This Week With Gazelles: Nov. 12-18
Welcome to Susan Rowe in her new position as Gilbert's Gazelles Club Manager! Susan will be taking over for Hannah Lewis, our Club Manager for the past four years. Hannah will be returning to her previous career in the semiconductor industry, but she'll still be running with Gazelles! Congratulations to both Hannah and Susan in their new roles.
Good luck to those racing this weekend: Shiner Half Marathon, Havana Marathon and Half, Chosen Marathon and Half and Philadelphia Marathon and Half
Save the Date:
December 8th is the Gazelle Christmas Party!
Whether you've trained with Gilbert's Gazelles in the past or you've just joined us, you are invited to an evening of Christmas cheer and merriment—Gazelle style. The annual Richard Mendez Award will be presented and the 2019 destination marathon will be revealed. It’s potluck style and your RSVP is appreciated!
Austin Marathon and Half Marathon Panel at The Loop
Join us at The Loop on Saturday, November 17 at 6:30pm for a “How to” crash course on all things Austin Marathon. Whether you’re new to running or shooting for a BQ, our panel of experts (Gilbert, Allison Macsas, Robyn Dodge, to name a few) will be delivering the secrets to a successful race. Enjoy drinks and light bites and to allow for chatting and seat saving prior to the discussion. Afterwards, stick around for raffle prizes from Austin Marathon and enter for a chance to win an Austin Marathon training session with Gilbert’s Gazelles.
By the way, The Austin Marathon has a new title sponsor, Ascension Seton. The new full name of the Austin Marathon is now: The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour®.
Yoga Returns in Two Weeks
Yoga class will take a break the next two weeks for Thanksgiving holiday and travel. Angie will see you back at HQ for yoga on 12/2.
Thanksgiving Day Workout
There will be one Gazelle workout on Thanksgiving Thursday. Members, friends and family are all invited to meet at Austin High at 7:00am for a track workout. Come burn some calories and share thanks with friends before your Thanksgiving meal.
Upcoming Local Races
Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day - The ThunderCloud Subs annual Turkey Trot
December 1 - Trail of Lights Fun Run
December 9 - Decker Challenge Half Marathon. This is the next race in the Austin Distance Challenge. Gilbert's Gazelles sponsors the mile 3 water stop each year. If you're not running, plan to come out and cheer on your fellow runners and help out at the water stop. It's always a lot of fun! Email us for more details.
January 20 - 3M Half Marathon. Prices increase from $105 to $115 on 11/14.
April Race Training and Boston Training Begins Dec. 3.
We will have a Meet & Greet session on Saturday, Dec. 8 to answer your questions about training and to meet other runners in the group. Get registered and come join us!
Member Highlight: Tracy Lau
What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
I joined Gazelles in May this year to train for the Patagonia marathon I ran in September. As that was successful, I am now training for 3M in January with the group!
Which group do you run with?
I run with the M/W 5:30am group as I am a morning person.
What's your favorite workout and why?
Saturday long runs as running is an outlet for my mind to relax, reflect on life and/or think through things that have taken place that week.
How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
I moved to Austin in September 2017 so it has helped me settle back into Austin a little easier as I have met some awesome fellow runners!
What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
Hands down, Gilbert's energetic and positive attitude is my favorite and it is so refreshing to be around as it’s a self reminder to live life with such positivity no matter if you have 20 miles to do or a rough day work day ahead! “You’re awesome!”
Each Gazelle featured in the Member Highlight has been selected randomly from our active member list.
Quote of The Week
There is no try. Only do.
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