Monday, October 6, 2008


I've just finished reading PRE by Tom Jordan. Most runners know about Steve Prefontaine and his running legend, but I'm not going to be embraced to say I really didn't. For years I faked this knowledge in running circles, nodding my head while listening to "familiar" Pre stories. I wore a t-shirt with his face on it during my college CC years pretending that I was a big fan or something. Come on, if you run at all you have to know who PRE is. Right? As it turns out, he's a pretty interesting guy. He had an amazing running style, always leading the pack as the forerunner. He broke countless American records. He had a charismatic and unique personality that really drew 1,000's of spectators to the sport. He was at the top of it all, then he died. This book is a great one for motivation and inspiration. So, if you are any kind of runner at all, you should probably brush up on your Pre trivia.


abby and paxton said...

yeah- i don't know about Pre either.. so thanks for the info.
I will be in on this jump contest also.
Nice on the shoes- that's exciting. I searched and searched for shoes-- I just kept going to the $120 ones. I did a big no-no and I tried them on. From that point on, I couldn't find anything better. Ugh. So- no new shoes for me :)
Are you READY for the big race this Saturday? I think I am I think I am. i hafta tell myself that.

Kristen said...

I haven't read the book but I LOVED the movie. Especially Jared Leto in the movie. Hey, I wasn't married then! It is a great will make you cry.