From the monthly archives:

May 2011

Best movie of 2011

by Christopher on May 26, 2011

If not this gem:

Then this one:

Tear Up the Wanted Posters

by Christopher on May 24, 2011

Just got word that the Boulder city attorney dropped charges in The Case Of The Barefoot Bandit Brigade. “In the interest of justice,” as the city attorney put it. A very civil disposition of a good-faith miscommunication on both sides. I thought we were complying with the requirements, the rangers did exactly what they were hired for and politely enforced them, and the court sorted through the story and made a more-than-fair decision.
BUT: they reserve the right to refile if I lead another naked charge up Flagstaff. Perversely tempting… like backcountry freeze tag with the possibility of tasers.

Smart Running: The Musical

by Christopher on May 24, 2011

When it comes to endurance sports or just about anything else, Phil Maffetone’s mind whirs too fast for the rest to ever catch up. Luckily, he not only publishes his brilliance in “The Big Book of Endurance Sports,” but provides his own soundtrack:

Best New Running Accessory of 2011

by Christopher on May 23, 2011

Not a Garmin. Not FiveFingers. Not a Nike Nano-whatever. It’s one of these.

May 14: Caballo, Coyote, Monkey, Magic.

by Christopher on May 13, 2011

Guaranteed to be an insanely good time: Luis “El Coyote” Escobar is staging the 1st annual Born To Run ultramarathon weekend, with distances ranging from 10-100 miles. Caballo and Barefoot Ted will be there, and if I weren’t five time zones away on assignment, you couldn’t keep me away with firepower.

Created by runners for runners. Join us for a weekend of camping and trail running on the beautiful East Creek Ranch in Los Olivos California. The first annual Born To Run Ultra Marathons will include 100 mile, 100KM, 50KM and 10 mile trails runs. In addition to traditional running shoes we will offer a barefoot division. Special awards for first place, barefoot, male and female finishers in each distance. Mild springtime coastal climate, gentle rolling hills, single and double track trail, wildflowers, red-tailed hawks, dark blue skies, pristine clean air, friendly and knowledgeable people all makes for the ideal running environment.

Just a taste...

Like this.

Naked Boulder, May 1

by Christopher on May 1, 2011

Perfectly coincides with May Day, National Barefoot Running Day, the one-week countdown for Mom’s Day gifts, and gorgeous weather here in Boulder. The Naked Runs have been a blast, like this one a few days ago in Hattiesburg…

But Boulder has the chance to go down as best in show. Check out this unreal line-up and location