Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight...

...or does it?? The other day we came across a very fun sounding 5k and immediately signed up. What's so fun about it? Well, you start the race at 1:50am, and you go BACK IN TIME and finish before that. Impossible you say? Not if you run the race the night that clocks turn back for Daylight Savings Time.

That's right. On November 4th, Nate & I (and hopefully some of our fun-loving friends) will be running the Anything Is Possible 5k right here in Nashville. We've only done a few races that didn't start in the morning, but we're really looking forward to this one. It sounds like a great race, and the proceeds all go to military charities which we are always happy to support. And an added bonus, we get PJ pants when we pick up our race packets! What's not to like about that?

There are prizes for things like best lights, and best PJ's, so we'll have to come up with a fun outfit to show off our Team G Shock pride at night!

If you're interested in running, the race is held in a number of cities, so check out the website and sign up!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Turkey, Turkey, Turkey!

In November, Nate, myself and Shelby will make the trek to Virginia for Thanksgiving. And while we're there, we'll be running the 24th Annual Virginia Run Turkey Trot! What better way to start off a day full of eating, then with a 5k? This will be the 3rd Turkey Trot we've done, and the 2nd time we've run this course. And, a number of Ross family members (including my Dad!) will be joining us, so it should be a good way to start off one of my favorite holidays!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blue Ties Smiling at Me!

Today was officially Blue Tie Day, and Team G Shock came out in full force! Even Nate, who has not had to wear a tie once to his office, supported the cause (what a good hubs). Below are some pictures of Team G Shock near & far rockin' the blue!

Nate before work

Closest thing I own to a tie...hey, at least I tried! 

Dad R headed off to work! 
(Major points to Mom for texting me this picture before I even woke up - she's not a texter) :)

Geoff in his office in VA 
(he also does not normally wear a tie to work - thanks brudder!)

Drew & our favorite Team G Shock supporter in WV!

Our sister Kesha joined in from Colorado!

Dad T looking spiffy in Minnesota!

My former boss Jeff even got in on the fun! :) Thanks Hefe - miss you!

Big thanks to our friends & family for taking part in Blue Tie Day today! Team G Shock wouldn't be where we are without you all! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blue Tie Day!

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, tomorrow (September 20th) is officially Blue Tie Day! So all you gentlemen out there - break out your favorite blue tie, take a picture, and send it our way! And for the ladies, if you have a blue scarf, or blue necklace, that counts too.

Can't wait to see all of the blue tomorrow!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Make that 36...

We've added another race to our calendar (see...over there ------>), which will make it race #36 for us! We will be running the 5k Bier Run as part of the Germantown Oktoberfest celebration on October 13th! I've always wanted to run this race, but we've always been out of town for it, so we're excited to give it a try. There will be vendors, food, and of course beer after the race, so it should make for a fun day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Event #35 - Franklin Classic

On Labor Day, Nate & I headed out to Franklin (just South of Nashville) for the 34th Annual Franklin Classic. We had never run this race, but were looking forward to a new course and a new challenge. I woke up not feeling great that morning, but we were committed to running, and decided to just take it easy. Nate was a sweet husband and even stayed with me the whole time, although I know he could have finished much faster. Sometimes its nice to just enjoy the race, and remember that we're doing this for more than just PR's (although those are nice!). :)

There was a 10k race earlier in the morning, and we got there around the time that was finishing. There was also a festival set up with games, music, food, etc that really brought a fun atmosphere as we waited for the race to start. The starting line was on the main square of downtown Franklin, and there were over 3,500 participants between the 2 races. The course took us around downtown Franklin, and through nearby neighborhoods and parks. This was one of our favorite courses ever, as it had some hills, but they were small, and went through some parts of Franklin we had never seen. At one point (around the 2 mile mark) there were signs along the course to motivate the runners. They said things like "Your feet hurt because you're kicking so much butt" and "Worst Parade Ever!". They provided some entertainment and were definitely a favorite part of the course for us.

We finished together - not our fastest race, but one of our favorite to date. We will definitely be back next year!

Here are the results:

598th place - Nate Towne - 30:17
599th place - Sara Towne - 30:17

We were parked kind of far from the race location, but managed to get a few pictures before and after!

Before..its eaaaaaarly

After. 35 races done!

Just having fun :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Big News!

As of today, our Team G Shock blog has officially passed 10,000 page views!! :) I've been keeping an eye on our count, and hoped it would come soon, and much to my surprise, here we are! That means that 10,000 times, someone has read about our journey. And 10,000 times, hopefully, someone has learned something about Prostate Cancer that they can share with the men in their life.

It just so happens that 10,000 is my new favorite number. Not only was it a benchmark that I wanted us to hit here on the blog, but that is the amount that we are hoping to raise for the Prostate Cancer Foundation! I hope that you will consider making a donation to our cause - visit our donation page if you are so inclined.

And as always, thank you for the support!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

I will have an update on our race last weekend soon, but I wanted to write a quick post now that we are well into the month of September.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and there is so much happening to help find a cure right now. 1 in 6 men in America will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime, and I don't know about you, but that is way too many for my liking. We're doing our best to help, through Athletes For A Cure and The Prostate Cancer Foundation. To learn more about what the PCF is doing, check out their website You should also check out the website for Blue September - there are lots of events this month, along with information!

One of the easiest events to take part in is happening on Friday, September 14th. This day has been declared Blue Friday - wear your favorite blue shirt, paint your face blue, and tell your friends about it!

And as always, Team G Shock accepts any and all donations and 100% of your donation goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the research needed to find a cure.