Posted in May 2012

Goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

Goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

This Saturday, the first Saturday of June, is National Trails Day. National Trails Day brings out over a million runners, hikers, walkers, bikers, ticks, snakes, poison ivy plants, etc who all want to appreciate America’s beautiful trails. The Raritan Valley Road Runners commemorate NTD with the Towpath “Train”ing Run, one of the most spectacularly organized and impressive running events I … Continue reading

No one on the corner have schwag like us.

No one on the corner have schwag like us.

The past couple of weekends I ran races that had great “schwag.” No, schwag isn’t the amount of style a race has; schwag is the stuff runners get with their race entry fee. The term can also be spelled “shwag” and “swag,” and is reminiscent of the branded stress balls and other forms of “currency” at recruitment fairs … Continue reading

Hey, Big Spender!

Hey, Big Spender!

I’m not really a big spender. I’ve been called a “cheap bastard” (lovingly) and am not ashamed to say I’m quite thrifty. I’m actually quite proud. There just aren’t many things that I care to spend my money on, but, when I do, I have coupons, promotional codes, or a specific deal… except when it comes to most … Continue reading