Runner of the Month

 

January 2011  Susan Reichel

Susan Reichel is a wonder mom at shepherdstwon Elementary and through her own desire to get healthy and create a healthier world for kids she created the “Roadrunners Club” at Shepherdstown Elementary. 140 children participated in the fall of 2010. Below is one happy child running barefoot in the grass.  Thank you Susan!

From Susan:

I’ve started to run and take better general care of myself because I don’t want die at 50 thereby missing the second half of my life and all my kids will do!

As for why I started the running club, I really LIKE kids and I want to help them find joy in running, and moving in general. They deserve it. I didn’t like to run as a kid and it negatively affected me in a myriad of ways. The physical exertion leads to all kinds of good stuff like success in the classroom, on the fields/courts and in their hearts, literally and figuratively. If I can be a small or big part of why they get moving and love it- I am crazily grateful.

My best,
Susan

December 2010

James Munnis

 

This picture was taken at the start of the JFK 50 Mile run .  Pictured are TR Treads employee James Munnis (smiling from either coffee or mood altering substance), 3rd place finisher Jacob Edwards, and TR Treads employee and JFK support Jared Matlick.  The guy in the safety vest looking at these three suspiciously is JFK Logistics lead and TR Treads employee Tom Shantz who’d looks like he’d rather be running.

James at age 45 chopped an hour off his best time finishing in under 8 hours.  He has spent a summer learning perfect running form, developing a massive aerobic base, and of course has chucked all dysfunctional shoes.

His even more impressive December Run was a week later he ran a 5k PR of under 18 minutes in the Inwood Humane Society 5k.  James has learned light efficient movement well enough to run 50 miles and then recover to race a fast 5k.  Wait till next year and he’ll be there with Jacob…who ran under 6 hours.  Both James and Jacob wore Newton Distance shoe.

 

 

 

 

November 2010

Martha Carpenter- Overcoming Barriers to Finish JFK 50 Miler

Congrats Martha for trying and learning new things to achieve a great success.

Here is her email of how she did it using good Chi and getting in more functional shoes:

I am old (53) and slow and really didn’t think i would get to do JFK again due to rather intense hip and lower back pain.  Dr. Mark, you spent a lot of time helping me on a busy afternoon in your shop. Thank you so much.  Then I read everything you gave me and just kept working on my terrible posture and alignment.  I stopped strength training and switched to doing yoga. Really, within about 2 months, i could go longer and longer pretty much pain free.  The Newtons and the Chi running alignment have helped me keep the pelvis neutral and so my hips don’t hurt…and my abs have gotten stronger. I could actually see one before the Christmas cookies!  I am hoping that you have another Chi running clinic and would love to help out in any way you need. Sincerely, Martha

 

October 2010 

Teri Biebel

We honor Teri this month for her tenacity in achieving a huge personal .  She has lost 80 lounds in a year and completer the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon.

Read her inpsiring story here and here

September 2010

Susan Reichel

Susan is the innovative leader of a movement whch has gotten 140 Elementary School Children in Shepherdstown running for fun after school.  Thanks Susan for all you are doing for the health of our kids.

August 2010

David Hammer

We honor David this month.  Dave saved a young girl on a morning run as he was running by the boat doc.  The girl was face down in the water and parnets unaware.  David responded quickly and pulled the girl from the water.

I snapped this picture this morning at Antietam on the Final Attack
trail.  As a doctor you need to warn people not to look at it before
breakfast or they risk severe gastric distress.

Brief bio:  Resident of Shepherdstown where I live with my wife of
thirteen years, Euphemia Kallas, and we have three children ages 12, 9,
and 6.  Occupation:  Attorney.

Favorite place to run:  Antietam Battlefied trails.

Quote 1:  I run for the moment; I run for the future; I run for the joy
of it!  Chi Running has helped me lose 30lbs and be calmer and more
productive every day.

If Quote 1 is too “granola” try this one:

Quote 2:  Fat and stupid is no way to go through life, but at least I
can do something about being fat!

I snapped this picture this morning at Antietam on the Final Attack
trail.  As a doctor you need to warn people not to look at it before
breakfast or they risk severe gastric distress.

Brief bio:  Resident of Shepherdstown where I live with my wife of
thirteen years, Euphemia Kallas, and we have three children ages 12, 9,
and 6.  Occupation:  Attorney.

Favorite place to run:  Antietam Battlefied trails.

Quote 1:  I run for the moment; I run for the future; I run for the joy
of it!  Chi Running has helped me lose 30lbs and be calmer and more
productive every day.

If Quote 1 is too “granola” try this one:

Quote 2:  Fat and stupid is no way to go through life, but at least I
can do something about being fat!

July 2010

Alyssa Boucher

Brandon Dougherty

Brandon Doughty upset the field in the 1600 to establish a new school record in the 1600 and become a state champ in a time of 4:14.  Doughty also anchored the 4×800 to a new school record time of 8:08.99 and set new school marks this year in the 3200 (9:23) and 800 (1:55).

Alyssa Boucher cross-trained her way through injury at the Shepherd pool to help the girls team to runner-up team finish and helped establish a new school record in the 4×800 (9:50).  Finished third in the 3200 (11:17) and fifth in the 1600 (5:17).

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