Thursday, July 31, 2008

Move a Million Miles? No problem! We're on it!

PHOTO: David McGrath/Getty Images

Our donated miles could very well put Ryan way over the 1,000,000 mile mark AT the pep rally on August 4th in Big Bear!! We are personally presenting Ryan with a “check” for an outrageous number of miles on that day.
(Some people know the actual number, but we need to keep it a surprise for Ryan and and his friends in Big shhhh. :)

Thanks to all of you who sent your miles to Ryan through The 100 Mile Club™!

If you are off-track or otherwise available and are interested in attending, check out details on our website ( or at .

WELCOME to Corona Ranch Elementary!!!
See you soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008

We got a Poem!!

I first heard Mr. Dennis Akren's poetry when a colleague, Mrs. Rice (and her class) recited one at a rehearsal for our end of year assembly. I was thoroughly impressed! Secretly, though, I was wishing for someone to write a poem about 100 Mile Club...Now LOOK!

In my email box on a random Thursday, on a day where I was physically and mentally EXHAUSTED and up to my ears in packaging materials for schools, I was wondering if this was all worth it. And there was this poem in my inbox.

And it made. my. day. Thank you so much, Dennis.

Hello Kara,

I am a PE teacher at CFIS, and I have admired your efforts to help keep our kids focused and healthy. I wrote this poem about the 100 mile club. Hope you enjoy.... read on.... let me know what you think...

smiles, D


It doesn't even matter, if you walk or run....
When you join "The 100 Mile Club", you're sure to have some fun!

The challenge is to run 100 miles, over the course of the year...
When you accomplish this goal, folks all around will cheer!

You'll experience true personal success, it'll make you wanna holler....
You're doing something good, so you'll stand a little taller!

It's only about 3 miles per week, and it's a safe physical activity....
Encouraging kids to be active, which reduces childhood obesity!

The benefits are many, it will improve your health...
It's doable for everyone, in groups or by yourself!

It'll become a good habit, another reason to be at school....
This challenge is really a gift, and that alone is rather cool!

You'll feel a sense of achievement, and that feels really nice....
Becoming more confident, is also part of the prize!

You can run before school, or some will run after....
Either way is good medicine, it works as well as laughter!

If you join "The 100 Mile Club",make sure to tell Dad and Mom...
And get more information, at ""!

So reach for the stars, and stand-out in a crowd....
Stay calm and focused, and feel strong and proud!

Coach A

This project has brought me so much happiness and hopefully I am able to return it in the form of service and inspiration to all who join 100 Mile Club.

Read more of Coach A's poems at .

~Ms. Lubin

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

SPECTACULAR Kickoff Assembly at Eastvale

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of attending Eastvale Elementary School's 100 Mile ClubTM kickoff and pep rally. I was beyond honored to be there, and remain in awe of the enthusiasm and energy with which Eastvale has Accepted the Challenge of The 100 Mile ClubTM!

There was dancing, singing, cheering, and laughter! I had a blast and so did my daughter, who overcame her shyness to dance the Cha Cha Slide with hundreds of kids she had never met until that day.

The only words I can use to describe what my daughter and I experienced that day are:

Pure Joy.
Thanks, Eastvale, for sharing your 100 Mile Club kickoff with me.
Now, dust off those running shoes and go for it!
(oh. And I need to come get the banner. We need it for another kickoff down the freeway a ways. I probably should get a few more made, huh?)
Ms. Lubin~

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hey! Welcome!

Welcome to The Official Blog of The 100 Mile ClubTM! Woohoo!

This is the place where I get to share all that happens throughout the year with the evolution and growth of The 100 Mile ClubTM. Who knows where we'll go! Just like the 100 Mile Club itself, we will go wherever this takes us.

I have told a few people how selfish I feel sometimes that I get to hear so many positive stories and see so many amazing things when I visit schools, read emails, and talk to our 100 Mile Club Head Coaches all over the state (and now the country!). Here's the place where I am able to share what I get to see and experience. It's so fun!!

Now. Here's the nitty-gritty real quick, just so you'll know:
  • We're going to be casual. Seriously. No airs will be put on here. I'll learn as I go, so bear with me as we change and improve.
  • If you want to submit something here...anything: a story, a thought, whatever...please do so by emailing us at We want to share all the positive happenings at all of our chapters. We have over 10,000 participants this year, and with that comes over 10,000 stories! Parents, teachers, friends, students...tell us your stories! :)
  • The 100 Mile Club is an all volunteer non-profit organization. We are real people who are working extremely hard to bring The 100 Mile Club to as many people as possible. Every cent donated through membership fees, sponsorships, and events stays right here with us and helps us further The 100 Mile ClubTM mission.
The mission of The 100 Mile Club is to provide to all individuals the opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of fitness and TRUE personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year.

Our philosophy is simple.

We believe that every single student has the ability to achieve true personal success and a new level of physical fitness by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school or work during a single school year. These feelings of true personal success and fitness are ones that will carry a student to new levels of achievement in all areas: academics, athletics, and implementation of the valuable life skills identified in the blocks of Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.

If you want to know more about the nuts and bolts of The 100 Mile ClubTM, including how to join or volunteer, please visit

~Kara :)