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Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.
This Saturday at 8 a.m. runners and walkers will crowd the streets surrounding Two Strike Park. Why should you run or walk? Everyone has their own reasons for participating but the most important reason is that a portion of the proceeds goes to the local schools or youth organizations! Each runner can designate which school or youth organization they would like to donate a portion of their entry fee to. It’s that simple. All that running adds up to a definite benefit for our youth! Another benefit is enjoying a day of exercise, fresh air and the good company of other competitors!

If you’re new to running, you may be overwhelmed. AboutHealth.com has provided some basic tips to help.

1. Get the right running shoes. Wearing the right shoes is the key to comfort and injury prevention. Also, make sure you don’t run in worn-out shoes.

2. Make sure you warm up and cool down. A good warm-up signals to your body that it will have to start working soon. By slowly raising your heart rate, the warm-up also helps minimize stress on your heart. The cool down allows your heart rate and blood pressure to fall gradually.

3. Don’t worry about pace. If you’re a beginner, most of your runs should be at an easy or “conversational” pace. You should be able to breathe easily and carry on a conversation.

4. Try a run/walk approach. Most beginners start out using a run/walk technique because they don’t have the endurance to run extended periods of time. Run for a short segment, then take a walk break until you are able to extend the amount of time you run and reduce your walking time.

5. Don’t do too much too soon. New runners sometimes get too enthusiastic and end up increasing their mileage too quickly which can lead to injury. Build up slowly and save yourself pain and frustration. You will still reach your goals.

Good luck and I hope to see you there!

Thank you to all the volunteers who take the time to spend their Saturday mornings cleaning up the La Crescenta Avenue off-ramp. The Crescenta Valley Chamber in partnership with the CV Town Council adopted this off-ramp and clean it the second Saturday of every month. It seems like an insignificant task but having pride in our community is important and keeping our town clean is a part of that. Thank you to all who take the time to make our town a better place!

Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce is open Monday thru Friday, 10 am. to 2 pm. and is located at 3131 Foothill Blvd. ‘D’, La Crescenta. Give us a call at (818) 248-4957 and check out our website at www.crescentavalleychamber org.
Lisa Mitchell WEB
Lisa Mitchell
Executive Director
Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce
3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D La Crescenta, CA 91214
office: (818) 248-4957
fax: (818) 248-9625