Sunday, March 25, 2012


As mentioned in a previous post, we adapted a school wide "Healthy Choice Marathon" initiative  during the month of March, where we incorporated healthy choices in our daily lives.  This tied right into our counselor class visit lessons on making and keeping healthy choices in our lives.  Many students & staff were buzzing about completing the challenge (see the news video clip ).

  Today ended our 26th day of our "marathon" with a 5K run/walk (I chose to do the later)!  I was a bit worried that our early April showers would put a damper on this fun day, but the weather held off.  This was our very 1st 5K and nearly 500 students, staff, parents and friends took part.  In addition to our race we had a health fair with various vendors. There even was a fitness instructor who "warmed up" the runners with a few fitness drills. I moved out of the way when the push ups and mountain climbers began (that's not a warm up to me!) I was also very appreciative to the PTA for providing scholarships to 23 students that wanted to participate in the 5K. We certainly don't want to stop anyone from trying to be healthy and have fun!  It was so great to see so many happy (& healthy) faces! Here are pictures from the race:

Counselors ready for the 5K

Warming up the students

"Warming up" the adults, this is why I didn't participate.

More warming up

A family affair: Chauncey, Karisma & Marcel

Retired JYJ Counselor of 21 years, Cathy Herman.  I have huge shoes to fill!  She's awesome & the reason why I'm at JYJ!

JYJ Family Erin & Maggie Duffy

All smiles!

The race is about to begin, look at that crowd!

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