Monday, January 7, 2013

The new WPR House. Run Update January 9

Sentimental Moment

When I first started West Philly Runners, I was unemployed and sleeping on a friend's couch (thanks, Pat and company for the couch space). It is two years later I have a great job and just bought a great house in W Philly. There is no doubt in my mind that the amazing community of runners that has surrounded me over these past few years has really helped to get me to where I am now. My new house is a total mess, of course, being 90 years old and poorly tended for the last decade. But, if you'll pardon our dust and horrible carpeting, I'd love to have you all over for some beers and foods after this week's run. I am at 5019 Hazel Ave, sharing the space with a dog, 2 cats, and one girlfriend.

Upcoming Races:

Chilly Cheeks 7.2 mile Trail Race. Sunday, February 24. Hosted by Pretzel City Sports in Reading, PA, this is a super fun "show them how tough you are" kind of trail race. There are whispers of interest from several WPRs who have represented at this race in the last 2 years. Very good chance that there will be a spot for you in a carpool so just let people know that you are interested.

Lenape Survival Challenge. Saturday, April 27. Registration for the event is not yet open, but I created my own registration page to get a sense of the interest! My dream is to bring a bunch of WPR teams to compete and (hopefully) win this. The Lenape Survival Challenge is a 4.5 mile trail run followed by 2.5 mile canoe segment. You participate with a partner in teams of 2. If we get at least three teams of 2 together, we can form a tribe and compete against the reigning champions, Lockheed Martin. I believe in WPR being more bad ass than any Lockheed Martin shmoes from the burbs and so I have made it my mission to bring a big team out there and give them a real run for their money :)

Many more events coming up in the Spring. Have anything to share? Let me know!

This Week's Routes (Ending at my house 5019 Hazel Ave)