26. January 2018
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!
Remember! We’re not at Drake. We’re at McIntosh High School.
NOT AT DRAKE.
6:30 – 60 min
7:30 – 30 min
7:30 – 30 min 1:00 walk, 2:30run
19. January 2018
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
HNL needs you to take this survey:
6:30 – 60 min loop
7:30 – 30 min loop
7:30 – 30 min loop 1:30 walk, 2:00 run
12. January 2018
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
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
5. January 2018
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
6:30 – 60 min loop
7:30 – 30 min loop (needs a leader)
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!