Posts Tagged ‘runner’

Marla Canvasser, Cheryl Kerwin, Mark Canvasser (at back), Debbie Canvasser and Eric Canvasser

Longtime Runner Marks 14th Marathon

Marla Canvasser competed in the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon’s International Half-Marathon event for the 14th time on Oct. 21. Marla, 58, of West Bloomfield, says she loves being part of such a large athletic event in Detroit. “Crossing the bridge into Canada and the tunnel back to Detroit is a really unique experience,” she…

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Chaim Cohen with daughters Basya and Yehudis

Team TAV

Orthodox team set to run event as fundraiser. Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer A new team has hit the ground running. Rochel Leah Black of Southfield became a runner nine years ago. Some energetic friends raved about running; they seemed healthy and happy, so she decided to try it. She instantly loved it, finding running to…

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running, walking on trail

When Embarrassment Is A Blessing

A few months ago, I got a call from my friend Rachel. “I saw that Detroit Chesed Project is looking for volunteers to help raise money for this charity by running in a marathon. Let’s do it,” Rachel said with excitement. All I could think of was how incredibly awful my running experiences had been…

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Run Strong Project founders Sara Plumstead and Amy Haenick.

Run Strong

Two women bond over running and beating anorexia and launch a business. Upon meeting at work, 40-something fitness instructors Amy Haenick and Sara Plumstead soon realized they had a lot in common, including supportive husbands, great children, college life at Michigan State, a commitment to physical fitness — and triumph over anorexia nervosa. Each woman…

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