This Week With Gazelles: Oct. 15-21

Congratulations to all who raced this past weekend!

Staten Island Half Marathon

  • Sasha Brown 1:50:26

  • Scottee Downing 1:28:59

  • Ashley Johnson 1:29:18

  • Morgan Mengini 1:30:05

  • Alex Pasadyn 1:35:01

Upcoming Races

  • Good luck to Gazelles Dana Stanley Torres, Brenda George, Lauri Perry, Cristin Coffee and Kim Williams running 47 miles of the Grand Canyon (rim to rim to rim) this Thursday. 

  • Good luck to Gazelles running the Brooklyn Marathon on Oct. 20th!

  • Have you signed up to run or volunteer (or both) for Run For the Water?

  • November 11 is the 7th annual Run By the Creek 5K and 10K in Dripping Springs. The race is offering Gilbert’s Gazelles a 20% discount on this year’s race. Members can find the code on the INFO page by scrolling to the very bottom.

  • The Thundercloud Turkey Trot is Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) at the Long Center. Register now for early bird prices (ends October 10). There is a 5-mile family fun run, 1-mile walk, and kids K.

2019 Boston Marathon Training

If you’re hoping to race your best Boston ever, come join Gilbert’s Gazelles for training! Our dedicated Boston Marathon training session is December 2018 through race day. Registration for the training package will open in November. Join our mailing list (at the bottom of the page) for updates and announcements, or continue to check back here on the blog.

We want to know when you’re racing!!

If you’re a Gazelle and you’re running or training for a specific race, we want to know about it! An easy way to let us know is to change your member profile on the website. Here’s how: Go to the top right of your browser and click on the blue PROFILE button. Then under “Your Profile” scroll down to “Edit your profile.” You can change/edit your profile anytime and as many times as you like to keep your account up-to-date. Thank you!

Member Highlight: Michelle Schneider

(L to R) Michelle Schneider with fellow Gazelles Ewa Kacewicz and Stella Harper

(L to R) Michelle Schneider with fellow Gazelles Ewa Kacewicz and Stella Harper

What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
Free training with Jonathan and Dan at AMD in 2010, before that, I thought only wicked fast runners ran with Gazelles.

Which group do you run with?
Right now, Saturday only. Uber-mom will not last forever. Prior to that, I ran with the M/W early group. 

What's your favorite workout and why? 
Wilke because it is so hard and makes you feel like a complete bad-ass the rest of the day. 

How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
I started running for efficient use of time after my third child. I quickly learned it is about your friends. Much therapy happens out on the Austin trails. Bad days, good days—a good workout and encouraging friends make them all better. 

What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
Gilbert sees potential in us we do not yet see in ourselves. It’s not really a saying, but has anyone noticed how long a Burundi minute lasts during fast feet? 

Each Gazelle featured in the Member Highlight has been selected randomly from our active member list.

Michelle (back row, third from the right) on an early morning hill workout with her fellow Gazelles.

Michelle (back row, third from the right) on an early morning hill workout with her fellow Gazelles.

Quote of the Week

There is no try. Only do.

Did You Know?

Sunday, October 21 will be Gilbert’s 25th anniversary of the day he escaped genocide in Burundi.

2017 Capitol Walk

2017 Capitol Walk

To honor his second chance at life, Gilbert and friends walk from Lady Bird Lake to the Capitol with water jugs filled at the lake. This annual tradition is how Gilbert chooses to celebrate the Gazelles Foundation’s mission of providing clean water to the people of Burundi and to encourage people to register for Run For The Water. The walk starts at mile zero on the trail at 7:30am, Friday, October 19.

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