Road To T-Town Half Marathon / 5K

“I wish more women realized helping another woman win, cheering her on, praying for her, or sharing a resource with her, does not take away from the blessings coming to them. In fact, the more you give, the more you receive. Empowering women doesn’t come from selfishness but rather from selflessness .”

2020 has taken a toll on me in more ways imaginable but there have been constants in my life that have kept my feet on the ground.  My family, small group and running have been there every day…good and bad. 

As we start to look towards the new year, I wanted to use my passion to help other women. 

On March 27, 2021, FreshJunkie Racing is putting on a half marathon and 5k (no guarantee this won’t turn into a virtual race and if you aren’t comfortable running in-person, there is a virtual option!).  I know what some of y’all are thinking…

“I can’t run a mile right now, how am I going to finish a 5k or half marathon?!” Please keep reading…

My vision is to create a fun and supportive place where women of all abilities (even if you don’t run right now) can meet up for community, fun and of course running / walking. 

I will create 12 week training templates for both the half marathon and 5k (beginner, experienced & advanced) that you will have access to.  Beginning the week of January 4, 2021, we will meet up as a group 2 days a week for an organized group run — as of right now Wednesday (AM or PM TBD) and Sunday (PM).

Cost…sign up for the race but joining the 12 week group is $50!  

Why $50?!
In a time where we are more disconnected from others, I think it is important to have a place (outdoors of course) for ALL women to come together for support and exercise…running has given me so many opportunities in life and if I can give back to others through the sport, I want to! There is a decent amount of time and energy that goes into planning the training plans and I do think making a small investment into the group creates accountability. However, I don’t want the cost to be the reason why someone can not join the group…please email me if you have a hard time paying the $50.

Looking for more personalized training?
I do offer personal coaching services at a monthly cost — this is more personalized and in-depth. See “Coaching Services” for more information!

Questions?
Email me at sjbluske@gmail.com

COVID Disclaimer
We are going to follow recommendations from the City of Tuscaloosa and the State of Alabama — if we need to go virtual for periods of time throughout the program, we will. I want to make sure we are setting a good example of physical distancing as we are together in a group! I ask that if you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID, that you notify the group and skip that week of in-person training.

Race Sign-Up
You don’t actually have to sign-up for the race to be a part of the group but it would be a fun way to celebrate at the end of our 12 weeks together: https://www.tuscaloosahalf.com/Race/Register/?raceId=102420

Ready to join?!
Click link below

Let’s Do something wonderful together.