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Friends,

Less than three years ago, I quit my job in corporate communications and went headlong into freelancing. I called it, “my adventure.” Since then, I’ve been especially aware of taking risks and doing things that scare me.

Well, I’m heading into another adventure next month. I’m running my first 5k.

I’m not entirely sure how I got talked into this. I’ve never liked running. In fact, I’ve warned people that if you see me running, you should probably be running, too.

Yet, here I am in the middle of training week five.

I’m using a couch-to-5k app, and if we’re being honest, I still identify way more with the couch aspect than the 5k aspect. I’ve also developed an obsession with running clothes, updating my playlist and keeping my newly chopped hair out of my face without looking like a sweaty Medusa.

The struggle is real, y’all.

The event is Women Run the D on Sept. 15 on Belle Isle. I have no idea if I’ll keep up with running after the race, but I’m enjoying the challenge and proud of my accomplishment already. My goal is to finish in the top 500 in my age bracket. Keep your fingers crossed!

Rebecca

It’s Time to Verify Returning Students

Hard to believe, but it’s time to start thinking school supplies.

Before students can register for the 2019-20 school year, parents must fill out the return student verification forms.

This online process allows families to provide the school with the most up-to-date parent/guardian contacts, emergency contacts, agreements and health information. This process must be completed annually by each family before registration this week.

Please contact Robin McIntyre at 248-203-5021 or rmcintyre@birmingham.k12.mi.us if you have any questions.

Get Info on Non-Surgical Knee Treatment and Pain Relief

Rakel Assk, nurse practitioner from Nu Life Medical, and Disha Chablani, senior physical therapist, from DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, team up to talk about how chronic knee pain can be relieved with a revolutionary new protocol.

This event is Thursday, Aug. 22. at 11 a.m. Participants can learn how this four-part treatment plan is helping sufferers successfully put-off or avoid invasive knee-replacement surgery.

The cost is complimentary for Birmingham NEXT members and $5 non-members. Click her to register.

Catch a Movie Friday in the Park

Friday, Aug. 23, is Movie in the Park Night. Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. with Monsters, Inc. at dusk. The fun will be at Booth Park on Harmon Street in Birmingham.

Movie Night events are free for everyone and include complimentary popcorn, ice cream and water while supplies last, plus potential giveaways.

In the event of inclement weather, movie nights will be held Saturday.

Monitor the Birmingham Shopping District Facebook page for weather updates.

 

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

citynewseditor@localbiznews.net

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