Friday, February 1, 2013

Amazing runner friends doing amazing things!

WOW! What wild weather we've been having! Our new pup didn't like the 60 degree days we had, but is thrilled (and doesn't want to come inside) now that our temps are once again below 30.  Right now I have many running friends participating in some pretty fabulous adventures and wanted to wish them well.  Each and every one of them are not only fabulous runners, but extraordinary individuals outside of the athletic community. 

Our local Ohioan, Star Blackford will be running the Rock Raccoon 100 miler. Star is one of my early running inspirations and that is true to this day, along with inspiring my son.  At home he's coined the phrase running "Star style" after seeing her run at the Burning River 100 miler. "Star style" is coming into the aidstations happy, kind, and full of life (even at mile 93!)     ;-) 

My Grand to Grand running friends Stefano Gregoretti and Davide Ugolini are traveling all the way from Italy to the great white north, Canada, to participate in the Yukon Arctic Ultra - both 100 mile distance.  These two men are some of the kindest people you will meet, on and off the running field. (And Davide has one hell of a singing voice!)  Stefano will be representing Team i2P!

More i2P mates, Nathalie Samson and Jeff Dean are currently running 200km in Cambodia in an attempt to raise enough funds to provide 200 families with a bio-sand filter, ensuring them reliable and safe drinking water. Each filter costs Just $60.00 - I encourage you to follow them and to donate!

Onefilteronefamilly donation page:

Facebook page:!/pages/One-Filter-One-Family/158115700898517?fref=ts

Their blog:

The running community is filled with these kind of people - people who use this incredible sport to do good for others and expecting nothing in return.  Please support all of them by cheering them on loud and proud wherever you are!!

Happy Running!