Rutgers Unite Half Marathon & 8K - 4.17.16 (1st 150 Registrants Get in for $17.66)

RUN. RAH. RUTGERS HALF

Your Chance To Get in for $17.66 - 9.30.15

Summer may be ending but before you know it Spring will be here and you know what that means, time for the Rutgers Unite Half Marathon and 8K!

Registration opens on 9.30.15 at midnight and 150 lucky runners will get in for $17.66 (for you newbies that is the year the University opened) starting at 10:00 am. It's always a fun way to celebrate opening day! Even if you don't win the free entry you still win because anyone who registers on opening day will get in for just $60.00.

Psst - 2015 teams and members you get VIP registration; which opens on 9.29.15 and you get in for only $60.00. Grab a group and start a team because it's the most fun you'll have racing!

This year the race will be held on April 17th and the team at CGI Racing has some incredible things in store for the running community. The Rutgers Unite Weekend Fest will feature a ton of great activities for not just our runners but friends and family to including the new carb crawl (local restaurants getting into the celebration). By the way...beer is a carb too.

CGI's "RUN LOCAL. GIVE LOCAL" program not only showcases our great running community but will allow CGI Racing to continue to give back to the local community. We will be announcing our 2016 Official Charity in the next month. We are proud to say that CGI Racing has donated more than $500,000 to our host communities.

How 'bout the swag ..Premium tech shirt, vanity bib, huge finish medal and of course, (to add to your collection) the 2016 commemorative coffee mug.

The Rutgers Half Marathon is New Jersey's premiere Spring half marathon. Ever been to a college football game? The spirit and enthusiasm is contagious. The Rutgers Unite Half Marathon embodies this feeling from the Scarlet Knight mascot kicking off the race to the thousands of fans lining the finish down College Avenue. Join us this Spring and be part of the incredible experience RAH!

For more information or details on the opening day promotion visit www.cgiracing.com.

CONTACT:

CGI Racing -Michele Redrow, Race Director

mredrow@cgiracing.com, 856-308-7522 (cell)

Back on the Golf Course after Two Injuries!

Patient of the Month

Our patient of the month, John, probably got to know us a little better than he would have liked this year! Just as he was finishing up therapy for one injury, he had an accident that caused him to come back for something completely different! 

John was determined to not let it keep him down though! His positive attitude and willingness to do anything asked carried him smoothly into this new phase of rehabilitation. John is an example of how consistency and dedication can bring you back to the life you love, from going up the stairs, to getting out on the green!

In his Own Words…

Three Words to Describe Me:

 Stronger Every Day

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What brought you to PT? 

Early this year I was being treated by Dr. Wortman for tennis elbow. Then I had an accident in April and tore my quadriceps tendon off my kneecap.  I immediately contacted Dr Wortman - I didn't consider going anywhere else for treatment.

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How have you benefitted from PT?  

I actually look forward to my sessions. Dr. Wortman has been extremely helpful in strengthening my knee and creating flexibility. She has given me confidence to move ahead with my recovery, and I am "ahead of the game" because of her efforts.  She is extremely attentive during our sessions and has recently been pushing me hard so that I can get back to normal activities.

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What would you recommend to someone who has the same injury as you

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 Go directly to IronPT - Dr. Wortman and Dr. Mayes are terrific Physical Therapists! Follow your doctor's advice and do all of your at-home exercises per your physical therapists instructions.

What activities are you most excited about getting back to? After 4 months I was able to get back onto the golf course using a golf cart and knee brace, per my doctor's orders. He has been impressed by my progress. 

Any new goals now that you are feeling better? I look forward to walking the golf course and playing without the brace in a month or so. 

Ironman Triathlete: How she got back on her feet...literally!!

Quinn

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Congratulations Stacey!! When you meet this Ironmother, you know you're crossing paths with someone special. If you've seen her spring up a rope, throw weight over her head or whiz past people in a triathlon, you know she's tough as nails, but she is also one of the kindest and most gracious people you will ever connect with.

Like many competitors, the hardest part of injury is often mental. When you thrive on movement, being sidelined can be devastating and sometimes paralyze your recovery. I had to give my CrossFit buddy some tough love at the beginning, but once she committed, I got nothing but the best. I'm so proud of every bit of effort she put into therapy, and I could not be more excited to see her get back out there. She'll be passing me on the roads again in no time!!!!

In her Own Words…

Three Words to Describe Me: Grateful, Loyal and Determined

What brought you to PT? Two broken bones in my foot coupled with a sprained ankle on January 1st landed me in a boot for 2 months. When the bones did not show proper healing, I was put back on crutches for another month. Finally in April, three months after my accident and still in a boot, I limped into Iron PT.

How have you benefitted from PT? I consider myself a physically active person busy raising three daughters.  My injury caused everything in my life to come to a grinding halt. I could drive but not much else.  Basic household chores and errands became very challenging. The longer the injury lingered, the less activity I was allowed and the more my frustration grew. After one particular doctors appointment, I was told to go home, sit on the couch and do nothing else.  After 10 weeks, that was not what I wanted to hear. After weeks of sitting on the couch, I got the ok to start physical therapy. It was such a relief to just start moving again and begin the process of regaining normal function. Having Dr. Mayes and the Iron PT staff with me every step of my treatment to support and challenge me is the main reason I am back running, riding and swimming today.

What would you say to someone with the same injury?

 Some breaks don't heal as well as others. And when you break the navicular bone in your foot, the healing process can be long and arduous and surgery is sometimes necessary. I would suggest someone with the same injury to see a specialist and line up your physical therapy appointments. After being in a boot for as long as I was caused a lot of mobility issues once the breaks healed. I was at my lowest mentally for my first appointment at Iron PT as it just didn't seem like my foot would ever heal. It was swollen to twice its size and I was walking with a limp. Dr. Mayes told me it was going to be fine, he had seen worse and to change my attitude. It was what I needed to hear. I had to check my negative attitude, get busy working and be patient with my injury. The healing process takes time and you can not hurry it along.

What are you most excited about getting back to? It was an agonizingly long winter which dragged into Spring. I am just so excited to get back to moving without any pain or limitations! I coached my first several lacrosse practices this spring on crutches while trying to maintain some measure of fitness. I had to pull out of my favorite triathlon in Avalon last weekend but knew it was the right decision. I am on the road back and happy to just be lacing up my running shoes again. Although I'm not ready to race, I'm looking forward to doing a few triathlons and working out with Dr. Mayes again at CrossFit. I miss the workouts and the wonderful community of friends there. As I continue to regain my strength and fitness, I am so thankful to have Dr. Mayes and the Iron PT staff in my life!