanity is complete.

 

Congratulations Vince for making it the whole 80 Days!!!

Congratulations Vince on completing the 80 day running streak

 

Minor characters in this epic were Cory, Bob, and Rob who completed the 40 day challenge.  Rob was overcome with a wave of good sense and stopped at 40 Days.  It's not clear why Cory stopped posting after 48 days.  And, Bob had to take a sick day after day 48 and continued posting a "broken streak" (well most of the time).

 

Jon P Sean struggled out of the gate, but once he got started, he chipped in 400 miles.

 

Amelia never got started, but she managed to get to 100 miles.

 

The complete results are at Alex' Google docs spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hIAh6wazcZa8MmbkyaCqADdC2N4zx9TBoTyUCVHnvv0/edit#gid=20279339.