Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Think about it... have you signed up for the Callipygian's Race for the Clock yet?

blog::  Life with the Millers
You're running out of time.  Today's the day so don't get all tired and forget!

 blog::  Joy Comes in the Morning
 We're not asking you to run a mini-triathlon like Bill and Yolanda did in 2012.  
You can run, walk, bike ANY distance.

blog::  Grain Girl
Heck, you can even ride a horse like this lil' cute cowgirl!

 blog:: 3 Cowboys & a Mommy
And after you sign up for the Callipygian's Race for the Clock - you'll receive this awesome medal and a t-shirt!  


Registration Closing Date

Thursday, June 6, 2013 @ 11:59 PM PST

Happy National Running Day from the Callipygians!
National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Wherever we are and whomever we’re with, we run—fast or slow, alone or with others, all over town or just around the block. It is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport and activity that’s simple, inexpensive, and fun. It’s the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and for beginners to kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment.

What are you doing to celebrate National Running Day?

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Get to Know Us!

Would you like to get to know The Callipygians?  
As an introduction to our running blog we thought it would be best to tell you why we started running. Each of us has our own story and a very unique reason.  

Hello! My name is Yolanda, I am married to my very best friend and blessed beyond measure. We have two children and 4 grandchildren.  I am a 47 year young athlete.  Oh my stars, did I really just say that?  I've never been athletic, EVER, until just over two years ago, here is why and how I got into running.
  I had been dealing with intense pain and discomfort not knowing what was happening but living with it for a couple of years. I decided I couldn't do that any longer, perhaps something serious was wrong and so after many rounds of tests it was discovered that I was dealing with an auto-immune disease, a heart situation, a long ago injury effecting my lungs as well as my thyroid.   But in September of 2010 after 18 months of tons of pain and lots of bed rest as well as prescription medication, I decided to take matters into my own hands because medication wasn't getting a grip on the situation for me. That much pain and bed time was causing me to be robbed of my JOY and I felt that I was missing out on life. 
...continue reading at Joy Comes in the Morning
For you to fully understand and appreciate how far I've come I think it will be best to paint you a picture.  Growing up I was this petite prissy girl.  I always had the perfect outfit, my big Texas hair was my main concern and I had zero interest in sports.  I thought sports were sweaty and unattractive so why would anyone want to do that to themselves!   I actually “managed” the school sports teams to receive credit for physical activity throughout junior high.  The extent of my physical activity involved playing putt-putt on dates and running walking the 800 a few times during track season.  Seriously, two of my girlfriends and I walked the 800 meter race at a few junior high track meets.  I look back and think how embarrassing y’all?!  I was the furthest thing away from an athlete.  I did however excel in socializing and shopping.
...continue reading at 3 Cowboys & a Mommy

First off, I was FAT!  I weighed 196, and was determined not to hit the 200 mark.  And I was ANGRY!  I had a friend that lost a child in a tragedy, and I was losing faith in humanity with how she was being treated.  That accident showed me what a cruel and judging world we live in.   I needed an outlet for all the emotions swirling in my head.  I was going to Weight Watchers and walking for my activity points, but on a particularly bad day that just wasn't I ran until I couldn't anymore.  Then I walked until I could, I ran until tears were streaming down my sweaty, salty face.  Some days I ran and it didn't feel like work.  Some days I felt like a turtle stampeding through peanut butter :)  But I kept running, and the weight started to come off. 

...continue reading at Life with the Millers

I am sitting here trying to remember why exactly I decided to start running, and I realize there is no one reason for running.  But, here is a little background about me and a few of the reasons I started.  I was 2 years post baby and couldn't hide behind the excuse of "I just had a baby" any more.  At this point, I was slightly heavier than what I wanted to be.  Chasing a 2 year old was becoming exhausting.  I remember chasing him across the yard and breathing harder than I thought I should be.  I worked for a hospital and remember hearing a fellow Callipygian talking about her upcoming 5K.  At first I was hesitant of inquiring about it because I tend to keep to myself and not try new things unless I have someone with me that I know, but by the time I got home that night I told myself what can it hurt.  That night I made my first trip down the country road to see what this girl could or couldn't do.  I guess it was traumatic because I can't remember how  far I made it.  I ran a few more times leading up to race day not knowing what to expect.  Race day rolled around on April 18, 2009 and I was nervous about actually trying to complete a 5K in front of people I didn't know.  I started and I finished though.  Got the shirt to prove it! 
...continue reading at Scripsick's Scribblings

 ::blog:: Grain Girl
People often ask me that when they find out I run...for fun.
I often, especially in the middle of long runs, when the daunting SwKS wind catches me, ask myself the same thing.  I can't honestly answer pounding out those grueling miles, but when I can't run, it's easy to answer.
A smidgen over a year ago, one of my best friends, Leslie, a fellow Callipygian, and I decided it was time to lose the momma weight and get back into shape.  We both held each other accountable attending Martina's grueling classes several times a week...then life happened. Both our boys started soccer, games were conveniently at the same time our classes were, summer gas prices started to take affect making the trips to town taxing, time just got away from we ran from it.  We ran from it all.  We ran and it worked. It worked to shed that hard to lose baby weight, it worked relieving all the day to day stress, and it worked cultivating a relationship with a now close friend.
...continue reading at Grain Girl

To top off all our unique reasons to why we started running, we are all so grateful that running has brought our little group together.  So now that you know about us, we'd like to know how you would answer the question "I run because......."

Happy Running, 
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Welcome / Race for the Clock

First of all, welcome to our blog!  The Callipygians are super excited to have their own little space on the internet because we have so much to share.  Who are the Callipygians?  Well we'll let you look up the meaning to word (we promise it will make you smile) but we are a small running group compiled of 5 various women all on different walks runs of life.  What started as a small private Facebook group of gals in a small community with similar running interests has turned into something much greater.  We've formed wonderful encouraging friendships, gained dependable workout companions and now we are all working together to give back to our community.  And we're just getting started.  
We are hosting our first virtual race!  We want to thank everyone that has already registered and if you haven't registered - there's still time!  We also want to thank all our awesome corporate sponsors.  The support has been amazing!

Here's the details:
The Callipygians - Race for the Clock
 You choose your distance, your pace and your race day that falls between June 8th & June 16th.
Run 1 mile, a 5K, a 10K, a half, etc...
The FIRST 100 registrations will receive a medal and a t-shirt!  All race proceeds will go to our local Southwest Kansas running community called:  SWFTR, South West Fun Time Runners.  SWFTR will then use the money to purchase a new timing clock and laptop to run the system.
Lori DeyoeLaura Miller, Kelley BakerYolanda Rogers and Leslie Scripsick

How to do you register? 
Register online at
Or download and print the Registration Form Here
Find our Facebook Event Page Here

Thank you so much for contributing to such a great cause!

The clock we have is several years old and literally is on its last leg after many times of being repaired.  

Happy running! 

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