Who are the Hobby Joggas? We’re a band of sometimes-dysfunctional running friends that like trails, off-color humor, having fun, and beer. We decided to organize a run of sorts as a means of burning off a few Thanksgiving calories and a celebration of our mutual hatred of our national holiday- Black Friday.
The location of the run- Muskegon State Park, North Muskegon, MI. The distance- we had no idea. The route- again, no idea.
This last weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the 1st Annual NYC Barefoot Run. John Durant, the organizer, asked me to participate as a clinic leader. I was excited to attend the event, but it fell directly in the middle of a series of planned road trips.
Shelly and I were apprehensive about leaving our children for multiple weekends in succession. Since school had started, our family time was dramatically reduced. After mulling […]
Egbert Shelter to Alexander Road (5 miles, 28.4 miles total)
I took a deep breath as I left the Egbert Shelter aid station. I knew this part was going to get dicey. In 2008, this is the section that forced me to don my one-size-too-small Vibram KSOs, which ultimately led to a host of foot problems. I was ready, though. Through training, I forged by body and mind into […]