THE HISTORY OF EarnedRuns "RUN HAPPY" SIGN OFF did not start with the slogan used by BrooksRunning.com. It started with a friend sharing a Sports Illustrated article ("Race Against Time") about late-blooming, 36 year old Andrea Duke's difficult quest to qualify for the US Olympic Marathon Team, slated to compete in Rio the summer of 2016.
In a December 4, 2015 Facebook posting I highlighted her story and supposed that she could not, like "most non-elite athletes...FULLY ENJOY THE QUIET PEACE and joy of our solo runs, the COMARADERIE of runs with friends and family, and the EXCITEMENT of an occasional local race." Henceforth, my decision was to say "RUN HAPPY!" instead of "Happy Running" to sign off blogs, because most of us CAN RUN in a happy frame of mind. BUT recently I learned that BrooksRunning had an ad campaign with this title (in coming across the Zombie ad posted March 5). It is best to recognize this and assure all that my use is a sign-off farewell wish, not a company slogan! Check out the Brooks use on:
Note: Andrea Duke finished in 170th place in the US Olympic Marathon Trials Feb 13, 2016. Congratulations for an outstanding effort!
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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