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Meet the Wookiees at the 2015 Central Arkansas Heart Walk–April 25

Come on out and join one of the best fun walks around. Registration is FREE! 20140426_091401

Click here for directions.

Click here for directions.

Burns Park, North Little Rock – Soccer fields 13 & 14 Ceremonies begin at 9:00am, Walk begins at 9:30am 5K (3.1 miles) & 1 mile options available Why Walk? The money raised through the Heart Walk funds research, and initiatives that promote the prevention, treatment and better patient care in the areas of cardiovascular disease, the leading killer in the United States. The American Heart Association is the nation’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.hearty

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National Walking Day 2015

The Wookiees are celebrating National Walking Day…April 1, 2015. Join us and lace up those sneakers and get moving!

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Here is a great 4 week plan…if you can’t join us on Wednesday print out this program and get started…MOVING MOVING!

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Oh my 2015 Here the Wookiees Come!

We joined the Workout Games Challenge!

Here are the details from the site:

Ready to heat things up this winter?
You have until Feb. 8 to complete 30 workouts, each at least 20 minutes long, for a chance to win big. With over 400+ activity types to choose from, you decide how you keep warm this winter!

Twelve winners will be randomly selected for a Fitness Getaway* for two to Florida!

Need more motivation? Be on the lookout every Monday for the optional Weekly Workout challenges to mix up your workouts and stay on track.

Click here to sign up!

Wookiees 2014 Review!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 380 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Race for the Cure 2014–Join Us!

The Wookiees are back in action for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this October 4th in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Join us in the sea of Pink to stomp out Cancer in this generation!

 

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NEW RACE ROUTE IN 2014!

Due to scheduled construction of the Broadway Bridge, the Arkansas Race for the Cure will have a new race route this year! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEW ROUTE!

Today 4/15 2:49 pm, Moment of silence for Boston. #BostonStrong #IRun4Boston #WeRunTogether #wookieesforcookies

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Wookiees Hoof it for Public Health!

The kickoff for National Public Health Week in Arkansas started with a press conference and walk over the Big Dam Bridge in Little Rock to North Little Rock and back. The Wookiees for Cookies team was in attendance along with the Arkansas Department of Health‘s ADH Moves team.  20140407_110555
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NPHW 2014 will take place April 7-13, it serves to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues to improving the health of all Americans.

CaptureThe main focus in Arkansas will be on “guiding communities through the evolving public health system…the ‘Start Here’ theme, we are promoting simple first steps 20140407_101139that you can take to lead a healthier life. Want to eat healthier? Start by adding more fruits and veggies to your plate. Want to stop smoking? Start by getting help and calling the Arkansas Tobacco Quitline. Want to be more physically fit? Start by walking more. Want to give your baby a healthy start? Start by breastfeeding. Want to take care of your skin and reduce your chance of skin cancer? Start by wearing sunscreen. There are many simple changes we can all make to lead healthier lives.” –Arkansas Dept Health.

20140407_102945The day was blustery with a chance of rain, but many people, news crews, and walkers came out to the event. Altogether the walk was just under 2 miles but the scenery is second to none. If you get a chance check out the amazing resource we have with the Arkansas River Trail system.20140407_103719-PANO1607064_834463489904214_1316968826_n

During this year’s Public Health Week, The Wookiees encourage you to start a healthy habit, no matter how small. Visit the link to make a pledge to start (and continue!) a healthy habit: http://goo.gl/yJgoLJ

The Wookiees are giving back! More cookies for everyone!

There are several phone apps and websites that you can use to track your workouts. The Wookiees are currently using two that add up your mileage and give back to charities based on our workouts. How cool is that, you workout, and you can give kids food to eat, clothing to wear, or a myriad of other things including education. Check out these two great sites and maybe think about giving back with your steps too!

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Race Report: Sharae Bryant’s Memorial 5K Run/Walk

sharae 5kThe Wookiees had the most amazing time at the #RememberSharae 5K.

Cabot, Arkansas has such a loving and generous community. The 5K began with just a group of friends who wanted to honor Sharae by doing a run in Sharae’s favorite length (3.1 miles), but as word got out more and more people wanted to join in. And join in they did. Over 600 people checked in on the Facebook event.

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So many people, local businesses, and the wonderful members of Faith Baptist Church came out today to support Sharae’s children. A local market provided fruit, one hot dogs, hamburgers, and polish sausages; another water, and the whole community came together to cover the complete cost of t-shirts. The t-shirts were then sold and 100% of all donations go to the trust-fund set up for Sharae’s four kids. You can donate here.

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The course was wonderful. We left Faith Baptist and headed southeasterly into a beautiful suburb that had a perfect one mile point one loop! One loop and back to the church was 2 miles and with a second loop a solid 3.1 miles.

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The day was perfect for a race. We had 50-60 degrees, partly cloudy, with just a light wind. Bonnie and I kept up a steady pace once the crowd at the start thinned.  All and all it was an excellent race experience. I hope that the event will become an annual program.

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Wookiees are running for Sharae Bryant Memorial 5k Run/walk

sharae 5kSharae Bryant Memorial 5k Run/walk

The race is Saturday, March 15th at 10:00am at Faith Baptist in Cabot. This is a non timed 5k. The course is 2 loops so if you prefer 2 miles you can do 1 loop.

No fee – 100% of donations go to Sharae Bryant Family Trust Fund.

You can learn more about Sharae and the organizers by reading the Three Rivers Edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

If you would like to attend just click the picture and you can print out your race bib.

Also be sure to check out the Facebook event and let them know you are coming or send a note of encouragement.