The week in review

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ST. BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

I’m pleased to share this story from our local newspaper, the Argonaut, regarding working at Loyola Marymount University and coaching at neighboring St. Bernard High School:  “GOING THE DISTANCE”

 

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HONOLULU MARATHON 2013

The Honolulu Marathon is the most hospitable and arguably the most scenic marathon in the world.  My review of the week’s events  will appear as soon as I decompress, catch up on work, teaching and coaching.  Meanwhile, enjoy some news coverage and photos. 

From the Honolulu Marathon 2013 website  and the Bleacher Report blog.

 

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 21st – PLEDGE YOUR MILES TO LA84 FOUNDATION

 Last, but nonetheless important, please pledge your long run miles on SATURDAY DECEMBER 21st to a good cause!
  My all-tine favorite foundation, LA84 FOUNDATION serves youth through sports, and this is a great opportunity to join your efforts with theirs. 

“Through an exciting partnership with NIKE and Designed to Move, the LA84 Foundation has been selected as one of only 10 programs from around the world to participate in Nike’s “12.21 Move More” campaign.  Through this exciting partnership, we have the opportunity to earn additional funds for LA84 and to help kids around the world — just by moving!

Between December 17 and December 21, anyone with a NikeFuel enabled device can pledge Nike+ activity to LA84 Foundation, but DECEMBER 21st is the day that counts!  Get active and sync your Nike+ device by the end of the December 21, in order tohave your NikeFuel pledge count toward LA84.

The LA84 Foundation will receive $10,000 just for participating, but the three programs that have the most NikeFuel dedicated to them on December 21, will receive an additional $50,000, $30,000 or $20,000 respectively.  Absolutely 100% of this contribution will be used to fund youth sports and coaching education in Southern California.

Here’s how it works:

1.  GET NIKE+

Use any Nike Fuel enabled device (Nike+ FuelBand or Nike+Sportwatch GPS) or download for free Nike+ Running app for iOS or Android.

2.  DEDICATE

Visit http://gonike.me/1221 where you will see the different programs to which you can dedicate your NikeFuel.

Click on “Pledge Nike+Activity” to be taken to their respective FitCause Mission page.

Follow the steps on the site to create a FitCause account and sync your Nike+ account.

3. MOVE AND SYNC

On December 21st, get out and move – run, jump, play – using your Nike+ device.  Moving earns you NikeFuel and the more you earn, the more powerful your pledge will be.

Please note that the campaign will last from 12:00 AM New Zealand Standard Time on December 21 to 11:59 PM Hawaiian Standard Time on December 21.

Be sure to sync to Nike+ before midnight in the Hawaiian time zone to make your NikeFuel pledge count!