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SJAC presents the Grace Race 5K and Pancake Breakfast – Benefits Grace Church Haddonfield

Listen Up Runners,

On Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 at 8:00am SJAC will conduct our final race of 2016, the Grace Race 5K and Pancake Breakfast!

This event supports Grace Church in Haddonfield and its many outreach ministries.  Grace Church graciously allows us to use their parish hall for our club meetings from September through May so this race is a way we thank them for that.

Join us for a flat & fast 5K course or the One Mile Walk through scenic Newton Lake Park and then for pancakes afterwards back in the Grace Church Parish hall!

Online race registration is $20 and closes Friday Oct. 21, 2016 at 5:00PM.  Race day registration is $25.

More information is on the Grace Race page of the SJAC web site and you can also share the Grace Race Event page on Facebook!

If you don’t want to run, you can always help out as a volunteer at the race!  The “Online race registration” link can also be used to sign up to volunteer.

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Cross Country Race right down the street from our office in Laurel Springs, Gloucester Township!

Dr. Mark was VERY excited this past Friday to attend the Cross Country race hosted at the course he helped to create a few years back with the help of the local coaches.  The course is located behind the dog park at the intersection of Taylor Ave. and Chews Landing Road.

He didn’t get us enough pictures, but he tried to at least get a few before “getting excited and forgetting his phone”.

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What my slowest marathon ever taught me about myself and why I still like running.

Most of our patients know that I hope to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon until I can no longer safely complete the run, and I hope that a date like that is 20 – 30 years at this point. With the addition of my second daughter this summer, my training for the marathon went downhill rapidly. Simply put, would you rather take a nap on the couch with your 10 week old or gut out 18 miles dodging traffic. If you tell me the run, awesome, but if you want to know where my brain was at, let me show you the face I would rather cat nip with on my days off.

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This year I did more on the treadmill than I have ever before and while that was OK, my brain soon grew tired of endless ESPN and bad day time TV while running at the Planet Fitness in Blackwood, NJ and Mount Laurel, NJ. Probably not the best choice, but running outside and picking a route with a few hills seems to be far more productive for me as a runner! I’m sure this is all mental and without the ease of access to the treadmill and the air conditioning, I would have chosen to run outside, but simply put, this summer in South Jersey was HOT!

So, last weekend gets here and I run the Chicago Marathon on limited training and with a fair amount to much of socializing in the city that I lived in for four years, what did I learn.

1. If I keep my pace very under control, I can complete a 26.2 mile race, but while the finish line is very satisfying, this time around my finisher time was far from satisfying.

2. I had 25 or so “South Jersey / Philly” people yell at me, hug me, high five me during or after the race. It was truly uplifting to hear around Mile 15, “Hey I’m from Deptford, just saw your Run856” shirt. Later at the postrace party I got a completely random high five from a tall man who shouted “Nice shirt, I grew up in Cherry Hill!” Later that evening in an elevator at a hotel, two young men look at me and said “South Jersey Athletic Club, where are you from?” and I stated Mount Laurel, and they both busted out laughing, one was from Moorestown, NJ and the other was visiting from Cherry Hill, NJ and they both were wearing Kutztown University shirts. I must say that I did not grow up in the South Jersey area, but I have definitely noticed that people from New Jersey seem to seek each other out when in a town like Chicago and that is very uplifting.

3. I attended the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago for Chiropractic school and got to see not only my cousin while visiting (a fellow NUHS Grad) but several of my friends that I have not visited with since graduating a little over two years ago now.

4. I went into this race with the mental attitude of just do the best you can, sand bag the first 18 or so miles and then try to finish strong and that really worked well for me.

5. I didn’t hurt any parts of my body and finished, so for the most part that is an all-around win.

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2016 Cherokee Challenge Update – 2016 Cross Country is UNDERWAY!

If you follow a few of our friends and colleagues on Facebook and Instagram, you will notice that a lot of them talk about all the hard work you runners have put in so far and now is the time to fly! This is our favorite time of the year at the office. Fall sports are something that seem to really need our services and that makes for a lot of fun! Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, and Soccer are all sports that we commonly help athletes to recover from, but this post is going to focus on our biggest niche, Cross Country!

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MyFitnessPal Blog – Is Just Walking Enough to Lose Weight and Get in Shape?

Are you using the MyFitnessPal app, if you aren’t, you should CHECK IT OUT! It tracks what you eat, your exercise routines and so much more! The app has come a long way as well now that it is sponsored by Under Armour. But enough of all that, lets discuss the very interesting article which appeared on the MyFitnessPal blog back in the middle of summer.

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