Saturday, May 2, 2015

ITA with Zuni High School Track Team

The past two weeks have been quite busy. I am now on my third week of full marathon training logging 100+ miles a week, feeling great and enjoying each training run as it comes. I'm also teaching ESL and besides tutoring, I have found myself staying longer helping our kids get
 ready for their mile fun run this coming Friday, May 8th. Hint, hint, expect to be reading a full report on the development and end of this fun story with my kids on my next blog. Another way to get a sneak peak of what you might be reading in the future, I invite  you to follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook as Im making an effort to acknowledge and share  the ITA work we do  through my social media outlets. Also, if you have not and you like what we are doing, please stop by the In The Arena Facebook page and give us a LIKE

Today,  I am exicted to share with you my experience with the  Zuni High School Track Team. Last weekend during their visit to Alamosa for their track meet hosted by Alamosa High Schoo I had the opportunity to share my story, run, dine with the team. The whole idea of meeting up with the Zuni Track Team was exciting as  the relationship between Zuni High School and In the Arena dates back from 2008 when I was invited to speak at their banquet. You can find the link to the blog HERE . Also you will be able to re- experience my visit through this VIDEO.  be ready for some amazing scenery.

Friday, May 22nd: I met with the team after an Adams State Tour to share my running and part of my life story. I enjoyed giving  ITA T-Shirts and LL Bean Hats away to those that participated either by sharing something or asking a question. After the talk and a few pictures, I joined the distance crew for a shake out run along my most favorite and sacred place on earth, the Rio Grande or Rio Bravo. We were able to run on both sides of the river which back in the day one side used to be Mexico and the other the USA.

Saturday, May 23rd: I stopped at the track meet to watch them compete. The highlight of the day besides all the great performances was witnessing a team gather together at the end of the meet in the middle of the infield to  stretch.

Sunday, May 24th: I got to sport my new acquisition, the Zuni High School Track Team sweatshirt, to breakfast and a quick sent off where I was able to give last minute advise and sign a few T-Shirts, wallets, shoes, LL bean hats, and a cool Zuni flag.

More reasons to keep our  stories alive.
Be, Dream, Believe!

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