ISSUE #13 of 16 - 2017 NEWSLETTER

Western & Southern
Thanksgiving Day 10K Run & Walk
THURS, NOV. 23  •  9AM
TIME to Register!
TIME Flies
TIME Flies

Hot Diggity! Cool Stuff!

Something Old. Something New. Something Old-New.

It's in the bag! It's at packet pick-up at the Running Spot by JackRabbit. It's online. It's on the course.
  • Coming in next week's newsletter along with the finish line celebration plans!
Volunteers get great stuff, too! Sign up here!

The stuff is fun, but the good news? You will be un-stuffed and healthy all day.

Hello. Let's go! Register today.

- sponsored by Western & Southern
Healthy TIME
Healthy TIME

If you’re new to running, should you focus on getting faster or going longer?

"Being able to run farther offers more long-term health benefits than being able to run fast," said TriHealth physical medicine specialist Shrishail Nashi, M.D. "As you increase your mileage, you build stamina and endurance and teach your body to burn fat effectively." In addition, the extra miles do more than trim your waistline. "Those who regularly burn more calories are at a lower risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more," said Dr. Nashi.

- sponsored by Running Spot by JackRabbit
TIME to Train
TIME to Train

How do you stay safe when running in the dark?

"With busy schedules, some runners find their only time to run is in the darkness of early morning or late evening," said Cameron Simoneau from Tri-State Running Co. "Running in daylight is always a safer choice, but here are some tips for staying safe."

  • Choose a lighted route
    It might not be your favorite route to run, but oncoming cars see you better and you'll always be able to see the road and avoid potential hazards.

  • Be visible
    When purchasing running tops, jackets and tights, make reflectivity a high priority. You can also invest in a good reflective vest, headlamp and/or LED light to attach to your collar or wrist.

  • Always have identification on you
    Put your driver's license in your pocket or wear a Road ID shoe tag, which has your emergency contact information on it.

  • Always run against traffic
    You want to be able to see headlights of oncoming cars. Avoid busy roads and those with no shoulders or sidewalks.

  • Safety in numbers; run with a friend or group
    There's strength and safety in numbers. Our Flying Pig training group will help you stay fit and safe throughout the winter months.

  • Vary your routes and times
    Don't make yourself an easy target by always running the same route at the same time.

  • Carry a cell phone
    You'll be able to contact police immediately if something happens to you or you notice anything out of the ordinary.

  • No headphones
    You can't hear oncoming cars, cyclists yelling to move, dogs or any other potential threat.

  • Follow your instincts
    If you feel that you're entering an unsafe situation, trust your gut and run to a safe location. Call police if you notice anything suspicious.
- sponsored by TriHealth
Family TIME
Family TIME

What is true patience?

True patience isn't grim, and it isn't unhappy. "It's a steady strength that we apply to each experience we face — whether it's trying to lose weight, caring for a sick parent, running a marathon or helping your child with homework," said Mary Gaertner, executive director of Girls on the Run, a charity partner with the race. "If the situation calls for action, we must take it — patience doesn't mean inertia or complacency. Instead, it gives us a courageous dedication for the long run."

- sponsored by Always

How do I criticize constructively without being mean?
  • Shore up goodwill
    "Your positive comments should outnumber the negative ones by a very healthy margin," said Alvin Roehr, CEO of The Roehr Agency. "Don't expect people to value your critical advice unless you've first earned their trust and respect."

  • Keep it short
    "Stick to three sentences or fewer," said John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern. "It's important to stay on point, communicate succinctly and be very specific."

  • Don't exaggerate
    "Don't tell your colleagues that 'she's done something a million times' or that 'he always does it that way,'" said Roehr. "Stick to the specifics and the present moment."

  • Be kind, not angry
    "Don't criticize in the middle of a heated argument or debate," said Barrett. "It may become more emotional instead of factual."

  • Time it right
    "When you're offering your suggestions, don't do it in front of a large group of people or management," said Barrett. "Your intentions will be perceived as inauthentic."

- sponsored by TQL
TIME to Laugh 

When you run, your purpose isn't always to get to a finish line. It's to enjoy the beautiful steps along the way.

- Julie Isphording
Title Sponsor:  Western & Southern Life
McDonald'sTriHealthThe Running Spot by JackRabbit
AlwaysBusam SubaruTQL
MCM CPA's & Advisors Kind SnacQ102, MIX94.9, B-105, 97.3 THE WOLFks Inner Fire Fitness
ROEHR Insurance Agency Kind Snacks Tri-State Running Company
Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors, LLC Mt. Lookout Chiropractic Simple Truth
Cycle Bar Local12 WKRC Hoist Rapid Hydration
MODO YOGA Ampac Kroger
Exercise & Leisure Alpine Valley Wealth Planning Corporation
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