Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Video: 2013 Grand Canyon R2R2R

"Finally took a moment to sit back in the chair and reflect on another weekend at The Grand Canyon. Something about that place is sheer voodoo.. and in a good way. It's magic is unmatched, it pulls you in. When you leave the ditch, some how your soul stays behind for awhile.. freakin... un... real."

I had another amazing adventure in The Grand Canyon. This years run took me from The North Rim to the South Rim via Bright Angel Trail and back. The adventure measured 52 miles with a side trip to Ribbon Falls on the way back to cool down. It took me 14 hours and 12 minutes to complete this years run (R2R2R Time) and 14:27 with the run to and from camp. 3 hours shorter than last years adventure. A more detailed report is coming soon, but for now.. please enjoy this years 7 minute video of the fun we all had. Huge thanks to my friends from the Front Range who joined me.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: Trail Box

Last week I received an e-mail from a reader by the name of Stuart Fingerhut. Stuart is a long time reader of this blog, and he's started a new concept that he wanted me to check out and write about. First, a little background. Over the last few months, BirchBox.com has picked up steam as a reputable way for consumers to test products. BirchBox caters to Men and Women by offering a small monthly sampling of Grooming & Beaty Brand Products. Consumers can join online by paying a $20 monthly fee, in return they receive a monthly "Birch Box" in the mail with trial sized grooming and lifestyle product samples.

Trail-Box.com works the same way. It is designed specifically for the new, or experienced, trail and ultra runner. The monthly fee is $10 a month, though for a short time the first month is only $1 and the 2nd the mere $10. Once you sign up, you'll receive a small package in the mail that is rather professionally wrapped.