5/26 - C25K Start - SHIRTS! - Memorial Day Murph - 4th of July

Such a busy weekend! Get your minds right!

The newest couch to 5K (C25K) training program starts Saturday! The program is for anybody wanting to build to a 3 mile run. It's going to sweaty fun times and a great program for parents and kids alike. DO NOT DROP YOUR KIDS OFF. We can barely tolerate our own kids much less the kinds of kids parents want to drop off with a group of strangers. This is going to be lots of fun and ANYONE who has the ability to run can do it. We'll start with a ratio of 2:00 running and 2:00 walking then slowly build to less walking and more running eventually transitioning to large blocks of running and small ones of walking. Click the C25K tab above to get all the details. Make the commitment to the program and get this summer started right!

I've got the Run HNL shirts for those who ordered! Do not make me carry these damn things in my car for months. Anybody who doesn't pick up their shirt by Labor Day will have it auctioned to the highest bidder.

On Monday, HNL will host the Memorial Day Murph at Drake. 1 mile run, 300 air squats, 200 push ups, 100 pull ups, 1 mile run. Can't do it? Come out and do the Memorial Day Smurph, all the stuff above with half the squat, push up, and pull up reps. This is always a great event. We start at 7:00 on Monday. Be there.

I've signed us up for a float in the PTC 4th of July parade. There are some differing schools of thought on what "parade float" means. We need to come up with a super cool idea. I love the idea of a sufferfest of sweat and work pulling a jeep and carrying rucks while throwing sweat-soaked koozies to the crowd. Some people want to clog on a flatbed trailer. Whatever. I need your help! Ideas please!

Hotlanta Half water stop staffing confirmed! We're gonna be the mile 5 water stop. Show your intention to attend on the FB event! We need people! Got a big van? We need it!

All the rest: HNL's level up grant ends this weekend. If you know some young person who wants to start a business this summer, better have them enter quick at www.hnlinc.org. The Dignity Store visioning still needs a conference room, if you've got the space, we have precisely $0 to pay but we're nice people! Ruck HNL stickers are a thing and if you want one, I'll get you one. RUN HNL magnets are still a thing and I can sell you one for $5.

Info for the Saturday run from Drake:

6:30 - 60 min

7:30 - 30 min

8:05 - Couch to 5K Training Run #1 (C25K) 2:00 run 2:00 walk for 30 min.

5/19 - Bags update - 5K race approval - ruck stuff - DRAAAAKEEEE! - Ready right


Our second bag drive went really well and we got people to decorate another 500+ bags for the Smart Lunch Smart Kids project this summer. We're talking with another group now about possibly adding some food to the bags which would act as a Saturday option for the kids. If this happens, you'll know about it. If it doesn't, this is the last you'll ever hear of it...

The PTC application for our race was approved this week! Mark your calendars now! October 27, 2018 is the date and Line Creek Brewery is the place. HNL Runtoberfest 5K is on!

The ruck money we raised a few weeks ago purchased new chairs and chair rack for the American Legion. We delivered the rest of the goods this week and got fed fried chicken. There was public speaking and I felt nervous. Lindsey and Matt Rusk killed it. Matt took me to drink beer after and I felt better. The End.

All the loops are at Drake! Need some leadership! I'll be in Memphis and I will miss you all dearly.

Bodies ready mind right - READY RIGHT! Hotlanta Half is coming up on June 10 and we need volunteers! If you can volunteer handing out water in your fresh HNL shirt, let me know or sign up on the FB event I created.

Run info:

6:30 - 60 min

7:30 - 30 min

5/12 – NEW RUN LOCATION – HNL Project – Big day for HNL Runtoberfest 5K

Good luck to the HNLiens at the Ironman Gulf Coast 70.3 this weekend! Way to go everybody! Much love to my little waisted buddy, the Godfather of HNL.

Three HNL events tomorrow!

1st – New run location! We’ll meet up for two loops at Oak Grove Elementary on Crosstown in PTC. Weather should be awesome. Bring water!

6:30 – 60 min

7:30 – 30 min

2nd- HNL will have the bag decorating tent deployed at Drake from 12:30 to 2:30. If you can come out and help, we’d appreciate you!

3rd – Fayette Celebrity Dancers at Starr’s Mill High School 7:00. HNL is honored to be one of the charities the event is benefitting. Come out and show your love for HNL at the event. Tickets at the door!

Think positive thoughts as we meet with the city for final approval of the HNL Runtoberfest 5K this week.

It’s gonna be a great weekend! See you soon!

5/5 Cinco de Mayo run – shirts – slow ride – spreading kindness

Happy May! Got a few things going on this weekend. All you need to know is here.

Shirts will be ordered tonight! If you still haven’t ordered, I’ve opened the forms again so you can finally get this done!

Here is the tee option: https://www.customink.com/g/nvv0-00bd-7vfh

Here is the tank option: https://www.customink.com/g/nvv0-00bd-6jjd

Tonight we’re getting down with a slow ride. Show up at Big Daddy’s before 6:30 and you won’t get left behind. We’ll decide where to go after everyone gets a chance to vote. Could be a late night. Don’t be scared. Bring a helmet, bring a light, don’t be dumb.

Tomorrow morning HNL is hosting a kindness event at Glenloch. Leslie came up with this awesome idea and we’ll be getting it done between 8:30 and 11:00 on the grassy area near the soccer fields. We’ll be decorating lunch bags for the Smart Lunch Smart Kid program which will be filled with food and delivered to kids throughout the summer. It’s a great opportunity for us to get out in the world and spread some of that HNL goodness. We’ve got the markers and bags, we just need people to come by and make some art or write a kind message on the bags. Please bring your kids out and make a few! Show love HNL!

The new www.hnlinc.org site is up! We’re loving it and you should too! Thanks to 48in48 and Slalom Consulting for their hard work. We really appreciate you!

Run info – We’re at Drake

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we’ll have four 5K loops starting at 6:30. Don’t hold us to the exact 8 and 830 start times. Somebody bring salsa and funny hats!

6:30 – 30 min

7:30 – 30 min

8:00 – 30 min

8:30 – 30 min

That’s all for now! See you tonight and tomorrow and again tomorrow! Love you, bye.

PS New episode of the Dave and Josh podcast coming soon. If you love snacks and chewing sounds, you'll love this episode. Order the complete Dave and Josh podcast bundle as an early Christmas present!