President Letter

Dear Lone Star Runners Club runners,
Happy New Year! As we enter the new year, many of you might be thinking about New
Year’s resolutions. I know that making resolutions is not embraced by all, but isn’t a resolution
just a goal? Runners often set goals- particularly when signing up for a race. What better time to
make a change or set a goal, however small, than the New Year?
Perhaps, as a member of the club, you are looking to make a new running goal for the
new year. Maybe it is conquering a new distance, or running a certain number of miles, taking a
race-cation, running more miles than last year, or just looking for a group of runner friends that
share our interest for running and help to hold you accountable. We have so many wonderful
runner groups that host events and runs throughout the area. I encourage you to check out the
local groups on social media- Lone Star Runners Club, Run 806, Amarillo Pub Runners, and
Shelldon’s Superstars. Some of these groups meet regularly, particularly on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Saturdays, while others host shoe demos, runner safety events, and races. If
you are looking for people to run with and you aren’t able to make these runs, I will help to find a
runner group for you to connect with.
A great way to help hold yourself accountable is participating in a race or a run streak!
Get Fit will host their annual Cold as Ice 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile on Saturday, January 27th. More
information can be found at https://www.lonestarrunnersclub.net/upcoming-race/cold-as-ice-5k-
and-10k-and-1mile-walk/. They are also hosting a runner streak, where you run or walk 1 mile
outside every day for the month of February. You can sign up at
https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Amarillo/FrozenFeetChallenge.
Another great way for you to meet new runner friends is to attend or volunteer at running
events. If you are a member, we would love for you to join us for our meetings on the second
Tuesday of the month. Lone Star Runners Club would love to hold more races- you could direct
your first race this year! We are currently looking for a President-Elect for the club. Race
directors also could always use more volunteers for races.
Whatever your runner resolutions might be for this year, please reach out. I would love
to help you out if I can.
See you on the roads or trails,
Katie Rodriguez