The Road To Sparta, Dean Karnazes’ fourth book is a departure from his other works in many ways, which is
Running is like making music to me. Bear with me, if you were to classify two approaches perhaps you’d classify one runner as a composer. Swirling creativity, themes, scope and the overall sense of a piece.
It’s fair to say my input at GPR has dropped off over the last little while. I’ve been faced with
The theory of self determination dictates that humans need three intrinsic things to be happy; A sense of competence in
This desire to RUIN myself on this particular Xterra series event comes from the fact that Riverhead is my home. I live in the village and I’ve spent more time in the forest than I remember.
Soon enough the corners of my mouth start to curl up, often one at a time. The smile relaxes me even more, the tension is all gone now. It’s hard not to be happy when you are so thankful for the people around you, for the world that you live in, and for my body that can do amazing things, and carry me amazing places.
When I heard about Good People Run I was instantly attracted to the notion of reciprocity. I was excited that GPR would “Give Back” to the community, specifically by donating a proportion of money earned through it’s creative endeavours to charity. I was also attracted to the notion that GPR is a grassroots collective, started by enthusiastic people who have (in some cases) disparate backgrounds.
When putting a piece together for Makers & Do’ers I usually think in themes; what is the overall resonance of
Grit is the persistence of passion and devotion over time to achieve a desired outcome. It’s a characteristic of a runner to make it work. No matter what.
Mix tapes have had an indelible impact on my life. My Friend Henry Oliver gave me a mixtape in 2001. It was on a cassette, titled “Songs for Matthew” and it stayed in the glove box or cassette player of my Nissan Wingroad for the next 12 years. I lost it only when the car was wrecked.
“Short, dark and handsome, with femininely beautiful calf muscles” was James Kuegler’s response when I asked him, in the midst of a crippling bout of writer’s block, how he would describe himself. “I’m not letting you off that easy” was the next statement. Ok James, point taken.
Lululemon Athletica, Britomart played host to the inaugural fundraising art exhibition which was raising funds for New Zealand Charity, KidsCan.
One of the best things about writing for Good People Run is the focus on the WHY? of running, not the HOW?, Certainly, it appears that Dean Kanazes is firmly on team WHY?
Good People run are super stoked to announce that we have partnered with Riverhead Rampage trail event, run by our editor Matt and his wife Rebecca. The event and organisers have a community engagement approach, is utterly ‘grassroots’ and gives back the proceeds to local schools.
I’m ALL ABOUT the high. I love the endorphin haze that I get after a strenuous effort. The way I can best describe my post run high is an anaesthetised glow, you’re a bit smashed, a bit fuzzy, very happy and surfing a wave of endogenous analgesia.