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Tag: Travel (page 1 of 10)

Medoc Mountain, NC

The Pint Cup hiked up a "mountain" the other day - and drank some beer at the summit. 🙂

Burial Brewing Company, Asheville, NC

Beer + dogs = a great weekend.

Kirkwood, CA

The Pint Cup may have gone skiing off a ledge with Tom and got injured. No running for the Pint Cup for a while.

Sturgeon Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

Enjoying a nice cold beer during a snowy sunset. The Pint Cup knows how to live.

Afghanistan

Doing a quick flyover while deployed in Afghanistan! Thank you for your service, little Pint Cup

Topanga State Park, Los Angeles, California

The pint cup is taking in the great views of Los Angeles over the winter holiday break!

Boulder, Colorado

Wiiiiiide open spaces.

Henry Copeland

Where are you from?  Wooster, Ohio!

How long have you lived in the area?  Since ‘04.

What are three words your friends would use to describe you?  Absurdist, loyal, contrary.

Why do you run?  To sweat, reboot and occassionally find nature’s rhythm.

Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run?  The random mixing of nice humans. The awesome pint cups. (Which weren't available yet, but I could sense great things ahead.)

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run?  Though many hide it very well, everyone is eccentric and affectionate.

Describe the most recent (appropriate ) photo you took with your phone:  A bunch of birds (rooks, grackles, blackbirds and crows?) outside a McDonald's in Surf City. It seems that bored locals park there and occasionally drop fries, which brings hundreds of birds who perch on two small trees and cars.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  My father’s advice when I headed to college: find a few good mentors.

If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be?  Flying, drumming, sailing or speaking Russian.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know:  I played euphonium. In my 20s and 30s, most friends called me Hank. I spent the summer of 1983 shovelling 40,000 pounds scrap aluminum at a firehose coupling factory in Shreve, Ohio. I also learned to race forklifts that summer.

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  I'm proud of Racery's new English Channel Virtual Swim. It's nothing very profound, but represents us continuing to nudge an idea forward and find new angles and groups to serve.

Please share your favorite quote or slogan:  To accomplish something big, do a little every day. (So why don’t I already speak Russian or play the guitar?!)

Best book you’ve read recently?  Yuri Slezkine’s The House of Government about the luxury apartment complex the Soviets built in central Moscow in the 1920s for intellectuals and honchos. By the end of the 30s, nearly every adult resident had been either imprisoned (some getting multiple round trips) or shot in Stalin’s purges.

What’s something about Chapel Hill not enough people appreciate?  Dozens of great restaurants and bars, four great college radio stations, lotsa trails.

Anything else you’d like to share with us?!  Thank you Steph for making SPR and PBR happen. We're all happier because of your hard work!

Mendi Wagoner

Where are you from?   Winston-Salem, NC, but I live in Durham now.

How long have you lived in the area?   Consistently since 2001, but on and off before then.

What are three words your friends would use to describe you?   Loyal, dependable, happy.

Why do you run?   I run for the friendship and health benefits, mostly the friendships.

Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run?   I don’t remember how or why I went to the first one, but I keep going back because the atmosphere is so happy, healthful, and energetic.

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run?   The awesome emails from Steph and seeing so many different age groups, ethnicities, and kinds of people coming together for a healthy activity… and of course a drink!  Cheers.

Describe the most recent (appropriate ☺) photo you took with your phone:   I took a photo of a running light that I would like to have for Christmas.  Photo because the store did not have the color I want in stock.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?   Find an activity that you like and stick with it, consistency and persistence matters.  Pretty sure I learned that in Take Pounds Off Sensibly, but I don’t remember the specific person.

If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be?   I would be a peacemaker and teach people they can exist with their beliefs intact while allowing others to do the same.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know:  I did not run my first mile, despite many attempts, until I was in my 40s.

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?   I am really proud of being part of The House That Running Built.  The roof is on the first of three homes that this running and Habitat initiative are working to complete.   I’m proud to be a part of a group that wants affordable housing for all and that recognizes the value in every person’s work and that the value society puts on the job should not keep the worker from owning a home.

Please share your favorite quote or slogan:  Nothing will work unless you do.  Maya Angelou

Bonner Saylor

Where are you from?  Born in Texas, claim Aiken, SC as my hometown, and most recently spent six years in south FL.

How long have you lived in the area?  2 years

What are three words your friends would use to describe you?  Determined, loyal

Why do you run?  To keep my family from killing me! I started running in high school when I joined the cross country team. According to my mom, I became a much more pleasant teenager when I did. As an adult, I have been ordered on runs by my spouse when he’s had enough of my attitude. While I love the challenge of bettering my running each year, I really keep at it because of the balance it brings my mental state.

Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run?  When I first moved to town I went to the Fleet Feet runs on Wednesdays because I was home all day with my then 2.5 year old on Wednesdays and I needed the mental release. Then the faces I was starting to recognize stopped going, so it wasn’t fun anymore. I had been on a run with SPR while on a scouting trip before moving here, and decided to join the cool kids. 

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run?  The people. And the beer. And Steph’s amazing emails!

Describe the most recent (appropriate ☺) photo you took with your phone:  I do (almost) daily Christmas countdown pictures of my son to share the excitement of the season with a small child with out of town family. The current one is of his and my feet showing off our matching glow in the dark Christmas light Toms!

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  “Don’t go borrowing trouble (or worry) from tomorrow.” - my mom

If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be?  Either the ability to fly a plane or sail a boat. I have neither time nor money to learn either, but if I just knew and didn’t have to pay for it I’d never be home.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know:  My favorite non-technical job ever was working for the county library.

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  Does June count as recently? I’m going with it anyway! We took a family vacation to Vermont in June, and the place we stayed had a mini triathlon. I entered and finished, even though the lake had massive amounts of chop and I wanted to give up not even halfway through the swim. My Achilles has hated me ever since, but that ridiculous rubber duck keychain was totally worth it!

Please share your favorite quote or slogan:  Same as above. It’s such a simple concept, yet so difficult to consistently follow through with. I find myself thinking “that’s just borrowing worry” quite often, and it’s usually coming out of my mouth at some point when being asked my opinion, so it’s clearly greatly impacted how I approach life.

 

 

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