Pencil in the date now: 21 August, 2006 – the beginning of the running world as you want it to be.
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:
- Anne from Run DMZ
- The one and only Mia Goddess
- Dianna, the Running Chick with the Orange Hat (as a personal note, meeting her at the 2005 Bluff Point twilight trail run is what changed me from being a jogger to being a runner. First race I really enjoyed)
- Jeff, The Amazing Hip – Amazing being the understatement of the century
- Dawn Dawn on the Run aka The Pink Lady Best photoblogger this side of a pair of sneakers
- Dr. Lee Miller
- Beverly of One Step at a Time – an actual writer, and funny as all-get-out
- Aaron Air-Run’s Running Blog (SEE ABOVE)
- Mark A Passion for Running (See above with slightly less hair)
- Jeanne Born Not to Run
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!