Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Getting the Story with Amanda Guerra

Amanda Guerra is a reporter for KOCO News 5 in Oklahoma City. During college Amanda worked as an intern for the station, it was her hard work and determination that helped her land her dream career. Reporters need to be skilled in all areas of news editing and wiling to work overtime in order to succeed in today's media industry. It is the diligence that Amanda posses that sets her above her competition.

Amanda brings a level of compassion to every story she tells. Her drive is the example of what a reporter needs to do to find the best possible story.

Monday, April 26, 2010

OKC Landrunners

Following a large race, runners often lose their drive and incentive to continue training. Now that the streets of Oklahoma City are cleared and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is complete, how can runners keep consistent training?
Oklahoma City is home to the Landrunners, an Oklahoma City running club. The Landrunners encourage new members of all running levels to support healthy and recreational running. Group running provides many benefits from peer inspiration to staying safe. Spring training for the Landrunners is already well underway, but anyone is always welcome to join.
The Landrunners’ community is a great way to stay in touch with events and training around the Oklahoma City metro area. Vitsit www.okcrunning.org for more details.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Way to Get Involved

For all those citizens of Norman who are looking for a way to get involved with running, a local website has what you need. In 2008 run-norman.com was founded to begin a local online running community. The site gives information regarding anything running related in our area. It is the perfect place for runners who are looking to join clubs and train, or even where to go to get equipped. The website’s goal is to invite people of all types to actively engage in running. You can find a calendar of running events and the training schedules the group uses.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the website is a great way to get involved with other runners close to home.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

In just a matter of days, the tenth annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon will be taking over downtown Oklahoma City. This race has something for everyone. From full marathons to half marathons, and small runs for children the whole family can participate in this race.
This race has become the premiere race in Oklahoma. The race foundation is completely dedicated to helping support the Oklahoma City National Memorial, and is entirely staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in being apart of this race it is not too late to sign up.
For all information regarding the race okcmarathon.com has all the answers anyone needs. Participants have until April 22nd to register for the activities. If running is not your specialty, spectators are encouraged to come support the runners, a block party will be provided.
In a little over 13 days, on April 25th, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon will take place and runners from all across our country will come to show their support.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Brian Pierson is always running, both on and of the pavement. From his job in Oklahoma City to his active involvement in the town of Guthrie, Oklahoma, he is hard to keep up with. He is so well known for his active running that in 1986 it led him to running with the olympic torch.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Staying Focused

It can be difficult to find motivation when runners are confined to a circular track. However there are a few tips to help keep runners alert.
It is important to change up running routes in order to not become complacent. Try running new routes and if you are able, run outside. The change of scenery and fresh air is usually a refreshing energy boost. When you find yourself loosing interest in your run, set small goals for yourself, and talk your way through keeping a pace.
Another important way to keep runs enjoyable is to run both on and off the treadmill to keep your runs exciting. A new song playlist on an mp3 player can also keep things interesting.
In order to keep motivation runners should always try to enhance their runs and make them interesting. Remember finding a running partner can also be a great way to stick to your goals.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Norman Running Routes

Finding a quality and safe place to run in Norman sometimes seems like a nightmare. One website makes mapping a run more simple. Www.mapmyrum.com provides running routes throughout Norman provided by local runners. However there are a few helpful hints runners should know about the routes.
Runs listed on the site include distances from half of a mile to over 30 miles, but some have issues. For instance, part of the route for a six-mile run included running through trees and what can be assumed as a dirt trail. This is an issue if it has just rained or if you are a pavement runner. Also some runs include streets that do not have sidewalks. This can be hazardous to the night runner or if the street has high traffic.
Having a map for local running routes will save a runner a lot of time and effort. However, do research on the routes before hitting the pavement. Remember it is the general public who posting these routes, not running experts.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


The purpose of this PWOP assignment and picture was to manipulate daily objects in order to tell a story about someone without actually having a person in the photo. Here I have taken my roommate's belongings to show her personality. She is an avid runner and loves to stay fit, this is why I have included her running shoes and the water bottle. I have tried to incorporate some general picture taking skills we have learned in the class and incorporate a sense of depth.

In the picture of the stadium my goal was to capture the structure and setting of the world around me. I chose our football stadium because this is a great representation of our University and the tradition that is apart of it. I wanted to in corporate the large scale of the building, but also the cars parked on the street and the life around the building. It is a structure I see almost everyday but never take the time to appreciate it.