Sunday, November 30, 2008

A running store...to say the least

You want to know why Fleet Feet is awesome? Okay, I'll tell ya...We are a running specialty shop right? Right, but to say we only run is quite inaccurate. Come to think of it we are a pretty eclectic group of all around athletes and gurus far beyond the sneaker scene that we love so much. Here's what I mean...

Between the 8 people that make the store tick day in and day out here is what you've got...(deep breath) Total triathlon/Ironman experts (or geeks, depending on your perspective), track and field/ cross country expert and "know-it-all". More road, mountain and general cycling know how than some low rate bike shops, local country club golf hero and legend, record holding collegiate swimmer, local gym fitness instructor and windsurfing fanatic (not to mention culinary & marketing genius), collegiate lacrosse player, all sorts of unreal 5k, 10k, half and full marathon times from a dude who is a full time student and 100+ weekly mile guy. A soft spoken, unassuming Collegiate All American cross country speedster! More (Boston quality and bonking alike) marathons, duathlons, aquathons and century rides than I wish to count, equal number days on the slopes as weekly run miles in the winter, one certified downhill ski technician and one certified Pedorthist, all sorts of downhill and freestyle skiing trophies (and scars), not to mention rock climbers, snowboarders, surfers, scuba/sky divers and maybe, just maybe, 1 or 2 medals, plaques, broken bones, sore muscles, absolute failures, total successes, and crazy "I'll never do that again/ I can't wait to do that again" stories to prove it...

So are we running specialty...sure, do we love talking about and helping with everything running...yep! But do we know a boat load of (potentially useless) stuff about other awesome outdoor activities that we can't wait to talk to you about?...You better believe it! Plus, we love hearing about all the crazy stuff you all do, so come tell us, maybe we will learn something new to tackle!

Oh and when it comes to indoor fun, if you want a real laugh, ask Frank or Jody who dominates the ping pong table...answers may vary.

1 comment:

Bonita said...

Great article - and so true. I'm about as out-of-shape as anyone you'll ever see in Fleet Feet, but last yr. I was challenged to walk a half-marathon. I went to the store for shoes and wound up with so much more - like loads of info, a subsequent nutrition clinic, and the confidence to feel as though I, too - in my own way - am an athelete. How awesome to have Fleet Feet & their extraordinary staff right in my 'hood. Oh, yeah.... the good-looking talent there isn't too hard to take, either.