We welcomed 3 new rez members this month: Stefan B., Tim B. and Bill Y.! These are the first new rez teammates to join the team since the beginning of May.
On Saturday July 9th, THUMB too part in BoMF Baltimore scavenger hunt. It was a closely contested battle to the end and THUMB took 3rd place! The following day some of our teammates took part in the Sweet Air Trail Race up in Baltimore County. This is a tough 7 – 8 mile trail run that is not for the faint of heart!
Some of our teammates also participated in the Back on My Feet Stroehman 20 in 24 in Philadelphia on July 16th. Mike H. ran two 8.4 mile loops and was really strong out there in the heat. He ran the loops in 1:02:33 and 1:04:01, respectively! Steady as can be!
There were several more great milestones achieved this month. Stefan B. got his 5 mile wristband also hit 10 miles with the team. Tim B. had a big first month receiving his 5 mile wristband, 10 mile hat and medal for running 5 consecutive miles! Bill got his 5 mile wristband with the team. Mike B. hit 250 miles with the team! Eric B. and Dave H. received their 50 mile medals this month!
Training for the Baltimore Running Festival has begun! We have teammates running the various distances. Some will be competing in the first marathon, while others will be running the half marathon. We will also have teammates running the 4 person relay and the 5k. October 15th is sure to be a special day for our team and the next few months will hold the hard work that will get us there!
RESIDENTIAL MEMBER OF THE MONTH: DAVE H.
Shoe size: 12
Member since: May 2011
Miles accumulated: 60.5
Best BOMF moment: Every day running with the team. They make me feel like I am running a marathon each time I am out there!
Biggest challenge with running: My age and the fact that my brain says one thing and my body can only do so much. Pacing myself is a challenge.
Goal in the next three months: I am going to run my first half marathon! I also want to get my license.
What do you think about when you’re running?: Music. I have upbeat songs running through my head. I used to run with music, but I don’t now with the team.
What’s the next race you’re doing with the BoMF crew?: Du the 2 Duathlon
“I can see that Dave is working very hard, not only on his running, but on many aspects of his life. He is very happy being a part of the team and I am excited to see how positive the team has been for him. He has his sights set on running his first half marathon and with his hard work and dedication he is sure to do great! I am thrilled Dave is part of our team and always look forward to seeing him at our morning runs.” Rob Carfagno, team leader
NON-RESIDENTIAL MEMBER OF THE MONTH: GREG EPPLEY
Shoe size: 13
Member since: March 2011
Best BoMF moment: Looking back one of my most memorable moments was the Baltimore 10 Miler and the Friday pasta party. The Friday pasta party was my first opportunity to see the team dressed up and I enjoyed the chance to sit, talk, and EAT!!! Then on Saturday morning being in the biggest circle ever was so motivating, i was so proud to be part of BoMF.
What do you think about when you’re running?: I usually try to focus on my surroundings and chat with the people i’m with. I enjoy running in the city because there is so much to stare at.
What’s your next race with the BoMF crew?: My next race with the BoMF crew is the Baltimore Running Festival where I’ll be doing the 1/2 marathon. I look forward to training with the team!
“Greg didn’t waste any time jumping in to make a difference on our team. In the few months since his first run, he had made a big splash with many of the guys. Greg continually sacrifices his own running to support others on a regular basis and this is the essence of what Back on My Feet is all about. Greg could choose to run fast and far each morning, but he seeks out his teammates and helps them reach towards their goals, whatever the pace or the distance. He makes a big difference to many people on our team and I appreciate all that he does!” Rob Carfagno, team leader