April 2,  2013                                                                                     GLOW Update 
A NEW Message from
            Girls on the GLOW!


Hello everyone!

It's almost GLOW time!

Our Opening Day is this Saturday, April 6th.  Arrival time is 10AM and dismissal will be at 11:15 with a celebration afterwards with snacks and music!  We will distribute the T-shirts, journals and water bottles that day, as well.  You can enter the GYM through the rear doors.  PLEASE BRING YOUR SIGNED CONSENT FORM!  Make sure your GLOW Girl is dressed in layers and is wearing comfortable clothing and proper running shoes.

If you volunteered to help with GLOW and haven't heard back from me, please let me know.  There are still opportunities to help... We need help with 1) SNACKS for Opening Day (orange slices, bananas, cookies and nut-free mini muffins), 2) T-shirt and water bottle distribution, and 3) set up/clean up.  Please reply to this email if you or another family member can help, and list what you would like to do/bring.  Thanks!

Our first GLOW With Mom event is Tuesday, April 8th... details are in this email.  Space is limited so sign up today!

Look for an introductory email from you child's coach very soon.  She will let you know the COLOR of your daughter's group.  There will be spot markers inside the GYM; look for your color to find your group!

If your daughter is ready to participate in a 5K or a 1 Mile Run already, please sign up for the Cedarvale 5K on April 20th (link is available in the Upcoming Events section of this email.)  There is no GLOW practice that morning so our girls (and their families!) can participate if they want.

FYI, these weekly emails (as well as other important announcements) can also be found on Facebook.  If you haven't "liked" our Facebook page, please do so by clicking here.


 

IN THIS EMAIL...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Aspiring Atheles 5K Training Plan
Spring Schedule
Arrival and Dismissal
Directions to JMT School
Parking
Swag Distribution
What to Wear
What to Bring/Not Bring
Medical/Photo Release Form
"I Ran a Marathon"
Volunteers Needed


UPCOMING EVENTS:
Self-Defense Seminars
GLOW With Mom Events
Upcoming Local Races 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ASPIRING ATHLETES 5K TRAINING PLAN

Please print and post this training plan in a place where your Aspiring Athlete can reference it.  This plan is meant to help an experienced runner obtain her goal of completing a 5K.  It can be modified, as needed.  Ask your coach for advice on how to adapt this plan to best suit your AA's current abilities.  AA's 5K TRAINING PLAN


SPRING SCHEDULE

Here is the UPDATED schedule for the 2013 Spring Session of Girls on the GLOW.  For GLOW With Mom details, please see GLOW With Mom Events section of this email:


Sat., April 6 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT

Mon., April 8  -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park 

Tues., April 9 - GLOW With Mom-2 sessions-5:45/7:00PM at Trinity Church 

Sat., April 13 -   GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., April 15 -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., April 16 - GLOW With Dad  6:30-8:00PM at the blue plate 

Sat., April 20 -   NO GLOW PRACTICE (Cedarvale Winery 5K & 1 Mile Run) 

Mon., April 22 -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., April 23 - GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:00PM at Clearview Track 

Sat., April 27 -   GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., April 29 -  Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., April 30 - GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:00PM at Ella Harris Park 

Fri., May 3 -       GLOW RUN 7:15PM - Clearview Track 

Sat., May 4 -      NO GLOW PRACTICE 

Mon., May 6 -     Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., May 7 -    GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:30PM at New Dodges Market 

Sat., May 11 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., May 13 -   Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Fri., May 17 -     GLOW With Mom 7:30-8:30 at Fit to Dance Studio 

Sat., May 18 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT

Mon., May 20 -   Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Tues., May 21-   GLOW With Mom 6:00-7:00PM at Clearview Track

Sat., May 25 -    NO GLOW PRACTICE 

Mon., May 27 -   NO TRAINING RUN 

Sat., June 1 -    GLOW Practice 10:00-11:15AM at JMT 

Mon., June 3 -   Training Run 6PM (Aspiring Athletes) at William Wilt Park

Fri., June 7 -     FABULOUS FRIDAY NIGHT 5K AND 1 MILE or 1/2 MILE RUN!

Please note that while we encourage the girls to regularly attend our Saturday practices, the other activities are based on what fits into your schedule.  The schedule will be available on our webpage, as well, and is subject to change.  Any changes will be mentioned in our weekly emails, Facebook and on the webpage.


  
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
 
 
Upon your arrival to each practice, please sign your child in with her coach by 10:00A.M.  For dismissal, please sign her out in the same place.  Please meet at your team's COLOR... spot markers will be on the floor. 


DIRECTIONS TO J. Mason Tomlin (JMT) SCHOOL
 

  

JMT School is located at 393 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051.  From Route 45N, turn right at traffic light onto Mantua Blvd (at Post Office), and then turn right again at next traffic light onto Main Street.  Continue straight for .7 miles.  School is on the left.



PARKING
 

  

Please use the parking lot to the right when facing the school.  If that lot is full, you may use the municipal parking lot next door or the fenced-in lot to the left of the school.  There is NO PARKING in the circular driveway or on Main Street by order of the Mantua Township Police Department.  


SWAG DISTRIBUTION

T-shirts, journals and water bottles will be distributed at our first practice.  If you would like to arrange for pick up of these items in advance, please email me.


WHAT TO WEAR

Probably the most talked about topic will be what to wear!  The girls should come dressed to run in their Girls on the GLOW t-shirts, sweatpants or running shorts, proper running shoes, and a hat or visor.  A light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended on cooler days.  If your daughter wants to bedazzle her t-shirt and personalize it with her name, that is highly encouraged!  Just be sure to supervise carefully as a replacement t-shirt will cost $15.  Be sure to apply sunblock before arriving!


WHAT TO BRING/NOT BRING

Girls should bring water to drink, their journals, a towel and their smiles!  Things to not bring: cell phones, ipods and, of course, the drama!


RELEASE FORMS

Please print and complete the Medical Consent and Video/Photo Release Form which can be found on our webpage.  Return it at our first practice.


"I RAN A MARATHON!"

Your daughter can earn a certificate that says "I Ran A Marathon!" by logging her activities (swimming, biking, soccer, etc.) and miles that she runs in her journal.  When logging in activities, 15 minutes of activity = 1 mile.  Once she has logged in 26.2 miles, she will earn a certificate!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

We are ALWAYS looking for help along the way...  if you can help with our special events, please sign up!



UPCOMING EVENTS 


FREE SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR


Many of us have taken advantage of this opportunity already, including me and my own daughter, and I have to say Duarte Monteiro of Zen Martial Arts and Fitness does a very fine job of providing our girls with the right dose of a healthy awareness of reality, but also provides the perfect amount of fun and laughter for the younger girls.  If you have any questions or reservations about this class, please feel free to contact me or Duarte.  We will be happy to answer your questions.  Here is a link to provide more information, as well:
These seminars are not official Girls on the GLOW events, but are available to any of our members (and their siblings and friends, too!)   

  

April Dates:

Saturday, April 13:  2:00P.M  Adult (15 yrs and older)
Saturday, April 13:  3:30P.M. Adult (15 yrs and older) 
Sunday, April 14:    2 pm - 7-9 yrs.    
Sunday, April 14:    3:30 pm - 10-14 yrs.

To register, please R.S.V.P. to their email address zenmartialfit@me.com and give them the following information:  Participant's Name, Age, and Date and Time of Class.

The classes will be held at Pink Lotus Yoga Studio located at 1242 Kings Highway in Swedesboro.


GLOW WITH MOM EVENTS


Our first event is coming up soon... GLOW With Money!  One of the MHWTC sponsors, HFM Financial Advisors, will teach our girls about saving, giving, and understanding money.  This event is FREE and space is limited!

Simply CLICK on the event you are interested in for all the details and to sign up.  Your registration for events with a fee will be confirmed once your check is received.
 
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES IN TIME/DATE FOR SOME OF THESE EVENTS!

Tues., April 9th -  Glow with $                  5:45/7:00PM                  Trinity United Methodist Church 
Tues., April 16th - Date Night with Dad*    6:30-8:00PM                   The Blue Plate
Tues., April 23rd - Boot Camp with Becky  6:00-7:00PM                   Clearview Track Area  
Tues., April 30th - Giving Back-Flower Planting  6:00-7:00PM           Ella Harris Park (a flower planting event - will be recognized at Harrison Township Day on May 4th)
Tues., May 7th -   Celebrating Mom* (flower arranging class) 6-7:30PM New Dodges Market, Elmer 
Fri., May 17th -    Zumba with Mom*           7:30-8:30PM                  Fit to Dance Studio, Mullica Hill
Tues., May 21st - Running Fun with Jayne   6:00-7:00PM                  Clearview High School 


You can pay for multiple events with one check.  Please write "GLOW" on the memo line of your check.

Make your check payable to: Mullica Hill Tri Club and mail to:

Amy Edwards
40 Nocentino Drive
Woolwich, NJ 08085


UPCOMING LOCAL RACES

Perhaps your GLOW Girl is ready to put a race on her calendar!  If so, there are plenty of opportunities for her to compete locally.  Here are a few upcoming races:

Sat., April 20      Cedarvale Winery 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Sat., April 27      Comet Run 5K
Sat., May 4         Hammonton Mother's Club Run for Fun 5K
Fri., June 7        Fabulous Friday Night 5K and 1 Mile Run

AND.... SAVE THE DATE...

Sun., June 23     Brian Ballard Sprint Triathlon and Kids Splash and Dash
 


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If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please call or email me.  Thank you for supporting our program!!
 
GLOWingly,
 
Dina Strachan
Mullica Hill Women's Tri Club, Girls on the GLOW
609 304 8989