On Tuesday May 31, 2016 the Strivers Running Club for Girls were invited by Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Ryan Raymond to run the Fitness Trails at the Natick Army Labs. The Fitness Trail is nearly one and half miles and circles the perimeter of the Labs with beautiful views of Lake Cochituate. In addition, the Strivers had the opportunity to meet Command Sergeant Major, Erika M. Gholar the highest ranking female military official in the Northeast, and learn about the research being done on the development of food, clothing, shelters and other items to support Soldiers in the U.S. military. The girls were also able to try some surprisingly tasty MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) at their pre-race carb loading pasta party. We thank the Natick Army Labs for such a beautiful and insightful run.
STRIVERS supporter and friend, Uta Pippig, made a special visit to STRIVERS this spring while she was here to be honored for her 1996 win at the Boston Marathon. Uta decided to run Boston last minute and shared the experience with us as well as her insights on goal setting and stretching. We always welcome her visits as we are so honored to share any time with Uta!
The amazing team at Spaulding Outpatient Center in Framingham led by Jennifer Green and Coach Laura held a Running Clinic for both our Spring teams. The STRIVERS performed 3 screening tests that were scored by physical therapists. They learned some total body exercises consisting of strength and control aimed to decrease injury risk.