Ladies and Germs, Buoys and Gulls, Children of all Phases!

Pencil in the date now: 21 August, 2006 – the beginning of the running world as you want it to be.

A while back, a couple of guys had a thought: Hey, there’s a bunch of folks running and writing about it out on the web.

Anyhoo, they’ve got a concept – start a spot with running advice and lifestyle info targeted at real runners – folks with real jobs, real commitments, and mundane, every-day challenges (like “How do I get out of bed in the morning to go run” as opposed to epochal challenges such as “I’ve just been diagnosed with cancer. How do I train to win the Tour de France”). Continue to build on the “wisdom of the crowd” but to consolidate and distill a little bit of that information into an easy to find, easy to use spot.

They’ve invited me and a grunch of other “old salts” of the RBF to write for the Complete Running Network. Frankly, I’m excited about it. I love reading my monthly Runner’s World, Outside, and other professional magazines, but in a way, I kind of feel like they’re geared towards folks with a much more single-minded drive than I have. The writing I’m planning on doing for Mark et al is going to be focused more on the transition from slacker to runner.

The rest of the regular cast should include:

Speaking for myself, I’m the first to admit that all I bring to the table is commitment and a love of sweat and shortness of breath. But smaller ideas with less passion have turned into bigger things!

3 thoughts on “Ladies and Germs, Buoys and Gulls, Children of all Phases!”

  1. Great job!

    It’s too bad that the cycling community can’t be as cooperative – I’d be all over that in a heartbeat.

    But with you, Di, Jeff and company in on the action, it should be a fun site to visit!

    Kudos and congrats!

  2. Aw thanks *blush*. Anyhow, I think a great team has been put together and am proud to be part of it. Heh, has anyone put on the coffee or picked up the donuts yet???

  3. donuts?? did someone mention donuts?? Great, now I’m DYING for a donut! Thanks a lot, dawn!

    Thanks for this shout-out. Those two guys are QUITE amazing, as is this team they’ve assembled!

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