Here are the top 10 coolest running things I stumbled upon this month:
1. I love this, especially because I’m a week away from my one-year marathon anniversary!
“No matter who we are, at some point we’re all 1st-time marathoners.” #GreteWaitz #ingnycm https://t.co/oZtKWSmkq8 pic.twitter.com/IeNgd9O0Fp
— The INGNYC Marathon (@INGNYCMarathon) September 27, 2013
2. Shared by my girl Jenny, we’ve all decided this needs to be turned into an alarm tone.
3. My roomie Kelsey DOMINATED her very first half-marathon in Philly! Couldn’t be more proud of her!
4. Oiselle rocked the RUNway at New York Fashion Week. Could not get enough of seeing real, strong ladies working that catwalk in clothes that, well…basically, I want it all. (Click the link for more photos! // Photo by Arthur Mandel Nolcha.)5. Yogi-runner goddess and friend of mine Rebecca Pacheco debuted her first yoga class for runners video for Runner’s World. It’s perfect for all levels of runners and new/old yogis alike. (Not to mention it means I can “take” Rebecca’s class without having to drive up to Boston!) Try it out!6. My co-worker Mark Remy, who decided to come out of marathon retirement to try to BQ for 2014, qualified and GOT IN! I trained with him on and off this cycle, and I could see how much he wanted to run Boston next year. I couldn’t be more thrilled and relieved for him. As for his reaction on social media? “WOO HOO!”
7. Marathon Survival Strategies, including: “Do not, under any circumstances, think, ‘Where, for the love of god, is the 2-mile mark?'” // This is hysterical and totally worth a read.
8. I cannot get enough of this.
The future of our sport is going to be great. @ShalaneFlanagan pic.twitter.com/9l9WnVGhlv
— Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) September 21, 2013
9. A photo of RW Gear Guy’s daughter aka “Gear Baby,” who has already figured out how to use the stick. Adorable.
10. My youngest brother has started running cross-country for his middle school team. And get this, he’s only 13 and has already figured out how to run for fun without getting bogged down by his brain. Totally jealous. I hope he continues to run just for the enjoyment of it; that’s the way it should be. Love that kid way too much. What are your favorite things from the month of September? Share ’em with me in the comments below!
QUOTE OF THE POST: “Passion is pushing myself when there is no one else around – just me and the road.” – Ryan Shay