Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ING Georgia Marathon

Congratulations to everyone that ran, volunteered, and cheered on the runners.  It was a great morning to run, the weather cooperated by dumping all the rain the days leading up to Sunday.  It was incedibly fun to see you on the road and running.  Here are some shots from Sunday.  Susan waving. Jere and Tsui Mei on the other side of the street. Trey in the 3:30 pack. Betsy in Decatur. Gail and Charles volunteering. Post ING hosted by Betsy and Bill.


Here are more photos posted on Picasa, GA ING 2009.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

San Francisco Eats

If you are ever in San Francisco there is a little place I discovered years ago on Haight St that is still one of my favorite places to eat at whenever I am in the city, Rosamunde Sausage Grill.  Don't let the name fool you, there are Vegan options also.  I found this article in USA Today and my taste buds started watering from the memories.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday Night Urban Run Club

I found this interesting article on ajc.com.

ATLANTA: Jogging club has a mission: Chasing the fear of crime

By Vicki Conwell

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Along the cold, dark streets of the Old Fourth Ward, Grant Park and other intown neighborhoods, three Atlantans jogged in unison past homes, local pubs and small shops.

They trotted by Standard Food & Spirits, where a popular bartender had recently been murdered, and made a donation to the reward fund. They took photos in front of a dilapidated motel along Hilliard Street to document how it had become an incubator for vagrants and illicit activity.

Since December, their weekly Tuesday evening runs have attracted a following, and the original threesome has grown into a throng of 30 or so people, including a bicycle-riding child, a mother pushing a stroller and a few baby boomers. A Facebook page about their free-to-join group has attracted more than 200 supporters.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Atlanta Women’s 5K - March 21, 2009

Come celebrate women and fitness at the upcoming Atlanta Women's 5K on March 21, 2009.  The Atlanta Women's 5K is a 3.1-mile run and walk for women and girls of all ages and abilities and takes place on a scenic course in and around historic Candler Park.  The event features special touches such as hand-painted, ceramic awards provide SportsPottery.com, commemorative race T-shirts, team competition for Open Women, Masters Women, Mother-Daughter and Sister-Sister, and every participant receives a flower as they cross the finish line.

The Atlanta Women's 5K With this event honors Laura Murphy, pioneer and founding member of the Atlanta Track Club Women’s Team as well as one of the first women to serve on the ATC’s Board of Directors.

Online registration will be open until 11:59 p.m.,Thursday, March 19. Click to register online.

Ice Cream Party Run

Thanks to Gail and Charles for serving up ice cream after the run to celebrate Deb's Birthday.  Deb usually brings sweets for after the run and dessert at Mojo's.  This past Wednesday night Gail and Charles served up the sweets.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

6th Annual TOUR deCATUR 5K - March 21

Join us for the 6th annual TOUR deCATUR 5K Road Race and Fun Run on Saturday, March 21, 2009.  The race starts at 8:45 in front of Renfroe Middle School and winds through the lovely neighborhoods of South Decatur.  In addition to the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk and the 5K Run, a Tot Trot will be held for ages 0-4 (strollers are welcome!).   Bring the whole family and come join us for a fun morning as we pound the pavement for kids.  Entry fees are $18 for adults and $12 for children under 18 if paid by March 13, 2009. Race day entry fee is $25.   All proceeds from the race support the Decatur Education Foundation, which supports students and teachers in our public schools.  On-line registration is available at www.tourdecatur.com.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

South DeKalb Striders 2009 Fellowship Run - April 18

Every year the South DeKalb Striders host a Fellowship Run. This year's Fellowship Run will be on April 18th. The purpose of the run is to meet runners from other clubs in a non competitive runs of 3, 6 and 9 miles runs. Following the runs we host the other clubs  with breakfast.

The fellowship run will be held on April 18 at the Decatur YMCA on Snapfinger Road and starts at 7:30 am.
Please RSVP by March 30th, so we know how many to prepare breakfast for.  E-mail to southdekalbstriders@yahoo.com.

Check out the South DeKalb Striders at SouthDekalbStriders.org/

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chattahoochee Road Runners 10K - March 7, 2009

Chattahoochee Road Runners 10K

Presented by The City of Sandy Springs

Registration is now open for one of Atlanta's fastest 10Ks. For 2009 we're sporting a new out and back course that means no long bus lines at the finish and a superfast downhill last mile.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Broken Hearts And Bicycle Parts 5 - March 6 - 7, 2009

Atlanta non-profit bike cooperative to host fifth annual Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts benefit party and bicycle scavenger hunt on March 6 - 7, 2009

Contact: Rachael Spiewak, 404-425-9989, info@sopobikes.org, http://www.sopobikes.org/

Who: Sopo Bike Co-op, Atlanta's nonprofit community bicycle repair shop.

What: Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts is a weekend of friend and fundraising events for Sopo Bicycle Co-op, including a benefit show on Friday night at Lenny's Bar and an Alley Cat (bicycle scavenger hunt) on Saturday night.  Last year's event drew 150 cyclists, and raised $2,000 for the co-op.

The benefit show features entertainment by Brittany Bosco, Futureshock, Atlanta Sedition Orchestra, and the Krewe of Grateful Gluttons (Lenny's Bar, 21+, $5 or free with Alley Cat Preregistration, 9 pm until close).  The couples Alley Cat meets at Graveyard Tavern, and will take teams of two on a semi-competitive tour of the city, ending at Wonderroot for prizes and food (18+, $20 per couple or $12 per single entry, 6 pm, Preregister online at www.sopobikes.org).  Prizes mostly given for style, with some for speed.  Helmets, lights, and locks strongly encouraged.

Silver Comet 10k - March 14, 2009

Silver Comet 10K

The last super fast Peachtree Qualifier for 2009 is March 14,2009 - For the first time - we will be chip timing the Silver Comet 10k. Results will be posted Saturday March 14, 2009 by 3:00pm on both www.silvercometraces.com and on www.active.com.

Remember - Peachtree Registration opens on-line Sunday March 15, 2009 at 7:00a.m.

See the website for all event details, directions, finish line sponsors - Fontis Water, Ted's Montana Grill, Mableton Kroger, Sweet Tomatoes Kennesaw will all be providing post race goodies.