Category Archives: running

You vs. the 3.1

Adversity.  We all have had to or are currently dealing with it in some way shape or form.  Just ask those that are still without power from the hurricane! Adversity isn’t all that bad though….and no, this isn’t one of … Continue reading

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5K Weather Prediction

So many of you have the race bookmarked and are simply waiting to see what the race day weather will be like, right?  I made my earlier confession that I often do the same thing…especially for a 5K. Well, we … Continue reading

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Too Late to Train for a 5K?

Well, as of the writing of this post, the race is only 11 days away. Some of you are in that “should I enter this race” decision phase. For some, your reasoning is conflict with your personal schedule, for others, … Continue reading

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What the St. Charles Children’s Home 5k Means to Me

I was away the summer of 1996 when the children began running at St. Charles.  Imagine my surprise when I returned to find a house full of runners–and I had NEVER run before.  My running career began in the fall … Continue reading

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3.1 Reasons to Run This 5K.

1) Easy PR.  Courses do not get much flatter than this in New England.  It is USATF Certified course &  timed using electronic chips, so you know your time will be accurate. 2) Running with 1000 other people is like … Continue reading

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Road Racing Confession

Hello Everyone, This is Chris Bernier from Sub5racing.com.  If you read Sister Mary Agnes’s previous post, you were fairly warned that I will be posting on here. I have been running and racing for over 20 years…..and while I do … Continue reading

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Perfect Weather for the St. Charles 5k

The sisters at St. Charles pray about many things, and as Labor Day approaches each summer we ask the Lord for nice weather for the day of our big road race.  He has not disappointed us yet!  We have things … Continue reading

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A Natural Drink to Balance Electrolytes

Image borrowed from http://tipdeck.com/home-made-lemonade-recipe I first learned about electrolytes after a race in the late 90s.  It was a sweltering hot day–the first really hot day of that summer.  After completing the race I was talking to a reporter, who … Continue reading

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One of the St. Charles Girls Invited to Speak as an Expert

Last December I wrote a post about one of the girls at St. Charles whom we will call “Anna.”  Anna had just arrived at the Home when I met her in December.  She was terrified of everyone she met.  After living … Continue reading

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An Extra Run to Relieve the Stress

One of the boys from St. Charles is really beginning to understand and internalize the way running can help him handle stress.  This little guy, whom I will call Jimmy, has lived in more than 12 foster homes in his … Continue reading

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