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October/November 2016 issue

“. . . it is as simple as taking a neighbor to get groceries or running a 5K . . .”
Lonnie Ali said this as she celebrated what would be her husband, Muhammad Ali’s, 75th birthday and introduced her mission to encourage everyone to donate 75 hours of service each year. Every event promoted by RacePayMichiana has an underlying mission to help others—to serve our community. Be proud to donate—and thank you for participating!

Play On! Jan Spalding, publisher

Inside October-November

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    Inspiring Fun Fitness

    RPM’s Out of the Gate feature highlights Paula Turk, Ironman and race/event innovator. With Stone Soup Promotions, Paula builds healthy a community. Page 3

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    Beware of the Bunion

    Hallux Abducto Valgus, or bunions, strike many and can be unrelenting. Dr. Randall Kline explains the condition and gives steps for treatment. Page 5

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    Beacon Training Center Underway

    Train like a professional at Beacon’s soon-to-be-open Sports Performance Center in Mishawaka. Jared Korpal and Kyle Schutts share the philosophy as the head the charge. Page 7

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    Aunt Laurie's PB Power Balls

    Peanuts have punch! Keep these slightly sweet and rather addictive power balls around for a flash of protein and chocolate fix. Page 6

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    Drinking It All In

    Goshen Brewing Company is bringing the brew culture of community, good food and craft beer to Goshen and beyond — on-site or on the road. Page 7

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    Breathing Easy And Training with Friends

    Dee Berry’s first triathlon was Ironman 70.3. Learning the hard way, she now shares training with friends who helped form Tri-Avengers and rebuild Sunset Coast Striders. Page 9

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    Thanksgiving Day at the Racesa

    It’s Michiana’s second-largest running day of the year. There are plenty of “nearby” locations from which to chose your Thanksgiving Day family run/walk. Page 12

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    Let it Fly!

    Beyond Zen has brought Aerial Yoga to its Granger studio. The anti-gravity effects of yoga in a “swing” significantly reduce pressure on the joints. Page 12

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    Fall Race & Event Previews

    Cyclocross, track rides, trail hikes, runs, walks and rides. It’s not yet time to slow down (when is it ever?) so peruse the race & event preview pages and plan on! Pages 10, 11

Race Directors

The 2016 Race & Event Calendar is filling up!

Listings for fitness events within Michiana are free.

In return, RPM asks that when possible, a listed race will include issues in their race packets or have them out at their event.

The Race & Event calendar is not only a resource to participants, but also to race directors and those planning new events, with a goal to help avoid overlapping of events that would draw a similar participant group.

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