Sunday, February 28, 2010
Posted on Feb 24th 2010 3:30PM by Jennifer Fields
Your shoes are probably the single most important piece of equipment for running. They can help or hinder your runs and can go a long way toward preventing injuries and optimizing performance. No single brand or make of shoe will work for everyone, but with so many choices out there at a wide range of price points that claim to meet all kinds of biomechanical needs, it can be a bit overwhelming. What do the experts choose for their runs? Read on to find out.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Agnes Scott was the first Georgia college to establish a varsity women’s lacrosse team, though other Georgia teams (including LaGrange) have followed or are preparing for their first seasons. While there are several club lacrosse teams at other Georgia colleges and universities, Agnes Scott’s team was the first school-sponsored (varsity) women’s lacrosse team.
The game will be held at Agnes Scott’s Gellerstedt Track and Field from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The NCAA Division III team is competing in the USA South Athletic Conference, which includes seven other colleges from Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Thursday 25 February Newnan vs. Holy Innocents’ 7:30 p.m.
Friday 26 February Decatur vs. Grady 5:30 p.m.
Friday 26 February Woodward Academy vs. Holy Innocents’ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 27 February Girls’ Consolation Game 9:00 a.m.
Saturday 27 February Girls Championship Game 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 27 February Boys’ Consolation Game 11:00 a.m.
As featured in the March 2010 issue of Running Times Magazine
"Any runner who denies having fears, nerves, or some other kind of disposition," said 1950s British Olympian Gordon Pirie, "is a bad athlete, or a liar."
Race jitters--irrational panic in the buildup to a race--can undermine our running goals more completely than illness or injury. What makes jitters especially destructive is that we don't always recognize them, even when we're shaking in our shoes.
Here, then, are 10 signs of race jitters, along with practical advice for coping with them.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Local races in and around the Decatur area and a PRRQ
Charles Harris Run for Leukemia 10K in Tucker (PRRQ)
Merrick's Walk at the Galloway School in Atlanta
Volunteers are the heart and “sole” of the ING Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon! Please join us at the 4th running of this great event on Sunday, March 21, 2010. There are many volunteer opportunities for you, your family, friends, co-workers, company or organization.
The City of Decatur Police Department is in need of fifteen more Volunteer Course Traffic Marshals. If you are interested in receiving information about this opportunity, please contact Juanchella G. Francis at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-553-6656, no later than Monday, March 1, 2010.
As featured in the issue of Running Times Magazine
Monday, February 22, 2010
Public Works just sent out their Neighborhood Cleanup Days schedule for the spring. The cleanup days will take place on Saturdays during April, May and June. The pickup crews will collect yard trimmings, building materials (that are not from the work of private contractors), tires, appliances (not containing Freon), and trash that would not normally be placed in pay-as-you-throw bags. Liquids, dirt, bricks, blocks, stone, rocks, concrete and motor vehicle batteries or parts will not be collected.
To see when your street will have its cleanup day, click on the PDF below. All items to be collected should be placed at the curb no later than 7:30 a.m.
2010 Neighborhood Association Spring Cleanup Days
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Used book sale at Decatur library, By April Hunt, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Friends of the Decatur Library will host a large used book sale later this month.
Hardcovers, paperbacks and other media items will be available at the sale, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $4. Money raised will be used for various programs at the library, the main branch for the DeKalb County system.
The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 on the lower level of the library on Sycamore Street.
For additional information about the sale or other branch book sales, visit the system Web site at www.dekalblibrary.o
Friday, February 12, 2010
Here's a Runners World article for running in these kinds of conditions.
As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tortillas is back … sort of
February 2nd, 2010 by Cliff Bostock in Food & Life, Restaurants
Missy Babcock writes this exciting news:
After just having ingested exact replicas of the original Tortillas’ burrito, salsa, chips and guac, I felt compelled to give you this story tip.
There’s a guy on Facebook who is attempting to replicate Tortillas’ menu and do home delivery service within 2 miles of downtown Decatur. He’s been at it for many months, and I finally heeded one of his emails for home delivery today. And it’s right on. Check it out. It is legit. “West End Burritos: For Those Who Miss Tortillas.”
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
One Love, One Heart 5K for CdLS in Medlock Park
The Front Page News "Half-Fast" 5K in Candler Park
ATC Hearts & Soles 5K/Mile at GA Perimeter College
Run the Reagan Half Marathon/10K/5K/Mile in Snellville (the 10K is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier)
7:30 - Race packet pick-up, late registration; Health Fair begins
8:00 – Start 1 Mile Walk - no strollers, skates or pets, please.
8:30 – Start 5K Run
9:30 - Award Presentation
Where Rock Springs Park in Lawrenceville (corner of Rock Springs Rd and Old Peachtree)
Cost $15 for participants registered before February 21st.
$20 after the 21st or on race day.
T-shirts in sizes ordered only guaranteed to participants that are pre-registered.
Awards Overall M/F finishers and top 3 M/F in each age group.
Age Groups: 10 &under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65 & over
Send registration form and check made payable to: “Hope Clinic 5K”
2215 Wildwood Lake Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024.
For questions, please call Kelly Wiechard @ 770-963-4137
Friday, February 5, 2010
ART PAPERS will host its annual art auction tomorrow (February 6) at Mason Murer Fine Art's Main Gallery. (Click here for more info.)
The auction will include works by Atlanta artists and international artists as well, so it's definitely a must-attend if you're a collector looking for new works. But even if you don't collect, the auction's a great opportunity to check out some cool contemporary art and help support ART PAPERS too.
For those who aren't familiar with ART PAPERS, it's a non-profit organization with a mission to provide an independent and accessible forum for the exchange of perspectives on the role of contemporary art as a socially relevant and engaged discourse. To further this mission, the organization publishes ART PAPERS magazine, now in its 33rd year. It's distributed throughout the U.S. and is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-a-Million and other bookstores and museum shops.
Tickets to the auction on Saturday are only $25 per person, which is extremely reasonably priced for an art auction. And if you've never been to one, it would be a great way to impress a date if you want to get a heads start on Valentine's Day...
by Jill Koenig
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Chattahooche Challenge 10K/mile, Roswell, 8:00 a.m.; 770-992-2055 x 234 or web site
Run for the Angels 5K/10K/Mile, Newnan, 8:30 a.m.; 678-795-0115
Road-Kill Run 5K/10K, Adel, 9:00 a.m.; 229-896-3551
And Sunday Trail Races (not a PRRQ):
Red Top Rumble 11.5 Trail Race and Kids Trail Trot, Cartersville, 8:00 a.m.; 678-778-3905 or getguts.com
Stretches for Injury Prevention
A 10-minute postrun yoga sequence that will improve your range of motion and prevent injury.
By Sage Rountree
Image by Daniel Krall
From the October 2009 issue of Runner's World
Most runners wouldn't describe themselves as limber or loose—especially after logging a five-, 10-, or 20-miler. But practicing yoga after your workouts can remedy that. By increasing blood and oxygen flow to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, yoga boosts flexibility, reduces soreness, and speeds recovery. This series of six poses targets runners' tightest and weakest spots, improving range of motion and strength to keep muscles and joints healthy. And as a bonus, you'll also develop balance, core strength, and focus. Done together, these exercises make the perfect postrun routine.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
What: RMS Auction for the Arts!
Date: Friday, February 19, 2010
Where: Solarium in Oakhurst
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m
*Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $50 at the door, and include 3 drink tickets, food and dancing.
Visit the Renfro Auction Web Page http://www.renfroeauction.com/ to buy your tickets NOW and view the auction catalog!
We hope you'll join us for a fun-filled evening of food, drink, dancing and a great silent and live auction!
If you have a service, product or anything you would like to donate please contact Elaine Clark at email@example.com before February 10th.
For general auction information, please contact Sara Baxter at 404-378-3891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Online registration for the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is open at chicagomarathon.com. The 33rd edition of the 26.2-mile race will be held on October 10 - 10/10/10 - beginning and ending in Chicago's historic Grant Park. Registration is open to the first 45,000 registered participants.
This sells out quickly. If you want to run Chicago in the Fall, get to registering.