Nutrition & Exercise
Join us for our 3rd Annual HUFF Training Program. This program is a great way to end 2015 with all of your NWI running friends. Extra Mile will supply a team heated tent (with changing area), food (our "FAMOUS GRILLED CHEESE"), team shirts, weekly training runs (Tuesday @ 6 p.m. on the Track & Sunday @ 7:30 a.m. for 10 mile & 7 a.m. for 50K), experienced coaches, training runs on the trails of NW Indiana and entry into HUFF.
My name is Lori Pikula and I am 47 years old. My husband Troy and I just celebrated 25 years of marriage this past September and we have been blessed with 3 beautiful children: Alix, 23, Drew, 22 and our surprise after 40 baby... Peyton, 6. I am blessed to be a pretty healthy person. I have always tried to stay active and do some form of exercise, especially since kids.
Based on your 2014 Survey feedback, we are offering an official 2015 Valparaiso Turkey Trot Finisher Medal! Rather than raise the registration fee for all, the finisher medals are optional, available only to those who pre-order them. Finisher Medals are available to purchase for $5 (plus Indiana sales tax).
Run... Run... Don't Get Caught by the Zombies!
Fun Run Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 pm
We will also have a donation jar for ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network). ICAN has brought together dogs, offenders, and people living with disabilities to provide hope for more enriched and independent living. To learn more about ICAN, please check out their website!
Hundreds of runners and volunteers came together at Ivy Tech's Valparaiso Campus on Sunday, October 25th to participate in the 6th annual Valparaiso Half-Marathon, which is organized by the United Way of Porter County. It was a perfect day for this event, with cloudless skies, calm winds, and warm, autumn weather.
This half-marathon was not only a race in which all runners were welcome, but it also served as an excellent fundraiser for the United Way of Porter County. Mackenna Schon, the Director for Volunteer Engagement at UWPC says that this event greatly benefits the young leaders of Porter County.
As the leaves turn colors, the warm wind blows through the air, creating the perfect temperature the Walkin’ Wednesday group. The group meets at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce for a 5k walk every Wednesday at 4:15pm and they around Chesterton starting and ending at the Chamber.
Want some help in getting fit? Take Valpo’s Fit City Challenge and you can use eight Valparaiso fitness facilities for eight weeks for just $25. That’s right, eight Valparaiso fitness facilities are partnering to offer special programming and access free to Fit City Challenge members from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31. Participating facilities include Extra Mile Fitness Company, Integrated Movement, Pumps Fitness, Top Fuel CrossFit, TruFit Valpo, Will Power Fitness, The Yoga Sanctuary at The Lotus Center, and Valparaiso Family YMCA.
My name is Gayla Domke. I was born and raised in Valparaiso, but headed to Clemson, South Carolina, to earn a PhD in Mathematical Sciences. I taught at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, for many years. In 2003 many changes happened. I became a single mom, and we moved back to Valparaiso to be near our family. While I am a Super Woman and could probably have survived single motherhood surrounded by my village of friends in Atlanta, I decided to share my daughter with my family. My parents are currently in their late 80’s. We decided that we would build a house to accommodate myself, my daughter, and my parents. That way everyone could spend time together, and we could help each other on a daily basis. That works well most days.