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Here at J Wedge we like to stay fairly involved in the local running community. Mike, owner and co-inventor of J Wedge, is on the committee that helps plan the Prairie Fire Marathon series each year. He's participated in numerous races, including the New York City Marathon, and helps coach his son's cross-country team.  Our sister business, Signs & Design, also does much of the signage for local running events.

This spring we're inviting you to follow along as our Marketing Manager, Ariel, trains for the Prairie Fire Half to be held on May 3rd. Ariel has been running for about two years. Last fall she participated in the Double Gobble, which consisted of a ten-mile Turkey Trot and a Say Grace Thanskgiving Day 5K. Since taking up running, Ariel has lost 111 pounds. Her goal for the Prairie Fire Half is to finish in two hours. 

Ariel plans to run the Prairie Fire Fall Marathon as well, so she'll be using Hal Higdon's Novice 1 Marathon Training Plan to prepare for the upcoming half. Interested in keeping up with her training? Follow our blog and check in with us on Facebook and Twitter. We'll be providing weekly updates regarding her progress.
We've been working on new packaging over the last couple of months, and it's finally arrived! Check it out. What do you think?

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Roughly 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. The third leading cause of cancer deaths, colorectal cancer does not discriminate based on gender. An estimated 50,000 Americans died from the disease in 2014. How do we decrease the death rates of this disease and reduce the number of diagnoses? The solution is simple. We  donate to cancer research and raise awareness by encouraging those 50 and over to get colonoscopies.

Please help us support Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by purchasing a blue J Wedge here. We'll donate $2 for every blue J Wedge sold in March to the American Cancer Society. You can also check in with us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about facts and statistics regarding colorectal cancer.

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With all of the craze over high-impact exercises like Crossfit and running, we tend to forget that walking is a perfectly acceptable form of moderately intense physical activity. In fact, walking hosts a slew of benefits for those that opt to do lower impact exercises. Just thirty minutes per day of walking can help:

  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Reduce risk of osteoporosis, multiple types of cancer, and Type II Diabetes

Not only is walking a great form of exercise, it's also a form of "green" transportation. If the weather is nice, try walking to work or the grocery store. After dinner walk your dog or head out with the family. Walking is easy to incorporate into your life! Need additional motivation to start walking? Studies have shown that those who spend more time walking outdoors have lower levels of depression.