My Ramblings in a Quote and Oiselle in Runner’s World!

A month or so ago, I posted about how running starts off hard for everyone but eventually becomes an addiction or necessity for many. I run every day (aside from sickness, important family stuff, injury) and love it. I’m happy with a 4 mile run and I’m happy with a 15 mile run. I just love getting in my daily run.

Today was hot and muggy when I started out at 11:15am (earliest I could go due to family stuff) so I planned on going just 3-4 miles easy. I went longer and added drills and strides at the end as I thought of all the friends I’ve made through running – it made me feel strong. Some of my best friends are my running friends (husband, siblings, and parents included).

When I got home from my run, I checked the mail and saw the September issue of Runner’s World. On page 31, I found the following quote:

“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine… or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.” -Benjamin Cheever, Author and Runner’s World contributor, in his memoir Strides.

runner's world quote

Had to take a pic of the page from RW!

And just like that, a few of my mind’s ramblings fell into place by a single quote.

Other cool things from that RW issue: The Oiselle NYC Marathon Tote was featured on page 24!

Oiselle Marathon Tote

The Tote in Runner's World!

The pic in the magazine is of Oiselle’s own lovely Sarah Mac but I had the honor to wear the bag in the fashion show at the Olympic Trials. Remember that?

Marathon Tote during the Oiselle Fashion Show

NYC Marathon Tote during the Oiselle Fashion Show!

I also enjoyed reading about all of the Olympians, past and present that were featured, and especially liked seeing Frank Shorter since we met him recently. I’d say if you don’t subscribe to Runner’s World, this would be a good one to buy at your local store.

What do you think of the Oiselle NYC Marathon Tote? Do you read Runner’s World? (I actually don’t have a subscription, but my dad has subscribed since the early days and I view his sometimes.) Any weekend racing plans? I’m traveling back to Seattle and won’t be racing.

5 thoughts on “My Ramblings in a Quote and Oiselle in Runner’s World!

  1. Hi Jen,
    Runner’s World is actually headquartered in the Lehigh Valley, where I live. I’ve known Bart Yasso since I was a little girl, when he would come to our house to visit my dad. I think it’s pretty cool that people all over the country/world read something that is developed where I live, by people I know. I do read the actual magazine from time to time, but I more often read the daily emails and quotes they send. Also, if I ran the NYC marathon, I would HAVE to get that bag…it’s pretty cool!

    • Tracy- that is so cool! Bart Yasso at your house! Runner’s World HQ in Lehigh Valley! How did I not know this? Very cool, lady!

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