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Customer Spotlight: Rochelle Lindsey

Runner, author, entrepreneur, mother, and wife are a few of the hats Rochelle Lindsey currently wears. Her huge smile and sweet voice are familiar to many running around the Louisville area, and Rochelle brightens everyone’s day that runs into her. From North Chicago, Illinois, Rochelle had to become a survivor early on. Her deep faith has allowed her to see herself as someone who has overcome, not just survived. For more of this deeply personal part of Rochelle’s story, see her book Overcomers Versus Survivors.   She didn’t discover running until she left for Oral Roberts College in Oklahoma. Her church leader had gone there and spoke highly of it, so she visited and fell in love. It also fit in...

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Ponya Bands Q&A: Interview with Judy Beyerle, Founder Ponya Bands

Ponya Bands just celebrated another birthday, and it's a great time to look back. Started in 2012, Ponya began with Bamboo-Lined Sweatbands, and the crushed velvet lined Non-Slip Headbands soon followed. A few more products later, including the BAM and the newest, the Bamboo Jersey Lined Band, and Ponya is going strong with the support of our wonderful community.  Judy Beyerle, our founder, president and band leader, not only has a great product, she's enthusiastic about her bands as well as being active. Customers feel like they know her from race expos and look forward to running into her on the local trails on her weekend hikes. Judy sat down for the interview below to talk about Ponya's beginnings and the brand basics.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer at Local Races

Whether you’re running or biking roads or trails or even competing in a triathlon, there’s nothing like race day morning. The excitement of the starting line, the camaraderie of friends, and the smiling faces of people working the race all make the experience special. While you may only communicate with the race director, races take a lot of hands.  Setting courses, staffing water stops, packet pickup, and even parking direction all have to be done by someone. Timing and race companies will have a handful of employees, but races largely run on volunteers. This post will cover 5 reasons why you should volunteer at local races other than for free race entries.  To encourage--How many of us have been “saved”...

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3 Halloween Costume Ideas with Ponya Bands

You wake up, drink your first cup of coffee, make your mental lists for the day, feel prepared, and then it happens. You see get a calendar notification about a Halloween run or event. You need a costume quickly and easily for you, your child, or both. Sound familiar? You start digging through closets, leaving a pile of clothes in your wake. Maybe you find nothing but regular old clothes. Maybe you find that child’s pair of bunny ears that constantly slide off. Maybe you find a stash of tulle or other fabric and nothing else. As you panic and scavenger the house, don’t overlook the many ways Ponya Bands can enhance a Halloween costume or tie one together. This...

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