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!
Erin talks about her new metamorphosis into a MILEAGE MONSTER!! She discusses balancing running hundred mile weeks while in graduate school, and how things have changed since she has decided to take her training to the next level. Watch out for Erin at the Indy Monumental Marathon in November!
Andie talks about her experience at her first Big Bird Camp with the RDP team. Andie has been a member of Oiselle’s team since 2014, but being a part of Oiselle with the Raleigh Distance Project has been a new chapter in Andie’s relationship with the company. Oiselle has been a key player in the success of the Raleigh Distance Project, and it wouldn’t be the same without them!! (Also, special thanks to Steph Willet for organizing an AMAZING Big Bird Camp!!) We can’t wait for next year!
Who are the masterminds behind Big Spoon Roasters and why are we partnering with them? We love their story and we're so excited to share it with you! Meet their team and test out their nut butters at our Block Party and Anniversary Dinner this month!
Tristin shares her life-long experiences with therapy, both in and out of sport. Sports Psychology and the therapy that Tristin has received most of her life for anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder share some of the same roots. Methods used are similar, but seeing Dr. Swoap in a group setting was refreshing and new for this RDP runner.
Sammy walks (runs?) us through her journey at the Sir Walter Miler. Sammy explains how the race was a step in the right direction after all of the ups and downs. Although she was pleased with the race, she’s still hungry for more!