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Hail the Under Dog

March 09, 2014 by Coach Gail

As you head into your last week before the NYC Half, do yourself a favor and watch the You Tube of Olympian Billy Mills winning the 1964 Olympic Games 10K.  (billy mills 10000 meter gold medal final). It will have you up on your feet cheering for this underdog.

Mills, an Oglala Lakota Sioux, was born in 1938 and grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His father had a vision when Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Procrastination, thy Name is Runner

August 08, 2013 by gail Kislevitz

Back in the day when I trained for marathons on my own (such a bad idea!) it would take me forever to get out the door. Why? Because I procrastinated. Why? Because no one was waiting for me. The thought of running 15-20 miles alone is not fun so I made up excuses for not getting out the door.  Silly things like deciding to put in a load of wash while I am heading out Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Fundraising Advice

August 08, 2013 by Gail Kislevitz

Guest Blogger Norm Solomon
Norm Solomon knows a thing or two about fundraising. As the former Dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University from 2001-2011 and a five-time TFK marathoner, he shares his best fundraising advice on his TFK blog.
“I have fundraised with Team for Kids for five ING New York City Marathons and each time met my goals. Magic? Luck? Not really—just determination.
When I first started, I Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Rooti Toot Toot

July 22, 2013 by Gail Kislevitz

The other day I was out for a long run with two of my close guy runner friends. When you’ve been running as long as I have, you’ve pretty much seen and heard everything.  Running buddies become immune to bodily functions, gear change (aka, stripping down to skives), and dodging snot rockets. So when one of my friends became a bit flatulent, we didn’t say anything, didn’t even giggle a bit. He was a bit Read More

Running With TFK

July 18, 2013 by Gail Kislevitz

You’d think that being a runner for more than 30 years would prepare me for answering the question, “Why do I run?” Well, it isn’t so easy. My answer could vary depending on the day, my mood, or what I am training for. In fact, most of the time I just look dumbfounded at the questioner because running for me is so instinctual. But I will tell you that ever since I have been a Read More

What I Lost and Gained

August 16, 2013 by Irene Irizarry

What I Lost and Gained
Guest Blogger Wilna Irizarry
! It's been a long training season, but I'm really proud of the work I've done. For the past few months, I have been training with Team for Kids.  I’ve been blessed with amazing coaches that have taught me many things beyond the pavement and bridle path.
Thus far, I have lost more than fifteen pounds, two toenails and bruised my big toe nail.  Ice water Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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