May 23, 2000
PENGUIN WORLD CONFERENCE II....
Since last summer when penguins descended on Chicago and the Chicago
Distance Festival for the First Annual Penguin World Conference,
we've been waiting for II. Well, it's here folks! This weekend in
Burlington, VT, we'll meet for the Second Annual Penguin World Conference
at the Vermont City Marathon and Relays.
PWCII will have its own series of seminars on Friday night.. On
Saturday a panel of Brigade members will participate in a Marathon
101 panel in the race expo. Plus, we'll tour Ben & Jerry's, the
Teddy Bear Factory and Shelborne Farms, eat, run, eat, race, and
share a lot of hugs and special moments. Stay tuned for the race
and encounter reports this weekend!
HYDRATING IN THE HEAT....
In the words of our esteemed Satch...we're into the season where
it's ultra important to "drink, Drink, DRINK!" Heat is dangerous,
and even seasoned runners sometimes don't realize how lack of water
can effect your running performance, not to mention threaten your
safety and health. For a good analysis of why your body needs more
fluids in the hot months, check out the article on the Runner's
World website (www.RunnersWorld.com)
"Fluid Fluency" by Liz Appelgate, under Health & Fitness/Nutrition.
The Penguin Brigade tradition of having monthly challenges to keep
us motivated was begun by DC penguin Elizabeth, who eventually relinquished
the responsibility to Patrick, our Running Reverend. The Running
Rev deemed May to be STICK TO YOUR GOAL month. We were to identify
a goal we wanted to achieve for the month and then stay accountable
to the Brigade with weekly/daily progress reports. It works! People
have been reporting their goals, mileage, poundage, and all manner
of activities all month! Thanks, Patrick, for your continued contribution
to keeping us motivated! Wonder what June has in store for us?
BIG SKY ENCOUNTER....
Don't ask how these things get started. It doesn't matter. Within
a matter of hours it was suggested that the Big Sky marathon in
Helena, Montana on the first weekend of June 2001 would be a terrific
event for a penguin encounter. And voila!, suddenly over 20 people
have said YES! I want to do it. So, mark your calendars folks, this
one could be BIG!!! (Check out the race website at: http://www.govcup.bcbsmt.com/index.html).
That's all for now folks. Be careful out there!