Monday, February 21, 2011

Event #22 - Nashville Predators Fangtastic 5k

Sorry for the delayed update! On Saturday, February 12th, Nate & I laced up our running shoes and hit downtown Nashville for the Nashville Predators Fangtastic 5k. We ran this race last year, so we knew what to expect. Luckily this year was much warmer which helped a lot.

Last year before this race, we hadn't trained a lot because it was SO cold out the months leading up to the race. That was obviously reflected in our time. This year, we hadn't run since around Christmas for the same reason, but we had started training at Crossfit CFT. For those of you who don't know what Crossfit is, you should check it out. Its been an incredible experience so far and we're in much better shape than we've ever been. We were excited to see how our training would effect our running (if at all), and did it ever. It wasn't our fastest race, but with the lack of running, and the hills of downtown, we were very excited with how we did. And as a bonus, we felt MUCH better throughout the race and at the end. So with our continued Crossfit CFT training we're excited to see how it will help Team G Shock!

Here are the official race results:

466th place - Sara Ross - 32:39
467th place - Nate Towne - 32:39

And in typical Team G Shock fashion, we took a few pictures before/after the race for you all.

before the race...felt good to have those jerseys on again!

after the race - 22 down!

enjoying our free tickets to the Preds game! :)

We've already signed up for our next race - details on that coming soon!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wanted to take a second to wish everyone out there a Happy Valentine's Day! :) We hope you are able to spend it surrounded by those you love.

From all of us at Team G Shock to you - we love you (A LOT). We couldn't do what we are doing with out any of you!

Will be posting results and photos from the race this past weekend soon, so keep an eye out for that!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tomorrow is Race Day!

Thaaaaat's right...Team G Shock will run our 22nd race (unbelievable) tomorrow morning!! This will be our 2nd time running the Nashville Predators Fangtastic 5k so we're hoping to do better than we did last year..we'll have to wait and see!

The race starts at 10am, so while you're running your weekend errands or having your morning coffee, don't forget to send good thoughts our way!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sad News..

Nate called me earlier today with some sad news. A friend of ours, and old coworker of Nate's, passed away last night. I met Ramsey in 2008, actually right before Nate & I started dating. He was a true Southern boy with a smile on his face constantly. The first time Nate & I hung out was at Ramsey's going away party.

Unfortunately, in the fall of 2009, Ramsey was diagnosed with cancer. He went to Texas to fight a hard battle and put up with countless treatments, but it just became too much. He was much too young for this, and it is yet another reminder of how terrible cancer can be.

We started this team when my Dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and have continued to run races for him and others affected by cancer. When we run our race next weekend, we will run for Ramsey, and remember all of the fun times we had with him.

We'll miss you's to you! And like you always said..."Nobody knows what it takes to make a great steak, like Longhooooorn."