Sunday, December 6, 2009

100 Mile Club Participant Profile: Isak Boltares, Runner and Rockstar!!

Our Guest Blogger, McKinley Head Coach Mrs. Potts,
shares a story about one of her fabulous students...
Incredible Isak with just a few of his many race numbers.

Second grader Izak Boltares from McKinley Elementary, has really caught the 100 Mile Club® spirit. Over the Thanksgiving 3 week break, he participated in four different 5K runs! He has become a running machine!

In one of the races, the Lake Norconian Run,he placed 5th in his age category. Way to run, Izak! From there he went straight to the Peppermint Ridge, Love Walk. That's two 5K's in one day! Izak also ran the Plymouth Turkey Trot, which supports spinal chord injury patients. His last 5K was the Eastvale Cares race. He runs all his races with his partner and Dad, Eric Boltares.

His dad wants him to know, "how important it is to live a healthy life style and that being healthy goes with you forever, not just when you're young."

Izak's mom, Kathi Boltares, says all this running has "opened him up a lot "

When asked why he likes to run so much he replied, "Because it makes me feel happy."

Izak is a great example to his fellow Mountain Lion runners. He shows up every morning to run the extra laps ready and energized. He has already made it 61 miles toward his 100 mile goal. No doubt he will acheive success this year.

Izak, we at McKinley and at 100 Mile Club®, are all so proud of you!

The Boltares Family doing their thing, helping local charities and earning MILES!!