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Meet the Ready, Set, Run Leaders- Shelburne Community School

by Joy Dubin Grossman on April 17, 2014 · 0 comments

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Sarah Tuff Dunn, Zynnia Seidita, Jane Kunin, Catherine Collette and Monika Rodgers

Now in it’s fourth year Ready, Set, Run began as as program called Many Milers years ago.  This year there are over 500 participants, 18 Tracking Groups and 38 volunteer leaders!  Tracking Groups are spread from Vergennes to Fairfax and Burlington to Montpelier.   Each year participants have learned how to hand off a relay baton, played games, learned about nutrition, gone running and tracked their miles.    Read our intro post and visit Youth Progams at RunVermont to find out more.

Name: Sarah Tuff Dunnstd_unpluggedhalf
Why are you a Ready Set Run Leader? I love to chase kids and was inspired by Elzy Wick to start up a new RSR group at SCS.
Do you have hidden talents? Cracking open coconuts.
What do you do for work? I’m a professional writer and editor.
Favorite fruit? Other than coconuts, bananas.
Do you have any pets? What are they? A red Beta fish named Axl.

Name: Zynnia Seiditazynnia seidita crop
If you could possess a super power what would it be? Super Strength
Favorite Disney Movie? Incredibles
What do you do for work? Body Pump Instructor and Dog Trainer
Favorite fruit?  Peach
Do you have any pets? What are they? Belgian Sheepdog named Bella and Dwarf Hamster named Cuddles

Name: Jane Kuninjane kunin crop
Why are you a Ready, Set, Run Leader? I am a Ready, Set, Run leader because I love to Run!
Do you have hidden talents? I play the trumpet.
Favorite fruit? Raspberry
Favorite Super Hero? Wonder Woman
Do you have any pets? What are they? 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 chickens and 1 rooster . . .

Name: Catherine Collette catherine collette crop
Do you have hidden talents? Still hidden
If you could possess a super power what would it be?  Super lunch maker (hate making lunches!)
Favorite Disney Movie? Up
Favorite Vegetable? Eggplant
Do you have any pets? What are they?  1 Dog, 1 Cat

Name: Monika Rodgersmonika rodgers crop
Why are you a Ready Set Run Leader?  I’d like to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Do you have hidden talents? I speak Swedish.
If you could possess a super power what would it be?  I’d like to be able to fly.
Favorite fruit? Pears
Favorite Vegetable? Green Beans

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Giveaway Thursday!

by Jess Cover on April 17, 2014 · 28 comments

in Giveaway Thursday!

Congratulations to last week’s Giveaway Winner Melissa Isaacson! She won a LL Bean Adventure Bag, courtesy of MVP Health Care.

This week we will be talking about everyone’s favorite topic; FOOD!

The wonderful folks at Hannaford are such a great resource so they want to offer you the ability to access their on staff nutritionist Kris Lindsey.

Here is a great handout about Fueling Your Marathon.

Stay tuned each week for a new handout on nutrition from Kris Lindsey!

You can ask Kris Lindsey nutrition questions during her weekly Facebook chat, Wednesdays at noon on the Hannaford Facebook page:

Now onto the Giveaway Thursday question!

What is your favorite pre-long run or pre-race meal? We need to hear from some of you experts out there – the Rookies need your help!
The winner will receive a $150 Hannaford Gift Card.Hannaford LOGO


To Enter:

Answer the question above in the comments section below.


PLEASE NOTE: In order to claim extra entries for Tweeting or FB’ing the GIVEAWAY, you must follow the rules below. Thank you!

The GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59pm Wednesday, April 23; we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, April 24.

* If you’re a follower of The Run Down, tell us so in an additional comment. (If you’re not a follower, subscribe using the RSS feed on top right of the blog and then leave a comment telling us you did it.)

* Tweet about the giveaway using hashtags #rvt and/or #vcm and leave one additional comment.

* Share the giveaway by clicking the “share” button just below the GIVEAWAY post on our Facebook page and leave one additional comment.

That’s right; you have the opportunity to get 4 entries into this giveaway!  (If you choose to take advantage of the extra entries be sure to submit an additional comment for each one.)

The rules/fine print:
* We use to select all winners…at random, from all the comments posted.
* There is no limit on the number of times a single person can win a prize.
* We ask that if you’re local, you pick up your prize.  If not, we’ll mail it (US and Canada only.)
* We contact all winners via email each Thursday; you have one week to reply to arrange pick-up/mailing of your prize.  If we haven’t heard from you within one week, we reserve the right to re-list the prize or choose another winner.
* Have some product you’d like to get in the hands of a great group of runners?  Contact Jess.


You’re Training For the Miles, But Are You Training for Optimal Nutrition?

April 17, 2014

MVP Health Care presents Dr. Paul Arciero Dr. Paul is a leading nutrition and exercise research scientist and holds a doctorate in physiology of exercise and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences. You are six weeks away from the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon and you’ve been putting in the mileage to get your body [...]

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Introducing Ready, Set, Run and the Amazing Group Leaders

April 16, 2014

Ready, Set, Run is a RunVermont program.  Children age 4-12 in the Ready, Set, Run program learn about and practice fitness, good nutrition, citizenship, and goal setting, all while having fun and being safe. We welcome children to participate in Ready, Set, Run as part of a “Tracking Group” or as Individual with a helping [...]

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The AlterG Treadmill

April 16, 2014

The AlterG treadmill As we get closer to the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon and the miles are piling up from week to week the aches and pains are piling up as well.  Hopefully most of you are experiencing the usual feelings of stiffness and soreness that you would expect after your long runs or [...]

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Boston Hopeful Lili – Always Go with your Gut

April 15, 2014

The Marathon is in 40 days. Can you believe it? My foot has not healed enough to run…yet. For those who didn’t read my last post, my doctor, under the impression that I probably had a stress fracture, told me that I had to wear the “booty” for 3 weeks. That is NOT what a [...]

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Rookie Kiersten – Did Aslan Finally Come to Burlington?

April 14, 2014

You know how I’ve mentioned that my brain tends to process different kinds of food I could totally eat at that very moment? Well, thank goodness for sunshine and running buddies because my most recent “long run” processed something along the following: 1)    Thus far, I’ve completed 12 weeks of marathon training. 2)    That’s four [...]

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Rookie Shane – Halfway There

April 14, 2014

…and Livin’ on a Prayer! Great song, and it fits perfectly with this post…well, at least that phrase! Well, I’m more than halfway to the KBVCM on 5/25/2014. But I was ‘halfway there’ this past Saturday when I ran the Unplugged Half Marathon. I have to be honest, after running 13.1 this past Saturday, I’m [...]

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Giveaway Thursday!

April 10, 2014

Congratulations to last week’s Giveaway Winner Gail Pelk! She won a pair of Run Harder-Run Longer Tech Gloves and a pair of RunVermont Knee Socks! I am sure that one of the many things you are looking forward to on race day are the cheers from the crowd. We have some of the best spectators [...]

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Boston Hopeful Lili – Musings

April 9, 2014

About a week ago as I lazily sat on my couch sipping coffee while watching episodes of The Good Wife on Hulu, I glanced out the window only to see the gray skies, light rain, and wind blowing. I felt anything but motivated. However, I knew if I didn’t do the long run on Monday, [...]

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