Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Green Manifesto - David Gessner

David Gessner just sent me his new book, My Green Manifesto. I started reading the introduction and it's so awesome right now. I started thinking about how I've stopped reading "nature writers", but I think I'm back on track.

I love Gessner's writing style, much like how I want my writing style to be: funny, intellectual, readable. 

I'll continue to post updates about the book.

The subtitle is Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalismand since I'm travelling to New England next week it will be the perfect oppourtunity to read more and write about what I think of the book while I'm a bit closer to the Charles River in Boston.
In the meantime, here's the book's trailer.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Middle Park Half Marathon in Granby Colorado

Middle Park Half Marathon was a great event in Granby today. The weather was perfect for a race, cold and cloudy. I got to lead the #1 runner on my mountain bike; it was more fun that I thought. Residents in Legacy Park came out to cheer on runners.
There were great aid stations.

There were great prizes, running hats, and a sweatshirt for all runners.
The route was scenic. Runners ran past alpacas, there was a bull moose who needed to be run off the road, mountains and valley in the distance, and a final mile run through downtown on Route 40.

There were just under 100 runners, next year we will hope for more.

As we sat around waiting for the medals and prizes, a woman came up to me to ask me about Ironman. She wants to race her first Ironman, saw my Ironman Arizona finisher hat, and wanted to ask me about the race. I love talking about Ironman and my advice: put in the time, use a training plan, read everything you can about racing Ironman. We talked for a bit and exchanged email addresses so she could ask me more questions. Now my fourth bit of advice, ask questions to anyone wearing an Ironman Finisher hat.

I love being part of the endurance sports community and bringing it to Granby was an exciting day.