It is official, we have a timing company. We are going to be all set up with the latest in timing technology.
Should look something like this…
Yankee Timing Company has signed on to time the race they will be using D-Tag™ technology. The D-Tag™ is an all-weather option that is better suited for the logistics and pace of today’s style of events. ChronoTrack Systems™ D-Tag™ is a disposable RFID tag that participants peel off the bib and place on their shoe to record their time.
Apparently I have the race on the brain, and no matter what I do I am reminded of it.
Just now I was reading “The Sleeping Beauty Proposal” (don’t judge)
And I come across a page saying… (yes of course I took a photo!)
… “he was wearing (a cool runnings t-shirt)” and “that mornings Boston Globe”… and now I am thinking to myself … do we have Cool Runnings officially signed on to do the race yet? And did I get us listed in the Boston Globe yet? haha oh man.
Luckily we have a great team helping to pull this all together and keep me sane!
This is the best campaign out there against colon cancer! haha! Oh my, c’mon people!
One thing I must say, is that at least humor (or whatever that is supposed to be) gets people talking about it! I am sure I will be seeing some interesting T-shirts at the race with some great slogans (I encourage it people!), because that’s all part of it. Awareness (in any shape or form) can lead to prevention, and what’s not to love about that!
Looks like we will be doing our pre-registration there which is wonderful! Not only that, but he has offered to give us the bags for the goodies to go in.
I need a new pair of sneakers so badly, I think I might have to stop by and see what they have in stock there! Stay tuned for that…
Also, if you are just looking to start running and getting race ready, they offer free fun runs every Thursday at 6:30PM and 8:00AM in the summer. Spice up your routine and try it out. More details here.
This is making my day for sure. Good people helping out - it what it’s all about.
AP - Blood test to spot cancer gets big boost from J&J
BOSTON (AP) — A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office.
Boston scientists who invented the test and health care giant Johnson & Johnson will announce Monday that they are joining forces to bring it to market. Four big cancer centers also will start studies using the experimental test this year.
Stray cancer cells in the blood mean that a tumor has spread or is likely to, many doctors believe. A test that can capture such cells has the potential to transform care for many types of cancer, especially breast, prostate, colon and lung.
So we have our first race sponsor on - Road ID who are sponsoring our race bibs! I am so excited about this company and their products and feel very fortunate to have them on board with us!
Have you heard of them? Well, they pretty much supply runners with the equipment to keep them safe on the road in case of an emergency (ie. hit by a car, fall into a ditch, pass out from exhaustion) They have wrist band that help identify you and keep you alive. I could see how this would be incredibly valuable for hard core competitors, but then after reading their story I think it might be perfect for all around un-athletic clumsy people like me too!
And check out who they have as one of their athletes — Dean Karnzes.
If you haven’t heard of this man you should look him up. He is called the “ultra-marathon man” and for good reason. Thanks to my boyfriend I started watching Stan Lee’s Superhumans where they featured Dean. His body doesn’t build up acid in his muscles, which for normal people causes us to tire and get sore. Instead his body keeps his acid levels low which result in his ability to run for extended periods of time.
From The Superhumans Site:
"As an ultramarathon runner, Dean runs distances far beyond a normal marathon and often in grueling environments—including 146 miles in the 120-degree heat of Death Valley and the 40—below temperatures of the South Pole.
In 2005, Dean ran nonstop for over 80 hours and 44 minutes, and in 2006 he ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Then, after he’d finished that, he ran the 1,300 miles back to the start.
Dean’s life-changing story and incredible endurance have inspired thousands to get off the sofa and hit the open road. He has also been voted one the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World” by TIME magazine.”
I am very happy that Road ID has stepped up to support us, and I hope they can make it out to see the event happen! And if they do, I expect to see their super cute mascots on hand. :)
“I like running because it’s a challenge. If you run hard, there’s the pain - and you’ve got to work your way through the pain. You know, lately it seems all you hear is? Don’t overdo it’ and? Don’t push yourself.’ Well, I think that’s a lot of bull. If you push the human body, it will respond.”—Bob Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers general manager, NHL Hall of Fame.
I am so happy! We have just found out that our race will be November 12, 2011! Here we go — lets hope for no snow then. It was 45 in Boston this week (yes, in January) so I hoping it will be nice and mild for a run in November!