25. September 2015
Tomorrow we’ll take up for those who have paid a heavy
price. September is suicide prevention
awareness month and there is a special segment of the population we’ll focus
on, veterans. The VA estimates that 22
veterans take their own lives each day. Many
of these Americans suffer from PTSD or a traumatic brain injury which they
sustained while serving us. Let’s take
this opportunity to help out in a special way.
There are two things we can do tomorrow.
First, we can help end the stigma of mental health treatment by changing
the way we think and speak about it. One
of the biggest barriers to seeking mental health treatment is overcoming the
barrier of considering what everyone else will think about it. Change the way you talk to family and friends
about treatment, you can make a real difference this way! Second, we can donate to a great local
non-profit, Healing4Heroes. H4H’s
mission is to connect wounded service members (to include PTSD and TBI) with
certified service dogs. Read a great
article about them here: http://www.times-herald.com/local/20140831-coco-s-cupboard-wounded-warriors
We’re asking that each runner donate $2 for each mile they
run. The cash will be hand delivered to
Piper at H4H who has been so kind in sharing information about their program. Show up tomorrow and help make a difference. You
know how we do.
Here are the run options:
5:30 – Drake 60 minutes led by Scott Porter
6:30 – Drake 45 minutes led by Josh Shelton
7:15 – Drake 45 minutes led by Josh Shelton
This sure would be a great day to bring a friend!
11. September 2015
Due to the Divas®
Half Marathon tomorrow, we won’t have any divas running with us. The sexist assault on man runners will occupy
the south with their segregated event while we hold strong in the north. Our double looped north end runs will start
at 6:30 and 7:30 from Drake. As always, ALL sexes welcome.
The first loop will explore the strong industrial complex
enjoyed by the north. We’ll visit Blue
Smoke Trial via Appomattox then charge to Manassas for some hardtack and cider
along the Mason-Dixon.
The second loop will be led by Billy Tecumseh Sherman toward
the rabble of the confederates. At
Shiloh, you can expect a skirmish. This
may be the first time you’ve ever encountered the very people that have
destroyed our union. They’re a glittered and tulled militia, horny drunk on
champagne and exhaustion. Be careful.
We need a water volunteer!
If at all possible, please bring it in a wooden barrel with a long metal
dipper thing to drink out of. We need to
keep this war theme going.
“There is many a boy here today who looks on running as
all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.” –Billy T