Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gobble Gobble!

And the races just keep on coming! We are looking forward to the Breathe Deep Stache & Lash 5k this coming weekend, but are also looking past that to our next race!

A week from today, we will be running the Virginia Run Turkey Trot for the 3rd time (and race #49!). Well, this is the 3rd time for Nate & I, but this will be one of many runs on this course for Dad & Geoff! It's always a fun, and very well organized run, and a great way to start off a day full of food and family.



Hope everyone is looking forward to Turkey Day, and hope a few of you get out there for a trot of your own!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Finally...More Races!

Like I said, its been a while, but we are back with some more races on the calendar! First up will be the Breathe Deep Stache & Lash 5k, which we ran last Novemeber as well. We will once again be running with our good friends Ryan & Becky, as part of Team MLG. Their family has been personally touched by lung cancer, so we're happy to be able to do what we can to try to raise awareness and money for the cause! To read more about Ryan's story, check out his fundraising page. And if you are able to, please donate!


The race is next Saturday, November 22nd, so keep an eye out for some updates following that!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bottle & Cork 5k

It's been a while, but we're back with a few updates! Nate and I have been out of the run game for a while, but Team G Shock is still going strong! Over Labor Day weekend, Mom and Dad were up in Delaware, and as usual there was a race that weekend. Dad ran the Ten Sisters Bottle & Cork 5k in Dewey Beach that Saturday, and he even took his first selfies ever for the sake of the blog. :)

It was a warm day, and he ran a great race! Here are the results:

201st place - Joe Ross - 32:45

He also placed 4th in his age group, which is exciting! And as promised, here are Dad's first (and as he claims...worst) selfies ever! 

Before!

After! 

We have a couple of races coming up so we will get those updates posted soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The #IceBucketChallenge

Well, it was bound to happen, and it finally did. Nate & I got challenged to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, along with millions of other people around the world. While we do not have any direct ties to ALS, that didn't change our willingness to jump in. If nothing else, Team G Shock has shown us the generosity of family, friends and even strangers, so if someone asks, we'll do what we can. We did the challenge itself and made a donation, and hopefully a treatment or better yet, a cure, can be found sooner than later.

Here are some videos we found that better explain the reason behind the need for the challege than I ever could.


source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvrjj8fKcxE#t=39

Watch this one all the way through..its worth it.
(warning, there is some adult language)

And here is the evidence of us doing the challenge ourselves. Nate's whole company (WME) was challenged by some of their clients, so all of the offices did it on the same day, and they put together this video to show it! It's hard to see Nate, but he's in the Nashville section in the back!

And here is me (and Shelby) taking the challenge! She didn't play along so well, other than to drink the ice water, but that wasn't a surprise to us!

Me & Shelby

If you are able to, please donate to alsa.org. While this challenge is fun and silly, the purpose is to find a cure, and hopefully all of the attention will get us closer to that! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 Firecracker 5k

Nate & I weren't able to make it up to Bethany Beach this year for the 4th of July with my family, but we were well represented when my brother Drew and my Dad ran the Firecracker 5k for Team G Shock. That race holds a special place in our hearts, since it was the first race Team G Shock ever ran. While we were sad to miss it, we were glad Team G Shock could be there!

I hear it was a pretty good day for a race, and the usual crowd was there. They also had our usual cheerleaders in attendance, which is always a big help!

Here are the results:

268th place - Joe Ross - 33:59.2
276th place - Drew Ross - 34:48.5

As a sidenote, that is a new PR for Drew, and also almost 2 minutes faster than he ran the same race last year! Way to go, brudder!

They got us lots of pictures, which is very appreciated, so enjoy those! And keep an eye out for Team G Shock...you never know where we will be popping up! 

Before the race at the boardwalk!

During the race!

Dad finishing!

Drew finishing!

The runners with their favorite cheerleader!

The cheerleaders :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday, and we are overjoyed to mark another year with the greatest Pops around! He is enjoying it the best way our family knows how, at the beach! We wanted to send wishes for a great day and another wonderful, and healthy, year! Love you, Dad! 


Friday, July 11, 2014

Event #47 - Gay 5k

A couple of weekends ago, Nate & I were excited to put our Team G Shock shirts back on, and get back out onto the course for a race! We had signed up for the Gay 5k just a couple of weeks before, basically as soon as Nate's doctor gave him the all-clear to run again!

The race was at our favorite course, Shelby Park, and it ended up being kind of cloudy, which was nice because it was a pretty warm day, so it would have been even worse without the clouds! There was a good crowd, and the race staff and supporters were great. People were along the course encouraging runners, which I always enjoy. It also was a different course at Shelby than we normally run, which was a nice change.

Here are our official results:

43rd Place - Nate Towne - 26:14
58th place - Sara Towne - 28:23

Neither of us set PR's, but those are the fastest races we've run in a while (even faster than my Endurance Class final 5k!). We were happy to be back at it, and to support a good cause!

We took some photos as always, so enjoy those! And keep an eye out for more races coming soon!!

Before the race.

After..and schweaty!

I was THIS excited for Team G Shock to be back!