We’ve all heard of the rising Pheonix but have you heard of the Rising Jones?!
The Rising Jones happens once a year, in late June when the earth is burnt from the summer sun and ONLY takes place on a glorious Friday morning. If you listen carefully talks of the Jones can be heard rising through the cracking trees branches and the car honks from commuters miserable they have to go into work. This month, this workout, that is dreaded all year long has officially come to a close but the conversations do not reflect the sentiment you would have assumed judging by the EEKS radiating throughout the city streets in the beginning of the month.
In fact this noise is some sadness that this month has come to a close. This is the RISING JONES – a new found love, risen from the ashes of the fear, dread and hatred of some preconceived notion of this grammy-winning workout. Usually occurring the very last Friday of June and quickly overtaken with the celebration of Independence day.
Well not this year. Today, June 14th – the second Friday in June – you could hear the Jones rising from the ashes 2 weeks early. People were actually talking about how this might be their new favorite workout. Can anyone say 20TWENTYJONES?!? Still working on that name but a year long INDIANA JONES?!?!
BRB while I go talk to Emsauce about this new idea I have…
That is it for now,
super important announcements
YEARBOOK PHOTOS ARE next wednesday ON JUNE 19th at 5:30 & 6:30am. We will take individual photos of everyone to post in a Facebook Album…and YOU will get to TAG yourself so everyone else knows your name. AND THERE IS A THEME: “morning at the movies“
On Saturday, June 22nd, November Project Boston is racing a 26×1 relay against twenty other local running club teams, hosted by the Somerville Road Runners at Hormel Stadium in Medford: https://www.srr.org/26-x-1
Each person on the team runs a single mile, as fast as they can, and as a team this adds up to a whole marathon!
If you’re ready to #RaceEverything and run your fastest mile, please join the team! Even if there are more than 26 people registered when you sign up, that’s okay – STILL SIGN UP. We’ll include as many NP Boston regulars as possible on the final team, and do our best to make sure everyone has a fun fast time. But it’ll be a downer if we can’t field a complete team, so please make sure you’ll be able to attend before signing up.
Joev is not only the captain and is coordinating the NP team, he also fronted the team registration fee, so if you end up running, we’ll ask you to then (not yet!) pay him back $15. If this is a hardship, see us (Emily Saul or Chris Capozzi) and we can work out other arrangements – we don’t want finances to keep anyone from racing.
To sign up, click “Join Club Relay Team” at https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/75237/Groups/615116 . Don’t be alarmed by the registration fee listed there – you won’t actually have to pay anything since the team has already been created. If you’re asked for a password, it’s “AwwwYeah”. You’ll also have to put in a guess for your mile time. Do your best to make an aggressive but accurate prediction, and we can use that information to help decide what order the racers will run.
And if you don’t end up racing, we still want to see you there cheering! Let’s make it a party!
KNOCKAROUND PHOTO CONTEST / NP HOMEWORK is still going on until June 21st. READ THIS BLOG for all the details, but you could win a free trip to NP Summit 7.0 in Las Vegas (airfare, hotel) + 52 pairs of knockaround sunglasses!!!
NEXT MONDAY 6/17 is at Harvard Medical School Quad lawn. Right HERE on the map.Share via socials: