Category: Move It

T9 COMPANY CHALLENGE 2020: The One Where We Run This State–Together

T9ers Run Across California

From Lake Tahoe to the Bay, a team-minded company that is comfortable with firsts went for one more: our first company challenge tackled solo.

Every year, Title Niners have the opportunity to take on an annual athletic challenge. We bring in coaches for all, from those “firsts” who have never tried their hand at an event, to seasoned athletes looking for a new goal. The challenge changes annually, but our competitive natures never waver – whether we’re doing century rides or Ragnar Relays, Half-Ironman triathlons or an  XTERRA off-road tri (which participants lovingly joked we had “no business being at”), there isn’t a single event at which we have not given our all, even if “our all” means they have to leave the finish line up for us. Through training and laughter, trials, and triumphs, and a whole lot of snacks, we always manage to pull it off together. (more…)

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Head Into Your Run

Go for a run!

I have to write that e-mail. And then check to see if I have coffee. And then I should clean out the garage. After that I’ll go for a run. But first, I need to eradicate world hunger. And find a cure for cancer. Wait. Is that a sore throat I feel…”

Have you had a similar conversation in your head before a run? An avalanche of excuses comes cascading down and that run just doesn’t seem to happen? Well, I don’t know about you, but it happens to me all the time. And after coaching new runners for over a decade, I have heard all of their excuses toobut for each little excuse I have a sack of solutions that will help your brain and your body to get out there and get your running groove on. (more…)

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Getting to the Starting Line

Training Tips

True story: When I first started running in my mid-twenties, I made it a whole two blocks, started hyperventilating like a hyena, and then proceeded to cry…like, ugly cry. I honestly thought there was something wrong with my body and my head, and that I might be dying. Those sure were good times. But, I kept at it. And the next few weeks/months that I went out, I calmed myself down and proceeded to run. It wasn’t pretty or fast, and my chest bounced more than kids on a trampoline, but I ran.  An entire year after that, I did my first 5k; and a year after that I completed my first marathon. I did not win any of these races, but you bet your booty I completed them. And there were maybe some tears at the end – happy tears of course. (more…)

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The Title Nine Olympics

T9 Olympics

At Title Nine we believe that sports and fitness can be fun and transformational. Our HR manager leads Tabata classes in the company gym, the distribution center trains for 5K’s together, our stores host running clubs and hiking groups. And once a year, we all come together for a day of teamwork, athletics, and a lot of silliness at the Title Nine Olympics. (more…)

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