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Monday, October 26, 2015

This week

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html


Weekend Fun !!
Cross Country meet at Rycenga Park in Spring Lake. One of the Moms took this picture at the meet and Blauw some how manages to stay out of most pictures but she snagged this one before he could get away. XC is the Best. I cant believe the season is almost over.


Family Hike at the Upper Macatawa Natural Area !! We love these trails and it is so pretty in the fall when all the leave are changing colors. It is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Quick Quote about Running to get your week started !!!



Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ottawa County Parks-Hemlock Park

I am super excited to share these upcoming events with you. I love hiking a Hemlock crossing park in the spring, summer, fall and winter. 

Love to Move MI Events Calendar

Hemlock Crossings has been on my Parks and Places Page since I started this Blog

Previous Posts about Hemlock Crossing Park

Recreating in the Park: Brisk walk to Pine Bend and Back
10/25/2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
Join us for an exercise- focused, "get out and move" walk to Pine Bend and back. Total mileage is about 3.0 miles. We will have three short water and interpretive stops along the route.
This programs are for those seeking exercise- focused recreation in the parks.

Recreating in the Park: Traveling through the Pines
11/22/2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm 
Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
Join us for an exercise- focused, "get out and move" walk through the upland forest toward the Spruce Loop covering around 2.5 miles. There will be three short rest breaks intertwined with interpretive moments.

Hemlock Crossing/Nature Education Center is: 8115 West Olive Rd, West Olive, MI 49460. 
Phone number for the Nature Education Center in case anyone has questions: 616-786-4847.

Michigan Parks website

Just  a Few Pictures from Past Hikes at Hemlock Crossing Park. 






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#hemlockcrossing
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#Gazellesportsholland

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Happenings/Rambeling

Portage Invitational - The Portage invitational is always a looked forward to event by all the XC runners because they almost always PR on this course. The course is nice and wide with no tight turns and few rolling hill, lots of Adrenaline and lots of excitement!!! This year did not disappoint. Our sophomore flyer Kayla was  mentally and physically ready to go for the Women's school record at this meet of 17:55, she went out strong and persevered she powered through the finish line with a 17:54. So FAST so EXCITING !!!


60th Birthday Party- Travis's Dad Turns 60 so they threw him a surprise Birthday Party, I missed the surprise because I was still driving back from Portage but I guess he really was surprised.


Family Pictures-Schrotenboer Family Pictures by the Old Van Raalte House in Holland, apparently that was a popular place for picture taking because there were at least 4 other Families their while we were there taking pictures. Travis's cousins daughter was the photographer and she did a great job, I cant wait to see all the final images.


I am doing it again - 21 Day Fix AGAIN !!!!!
I LOVE this Program and I need it, I need to get my eating back on track. If I don't have all my meals planned out and semi-prepped for the week I struggle through out the week and then I get frustrated and feel guilty. The Challenge Pack is actually on sale this month as well. So if you have been evening thinking about trying this program now is the time to jump in and give it a try.

Runner Problems- A Gu exploded in backpack the other day :( are you kidding me that makes for a iky sticky mess.

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The Shoes I want to Try Next- New Balance Fresh Foam, They are light and they look super comfy !!



Beach Body News !!!

Fall into Fitness :)

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html




Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 




Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Into Fitness

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html




Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 




Saturday 10/17- HC Fall Classic 5k

Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Monday, October 5, 2015

Park to Park 1/2 Marathon Recap- Running as a Pacer


Park 2 Park 1/2 Marathon 

So I think that I finally have all the pictures from this run for a race re-cap post. This was my 4th year participating in the Park to Park 1/2 Marathon but this year was different. I was a PACER and super excited about it. I am not going to lie I was a little worried about staying on pace but we had lots of GPS watch's and Map My Run App's going so that helped a lot. A 9:00 minute pace is a nice conversational pace for my sister and I so we really enjoyed being able to chat with other runners and encourage them along the route. When you are a pacer the run is not about "you" its about being out their for other runners. As a pace group we were blessed/honored to be out there as a support person for other runners. 

Here are all the Pacers !! What a good Looking Group #P2P +Gazelle Sports 

Pre-Race Not sure who took this picture off us taking a Selfie !! 
"Your Pace or Theirs" 



Heading Towards the Holland State Park, 
look at that big group of people hanging with us !!!
+Gazelle Sports +Holland Hospital #P2P #1/2Marathon


Turning the Corner in the State Park Parking lot, 
you can kind of see Big Red in the background
#hollandstatepark #bigred  


We Made it to the Finish Line, over all we ended up a few seconds off of being exactly on pace our over pace was 8:58. 
When you see the finish it is hard to reign it in sometime because you just want to go !!!! 
We had a Great group of pacers 
from Left to Right Sara Helder,Scott Charles, Melissa (Me), Matt Lane



Post Race Pictures and Celebration


I also want to give a shout out to all the friends that were Running the Park to Park, I am super pumped to have talked so many people into running this great race. 


Heidi, Former XC Runner and Andy my Husbands Friend 


My Husband Travis

Jamie- Friend of ours


Jobie-Running group Friend, Park to Park Pacer and Organizer



 Jessica (in the purple) Work Friend, and Whitney Work friend 




Happy Monday

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html




Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 


Saturday 10/17- HC Fall Classic 5k

Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park