December 12, 2013
The Selden Hills are calling! Are you ready to challenge yourself and amp up your training? If so, please join the growing number of runners doing just that on the tough 10k course that has hill upon hill for 5 demanding miles, followed by a flat, fast finish.
Runners of all abilities are welcome. Our motto is no one runs alone. Contact us for more information.
Regular group runs are now Sundays at 8am. Please see the Calendar for special events and utilize the Facebook page to schedule all other group runs.
February 6, 2016
First I would like to thank Lou for the opportunity to be the Warrior of the week, especially when there are warriors that have been at it a lot longer than me (4 years). Continue Reading →
January 30, 2016
Name: Joanne Palisi
Occupation: Business Teacher, retired; Adj. Prof. @SCCC, College Seminar
Fiance': Rick Elliott
Kids: Leanne & Brianna (27) & Nick (my new Son-in-Law)
Happy Saturday everyone! All week I was thinking about what to write on my first day as Warrior of the Week. Well, here it goes… Continue Reading →
January 27, 2016
At the first Cherry Ave 10k, in 2014, a cold and cloudy day where only the award winners hung around, I was chatting with a few of the ladies as we waited for our bling. I didn’t take note of their names, if we even introduced ourselves. Six or seven months later, after looking back randomly at the race results (and then with the ensuing conversation), I realized that I’d been hanging out that day with Victoria Gianninoto and Shelly RB and Marie Trav (who made quite a fabulous Alice in Wonderland). Brianne Langstaff I remember flying past me on the course in a cape. I also apparently met Margaret Rivero at the 2015 Brewery Run and chatted with her the whole way back from the finish to the party! And of course when I first saw NFBE at a race, I was momentarily confused, because “isn’t that the UPS guy!?” kiki emoticon
So my question is, did any of you meet any of your fellow Warriors before you MET them?
January 23, 2016
Name: Sarah Thompsen
Occupation: Mental Health Counselor
Married to: Pete Thompsen, for almost 10 years now
Kids: 2 daughters, Kaylee (6) and River (3)
Pets: 2 cats and 3 snakes (well, the ball python isn’t technically ours.)
First off: Thanks, Lou, for tapping me for WOTW, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, intrepid President! Continue Reading →
January 22, 2016
By James Gucciardi, D.C.
It’s that time of year again when millions of people make a New Year’s resolution. One of the most popular resolutions, that’s broken year after year is to lose weight and get fit. Check out how crowded the cardio room is at your local gym, it’s busting at the seams!
We’re about 3 weeks into the New Year. This is where people typically start skipping work outs and fall back into old habits. If you’ve made a resolution to basically get into better shape and your resolve is starting to break, you’re not alone. Your health is so vital for living a quality life, don’t relegate it to something that has become so trivial like starting to make good choices on an arbitrary day. That’s not how it works.
resolution [res-o-lu-tion]: a firm decision to do or not to do something.
Forbes found that just 8% of people who make resolutions actually realize them. A study in 2007 by Richard Wiseman, a British psychologist and author from the University of Bristol, found that out of 3000 people who made New Year’s resolutions, 88% didn’t keep them. New Year’s Resolutions suck because they overwhelmingly lead to failure. When you fail, it can be discouraging to some and downright depressing for others. If you’re one of the few that has the will-power to keep them, stop reading. However, if you’re like the statistical majority, then read on. Continue Reading →
January 9, 2016
Name: Olga Greene
Family: I am the 6th of 9 siblings. I have 4 children, Yuly is the oldest at 31, Ivan is 26, Sebastian 20 and Artie is 12. I have one grandson Miguel who is 11.
Employer: Smithtown School District
I was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia but raised in Bogota. I played basketball when I was little but I was not really into sports. Continue Reading →
January 2, 2016
Pets: dog, Benjamin (1); cat, Franklin (4)
Occupation: Researcher at the World Trade Center Health Program, Stony Brook University
I want to wish a happy and healthy New Year to the Selden Hills Warriors. A big thank-you to Lou LaFleur for selecting me as Warrior of the Week. Continue Reading →