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Charlie’s Crew Running Blog


Charlie’s Crew is ready once again to take part in the Run/Walk For The House!  There is time to train, follow one of the links below and then click on the banner to register to join Charlie’s Crew for April 18th!  

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Congratulations!  You’ve decided to get running.  Good for you! 

Whether you are committing to join me for the next  Charlie’s Crew 5K  or just want to get moving there are a lot of great online programs and apps out there to get you going and keep you motivated.  Here are a few you might find helpful:

This is great for use on your laptop or desktop computer

Or if you have run a few 5K’s already you may be looking to boost your time, like me.  This is a great training resource:

 Here is an app for iPhone users                    Here is an app for Android users


Once  you start running you need to build your stamina.  Here is a great training plan




Now that you have your resolve to run, motivation apps and the right clothes to wear, you’re gonna need some good tunes!  Running with music not only helps you keep pace, but it also gives you that energy you need to keep going strong!  Here are a few playlists to get you started.  Rock on!


Favorite running songs                         Songs to run to from the 80s

O.K.  You’ve got the app, clothes and music.  Now all you need is the right running shoe!  Believe me, that does matter.  You will spending a lot of time in these shoes and they have to fit right.  The link below will help you choose a shoe that’s right for you!

Are you sure you are warming up the right way before running?  Here are some streches and warm up exercises to get you ready to run!


Let’s say you have over done the training. I have done it, and it isn’t fun!  Women’s Health Magazine complied a list of ways to relieve that pain:


1. Use a foam roller
2. Take Tyenol
3. Stretch after a warm up
4. Apply heat to the sore spot
5. Take Omega-3 once a day

And if you’re still not sure if you should run?  Read this story from Huffington Post 


Charlie’s Crew in Action 2014

  Another great success at the Caesar Rodney in March!

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Helping out Habitat for Humanity at Bellevue State Park

  Habitat in Motion. Photos by Jason Minto Photography                        Habitat in Motion. Photos by Jason Minto Photography

And I ran my first ever HALF MARATHON in May….it was everything I feared and I LOVED every minute of it!


September we ran in full force for the  Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk


October brought the Run for the Buds in Rockford Park


 I was honored once again to be the Honorary Chair for Kind to Kids Halloween Hoopla at the end of October!

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Charlie’s Crew in Action 2013

The Kind to Kids Halloween Hoopla 5K was great in October!  I was honored to be the Honorary Chair of the event!


      It was a great race day at the Caesar Rodney in March!  Here are some photos from our day at Rodney Square:


We had so much fun at the 3rd Annual Girl Scout Thin Mint 5K in April! Here we are with Senator Chris Coons and the Thin Mint!


It was a wet day but fun at the Run The Vineyards 5K at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford, PA in May!

  Mother Nature really cooperated for the Westside Family Healthcare 5K in June!  What a beautiful day for a run!


Thanks to all the runners who took part and those who cheered us on!