RDP’s spring of 2019 race schedule is here! We are ready to start the year off right with hard and healthy training. If you have questions about any of the races on our schedule, be sure to send us an email or submit a question on the website. See you on the roads!
College lacrosse and marathon training may be completely different, but Erin still treats her time off the same way. Spending time with family in her home town on the West Coast is always a good re-boot whether she’s gearing up for the lacrosse season or her next marathon.
We’re ringing in the New Year with new goals, but we also need to reflect on all the insane and incredible experiences we had in 2018. Although we were established in 2017, 2018 was our FIRST FULL YEAR of the Raleigh Distance Project.
Meet the newest member of the Raleigh Distance Project: Kimberly Ruck!
Kim has been by our side from the start, so we finally decided to define the relationship. Since moving to Chapel Hill, Kim has been an amazing training partner, supporter, and friend. Kimberly has seen RDP grow from the ground up, so it was only fitting to make her an official member of the squad.
We had so much fun facilitating an event through Oiselle’s Bras for Girls program with the Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy! We worked with girls grades 6 through 8 to help find each young woman a good fitting sports bra and answer questions about women’s sports, changing bodies, and growing up in general. The Bras for Girls program is funded by every woman who pays a membership fee to be on Oiselle’s team, and through the sale of Oiselle’s sports bras. If you know of a team, school, or program that would benefit from the bras for girls program, let us know!
After Rita’s fun experience at the nOg 4 miler, we knew we had to partner with these awesome people! From beer, to volunteering, to awesome events, nOg does it all. Come join us on October 20 for the nOg run 4 miler, and then again on October 22 for trivia night at the beer garden! Can’t wait to see y’all there.
Just like most elite athletes, Sammy has struggled with self confidence at points throughout her athletic career. This year, Sammy invested in Kara Goucher’s new book, Strong, and it has changed the way that she views herself and her mentality when it comes to distance running. This blog is a personal reflection of Sammy’s exploration of confidence journaling and focusing on the power of the mind.
What better way to spend your free time than to help others? Sarah talks about her positive experiences with volunteering and how it has helped not only her community, but her own outlook on life as well. Running and volunteering can go hand-in-hand, so read Sarah’s story and find out how you can help with your community.
Rita’s experience at this year’s Virginia 10 miler was unique from last year because of her transformation as an athlete over the past couple of months. Rita finished the 2018 race over 3 minutes faster than she did last year. Her training has recently been more focused on perfecting those hard days and taking recovery seriously. Rita has also been focusing more on her race day mentality and moving mountains, or really big hills, with her MIND. She might not be Yoda yet, but watch out for Rita at the Indy Monumental Marathon!
From no one taking us seriously and being told we'd fail countless times, to eliminating the naysayers, pursuing our dreams and making them a reality. Our team has achieved a great amount in our first year and we owe our success to YOU. Thank you for helping us chase our dreams and make them a reality this past year and for many years to come!