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Monday, October 25, 2010

ITA AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM



After weeks of discussion and preparation, the "ITA After School Tutoring Program" in Alamosa has successfully started. On October 12th,2010, tutors and students gathered for the first time at the Tierra Nueva Apartment main office.
The last two weeks have been a great success. We (parents, students and tutors) are delighted for this opportunity. I have never seen so many kids show up with a smile on their face to do homework. The fact that they decide to stay for the whole hour and thirty minutes we open the center makes us,tutors, proud.
Its wonderful to see older kids take leadership and help out the younger ones. Yes, Im excited and very proud of this new project. It will not only impact our youth, but parents, teachers,a whole community and an ITA athlete that believes in them.

Thanks to In The Arena, San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center, Tierra Nueva Apartments, and volunteers for trusting and helping me make this project a reality.

Meet the new group of children and adults I will be working with for the rest of the school year.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

NEW PR IN CHICAGO/ MARCA NUEVA EN CHICAGO

Chicago Marathon
10-10-10
Photo by Victah Sailer

Ante todo quiero agradecer el apoyo de todos aquellos ( Mi entrenador Damon Martin, Power Bar In The Arena, Strands.com/Mizuno, Atletas de Adams State, Mi familia, y a German Silva) que de una u otra manera contibuyeron a que hoy pudiese conseguir una nueva marca personal en en el Maraton de Chicago.


Con el Gran German Silva- With the Great German Silva

Estoy feliz de regresar a casa con una nueva marca personal de 2:32:51


Close to the finish/ Mas cerca a la meta
Photo by Ben Rigby

First and foremost, I would like to THANK to all the people (My coach Damon Martin, In The Arena, Strands.com/Mizuno,Power Bar, Adams State Athletes, My Family, and German Silva) whom in one way or another backed me up. Your contribution allowed me to be able to achieve a new personal mark at todays Chicago Marathon.



All photos (c) 2010, Paul Merca.
So proud of my temporary tattoo on my left arm :)


Im so happy to head back home with a new PR of 2:32:51.

Splittime of daytimediffmin/milemiles/h
05K07:48:13AM00:17:4817:4805:4410.48
10K08:06:00AM00:35:3517:4705:4410.48
15K08:24:02AM00:53:3718:0205:4910.34
20K08:42:15AM01:11:5018:1305:5210.24
HALF08:46:14AM01:15:4903:5905:5210.25
25K09:00:16AM01:29:5114:0205:4810.37
30K09:18:15AM01:47:5017:5905:4810.37
35K09:36:42AM02:06:1718:2705:5710.1
40K09:55:12AM02:24:4718:3005:5810.08
Finish10:03:16AM02:32:5108:0405:5610.14