Here’s another Weekly Recap!
Ah, the weekend is upon us! Time to recap everything FrontRunners from the past week. We’ve compiled photos and links to help give a good summary of the happenings of this last week, and we encourage you to explore the post at your own leisure.
*We want to once again remind everyone that starting in April, two important changes will be happening during our Saturday runs. The first is that each run (1, 3, 4, and 5 Mile walks and runs) will be reversed, meaning that you will run the same course, but in the opposite path you normally follow. For the first couple of weeks we will have assigned runners helping everyone stay on track. This is a good way to mix things up for the time being. Second, we are adding an additional run option, which incorporates other exercise… the Cross Training Run. Dominic Paris, our Race Director, is spearheading this and you can read all about the run and how to try it out here (link).
So here we go!
This last week we attended the BARS March Concert and Reception, helped celebrate and raise funds for the Spikes Soccer Team, continued Interval Training with SF Track & Field Club, and added the final touches to the initial build of the website… all in addition to our usual runs!
Bay Area Rainbow Symphony March Concert and Reception: SF FrontRunners attended, volunteered, and even performed at the BARS (link) concert on Saturday. We were treated to beautiful performances of Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas with guest violin, Dawn Harms, and Brahm’s Symphony No. 1.
Following the concert, we chatted and enjoyed drinks and snacks at the Reception, and finally headed to Buck Tavern for the after-reception party.
Spikes Soccer Team Fundraiser Bar Night: SFFR Members helped the Spikes Soccer Team (link) raise funds at Powerhouse during their Dirty Jock bar night on Saturday following the BARS Concert. We were treated to music, dancing, and jello shots, which helped the club raise close to 2,000 dollars.
SF Track and Field Club Interval Training: On Sunday, unlike the rainy Saturday morning run, the SF Track and Field Club was able to practice in overcast skies and fortunately, no rain. If you wish you could burn more calories without spending more time at the gym, consider joining Sunday ”aerobic” interval training at SFSU at 10am. Aerobic? Yes, a large part of their practice is skips, jumps, pushups, bicycle crunches, planks and situps. So if you miss FrontRunners new Cross Training session or your Yoga class on Saturday, then join them on Sunday at Cox Stadium. They even go to brunch every Sunday around noon at La Taza! For inquiries, Bob Callori can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club’s 2012 Pride Website is also now open for registration, so head on over if you are interested (link).
New SFFR.org Website: After months of searching and planning, and effort from both the 2011 and 2012 Boards has produced great results with the new website, which will be launching Monday (April 2nd) morning for everyone!
Just a tease
We give special thanks to everyone who has contributed with making this happen, and a very special thanks to Dominic Paris, who worked incredibly hard to make this all happen and has poured so much effort into the new site.
We also stress that the site will be ever-evolving and that we are already pouring effort and thought into new content for the site, so we will always welcome ideas and feedback. More info on the site will be sent out to members Monday as it launches.
Member Card Reminder: If you have renewed or signed up for FrontRunners for 2012, you can pick up your card at any Saturday after the runs. You can also arrange for a time to get your card with any of the Board Members or Men’s and Women’s contacts. Please note that we will be printing names for recently renewed/joined members every 2 weeks, so if you have renewed in the last week, you won’t have a card printed until a week from now.
Other Interesting News:
-For you gaming nerds AND symphony junkies, the Symphony of the Goddess, a celebration of the 25 years of the Zelda franchise, took place this last Wednesday and I definitely saw some SFFR and LGBT community members there. The 4 part symphony was wonderfully performed to a sold out audience and we were even treated to 2 encore performances.
-Saturday Night Live has added its first, out Lesbian to the regular cast. Kate McKinnon, who has previously performed in the Big Gay Sketch Show and Upright Citizens Brigade, joined the cast this week. She will appear on the show beginning April 7th. For more info on the show and McKinnon, check out this article (link).
As always, we welcome submissions for events, photos, news articles, and columns.
That covers it for this last week.
Enjoy your weekend and see you at the runs!