REI's Opt Outside movement is one of the best marketing ploys in years. Getting outside instead of shopping on Black Friday? I usually do that anyway, but getting hundreds of thousands of people to do it too? Genius.Read More
It's been a long time since I actually went out of my way to spectate at a race. Aside from being injured 5 years ago and going to a local 5K, I can't remember actually going to a race to show my support and cheer on runners.
This past Saturday my son and I went to Mile 7 of the Richmond Marathon to watch and I quickly realized that I need to spectate more often.
It was an awesome experience to watch the elites go by at a blistering pace, then each pace group gradually go by ... each one seeming more excited to be there. Or was it the crowd getting more excited as time passed?
I'm now two years removed from doing any of the Richmond Marathon weekend races, with the last being with my sister as I helped her run sub 2 hours in the half. I keep thinking that I want to do the Richmond Marathon again -- in a 4th attempt, it has to go right ... right?
Time will tell ...
The lead-up to the anniversary of my next-to-last marathon has been filled with a lot of memories on Facebook in the past couple of weeks. I had a great training cycle; I was confident; I did everything right.Read More
For the past decade, I have collected a lot of race bibs and medals. They get moved from place to place in a few shoe boxes and rarely get displayed.Read More
I've always struggled giving shoes a proper review -- no shoe has ever been perfect or worth getting excited about, but the Torin 2.0 is different.Read More