Fifth Third River Bank Run – Mercy Health 3rd Place 25K Team

June 23, 2014 8:32 pm
Pictured from left to right are the 3rd place 25K team winners: Gail Ranville, Brett Hobrla, Jillaine Pierce, Sheryl Lozicki, Kyle Herrington and Amy Swets. (not pictured: Dr. Iain Charnley, Bryan Nader, Kathryn Eastco.)

Pictured from left to right are the 3rd place 25K team winners: Gail Ranville, Brett Hobrla, Jillaine Pierce, Sheryl Lozicki, Kyle Herrington and Amy Swets. (Not pictured: Dr. Iain Charnley, Bryan Nader, Kathryn Eastco.)

As we prep for the Seaway Run this weekend, let’s give kudos to our Mercy Health teams from the Fifth Third River Bank Run!

Mercy Health teams took two 6th place finishes, a 7th place and a 3rd place in the 25K race! Thanks to Michelle Hinshaw and Mari Davis in Marketing for creating the gold, “Exercise Your Voice” team shirts that stood out in the crowd. Special thanks to Mary Hanson, our medical librarian, who led our walking teams for the second year in a row.

Way to run and walk Mercy Health!

Need some motivation for this weekend’s Seaway Run from members of our standout team?

“For those who are venturing into running for the first time or for the first time in a long time, take it slowly and do not expect immediate results,” said Kyle Herrington. “Running takes time, dedication and sacrifice. Find a training schedule and stick to it. The schedule will help to keep you focused and honest.”

“Races offer something to look forward to,” said Brett Hobrla. “It’s easy to not feel like running or working out, but knowing that you have a race coming up certainly helps give you that extra bit of motivation.”

"Selfie" of the walking team for Mercy Health!

“Selfie” of the walking team for Mercy Health!

“Running is one of those healthy habits with many additional perks,” said Amy Swets. “If you would have asked me years ago if I would ever join a running group, run a 5K, or run a marathon, I would have said no way!  But, here I stand eating my words. My running shoes are the first things I put in my suitcase. The city takes on a totally different perspective on your feet than in a car. If you have not run a 5K, I encourage you to try. You don’t have to be fast. Just crossing the finish line amongst all the cheers, mainly from strangers, is truly an exhilarating feeling. That is when I love running.”

“I always worked out in some way since high school,” said Sheryl Lozicki. “It kind of comes with the territory of being a dietitian. I really got serious about it when I turned 40 as my anti-aging rebellion.  If I can match last year’s time and efforts then I’m not growing older. If I can beat last year’s time and effort than I am actually growing younger.  At least that’s what I tell myself.”

There’s still time to register for the Seaway Run, on June 28!

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