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Nov 12, 2011

10 facts about Detroit you should know...

Cross Training on the schedule today....finally...I actually did cross training.  I did weights today and also 5 miles on the bike.  I know the bike distance isn't much but it's better than not doing anything which is what I have been doing on cross training day.
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For any of you that have considered visiting Detroit perhaps to run the marathon, here is a list of 10 Detroit Facts you should know:

1. First City to pave a concrete road - kinda makes sense huh?
2. Home to the ice cream soda - Vernor's.
3. We supplied 75% of liquor during Prohibition - I guess we like to party?
4. First ever new Radio Broadcast
5. The only floating post office in the USA
6. Largest island park within a City - Belle Isle(you get to run on it if you do the marathon)
7. Only City which one can look South to Canada
8. Great sale mines lie beneath Detroit - I'd like to see these!
9. Birthplace of Techno
10. Sports capital of the midwest - really - we are sports freaks!

Check out the complete article with all the details HERE.

Question of the day:  What's an interesting fact about your City?




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

8 comments:

  1. Are your knees bothering you? I see the bands on both.....

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  2. My parents moved to North Carolina a couple years ago. Whenever we go down there or they visit us, the fridge has to be stocked with Vernors and the cupboard needs to have Better Made chips.

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  3. Birthplace of techno? That's awesome and kind of hilarious.

    I don't really know many fun facts about my town. I guess on is that I've seen Christopher Meloni (detective Stabler from Law and Order) at the grocery store a couple of times.

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  4. Ya know one of the things I love about you Jeff, is you're probably D-town's biggest ambassador! I remember one time on my blog comments, someone made a disparaging remark about Detroit and I could tell it wasn't cool with you. I love that! I'm very proud of KC too. I think it's very important to be proud of where you're from! Here's to Detroit!!! (except when they play the Royals) Have a good weekend!

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  5. Ken - I run with no pain but they seem to keep my IT Band in check. Just a comfort measure I guess.

    Jess - I have been to the Better made factory and eaten chips off the line when they were still warm - awesome!

    Jim - I try to be a good ambassador. Also, Detroit played well this year. Royals.....maybe a little more work. Of course, while Lions have done better this year, they have typically been a disappointment.

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  6. Although it isn't just Detroit...but Michigan is now the home of the nation's best state park system! :)

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  7. Erika - I can truly see that. We have some awesome parks!

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  8. Shouldn't the "Sports Capital of the Midwest" have at least one Super Bowl appearance? Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Minnesota, Indianapolis, Green Bay have all been. Just sayin'...

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