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Because I didn’t want to call it “Five Things Friday” like everyone else, here’s a quick post full of “Interneteresting” things we’ve been talking about over here. (We, as in, me and the cats. Great listeners, horrible conversation contributors. The perks of working from home…)
1) Remember the O2X race series I told you about? They’ve been pushing hard to build their race, and are doing so in a way I’ve never seen before. Not only did the race director send out hand addressed thank you cards and stickers to every registered participant…
… but now they’ve lined up some more killer sponsors. One of them? Lululemon. Not only is that kind of unheard of (do they sponsor ANYTHING?) but all registered participants get a pair of lulu shorts (women’s AND men’s). Now I know we’ve all got our own opinions on the CEO (ex CEO? Who knows.) and his thoughts on thigh gaps, but despite that, lululemon makes quality gear that lasts. I wear mine through OCR’s which would probably make their yoga loving design team cringe, but the truth is, the stuff holds up and holds up well. I for one am excited for this added swag bonus.
2) Speaking of racing, we are headed to New Jersey in mere hours for tomorrow’s Tri State Spartan Race – Super. I’m relatively unprepared, per usual, but this is just another “training race” for me for the Vermont Beast. I’ve never raced in New Jersey before, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that the venue smells better than the Jersey Turnpike, heh.
3) This article from Runner’s World does a fantastic job at explaining:
a) Why so many new OCR’s and themed runs have failed, and
b) a brief insight as to why registration for these races costs so much.
4) My friend Margaret from Dirt in Your Skirt has started an awesome new project, Obstacle and Adventure Weekly: a weekly online video series featuring stories in the obstacle and adventure racing community. The first episode went live this week, an interview with TyAnn Clark, mom and kickass athlete, arguably one of the best OCR athletes in the world right now. You can watch the episode HERE.
5) SODALITAS PERDVRANTIVM.
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