As we love traveling to many major cities across America, we also love having a presence in Indianapolis. This weekend we decided to stay home and work a local high school meet, as well as a 42K relay.
The high school meet went well. The runners in Indiana’s Brown County Semi-State Cross Country meet ran their legs off as they tried to make it to the IHSAA State Cross Country meet.
Eagle Park in Brown County, Indiana was the setting for this race. The course looked great, however it was definitely past chilly. North Harrison High School grabbed the Boys team title, while TH North grabbed the Girls one. High school meets are some of my favorites because the level of intensity some of these kids have for the sport is uplifting. Especially when there were kids out there with face and body paint in 40 degree weather.
On Sunday, we took our talents to the Back on My Feet 42K relay at White River State Park in Indianapolis. We were set up to sell merchandise, but we also had a team competing. The team was comprised of Brittany Lump, Jeff Mlynski (Event Coordinator), Katie Landry (Membership Marketing Coordinator), and Kevin Quadrozzi. Not knowing what team name to call themselves, they had a tough time finding a team name during the week. They ended up enlisting the help of a few of us from around the office. “The Postfontaines” was the name they came up with as a play on words of Prefontaine. They ended up running a full marathon in a time of 2:43.20. Still not fast enough to beat the likes of Ryan or Sara Hall, but just enough to win the mixed team competition.
This weekend Kevin and Matt are gearing up for the Big East Championships in Louisville KY. Hopefully they will have some interesting stories to tell, especially with Halloween on Monday.
Back on My Feet is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.
Back on My Feet envisions a community where all members have the support and motivation required to move towards self –sufficiency. Every major city has a homeless problem and while providing food and shelter are very important basic needs, something is missing. We work to rebuild, revive and re-energize individuals. It is only when we have self-respect, self-confidence that we are truly able to move forward. Back on My Feet focuses on helping our members find a road of happiness, hope and opportunity, which includes a stable job and a place to live. This is our goal and we will get there one step at a time.