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Peace, Love & Girls on the Run!

Peace, Love & Girls on the Run!

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AVAC® was a proud sponsor the 2016 edition of Girls on the Run held in Los Gatos a few weeks ago. GOTR strives to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.



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Lydia’s AbsoluteFIT Journey: IRL AbsoluteFITness

I need to know my powers will be used for something in real life …


Time for another installment of True Tales of Real-Life Fitness, brought to you by AbsoluteFIT — because it’s all well and good to work out and get fit, but what can you do with it once you have it? Here are some recent examples:

  1. Tick-tock, it’s Boy-Child o’clock! My four-year-old likes hugs, and sometimes he has to be pried off of the huggee — but it works a lot better if you grab him underneath the armpits and swing him out away from your body, then back and forth, and say “Tick-tock, it’s Munster o’clock!” (NB, Munster is not his real name. Heh.) You need a strong core and shoulder muscles for this one.
  2. Epic Target Prowl, Ending in a SINGLE Trip From Car to House: I hate going back out to the car to get the rest of the crap I bought, so dig if you will the picture of me loading eight reusable shopping bags (filled with stuff like milk & OJ, a new cutting board, a giant Lego kit, etc.) and a case of beer onto myself and schlepping it all to the house at once …
  3. Show of Strength In Front of a 15-year-old: We were unpacking the car at our friends’ house, where we were going to play with our band. Their 15-year-old son volunteered to help, reaching for my husband’s giant pedalboard box, and reacted with the predictable “Whoa, that’s heavy!” … whereupon I took it from him and asked if he’d get a couple of the guitar cases instead. (Good thing he couldn’t see my face as I hauled it away, because he would have been much less impressed … ooof, that took some effort!)

What have you used your AbsoluteFIT gains for, lately?

—Lydia M. 

Ever Tried a Color Run?

AVAC® is Proudly Supporting the Dartmouth Middle School
First Annual Color Run/Walk!

Date | Saturday, June 4 at 10 am
Location | Dartmouth Middle School’s track and field
Register | Dartmouth Website

colorkidDartmouth Middle School will be hosting a Color Run/Walk! The Color Run is an exciting, untimed race in which participants, or “color runners”, throw around colorful paint at each other as they run. There will also be obstacle courses and water activities. Participants can complete the run anyway they’d like, whether it’s by walking, running, skipping, or hopping.

All proceeds from this event will support the Dartmouth Physical Education Department.

Find out more here!


Girls on the Run! Mira’s Story…

via – Mira Albert-Bullis, Team AVAC®


This past Saturday May 14th was the Girls on the Run 5K  race at Vasona Park. I had the joyous experience of participating as a coach. This year was the first year of having the Girls on the Run team at my daughter’s school, the Indigo Program. Friends who coach elsewhere had shared such positive feedback, I knew it was a valuable endeavor. I gathered together a group of moms to be coaches, we went through the training, and together we facilitated the program for a group of 23 girls.

IMG_2368Girls on the Run is about so much more than running. Sure, I love being strong and fit and very much wanted to share that passion with the kids. But there were critical life skills woven into the 10 week bi-weekly lessons that I wish I had learned when I was in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Lessons in confidence, positive thinking, body image, kindness, compassion, cooperation and setting then working up to the goal of running this 5K. Some of the girls had never run a mile before, initially 3.1 seemed daunting to them. Now that they have achieved this, they know that they can reach for other goals in their lives.

IMG_2371Watching my girls each complete the 5K, seeing the smiles on their faces, the beads around their necks (each mile = water station + mardi gras beads), and the confidence with which they held themselves made all of the time and effort to create, organize, and coach this team totally worthwhile. Girls on the Run is an amazing organization and I’m so honored to be a part it. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to make a difference in girls lives.

-Mira Albert-Bullis