I drove up to Gord’s Running Store today to pick up my GU sample pack that the fine folks at GU sent me and I got talking to Gord about a bunch of stuff. One pretty significant item that I found out was the fact that he is now a Vibram dealer. His first shipment sold out in 3 weeks and he is waiting for his next one that should arrive any day! Yay! my Favourite running store now carries my favourite minimalist shoe! He is setting a pair of size 45 mens Bikilas aside for me when they come in. I can’t wait! I will buy either those or the KSO treks for the winter. Stoked!
Gord also was so kind as to give me a prize for the 2010 *10-10* Virtual Race. This is a pretty cool item. it’s a brand new running product called the ‘RunCuf’ It fits over your wrist and has pockets for all the stuff you need to carry! No belt required! Gord will have these in stock in various colors and sizes shortly!
Another thing I was wondering, and I had a chance to ask Gord was, “Why do you advertise in an international magazine like Runners World, when you are local independent store?” He replied that he has many people from out of town, that look up his store when travelling to Calgary and attending local races, because they saw his Ad in RW. Good idea. Gord will also ship anything you are looking for, to wherever you want!
Back to the GU. The GU Canada people were are super nice and sent me a sample pack of all their goodness. I will have a hard time deciding what to run with on Saturday, but that is a really good problem to have isn’t it. Once I go through all the different GU’s, I’ll have a review of all the flavours and a Canadian only giveaway for a sample pack as shown for a lucky reader!
I sent in a
naked photo to Get Out There magazine a while back.
They posted it on their Facebook and asked me for my address as they wanted to send me something. A set of Lebert Stretch Straps showed up a few days later! Man are these things great for stretching! Like having my own ART guy at the house!
I visited the Dinosaur Half and Family 5k Website and they have a promotional video up for the race. Check me out at 0:40! and my foot at 0:43! He said I was going to be in the video! And there I am! Cool!
That’s it for now! Goodnight!