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What #GivingTuesday is all about in under 2min. WATCH

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Tell us what you are Giving Tuesday? pics are welcome – RT @joinamate

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday for getting deals. You get deals online this Cyber Monday, that’s today. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. http://www.givingtuesday.org

Join me this Sunday! Hot Chocolate 15/5K Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities – Chicago Chapter & Little City.

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Too cold? It will all be worth it when you cross the finish line greeted by delicious hot chocolate, chocolate goodies, and chocolate fondue (equipped with marshmallows, bananas, rice krispies and pretzels). Who wouldn’t want to run for chocolate  http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/

Thanks to HispanicProHispanicProWe acknowledged our 90Day Fall Fit Champions Denise Mellado and Eddie Robles with all the trimmings.

Packet Pick Inside McCormick Place:
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Thursday, November 6 , 3pm-7pm
Friday, November 7, 10am-7pm
Saturday, November 8, 10am-6pm

Did I mention the awesome goodie bag? All participants will receive a sweet full zip hoodie (his/hers styles with thumbholes and zippered pockets!) too. In addition, for the first time ever, all 15K finishers will receive an official Hot Chocolate Chicago 15K medal to commemorate their awesome achievement. 10523719_676401259133473_8102172377240440706_n

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Joining me for the Sears tower climb Sunday November 2nd!

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Joining me for the Sears tower climb in November, Support The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago! imgres

About The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation’s #1 ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world and is the leader in research and development of the most cutting-edge treatments and technologies in its field. Through aggressive medical protocols, RIC guides the patient care process toward a better patient outcome – involving repair, regeneration, and recovery of brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal function.

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Be an Educated Exercise Enthusiast!

If you do two minutes of stair climbing — that’s a couple of flights — five or six times a day, in eight short weeks you can:

1. Increase your heart-lung fitness by almost 20 percent, upping your odds of a longer, better life.

2. Reduce bad LDL cholesterol by 8 percent, and raise good HDL cholesterol by about that much, shrinking your risk of a heart attack, stroke, erectile dysfunction and wrinkles (all are increased by LDL).

You gain the most benefit and lessen the risks when you exercise in your target heart rate zone. Usually this is when your exercise heart rate (pulse) is 80% to 85% of your maximum heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is the highest your pulse rate can get. To calculate your predicted maximum heart rate, use this formula:

220 – Your Age = PREDICTED MAXIMUM HEART RATE

For example, a 50 year old would have a predicted maximum heart rate of 170 beats per minute (220 – 50 = 170). So, this individual’s ideal target heart rate zone would be between 136-145 beats per minute (170 x 0.80 = 136; 170 x 0.85 = 144.5).

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You Free Today! Let’s Walk for Peace. Because You Matter! Let’s Meet 5PM Walk 7pm 3400 W. DIVISION

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“We use money to support wars, but neglect to feed the poor. People are walking around in a culture of darkness and we need to do something about it,” stated a passionate Robert Renteria. “Enough panel discussions talking about gang violence and statistics. As leaders, it’s time to walk the walk and bring a solution to these issues because that’s what leadership is all about. The ultimate weapon is not a loaded gun, but an educated mind.”

Let Go of The Past

We have all been affected by the violence and issues in our City. Tomorrow we will come together as a community fighting back against ALL the violence, drugs and gangs in our City. Lets stand together UNITED in numbers for JUSTICE, PEACE & CHANGE for our children’s future.

#stoptheviolence #breakthecodeofsilence

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Because You Matter! Por Que Importas!

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ÁmateAhora Walks for Peace w Robert Renteria, 7pm Wednesday, August 13th

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Join us! Walk for Peace! ÁmateAhora A Voice For Healthy Living will be there at 5pm to meet and greet. Want to make a difference email me at madrigalconsulting@gmail for details. No later than this Wednesday Noon. Be proud for peace, wear a smile and comfortable shoes. The walk starts at 7:00 p.m. at the New Life Church, 3400 W Division St Chicago, IL 60651 at Homan Ave in Humboldt Park. NewLifeCovenantChurch

Women’s Federation for World Peace, Crime Stoppers, Rainbow Push Coalition, NAACP, Cease Fire, Rotary of Chicago, PTA of Illinois, Chicago Public Schools, ÁmateAhora A Voice For Healthy Living, among groups participating. robertrenteria

PR.com wrote, On Wednesday, August 13th, Pastor Choco of New Life Covenant Church, Parents for Peace and Justice, city officials, politicians, organizations and international Latino author/civic leader Robert Renteria will join forces. In an effort to stop violence in Chicago, the coalition of groups will participate in The Walk for Peace.

“Mr. Renteria is our only author who has developed anti-violence and youth initiatives,” stated Fran Briggs, eMediaCampaigns!’ Director of Operations. “He continues to be recognized for his effectiveness on these issues.” Amate Visited Robert Live

“We use money to support wars, but neglect to feed the poor. People are walking around in a culture of darkness and we need to do something about it,” stated a passionate Robert Renteria. “Enough panel discussions talking about gang violence and statistics. As leaders, it’s time to walk the walk and bring a solution to these issues because that’s what leadership is all about. The ultimate weapon is not a loaded gun, but an educated mind.”

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Chicago is recognized by the FBI as the murder capitol of the nation.

“It’s important that we stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters who are victims of the violence plaguing our communities,” stated Pastor Choco. “We are a beacon of light in the darkest places which helps bring love and joy from the Lord to all. This march is not only in remembrance of those we lost to violence, but a rally cry to end the violence and bring forth peace and hope.” AmateAhora - Barrio Books

Pastor Choco sponsored more than 500 copies of “From the Barrio to the Board Room 2nd edition”, “Mi Barrio and Little Barrio.” The books are part of a bilingual book series written by author Robert Renteria. They will be distributed during The Walk for Peace. Up to 2,000 people are expected to participate.

Organizers stated that a changing world calls for children, teens, and at-risk youth to be given the tools designed to help them make effective life choices, and give them a symbol of hope. ROBERTwAmateAhora

Renteria added that “the problem-solving process is to recognize the problem, find a solution and take action.” He was inspired to write Barrio books and developed a school and faith-based curricula to help kids with their critical thinking skills, and help schools bridge the educational gap.

Robert Renteria offers teaching tools for schools and organizations working towards ending gangs and gun violence and is available for national speaking tours. For additional information, visit http://www.fromthebarrio.com, email robert@fromthebarrio.com, or call 312-933-5619. For media opportunities and speaking engagements, contact eMediaCampaigns!, Fran Briggs, 206.279.0818.

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Running Brings Family Together! Listen to the Love!

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Thanks to my RUNHARD niece Denice L. Treviño from San Antonio, Texas. I grew a love for running. I was visiting her in 2007 and she invited me to run in her running group. Being it was a day before my birthday I said Let’s Do It! Little did I know we we’re running a 10miler. She prepped me by laying out the plan. We’ll train like the marathoners! she said. Two minutes running one minute walking. And I did it! All the way through she was by my side. Telling me where its best to lay my arms and advance on downhill slopes, etc. She is such a gift. She allowed me to experience such a huge accomplishment with grace and ease. Thanks to her I’ve been running for causes ever since. This 2014 she brought our family together for the RockNRoll Marathon Series! We will do our best to make it a tradition! Rocked the RNR Marathon Series

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Denice inspired my niece Kimberly Dominguez-Treviño, from Austin Texas, to finish her 1st Half Marathon. My fifth 5K this year this time for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My mom at 77 years young finished her third 5K this year and joined to cheer us on. Momma Madrigal Everyone passing the 1st mile marker was received by a warm and proud cheer from Momma Madrigal, my sister Elisa Treviño from McAllen Texas, my dear effervescent niece Jaime Dominguez-Treviño and nephew Ben Treviño both 6 years young. Denice and Ben JaimeNKim RockNRollDKL

For our victory outing we met at Navy Pier with my nephew Josias Torres who traveled with his family from Oswego Illinois. Reunited with my beautiful niece Aracely Torres, and our two mesmerizing babies Mia and Mason. So blessed for her to have orchestrated our reunion for a cause. Family RockNRollMarathon Series

StretchNGrow Denice L. Trevino is Fitness Trainer. Coaches and leads Stretch-n-Grow Classes in San Antonio Texas. Stretch-n-Grow is the world’s largest network of children’s fitness professionals who, each week, teach over one hundred thousand children in hundreds of cities across 15 countries to “Exercise and Eat What’s Wise!” Stretch-n-Grow offers EXERciting programs for kids starting as young as 18 months up to twelve years old. Each Stretch-n-Grow coach is a certified youth fitness specialist and has only one passion – to show our Stars an EXERciting time!

Primrose-logo Kimberly Dominguez-Treviño is the Executive Director at Primerose School in Austin Texas. She is one of the founders and proud fellow Primerose franchisee for building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts. Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As The Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

If you want to see our interview with PacePerMile. Denice and I shared our testimony on our love for running inspiring others to run! And got a Medal for sharing! PacePerMile
http://new.livestream.com/PacePerMile/RNRChicago/videos/56937618

CELEBRATE FINISH LINES NOT FINISH TIMES w ÁMATEAHORA for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Experience all the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fun in a Shorter Run!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ with more than 500,000 runners taking part in 28 destination events around the world. Over the 17-year history of the series, charity partners have raised more than $300 million through the events for a variety of worthy causes. 2014 CHARITIES ARE American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is partnering with GovX.com to provide special discounts to active-duty, reserve, veteran, or retired military, first responders and related government employees. Please use GovX.com to receive your discount code for the half marathon.

PERFORMANCE

Get a taste of what the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon is all about. Capture the spirit of the true Rock ‘n’ Roll experience in a shorter 5k timed distance. https://runrocknroll-register.competitor.com/register/?event=22240

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Event at a Glance:

Saturday, July 19, 2014 5K:*
$50 (7/1/14 – 7/13/14)
$55 (at expo & race morning- if available)
OR
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5k Start Time: 6:30am

Start Line: Grant Park, Columbus Dr. and Monroe
Finish Line: Grant Park, Columbus Dr. and Congress
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5k Course Map

Participant Perks:
FINISHER MEDAL

5K ROCKNROLL TEE

Finisher Medal
Technical Tee
Swag Bag
Course bands
Refreshments at the start and 5k Finish Line
Finish Line Festival at Grant Park
Free beer at the Finish Line Festival
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5k:*

$50 (7/1/14 – 7/13/14)
$55 (at expo- if available)
Register Now! https://runrocknroll-register.competitor.com/register/?event=22240

Registration and Packet Pick-up

Online registration closes July 13, 2014 11:59PM PST (or earlier upon sell out).
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5k Registration will be limited. If spots are open, registration may be available at the Health & Fitness Expo.
Participants must be at least 8 years old.
Each participant must attend the Health & Fitness Expo to pick up their race number, timing tag, and T-shirt.
Photo IDs are required. All registered participants must bring their confirmation sheet.
Race day packet pick-up is not available.
As a policy, all entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. You will not receive a refund for the 5k.

Switching from a Marathon/Half Marathon to 5k**

Before the event deadline: If you would like to switch from the Half Marathon to the 5k, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.
After the event deadline: If you decide to switch from the Half Marathon to the 5k, simply show up to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5k start line on race morning and your timing tag will reflect the change. You can visit the corral change table in the Check-In area of the Expo for information on the appropriate corral to start in.
Switching from a 5k to a Half Marathon/Marathon**

Before the event deadline: Upgrades from a 5k to the Half Marathon will be accepted only via phone by calling 1-800-311-1255. The early upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the current Half Marathon fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)
After the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a 5k to the Half Marathon you will need to pay a upgrade fee at the Expo. Please pick up your half marathon race number and proceed to the “Upgrade” table. You will be charged $10 plus the cost difference between the Half Marathon expo fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)

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