Saturday August 29 Routes

Orange and Yellow 7 miles

Leave star cinema parking lot and turn right on Dulles

Cross the street at Cartwright to be on park-side of Dulles

Turn left on Plantation Colony and follow loop to Dulles

Turn left on Dulles

Turn left into Oyster Creek Park and exit Lexington

Turn right on Lexington to Brightwater

Turn right on Brightwater

Turn right on Cartwright

Turn Left on Dulles back to star cinema

 

Purple and Red 7 miles

 

Leave star cinema parking lot and turn right on Dulles

Right on Cartwright to Brightwater

Left on Brightwater to Lexington

Left on Lexington to Oyster Creek Park entrance

Through the park and exit on Dulles

Turn right on Dulles to Plantation Colony

Turn right on Plantation Colony (it’s a loop) & back to Dulles

Turn right on Dulles back to star cinema

 

 

8 miles

 

Leave star cinema and turn left across highway 6

Follow Austin Parkway to Lexington

Turn right on Lexington to Dulles

Turn right on Dulles back to star cinema

 

 

9 mile route

 

turn left on Dulles across hwy 6

Follow Austin Pkwy to Lexington

Turn right on Lexington to Park Entrance

Turn right into Oyster Creek Park to Dulles

Turn right on Dulles back to star cinema

 

 

August 22nd Routes

6 miles NOTE PURPLE AND RED LEAVE ON DULLES. ORANGE AND YELLOW LEAVE VIA COLONIAL LAKES

Leave Movie parking lot and right on Dulles Take Dulles to Lexington Turn left on Lexington to Oyster Creek Park Follow Oyster Creek Park trail back to Dulles Take Dulles to left on Cartwright Turn right at Colonial Lakes to Hampton Inn Turn right at Hampton Inn and back to parking lot

7 Miles

Leave Movie parking lot and right on Dulles Take Dulles to Oyster Creek Park Follow Oyster Creek Park trail to Lexington U-turn at Lexington and back through park to Star Cinema

8 Miles

Leave star cinema and turn left across highway 6 Follow Austin Parkway to Lexington Turn right on Lexington to Dulles Turn right on Dulles back to star cinema

Fort Bend Kia has Free entries to 30K!

Stop by Fort Bend Kia and test drive a new or used vehicle.  10 free entries to the Fort Bend Kia 30K as long as they last!  Don’t want to miss that!  Click HERE for directions.

Field Trip August 8th!!!

Head out to Finish Line Sports for our “field trip” this Saturday.  Check the website for start times and remember to arrive 10 minutes early.  After the run/walk, gather back at FLS for food/drink/music/door prizes and 20% off everything (non-sale) in the store.  Remember this is tax free weekend on everything in the store!  Avoid the rush – call ahead to reserve your shoe.  If they do not have it in stock, they will order it and you still save 20% plus 0 tax!

Finish Line Sports 13895 Southwest Freeway/Hwy 59.  281-242-7700

Saturday, July 18, FBF News

Hey FBF Members!!!

Welcome to our newest members! Check out your start times on the website www.usafitfortbend.com  If you are unsure of your pace group, scroll down on the schedule page and you will see pace definitions for the color groups.

Saturday: We meet in front of Star Cinema Grill. Arrive 10 minutes before your start time and park away from the businesses (after all didn’t you join the group for mileage?). Bring your hydration system (as simple as a bottle of water), a towel, and a dry shirt for after the run/walk. Remember, we have fluids on the route but NO cups.

Shirts: After the run/walk, you can order or pick up your coolmax training shirt or singlet. You can order your shirt online at https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/2673234568 or you can order it Saturday in person – it costs a buck extra to order in person ($23.00). We will make a final order of shirts next week. We are currently out of women’s large shirts. If you want that size, you need to order it by Wednesday as we will place one more order with our manufacturer.

Thursday July 23rd: Freshman Class/New Member 2nd orientation night at Iron Strength Kettlebell Gym. 6-7:30pm.

FBF Registration: Still open. Have a friend or family member a tiny bit interested? Get them to come out Saturday and try out the group before the mileage starts to rise.

Hoo Yah!
Coach Terrie

Routes for Saturday:
3 Mile

Leave Star Cinema parking lot and right on Dulles Take Dulles (west side across from CVS) to entrance of Oyster Creek Park Enter park and run to water fountain (near bridge at HWY 6 entrance) Make U turn and run back to Dulles Turn right on Dulles and back to Star Cinema
Purple 5 miles

Leave the parking lot by Star Cinema towards the entrance behind Spring Creek BBQ & to Colonial Lakes Drive and cross to opposite sidewalk Turn left on Colonial Lakes drive to Cartwright Rd Turn right on Cartwright rd to concrete trail on right just after the YMCA and before the bridge.
Proceed down the trail under bridge until reaching Murphy Road Bridge Make a U-turn and re-trace route following trail under Cartwright Follow trail to Dulles Turn left on Dulles to Cartwright Turn left on Cartwright to Colonial Lakes Turn right on Colonial lakes and back to Star Cinema
Orange 5 miles

Leave Star Cinema parking lot and right on Dulles Turn right on Cartwright Turn Left on Brightwater to Lexington Turn Left on Lexington to Dulles Turn left on Dulles to Oyster Creek Trail on left Turn left on Oyster Creek Trail to Cartwright Turn right on Cartwright to Dulles Turn left on Dulles and back to Star Cinema

Red 5 miles

Leave Star Cinema parking lot and right on Dulles Take Dulles sidewalk furthest from CVS Turn left on Plantation Colony Drive (loop) Turn left Dulles to Oyster Creek Park Turn left into Oyster Creek Park Follow Oyster Creek Park trail past common area to small bridge U-Turn and head back including Plantation Colony Loop

Yellow 5 miles

Leave Star Cinema parking lot and turn right on Dulles Turn Left on Lexington Turn left on Settlers Way Turn Left on Lost Creek Park Turn right upon entering parking lot Turn left on path to Oyster Creek Park Turn Right on Oyster Creek Park trail to Dulles Turn righ on Dulles and back to Star Cinema

Green 6 miles

Leave Star Cinema parking lot and turn left on Dulles across Hwy 6 Take Austin Parkway to Cross Lakes Blvd Turn left on Cross lakes Blvd to right on Riverstone Blvd Take Riverstone Blvd to right on Lakestone Blvd Turn right on Brazos Bend Dr to left on Double lake Dr Take Double Lake Drive to Austin Pkwy and turn left Follow Austin Pakwy to Mesquite Dr and U-turn Take Austin Pkwy back to Star Cinema

Blue 7 miles

Left out of Star Cinema across Highway 6 on Austin Parkway to Commonwealth Left on Commonwealth to Palm Royale Right on Palm Royale to Sweetwater Right on Sweetwater to Austin Parkway Right on Austin Parkway back to Star Cinema

FBF Shirts are in! Pick up today!

NEWS FLASH! SHIRTS WILL BE HERE TODAY!
If you ordered your shirt on or before Saturday, June 27th, you can pick it up today between 3:30 and 5:30 pm. We will be at Lost Creek Park – the same place where you can pick up your 4th of July, 5K race packet.
THIS IS THE SHIRT YOU WANT TO WEAR AT THE RACE TOMORROW…..and it is the perfect selection for a red/white/blue celebration!

Many thanks to Coach Bobbie and Volunteer of the Year(s) Va Run for staffing the shirt pick up on their day off!

Our volunteers are the best! Va Run has been a “Volunteer of the Year” twice, and also took the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award his first season with FBF.

Welcome New FBF Sponsor Fort Bend Kia!

Check out our sponsor page to see all FBF sponsors.

Fort Bend Fit Training Shirts

New this year…Order your FBF training shirt online.  Hurry – we have a low inventory of some of the sizes.  When the size is sold out, there will no longer be an option to purchase that size.  Remember they are gender specific.  Details can be found HERE.

WELCOME TO FBF

Welcome to the 16th season of Fort Bend Fit. Ask anyone who has trained with us; there is nothing like running or walking a marathon, half marathon, or 5K/10K!  You will be fit, happy, and mentally strong.

Fort Bend Fit offers you the opportunity to train with people who are just like you! It doesn’t matter if this is your first Half Marathon or your 16th Full Marathon – you will find the members and coaches of Fort Bend Fit will inspire and guide you to the finish line! Who knows – you may be the one to inspire us.

You may register on-line or in-person. Credit cards are only taken on-line. In-person registration and packet pick up is available as follows:

SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2015. Registration, packet pick-up, orientation, and a 2 mile run/walk for new members. Meet at FINISH LINE SPORTS, 13895 S. W. Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 – located in the shopping center at Sugar Creek. Finish Line Sports will be open at 7:00 AM with special discounts and door prizes! 15% off ALL SHOES and ALL CLOTHING – if they don’t have your size, they will order it at the discounted price!

7:00AM – Meet and find your pace group coach.  New Member 2 mile run/walk
8:00AM – Registration/Packet Pick-up/Food/Drink/Prize Drawings

 

SATURDAY JULY 4, 2015.  This year your registration includes an entry to the 20th Anniversary of the Freedom 5K (registrations on or before July 1st).  Entry is non-transferable.  Details will be included in your confirmation email.

THURSDAY JULY 9, 2015.  New Member Orientation. 6:00PM – 7:30PM. FINISH LINE SPORTS, 13895 S. W. Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 – located in the shopping center at Sugar Creek. New Members only are invited to join FBF coaches for the first of a two part special orientation session that will ensure your success in the upcoming season.  Food/Drinks/Door Prizes and a special 20% discount at Finish Line Sports.

SATURDAY JULY 11, 2015.  Meet in front of Star Cinema Grill at the corner of Hwy 6 and Dulles, do not park directly in front of the businesses.  This is our “home base” for the season.  Arrive 10 minutes early and bring your hydration system (bottle of water).

THURSDAY JULY 23, 2015.  New Member Orientation. 6:00PM – 7:30PM. IRON STRENGTH KETTLEBELL GYM, 13134 Dairy Ashford, Suite 200 (next door to Murphy’s Deli) in Sugar Land. New Members only are invited to join FBF coaches for the second special orientation session that will ensure your success in the upcoming season.

Amazing Race Field Trip

Join us for a field trip on Saturday, November 29th.  Meet at Brazos Bend State Park.  Details at FBF Facebook

 

Registration fees increase August 1st.

Returning members – don’t forget to sign up quickly as registration fees increase significantly on August 1st.  New Members also have a slight increase.

Saturday July 19

Check the website for your pace group start time.  We meet at “home base” in front of Star Cinema Grill at the corner of Hwy 6 and Dulles.  Arrive 10 minutes early and bring your hydration system.  Stretching/post run & walk exercises start at 7:50.  Seminar to follow.  Bring a dry shirt and towel.

Saturday July 12

Please arrive 10 minutes early to find your coach and pace group.  Bring a bottle of water or sports drink to carry and refill.  Be sure to bring a towel and dry shirt as it will probably by a sweaty morning.  If it is raining, we will still meet and walk/run.  We will not run/walk if there is lightning.  You can still get your training singlet or shirt for 20.00 tomorrow.  The 20 bucks includes having your name printed on the back.  You newbies might think that is weird but we do it for 2 reasons. First, you get to know people a lot easier in the group during Saturday training.  Second, everyone cheers for you and calls your name during any of the races you do…..and that is really cool!

SATURDAY JULY 12, 2014.  Training run/walk, registration, and seminar. Check the pace group start times.  Meet at our Home Base – corner of Hwy 6 and Dulles in front of Star Cinema Grill.  8:15AM – Registration and Packet Pick-up.

Doggone Fun Run 5K and 1 Mile April 12th

Saturday, April 12th, is another fun 5K and 1 miler at Sugar Land Memorial Park.  Fort Bend Cares is presenting the Doggone Fun Run.  There is a “people only” 5K at 8:00am, a “dog and owner” 5K at 8:10am, and an “all inclusive” 1 miler for individuals, kids, families, and dogs (attached to owners).  At this time, the 1 miler has more participants than the 5K – making the 5K an excellent chance for age group awards& any FBFer who places in their age group will get their 2014 FBF tech shirt free!!!!  Use code FBF to get the $10.00 discount.  Offer extended thru online registration which ends at 5pm on ThursdayAlso, all FBFers in event will be entered into a drawing for a free 2014 FBF membership. Tell your friends and family.  Register Here!

 

FBF Busy Weekend. Training. Brent Event. Try Andy’s Tri!

Summer Training….IS OVER!!!!!

Yep, Fall has arrived.  It will be cooler this weekend – Hoo Yah! PLEASE WEAR PINK Saturday to show support for our FBF members/family members who are currently battling breast cancer or, have had breast cancer in the past.
Saturday’s seminar will be about preparing for the Half Marathon and Relay on October 27th.

Brent Event.  For those of you in the 5K/10K/Half programs (or looking for a little less mileage), the Brent Event has a great race on Saturday.  They have both a 5K and a 10K beginning at 8:00 a.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, corner of University and Commonwealth. You can register online for the race and/or volunteer by clicking HERE.  Race day registration begins at 6:00 a.m. There is also a 1 mile event at 9:30 a.m.  For more information about this 501c3 non-profit visit BRENT EVENT.

21st ANNUAL TRY ANDY’S TRI! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th.

Hoo Yah!! Fort Bend Fit’s favorite Tri is this weekend.  We need volunteers.  To volunteer click HERE   Remember that you receive points for volunteering at FBF approved events and it is really fun to volunteer. Wear your FBF shirt!
Many FBFers will be participating in this event located at First Colony Lake (Aquatic Center at the corner of Austin Parkway and Cross Lakes). Please come out and support Finish Line Sports as they put on another fantastic event – FLS has been a proud sponsor of FBF since 2003!!!!

Brent Event 5K/10K

Don’t miss the Brent Event.  This fun 5K/10K starts and finishes at Sugar Land Memorial Park.  Click here to Register. 

What to do when it is raining…..

If you are a runner or walker in September, in the Greater Houston area, one of the best things you can hope for is a cool day with no humidity.  Well, good luck finding a day like that!  Next best thing is a rainy day – the temperature will be cooler and the rain helps wash the stinky sweat away.  Plan on coming out early Saturday unless it is lightning.

Saturday, August 24th

Dr. Bhojani will be our seminar speaker on Saturday, August 24th.  Dr. Bhojani received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from The University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He then went on to complete his internship and residency training at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Houston, Texas where he also served as Chief Resident. He underwent his fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital System in Detroit, Michigan. Board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, Dr. Bhojani provides highly personalized care to his patients, age 6 years and older for family medicine and sports medicine patients. His special interests include concussion management, exercise prescription, chronic medical illnesses, preventive medicine, and improving medicine through technology. Dr. Bhojani is fluent in Urdu.

During his residency, he received the highest patient satisfaction scores, and he believes in good two-way communication with his patients as well as individualized patient care plans. He was also the recipient of the John S. Dunn Teaching Award as well as the 2010 Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship in Research.

In addition to memberships in national, state and county medical associations, Dr. Bhojani serves as Medical Director for the Sports Medicine Outreach Program at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, team physician for the Fort Bend Christian Academy and Logos Preparatory Academy, and the head team physician for the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team.

He is married, is an admitted computer techie and enjoys watching and playing sports.

Saturday July 9th

2/3/4/5/6 mile training run/walk Meet in front of Star Cinema Grill at the corner of Hwy 6 and Dulles, do not park directly in front of the businesses.  This is our “home base” for the season.  Arrive 10 minutes early (see start times on the bottom right of this newsletter) and bring your hydration system (bottle of water).

After the run/walk is completed, we will have stretching and seminar.
Registration/packet pick up will also be available.

Thursday JULY 14th
2nd New Member Orientation. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Meet at Memorial Hermann IronMan Sports Medicine Institute, 17520 W. Grand Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas 77479 – located in the Memorial Hermann Hospital complex. From Sugar Land, head south on Hwy 59. Exit Hwy 99 and continue thru the intersection. Turn right on the first road past the intersection. Then turn left on Ransom Rd. and then into the parking lot.

New Members only are invited to join FBF coaches for a special orientation session that will ensure your success in the upcoming season.  Food/Drinks/Door Prizes.

Saturday, July 27

Check the schedule for start times.  Don’t be shy – talk to someone new this week.  Remember your hydration system, towel and dry shirt for after the miles!

Saturday, July 20th

Get ready for a great training day!  Don’t forget your hydration, towel and dry shirt for after the run.  Plan to join the group for breakfast at Skeeter’s on Lexington at Austin Parkway.  Everyone comes in their running clothes – don’t be shy. Many thanks to Debbie Hooper and John Wright for keeping us cool after the run/walk with icy cold towels!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Remember that tomorrow morning we meet at the corner of Hwy 6 and Dulles, in front of Star Cinema Grill.  Remember – do not park in front of businesses nor on the row directly in front of the Hair Salon to the left of the Cinema.  Check the website schedule (password “icandoit”) to see what your color group start times are.  Show up 10 minutes early to be briefed by your coach as to the route and water stations.  Upon returning from the run/walk, get your towel out of your car and meet near the FBF tent for stretching.  Lindsey Terry, of Awakened Yoga (new sponsor this year), will lead us in stretching.  The seminar will follow after a few minutes with special guest Brandon Adame. Brandon has been asked to compete in the Paratriathlon World championships in London, England, September 10 – September 16, 2013.  He will swim 750 meters, bike 12.6 miles and run a 5K, with his guide.  I think each of us will be inspired by Brandon.  Ironman and Coach, Bob Tyson will be our seminar speaker on that all important topic – hydration for runners/walkers!

Fort Bend Fit Season Kick-Off Party

The running season is here!!!!  Fort Bend Fit celebrates its 14th season with a registration Kick-Off Party June 27th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Head out to Finish Line Sports at Hwy 59 and Sugar Creek to “Meet and Greet” the coaches, sponsors, and members.  There will be food, drink, music, prize drawings, and registration/packet pick-up.    See you there!!!!

Run for Boston 5K/1K

Fort Bend County will host the Run for Boston 5K/1K, May 19th, at 9:00am. The goal is to raise funds for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, with funds going to the “One Fund Boston, Inc., established last week. This family friendly 5K and 1K is suitable for everyone – from someone entering their very first event to seasoned Marathoners. Walk, run, stroll down the route – what ever pace you need to cross the finish line. The purpose is not to win the race but rather, to not let anyone stop us from starting and finishing it!!!! For more information and to Register use this link:

Fort Bend Fit supports Boston! Watch for details of a 5K to benefit the victims of the bombing.