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Marathon ROCKS Preconditioning Program to Start Saturday, Feb. 28

by Amy Eutsey

Marathon ROCKS TrainingMarathon ROCKS Training
Before you know it, spring will be here, and after that is swimsuit season...yikes! We'll all be looking to shed the winter pounds and dust off our bones for regular outdoor exercise. Consider joining the Marathon ROCKS team this year...even if you haven't run before!

Really, Marathon ROCKS is good for you, and by joining, you will also do something great for the young people of Talbot County.

On February 28, we are starting a marathon preconditioning program to ease you into a regular running program. We will start with doing more walking than running at first, and then over the next 10-weeks will have you running 3 miles like a pro. If you are new to running or haven't run in a long while, consider coming out. Walkers are welcome too....

Running to the Aid of Talbot County’s Youth

100 Local Marathoners Raise Money for YMCA Facility

Local Runners Celebrate!Local Runners Celebrate!

Easton, Maryland — To create positive change in their communities, some people run for political office; others run charitable organizations.

And some people, like those volunteering with Marathon ROCKS, run 26.2 miles.

Beginning May 9, approximately 100 local residents will train to run at least one marathon or half marathon in the fall. Their goal (aside from crossing the finish line) will be to raise money for the new youth development facility (scheduled to open in 2010) at the YMCA in Easton.

Under the coaching support of Amy Eutsey and Lea Ann Robinson, co-founders of Marathon ROCKS, Mid-Shore runners will train for the Virginia Beach Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon (September 6) or the Marine Corps Marathon (October 25). Some will even run both. To participate in the 18- or 26-week training programs—which welcome everyone from non-runners to hard-core athletes—participants agree to raise at least $1,000 in donations for the YMCA youth facility.

Contrails at Sunset

Photographer: 

John K Johnson

Contrails at Sunset

We were commenting on the many contrails jets had left over Cambridge Friday night. Then we noticed the circular one highlighted by the sunset - and can't explain it. Even if the pilot had changed his mind and headed back to BWI - how could a jet make such a tight circle? It's a mystery.... But it's a beautiful one! Enjoy!

Williston Lake, near Denton, MD

Williston Lake, near Denton, MD

Williston Lake, near Denton, MD.

Williston Lake is privately owned by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council and is the home of their 65 acre, Camp Todd,

Marshyhope Creek Greenway, Federalsbug, MD

Marshyhope Creek Greenway, Federalsbug, MD

Marshyhope Creek Greenway, Natural Trail, Federalsburg, MD.

Marshyhope Creek, Federalsburg, MD

Marshyhope Creek, Federalsburg, MD

Marshyhope Creek, Federalsburg, MD

Marshyhope Creek Recreational Greenway - Federalsburg, MD

Marshyhope Creek Recreational Greenway - Federalsburg, MD

Norther section of the Marshyhope Creek Greenway, Federalsburg, MD.

Country Lane in Fall -- Hobbs, MD

Country Lane in Fall -- Hobbs, MD

A country lane in it's fall finery.

Hobbs, MD

Wild Game Hunting - In my Kitchen!

Thrill of the Hunt!!Thrill of the Hunt!!

by Cyndi Paxton Johnson

I carefully pick my way through the underbrush, my eyes always alert for signs of my prey. I see one! Stealthily I approach, line up the beast in my sights and.....STRIKE! Success!! I am triumphant - but not for long. Another beast catches my eye. I sigh.

One fly down....4,367 left to go.

What is it with flies in 1900 house kitchens??? Did they lay eggs in the floorboards a century ago? What is one woman to do?

Introducing...Rambo-Momma. She leaps, she strikes, turns and strikes again. My kitchen is a battle-zone, littered with the bloody carcasses of the million flies I have slain since breakfast....

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