The two words that come to mind when you think of the Run Club at Sunburst Youth Academy are “hard-working” and “motivational!”
Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings, cadets prep for qualifying for the ten-mile run at Huntington Beach towards the end of the cycle. (Tuesdays the Firehawks female platoon runs. On Thursday, Chargers and Wolf Pack male platoons run.)
Cadets participate in a run at a nearby track from 5 a.m. until about 6 a.m., at a pace that is most comfortable to them.
Miss D, the person in charge of the Run Club, always encourages cadets to run at their own pace.
“Sometimes it’s not about the speed, it’s about the endurance,” says Miss D.
Human bones are made to accommodate demands placed on them.
In other words, when just sitting all day long and not allowing our bodies to achieve the proper amount of physical activity, we allow our bones to grow weaker.
However, if we run regularly, our bodies meet resistance — which leads to stronger, healthier bones.
Running is also great for your heart. Getting your heart pumping a little faster, training your heart, and strengthening your cardiovascular system will lower your pulse rate while resting and sleeping. That will also make you more fit to handle stress.
The ten-mile beach run will take place on June 5 with the whole Academy. Cadets will be expected to run the whole ten miles without stopping — at any pace — and most importantly, to have fun!