Happy birthday, Icy Dog! Iggy Seaweed ran in just about every race last year and is nearly twice as old as you. (Which is, like, 30 years younger than I am.) But he’s still going strong and has surpassed his 100-pound goal and been certified as a marathoner by the USOC! Iggy recently ran his 20th obstacle course race and has declared 2019 “Iggy Seaweed’s Year” and for every 70-year-old wins, he’ll donate 10 to a veteran’s organization, making it our 100th year. Do you want to donate to veterans this year? Click here. We’ll be reviewing his adventures all year.
It’s a party in heaven! If you’re always nervous about running and are afraid that you’ll get caught, a gentle reminder of your options this Saturday can be a simple “I can do this!” Then, after you finish, head to the 5K run that begins at 10:30 a.m. This race, the Rock and Roll Run 5K, marks the 5th anniversary of St. Christopher’s Annual Run 5K. See the full day of events here.
She learned the value of emotional activism, labor action, and and political power. As senior fellow in the Institute for Economic Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, Patricia Stonesifer has spent her life taking on tough issues as a leader of organizations in the area of labor and employment rights, and helps shape the institute’s policies on key labor issues, economic policies, and trade. In 1996, Dr. Stonesifer wrote a new chapter in American Enterprise Institute’s Century of Change, “The Machine Dealers: Breaking Up the Earliest Manufacturing Monsters of Industrial Revolution,” leading to her book The Fundamentals of Management in the National Capital Region, co-authored with Dr. James Cohen. We invite you to read its 2007 edition here.
She ran six marathons (6th of the year, coincidentally, way back at 70!) The U.S. Marathon, the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Marathon. In 2009, she finished runner-up in a triathlon! And, in 2012, she completed the Berlin Marathon. Patricia has won several open relay competitions, with her crew including her daughter Hilary and two of her grandchildren (and her own son Matthew who started running shortly before completing his master’s program at American University.) You can read more about Dr. Stonesifer on her site. (If you feel like entering a race yourself, pick one up here.)
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