Too many things to keep in your brain at 7am after crushing a workout, so we've summarized everything we wanted to say in a neat and tidy blog.
Chiberia amiright? It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s snowy/slushy/icy. This is that time of year when those new year’s resolutions start to wear off, and gym membership dies down. We start hibernating, planning tropical vacations, and considering becoming snowbirds that winter at NP San Diego. Instead of that negative energy, we want to flip the switch and throw out some positivity this February by challenging you to a recruitment challenge. If you’re not having fun this winter, it’s because you’re not with us. We want to help your friend, your coworker, your roommate, your bus seat-mate, that random girl in the bar bathroom that you had a really intense conversation with…you get the idea…we want to help everyone in Chicago have a little more fun this winter.
Well, it’s finally Spring. It’s finally back to “normal” Vancouver weather, and we are seeing some familiar faces return from their winter hibernation … AND WE LOVE IT!!
Things are becoming EXTRA awesome here in VanCity … The month of April is going to be HUGE for us!!
We had a surprise guest join us – Johnny Villella, a videographer for WPRI Channel 12, heard about the hype and joined us at 5:27am to see if it was real. He shared that the vibrancy, excitement, and the vibe was contagious! He could not believe how many people got up before dawn to challenge themselves for a PR on the Rhode Island State Capitol! He took the time to interview a few tribe members. To hear them share the joy, camaraderie and energy they receive and how much they look forward to Wednesdays was inspiring – it reminded me of how good this is, and how much we can benefit each other by getting out of our comfort zones by sharing a hug, a smile and a laugh!
We are reminded that this movement is real, the friendships that are forming are strong, and the transformation in our community is happening! We welcome you to share WPRI’s Street Stories, which will air Friday, July 27th at 6:15pm, where others can get a glimpse of the magic or recruit them to #justshowup next Wednesday!
8/5 – Run 4 Kerri – 4-mile road race in Matunuck, use code NovemberPVD2018 and save $5.
8/18 – Global Day of Climbing – Join our friends from The North Face at The Rock Spot in Lincoln, RI for a free opportunity to rock climb. Bring your kids and show them that walls are meant for climbing!
9/14-9/16 -#NPSUMMIT, November Project’s Annual gathering, will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this coming September 14-16. You’ll want to sign up for the Endurance Challenge Wisconsin for a Saturday or Sunday race. Use NP20 for a 20% off discount.
An extremely impressive thing also happened – not only did we have our inaugural Positivity Award winner championing his stairs with the award, but we also witnessed a second Positivity Award running around . . . Amazingly enough, the Positivity Award from NovemberProjectWOO joined us at the Rhode Island Statehouse this morning where with grace and humility he put in fantastic work! I think we are pretty lucky! The day rounded out with our first recruiting papers social!
What’s happening in our neck of the woods:
July 4th – Remember we are not only #weatherproof but most definitely Holiday proof – Join us next Wednesday for a patriotically themed work out – celebrate your independence with our tribe!
June 11th – look ahead as NE Distance has invited us to a track meet! – #raceeverything with an all ages, all skills track meet at Cumberland High School – spectators and volunteers needed!!
September 15th – 16th – Do not forget! November Project Summit 6 – Wisconsin “Say Cheese” Races for everyone from 5k to 50 miler!
Sierra here, reporting live from Brooklyn, NY. First things first:
THE BLOG IS BACK.
In fact, it never left. I was writing you all eloquent soliloquies in the photo albums and I should’ve been doing them here. BOOM. PRESTO. We’ve made it back.
Recap of June 27th, 2018:
- 20 mins of stairs
- 5 minutes of X – today, it was BURPEES
- 15 minutes of stairs – today, the tribe tested the water with 12 minutes on the clock.
- 2 burnouts (full flight of stair sprints to the top platform)
Now that it is getting warmer and the sun is shining just a little earlier, it is the perfect time to recruit everyone and show the 757 just how amazing November Project VB is. Starting tomorrow, May 2nd, we are challenging you to a friendly competition of WHO IS THE RECRUITING MVP. The winner with the most newbie recruitment points will win some sweet swag from our friends at The North Face.
Level 1: The people you have been trying to get to #justshowup forever, they may have even come once before, but you really can’t even remember because it has been so long.
- Friends 1 point
- Family Member 1 point
- Coworker 1 point
- Bring back a long-lost tribe member 1 point (must have been gone 1mo or more)
Level 2: These are the people that you must work a little harder for to get to the workout.
- Any Random Stranger 2 points
- A passerby during a workout 2 points
- Recruit via recruiting papers 2 points (See a co-leader to get some)
Bonus Points: Extra special circumstances will get you some extra special points!