For the last 2 weeks I have done what you’re supposed to do: More stretching than
Beer fixes everything
(Up to and including how attractive people think I am - THANK GOD)
While I was cheering on the Phoenix Marathon course, it got tighter and tighter
Switched to wine. Worth a shot to fix the leg?
I’ll Try Anything Once
“What is the worst that could happen?” is a common phrase uttered around these parts – second only to
If you want to win, you have to dress like a winner
Marathon is as Marathon does
The 2nd biggest marathon in Phoenix was this weekend. There were TONS of out of towners in to run the race – including Hollie @ FueledByLOLZ who stayed with me. Of course, I only got ONE picture with her that didn’t turn out great :(
Spectating.... like a bull.
The course starts in the mountains and rolls through not scenic Mesa neighborhoods to finish with a net downhill and an overall fast course. The great thing is that it is only 8-10 miles from my house so I was able to go to mile 17 and cheer everyone along as well as at the finish line. The race seems to be pretty well organized, but I heard of a few growing pains that hopefully will be fixed soon. I'll let Hollie and others give you the play by play of the race, but it seemed like most had a good-enough race in spite of the strong breeze and warmer than normal temps.
Best thing about the future is that it is never ending
Wait, Kimmy Gibbler? Yes. Kimmy Gibbler.
So I met Kimmy Gibbler from Full House this weekend (aka: Andrea Barber). Let me just pause a moment to let that sink in…….. She is friends with PavementRunner and RunEMZ who were hosting a blogger meetup. The best part? She is a real live runner!! Check her Instagram feed – it is essentially all running stuff. I think I might be in love with Gibbler.
Old marathon buddies!
Finally, as you might imagine, I’m a busy guy. I have Buzzfeed to read, Netflix to watch, my calendar is pretty full. The unfortunate side effect of this is that I don’t see long time runner friends NEARLY often enough. Leave it to a marathon meetup with a bunch of out of towners to get us locals together.
Back when blogging was less about top 10 training tips and more about family weekends, Demi, Lauren, EMZ, and Jeff (not present because he is a loser) got together frequently for group runs. Lives got busy so we don’t do it anymore, but it was still really fun to seemingly pick up where we left off.
Demi, me, RunEMZ, Laren, and Hollie
The band is back together!