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Feb 23, 2015

The Kona Running Company 5k Group Run

Yesterday I went out to the new Kona Running Company store to run a 5k with the Michigan Running Club Group.  I always enjoy getting to run with new people and a new route so this was a great time to do it.

I got there a little early so I could take a look around since it was the first time I've been to the store since they opened.  Wow!  They have a nice selection of shoes and clothing.  They also sell my favorite trail shoes - Hoka One One.
Kona Running Company
The wall of shoes!  Look at all that color!
A huge selection
Before we went out on the run, we got a quick picture of the group with owners, Jill and Alan Whitehead.
We even had the MRC mascot with us, Tiger.  LOL
The course we ran is a 5k course they designed and is actually USATF certified.  How crazy is that for a run around their store?
Course per Strava
I also took a few pictures of the run and, as you can see, it's a run through the neighborhood behind the store.
I was following David most of the run
We even go by a nice little park
Excellent directions - cones turned so you know which way to run
Larry even had a cheer station and water station for us! 
We finish behind the store then walk around to the front
After we all got back, Kona offered refreshments to the runners and 10% off anything in the store.  They also gave away a couple prizes too!  We sure felt welcome being there.
Another picture after the run!
Overall, it was a great day for a run and fun to see some runners I already knew and meet some new people in the Michigan Running Club.  Thanks to Kona Running Company for sponsoring our weekend group run!

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

Feb 19, 2015

The HopCat 5k Group Run

Monday I went on a group run with my running group, Michigan Running Club.

We met up at RUNdetroit to do their Blue loop 3 mile loop and had a great time.  Before we left we got a picture of the group.
The group picture at RUNdetroit
Here's the loop we ran:
Starts and ends at RUNdetroit
The route took you in a loop with a run through Wayne State University's campus.  This is the first time I've ever been on campus.  It was really nice!


After we made our way through campus we started heading towards the Fisher building(as in Fisher Body).  It was lit up nicely and is an awesome building.
Fisher building lit up
As we made our way back down John R, we passed the back of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

One more turn and we made our way back to Canfield where we past our final destination - Hopcat!
Hopcat
Hopcat has two floors and TONS of beers to choose from.  We ended at RUNdetroit and then walked over to HopCat only a block away for some food and beer.  It was the perfect area for a nice short run and a great time to meet some of the people in the club.

I even had pins made up so everyone that finished(everyone that came) received a pin.
Michigan Running Club pins
If you are from Michigan or live in Michigan, feel free to join our group on Facebook, Michigan Running Club.

Also, many thanks to Justin and Alia, owners of RUNdetroit for supporting the group and getting some prizes for giveaways!

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

Feb 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday 2/18/15

Just got my tent for the numerous Great Lakes Endurance trail races I'm doing in Northern Michigan! Woohoo!
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

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