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Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

  • 1.  Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 03-31-2020 02:49 PM

    Hello everyone,

    I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. We are in unprecedented times as a society, both professionally and globally. Many of us are under stay-at-home orders with exceptions for trips to the grocery store and to exercise. With these orders come cancellations of conferences, as you are likely aware, including the YMLS Alumni Summit (Mar 27-29), AEI Forum (April 1-3), and SEI Structures Congress (April 5-8), with others to come. 

    Some conferences have been able to shift their technical content online, so why not shift some of the other conference events online as well? The SEI Runners group formed at the 2012 Structures Congress in Chicago and have met each year since to run three to five miles before conference events. Even though we aren't able to run as a group this year, we would like to invite all ASCE members to participate in a run, jog, or walk, of any distance, during the dates that the SEI Runners group would have met, April 5-8. Feel free to participate at any time during the day on any or all of the days. Let's post data from Garmin Connect, Apple Watch, Strava, or any other forum in this thread. Route maps and selfies are welcome! 

    Please remember to follow local orders and restrictions and maintain social distancing of at least six feet from others. This should be a safe and healthy challenge and not one that puts anyone at risk. Stay safe, happy running/jogging/walking, and I'll see you online on April 5!



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    Cherylyn Henry, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer | Project Manager
    ZAPATA, Inc.
    Charlotte, NC
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  • 2.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 03-31-2020 03:56 PM
    This is one of my favorite things to do each year at the Congress and I think the thing I will miss the most.  Thank you for making this virtual running group happen, I'm definitely in!

    Best wishes to you all - stay safe and stay in shape!

    David Odeh

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    David J. Odeh
    SE, PE, F. SEI, F. ASCE
    Principal, Odeh Engineers, Inc.
    Technical Region Director, ASCE
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  • 3.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-03-2020 05:30 PM
    Hi everyone!

    I'm sharing an example of some of what we might share from our virtual Structures Congress run. Have a great weekend, and happy running, jogging, and walking!



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    Cherylyn Henry, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer | Project Manager
    ZAPATA, Inc.
    Charlotte, NC
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  • 4.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-05-2020 09:54 AM
      On my favorite five-mile route through the town arboretum west of Boston.  Social distancing not an issue here!
    I'm not a competitive personality or anything, but this is not a race, right?


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    Glenn Bell P.E., S.E., CP, F.SEI, F.ASCE
    Glenn R. Bell Consulting
    Acton MA
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  • 5.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-05-2020 02:36 PM
    It's definitely not a race! Your trail looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing Glenn!

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    Cherylyn Henry, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer | Project Manager
    ZAPATA, Inc.
    Charlotte, NC
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  • 6.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-05-2020 02:37 PM
    Sunday afternoon run in Charlotte. We have great running trails nearby!





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    Cherylyn Henry, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
    Structural Engineer | Project Manager
    ZAPATA, Inc.
    Charlotte, NC
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  • 7.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-05-2020 05:11 PM
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    Sunday afternoon along my usual route in Westwood (near Boston) - I tried to match your distance of about 4.5 miles.  Birds chirping up a storm today, and lots of frogs in the pond spring is definitely arriving.


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    David J. Odeh
    SE, PE, F. SEI, F. ASCE
    Principal, Odeh Engineers, Inc.
    Technical Region Director, ASCE
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  • 8.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-05-2020 05:11 PM
    Beautiful trail as well, Cherylyn.  Wish I was there.  Thanks for organizing us.

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    Glenn Bell P.E., S.E., CP, F.SEI, F.ASCE
    Glenn R. Bell Consulting
    Acton MA
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  • 9.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-05-2020 08:10 PM
    ​Was finally able to get out and run my normal 5 mile route up at my cabin on Camano Island (WFH does have a few advantages!).  The most important statistic regarding the route is the 300' elevation gain in 1200'.  Needless to say, I walk that portion!  Take care all!

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    John Hooper, P.E., S.E.
    Director of Earthquake Engineering
    Magnusson Klemencic Associates
    Seattle, WA
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    John Hooper P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
    Senior Principal/Director of Earthquake Engineering
    Magnusson Klemencic Associates
    Seattle WA
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  • 10.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-06-2020 01:35 PM
    Here is one of my favorite trails in Reston.  O & D bike/jog path converted from old rail line. Reston is in middle of 50 mile trial with many add ons like the Fairfax and Sugar Run trails....beautiful day for jog today...Found my old construction dust mask to use...LEC


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    Laura Champion P.E., M.ASCE
    Director
    SEI
    Reston VA
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  • 11.  RE: Calling all ASCE Runners, Joggers, and Walkers!

    Posted 04-07-2020 11:54 AM