Author Archives: Purple Butterfly

2015 Couch to 5K

The flowers are blooming, the grass is turning greener and the butterflies are fluttering…..specifically, the Purple Butterflies!! Our 2017 Beginner Couch to 5K class will begin on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm. We will meet at the Toby Creek Greenway … Continue reading

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Butterfly Spotlight

Rosalyn W. Berry better known as Roz Short Bio: Born in Stamford Conn. on November 10, 1962 have lived in Charlotte, NC since 1973 .  I work at UBS Financial Services  and September 21st will be seven years.  I have … Continue reading

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Tracy’s Journey

 By: Tracy Cohens If I had a dollar for each time I started my weight loss journey, I’d have enough money to pay for a year of Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and the South Beach Diet combined. Why did it … Continue reading

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Choosing and Caring for your Running Gear

Now that you are a runner you will find that it is important to make choices that will help your runs go as smooth as possible. Choosing the right gear can make all the difference. The following are a few … Continue reading

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Motivation

By Guest Blogger: Taylor Calamese I’ve often wondered what differentiates those individuals who are “go-getters” from the individuals who are “just getting by”. Why are some people crazy enough to believe they can really make a difference in the world … Continue reading

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Intestinal Fortitude

Today I discovered a term/phrase, intestinal fortitude. I have often used the two words separately, but never together in a sentence, and I like it. The dictionary defines it as courage and endurance to go on, and not surprisingly, used … Continue reading

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2017 Couch to 5k Beginning on March 21

The flowers are blooming, the grass is turning greener and the butterflies are fluttering…..specifically, the Purple Butterflies!! Our 2017 Beginner Couch to 5k class will begin on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm. We are so excited to welcome back … Continue reading

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Maria’s Butterfly Story

  By: Maria Venegas It all started over a year ago when Loree walked over to my desk and saw a pink TRI shirt hidden in the bottom of my desk drawer.  It had been there for over two years … Continue reading

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A Look Back at 2012

This time last year, we were preparing for a new beginner class and a new slate of activities for 2012.  The results of that planning exceeded our expectations.  In reflection,   March 13th was the first day at the greenway where … Continue reading

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A Caterpillar’s Journey to Becoming a Butterfly and Beyond

Shana Spicer’s Butterfly Story “I can’t run.”  That’s how I started my butterfly journey!  But the friend that I prayed for and that God delivered right on time, let’s just call her “Coach”, had already prepared the Butterfly leader for … Continue reading

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