October 22, 2010
Yo, did you guys know about SteepandCheap.com? Because I sure didn’t, but apparently everyone else within 1,000 vertical feet of snow did. It flashes a new item every 30 minutes or until it sells out, whichever comes first, and its got tons of mountain-y gear like skis, accessories, clothes, hiking gear, shoes, packs, camping stuff, you think REI and they have it.
Also new to my life are Left Lane Sports and 118 Boardshop, both “invite-only” shopping sites more akin to RueLaLa, ideeli, or Gilt but with less frequent sales that sit on the site longer. They also focus on the outdoorsy stuff, though 118 Boardshop is a skate-culture shop.
You know what else is cool? My first ski boots:
They go really well with my hot pink skis. OF COURSE I got hot pink skis!!
July 11, 2008
The Nike Human Race has gotten a lot of coverage, especially locally because Austin is one of just five North American cities and one of 25 cities across the globe to host one. Nike expects 1 million runners to participate in this worldwide 10K on August 31. I signed up today–I’ll be one of those one million!
Really one of the cooler things about the race (aside from running with 999,999 other people), is the training groups Nike is putting together/sponsoring. They’re free with race registration, you can test drive Nike shoes and gear, plus win tons of Nike stuff, and the starting/ending locations also give you free stuff. Awesome! There are pace leaders leading runs of 3 and 5 miles, so there’s a place for anyone who wants to train! “Come Train with Us!
The schedule from July 19 on:
Starbucks (24th and Nueces): Saturdays @ 8:00am — free coffee afterward!
7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23
Guero’s (1412 S. Congress): Tuesdays @ 7:00pm — free taco and drink afterward!
7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
SIX (117 W 4th St): Thursdays @ 7:00pm
7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28