Monday, December 31, 2007


Here we are at the end of the year and I'm still trying to get in the swing of this blogging thing. I went through this with flossing as well but finally made it part of the routine. The final straw for me there was one time when I hadn't flossed for a while and caught a whiff of what emerged from between my molars. I couldn't believe that smelled lived in my mouth and have been a pretty faithful flosser ever since. I'm not sure what the blogging equivalent is.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. It is a busy time in retail but not quite what the media would have you believe. Strangely, our fate doesn't always follow suit with WalMart and Home Depot. We at the FootZone reveled in the good nature of many regulars and saw some of those faces that are home for a school break or back to visit family. It's always an odd time of year since we're selling a lot of things without having to fit the end user. It feels a little like cheating to us so we're happy to be back to selling running shoes to the people who will actually run in them. It's a great time of year to cross train, especially with the great nordic and gravity skiing right now. That said, there's a lot of fun running this week. Join CORK for the New Years Run tomorrow at Farewell Bend Park. The Bad Ass on Saturday and the first of the Winter Running Series on Sunday. Enjoy-teague

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Winter is on

Well after a sputtering start it looks like winter has finally hit Central Oregon. The trails are a little snowy and the mountain is getting hammered. I did my first ski skate of the winter this past Sunday (Ouch). It was a touch soggy due to a warm front that moved in and poured rain on us for the hour I endured. But it was fun to hit something different and give the old body a rest from running or sitting on the couch. Both activities I frequently participate in. I even broke out the bike trainer to get some exercise while my son is napping. It is really not that bad of a workout and it is over quick, mostly due to my tremendous fitness level. What's fun is while riding the trainer I pretend that I am doing a race or group ride where people are actually slower than me, which never happens in real life. Winter is a great time to mix up the exercise a little and try new things. So try to get out and enjoy all of what living here has to offer this winter.

Peace out,

Sunday, December 9, 2007

December 8th and 9th

Here is a picture from this past Sundays CORK Hot Chocolate run. It is really cool that so many folks are coming out to run despite some chilly temps.

Also Happening this past weekend was the annual Jingle Bell run for Arthritis. It was kinda cold (low 20's) but that didn't stop folks from running. Some even shirtless and at least one bikini. Santa was also there with his faithful reindeer and elves.
Peace out,