We’re committed to making an amazing blog. We want to educate, entertain and hopefully inspire. We have also been brainstorming about multimedia and we assume you would be interested in not only reading our blog but also listening and watching us through different multimedia outlets such as podcasts and vlogs.
If any of you are like me, you are visual people and it’s nice to see or hear real voices and people. So, we decided to record our first vlog for iRun in order to share with you a summary of our lunch hour brainstorming sessions so you would know what we have in store for you with our blog. Now, before we make our vlogging début, I would like to point out that when we recorded this video late in December beside the Terry Fox statue in Ottawa, it was -25 with the windchill.
This is but only a mere example of the lengths we are willing to go to in order to share our experience, knowledge, research and general ramblings. Before you have a look, we would like to give a shout out to Joe, our cameraman, who also braved the cold in exchange for a free cup of fairly traded coffee from a local coffee shop. Enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed our first vlog! Like you saw in the video, one of the topics that is really important to us is Canadian running heroes. So many Canadians have achieved success internationally through their running. One example of a Canadian running hero is Jacqueline Gareau (she won the 1980 Boston Marathon…there was controversy but I’ll talk more about this when I write up a blog about her).
I’m planning to do a whole series on fund raising. I’ll be participating again in the Terry Fox Run again this year, but this time I’m going to do it right and learn all about fundraising and how to do the best job I can. I’ll share my experiences with you about that.
And I can’t forget that we’ll also have interviews. I have an interview coming up with Lauren Groves a Canadian Olympic Triathlete and amazing blogger. I will also be interviewing Chess Grand Master Alexandra Kosteniuk (a very fast runner).
The blog, for the most part, will be a journal of our evolution as runners and dare I say…as human beings trying to incorporate running into our busy lives. For example, I love to cook but I make a complete mess of the kitchen just like my mom! I hope you won’t laugh when I write about and show you some of my attempts at making running recipes. I have a recipe to make these energy bars with nothing but raw products like dates and nuts. This is good for the Bs (budget and body)!
Obviously we could go on about all the ideas we have but instead, we will let you get on with your day and let you read all about it in future entries. Hope you like what you read and see! Coming up in the next couple of days we’ll have an entry about Jane Goodall, vegetarianism, and the evolution of the running animal.