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Dec 5, 2013

Like beer? Let's run!

The first thing I want to mention is that I'm hosting a Group run for the SEMR(Southeast Michigan Runners) Facebook Group.  There is over 700 runners in the group - perhaps even some of you that read my blog.  If you have not heard of them, this is a great opportunity to meet other runners in the area.

We are going to be meeting at the Red Fox English Pub located in downtown Royal Oak.  We will start with a 5k run that I'll map out and then come back to the bar for some drinks and prizes.  Yes, there will be prizes and I'm working on them right now and I've got commitments for about 20 gifts already including a Kona Race Entry into the Kona St. Patrick's Day Run.  How nice of them to give local runners an opportunity to win an entry.  All you need to do is show up at this run for a chance to win some good stuff!

Click HERE for the event and then Join to come.  If you are not a member, join.  Even if you don't go to this event, there's lots of good advice you can learn from local runners in the group and they are always meeting to go on runs.


I won!  I don't know what I won yet but I won!  Actually it's a Monumental Prize Pack - sweet!  I can't wait to share what I won with you.  The Monumental Marathon put on a contest for people that blogged about their event and I was the first one they picked.  I even got featured with my buddy Trieu in their newsletter.  Check it out:


As I told those on Facebook, I took the plunge and purchased a new Garmin 220 with the heart rate monitor.

I'm hoping to receive it today and cannot wait to try it out.  I'm sure I'll do a full review for you after I've used it a month or so.  My Garmin 310xt had been giving me some problem downloading to my computer.  I reset it all and got it working again but I figured, eh, what the heck.  I don't want to be without a Garmin on my runs.  Anyone want to buy a used Garmin? lol


I've got several reviews coming up in the next month on more running stuff and can't wait to share these with you.  I've got some new Tifosi sunglasses I'm currently testing that are incredible!  I'm reading a great new book, "100 marathons", I'm testing a new Headsweats winter hat and I have a couple other new products coming for review as well.  It should be a busy December for reviews.


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


  1. I would love to make it as the official designated driver.

    1. Yes Mark. Join us and run. Beer optional - Pop for you.

  2. Beer, if I could get there I would be there...