|Grayson Ngoc Vuong 2/7/12|
In other news, Vanessa Spiller organized a field trip for the Run Rogue 5K race committee to visit the Life with Cancer center located in Fairfax, VA this past January 2012. The folks at Life with Cancer were nice enough to give us a tour of their facility and tell us about all of the wonderful services that they offer for the individuals and families of those who are fighting cancer.
|RRR5K Race Committee, Life with Cancer 1/23/12|
"Life with Cancer was founded in 1987 at Inova Fairfax Hospital, when a man named Nando DeFilippo lost his wife to cancer. Nando and his family, in need of information and support, searched throughout the country for resources to help them understand and cope with their emotions and their changed life. Ultimately, they were disappointed by the lack of available resources. Nando was determined to create an outlet for those dealing with cancer to turn to; with education, support and information to live with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and its affects. He made a generous donation to develop a program within Inova Health System solely devoted to the support of patients and families facing cancer, planting the roots for Life with Cancer. Over the past 20 years, Life with Cancer has grown and expanded its staff base, works with a team of more than 90 volunteers, serving patients and their loved ones in each of Inova Health System’s five hospitals, and in its new 16,000 square foot, multipurpose Dewberry Family Center."
If you haven't had a chance to read about the charities that our race is supporting, please visit the National Brain Tumor Society and Life with Cancer websites!
WORKOUTS FOR THE WEEK OF 2/13/12 - 2/19/12
- Monday 2/13/12 - 6:30pm track workout at Chantilly HS
- Easy workout - (4 sets of 4 laps), Hard workout - (5 sets of 4 laps)
- Lap 1 - 300m easy pace, 100m strides
- Lap 2 - 300m easy pace, 100m butt kicks
- Lap 3 - 300m easy pace, 100m high knee lifts
- Lap 4 - 300m easy pace, 100m easy pace
- Tuesday 2/14/12 - n/a (Happy Valentine's Day!)
- Wednesday 2/15/12 - 6:30pm track workout at Fairfax HS
- Thursday 2/16/12 - n/a
- Friday 2/17/12 - n/a
- Saturday 2/18/12 - 9:00am workout at the W&OD trail Vienna
- Sunday 2/19/12 - 9:00am workout at Burke Lake Park