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Team GSF SB Marathon: My X-Factor and the Final Stretch.

October 21, 2011 by Bill Strong

Hard to believe, but nine months has come and gone since I set out to do my first training run for the Santa Barbara Marathon while on a trip with Victoria and Gwendolyn to Monterey, California. And it's been five months since I decided to go for it and we officially launched our Team GSF SB...

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Join Team Callie In The North Carolina Marathon

October 13, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Team Callie is gearing up for the North Carolina Marathon and we are so proud of them. In honor of adorable, sweet, precocious Callie Golden, her father, Nathan, is racing on November 19th with a team of 20 by his side. Team Callie will be tackling the full, half and relay throughout High Point --...

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Team GSF SB Marathon: Help Us Reach Our $26,200 Team Fundraising

September 19, 2011 by Bill Strong

Thirty Team GSF runners are challenging and pushing themselves for the SMA cause in the Santa Barbara International Marathon on November 12, 2011. 30 competitors! And on top of the immense personal physical commitment they've made, they have collectively set a team fundraising goal of...

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Team Lucy’s Legs Rock Lake Winnebago

September 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
We absolutely LOVE Team GSF team members! We love, love, love them. We love the way they challenge themselves, we love how they motivate others, and we love that they push their bodies to the limits to make a difference for SMA.

Team Lucy's Legs is a prime example. They are rock stars. Lead my the...

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Team Lucy’s Legs

August 18, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Sweet Lucy Zahn has inspired a team of supporters! Her spunky spirit is motivating people to not only learn about SMA, but to get involved in helping end it!

Team "Lucy's Legs" will be riding 90 miles around Lake Winnebago this weekend in Race The Lake 2011. Lake Winnebago is one of the largest...

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Team GSF SB Marathon: Injury Frustration and Perspective

July 31, 2011 by Bill Strong

I've been nursing a nasty and painful injury since finishing the Montecito-Summerland Half Marathon two weeks ago. I'm not going to lie, it's been pretty frustrating. It's my left leg and it seems to be a nice mix of a shin splint and plantar fasciitis -- both pretty common running injuries. I...

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Team GSF Conquers Ironman France

July 26, 2011 by Victoria Strong
The athletes involved with Team GSF are amazing! We are continually humbled by what they accomplish and that they are doing it for the SMA cause.

David Price is a college friend of Bill's. You may remember he competed in a triathlon last year for Team GSF in honor of Gwendolyn. He blew us away last...

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Goal Set. Goal Achieved: Montecito Half Marathon

July 18, 2011 by Bill Strong

What an incredible experience -- I finished the Montecito-Summerland Half Marathon on Saturday in just under 2 hours!

On Saturday, my great friend and fellow Team GSF SB Marathon runner, Mike Paskin, our friend, Steve Fergusson, my awesome trainer, Mike Claytor, and I conquered the first...

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Climb4SMA Conquers Mt. Rainier To Fight SMA

July 14, 2011 by Victoria Strong
The inspiring Jadons Hope and Climb4SMA are at it again! As ifclimbing the 23,000 foot Mt. Aconcagua and raising over $45,000 for theGSFs $200K For SMA fundraising campaign wasnt impressive enough, Jim Baker decided to create a team of climbers to tackle the famous Mt. Rainier in Washington. And it...
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Team GSF SB Marathon: Hills, interval training, and the Montecito

July 12, 2011 by Bill Strong

Well, well, well... time really is flying around here. It seems like yesterday I did my first training run and made the decision to run a marathon. And now we're only a little more than 4 months out from the Santa Barbara International Marathon in November 2011. Yikes!

When I decided to...

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100 Miles For Owen = Awesomeness

July 10, 2011 by Victoria Strong
100 miles. 100 miles in 26 hours and 54 minutes. 100 miles in memory of sweet Owen Simmons.

Stephen Taylor completed his second Western States 100 endurance challenge and he's got the bumps and blisters to show for it. What Stephen did was incredible -- awe inspiring. But add to it that he didn't...

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Team GSF SB Marathon: 20 Plus Runners and a Few Things I’ve Learned

June 05, 2011 by Bill Strong

We're a little under five-and-a-half months out from the Santa Barbara Marathon and I'm feeling great. I'm loving my training and it's become a normal part of my weekly routine -- two strengthening workouts followed by thirty minute runs and one one hour run. The intensity is definitely picking up...

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100 Miles For Owen. Stephen Taylor Running Western States 100 (Again)

May 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong

100 miles. 100 miles in 30 hours. 100 miles though the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 100 miles through extreme heat and even snow. Yep, that crazy Stephen Taylor is doing it again -- 100 miles for Owen! And we think he's incredible!

Held the last weekend of June in Northern California, the Western...

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Team Jenna Raises Over $1,200 and Races This Sunday

May 25, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Meet Jenna Boguhn. A spunky six-year-old who loves school, having painted nails, playing dress up, and being with her two older sisters. And while Jenna is so much like any other adorable six-year-old, Jenna has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This Sunday, Renee Gronowski, Jenna's aunt, will be running...

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I’m Running the Santa Barbara Marathon

May 17, 2011 by Bill Strong

I've always wanted to run a marathon -- it's one of those goals I planned to "one day" check off my list. But, to be honest, the last time I ran in any way was home from my office the day Gwendolyn was diagnosed with SMA. That was over three years ago. She was just six-months-old.

I was at work. My...

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Team Run For Owen Runs Ragnar Relay

May 12, 2011 by Victoria Strong
200 miles. 12 runners. Two days. Running to end SMA!!!

Team Run For Owen is always amazing and tomorrow they are embarking on a new incredible adventure -- the Ragnar Relay. This fabulous 12 person team starts their journey in Albany, New York and in relay style will travel 196 miles to Tarrytown,...

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Team Owen Trounces SMA in the New Bedford Half Marathon!

March 24, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We are officially moved beyond words. Team Owen Simmons and all the amazing running that took place this Sunday to help fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy was simply incredible!!! Incredible. There is something just so selfless and poignant about people using their physical strength for those who...

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Team Owen Simmons 100 Runners Strong; New Bedford Race in ONE Week

March 13, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Team Owen Simmons is now 100 runners strong -- 30 of whom are running their first race!!! WOW! WOW! And triple WOW! And this dedicated group of SMA Warriors are motivated and determined to help stomp out Spinal Muscular Atrophy!!!

We are so moved by this effort and the many poignant elements to...

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New Bedford Half Marathon Update and New Team GSF Runners!

January 10, 2011 by Victoria Strong

We are bowled over by all of the enthusiasm and positive energy being put toward fighting SMA! Runners are signing up left and right and we think it is simply incredible! And we are super excited to learn that the race director of the NB Half and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick committee are...

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Racing to End SMA!

January 04, 2011 by Victoria Strong

A few days ago I told you about the upcoming New Bedford Half Marathon on March 20th. And since that post, a dozen new people have joined the team! So the number is now over 40! 4-0 all running on one day, in one race, to help end this brutal disease!!!

Running for a cause is nothing new -- in...

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