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Beginning May be Tough, But Payoff is Great

“Everyone who got to where they are, had to begin where they were.”
Richard Paul Evans

This weekend we are beginning at Two Strike Park and hope you do as well, with our Running the Foothills 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 with check-in at 7 a.m. at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta. Cost is only $20 that includes a T-shirt. This year we are partnering with the Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition and part of the proceeds are being donated to the Rosemont afterschool sports program. Even if you cannot run, your donation of $20 will go a long way to help the community and Rosemont Middle School. You may register directly at and pay by PayPal.

We would like to thank the sponsors of our 5K Run/Walk. Taix Workout Studio and Extreme Boot Camp are the official sponsors of our Running the Foothills 5K Run /Walk along with Amber and Angeline Wacker, Bonners Party Rentals, Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition, Crescenta Valley Insurance-Holly Heurkins, Jay and Grace Chase, Jean Maluccio, J’s Maintenance and J’s Maids, Ryan’s Residential Repairs, So-Cal Heating & Air, Surface Fitness, Inc., Total Graphics and Will Rogers Institute. Thank you to these people and businesses that know the value of giving back to the community.

Have you signed up yet to run the 5K Run/Walk? Have you finished that project at work or home that you have been putting off? Have you made your plan of action for your business? The only way to get these and more done is to begin where you are and start.

On, Dawn Rosenberg McKay gives this advice to avoid procrastinating: 1) Reward yourself for not procrastinating – give yourself a small reward after you complete a boring task. 2) Break large projects into small chunks. Dividing a big job into a series of smaller tasks will make it seem less overwhelming. 3) Prioritize the tasks that cause you to procrastinate. List the things you’ve been putting off from most to least important, or in order of when each item needs to be completed. 4) Don’t give yourself an excuse to procrastinate. You may put off starting a task because you don’t think you’ll have enough time to finish it. 5) Find a “procrastinating buddy.” Partner with a co-worker who also procrastinates.

So start where you are now and pick up the phone and call the chamber to sign up for the 5K Run/Walk. It will start that task to be in better shape and to be involved more with your community!

Important dates: Sept. 24 – Running the Foothills 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run at Two Strike Park; Oct 12 – Bonner’s Equipment Rentals/Berolina Bakery business mixer; Nov. 9 – Fourth Annual Taste of the Foothills.

Please contact our office for more details on any event. How to reach us: (818) 248-4957/ / / 3131 Foothill Blvd., Ste. D.

Julia Rabago is the executive director of Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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