1/27 Pancake Riot – NEW LOCATION!!! - Bring $9 - NEW LOCATION!!!

It’s hard to believe but tomorrow’s run will occur at NORMAL TEMPERATURES! We will be meeting in a new spot for a great reason.  The 27th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Saturday happens tomorrow at McIntosh High School and HNL is going to show up and eat some damn flapjacks.  Tickets cost $9 and the event is all you can eat pancakes, sausage, OJ, milk, coffee, and tea. The eating will commence following the second HNL loop. Keep track of how many pancakes you eat, the winner will be recognized and immortalized on social media in front of hundreds of adoring HNLiens.  The start of all the loops will be the McIntosh High School student parking lot.  It’s on Walt Banks Road in Peachtree City. 

Thanks for responding to the survey last week.  Lots of people wanted to help HNL so here is your chance to sign up! If you feel moved to help us out on one or more projects, click the link and get on the list! Here is a quick explanation for some of the projects on the list. The Dignity Store is a free store inside of elementary and middle schools where children in need can get basic hygiene items for free in a private and welcoming space. We’re established in four schools and ready to grow. The HNL Kindness Pop-Up is a new project we’re piloting where we collect relatively small donations and use them for small grants helping people and spreading kindness. Think of $5 donations collected on Saturday converted to laundromat tokens distributed on Wednesday. Wash, rinse, repeat in three months.  Race planning is needed for an HNL race which so many of us really want to see happen.  I think we can be really great in this space. Find the cause, organize the race, spread the love, make donors, runners, and recipients happy.  We’ve also got a few future projects and ideas we’d love to brainstorm and plan together. We’re interested in hearing what you’d like to see happen! Thanks for your help!

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Remember! We’re not at Drake. We’re at McIntosh High School. NOT AT DRAKE.

6:30 – 60 min

7:30 – 30 min

C25K

7:30 – 30 min 1:00 walk, 2:30run

1/20 loops and stuff

It’s going to be so good to get out and run tomorrow! We’re at Drake again serving up fresh mileage for the all the loops. There is a possibility of some ice patches so bring a light….and rock salt. The temps should be similar to last week so it’s gonna be downright balmy. There should be a sarcasm font for parts of my posts.

Let’s discuss a non-sarcastically great opportunity Matt Tuff brought us and a bit about how HNL works.  The Peachtree City Police Department learned of a local grandmother who just took on the care of her five grandkids.  As cold as the weather has been, heating the home has been costly and her power bill was already behind.  She was on the verge of being cut off.  We got the request from Matt and info from the PD who vetted the need. We decided HNL could handle the power for a couple months. We’re going to learn more about this family next week.

This is a great example of the HNL decision making process. We meet the needs where we can and act quickly to help.  I know some folks could see this as a bit risky but that flexibility just might make us more effective.  Our primary focus will always remain the same, help people and make a return on our donor’s investment by sharing the stories of goodwill. This will involve taking some chances. We don’t want to be your average nonprofit so we’re going to utilize YOUR skills to be extraordinary. Now is the time to be part of something exciting and you just might find yourself outside your comfort zone. If HNL can stay just ahead of the comfort zone, we’re gonna do big things. A ship in harbor is safe but that’s not what ships are built for.  

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6:30 – 60 min loop

7:30 – 30 min loop

C25K

7:30 – 30 min loop 1:30 walk, 2:00 run

1/13 Run Info and HNL Stuff

Get ready for that Saturday goodness!  Weather should be dry and a bit warmer than last week.  We’re at Drake for all the loops, get your tail out of bed and come hang out with us. There will be an epic photo opportunity tomorrow where Doris will bring her toaster back to Drake for a group shot at 7:30. Make an effort to be at Drake for this photo, that FB cover shot just won’t look right without you in it!

Speaking of us, this is a great time to let some of the new folks what HNL is all about.  We’ve been together since 2009 and instantly became the coolest group around.  More than just a group of cool runners, HNL has been growing as a charitable organization as well.  We incorporated and became a nonprofit last year as HNL, Inc.  HNL, Inc. is the umbrella our running group and all of our charitable projects are under.  HNL is the combination of all of these people who get out and run, donate, work, and care for others. Our current board of directors is a great mix of people you may or may not already know: Scott Munn is your Treasurer, Leslie Terek is your Secretary, Rob Thomas and Robin Campbell are on the board as well. For the next few weeks, I’ll have some more info about the HNL basics and how we’re going to have a great year.  If we continue to have your support as we have in years past, it’s going to be a great success. This is not your average charitable organization; we seek out big opportunities and small ones as well. There will be several projects to get involved with very soon. Get your minds right and help make a positive change in the world! Feel free to ask questions if you have them!     

6:30 – 60 min loop

7:30 – 30 min loop

C25K

7:30 – 25 min loop

Hope the group is ready for the morning weather! I’m just now able to feel my fingers. Tomorrow we’ll keep the run interval the same at 2:00 and shorten the walk interval to 1:30. The overall length is increasing to 25 minutes.  I know some of the walking front to backs last week were a bit awkward but it’s great practice to learn so we can keep our group together.  Don’t forget to show up a little early for the picture!  Also, I need someone (the least weird/creepy/murderous among you) to pick up my kids for the C25K event. For serious.


1/6/18 Run and 1st C25K Event!

It’s the first day of the rest of your life! Tomorrow we’ll be back at it for a couple loops and the first couch to 5K training run!  If you are just doing the couch to 5K training, your info is under the C25K section below. All loops from Drake so park in the lower PTC City Hall parking lot.  Yes, it’s gonna be cold tomorrow…drink a warm glass of suck it up in the morning!

6:30 – 60 min loop

7:30 – 30 min loop (needs a leader)

C25K

7:30 – 20 min (2 min run and 2 min walk alternating for the entire 20 min).  This will probably be a big group so come with some patience.  There will be all types of paces so don’t freak out when the front of the group comes to the back.  This is how we all stay together.  It may end up we do some of these front to backs while walking, just follow the person in front of you and know that we are looping around to keep everyone together. For the basic info on what the C25K is about click the 2018 C25K tab at the top of our page!