In college, I had an oversized tee shirt I wore to bed that stated “will run for beer.” I recently gave it away during a Marie Kondo-fueled closet cleanse which, now that I’m thinking about it, makes me a little sad. Despite the fact that I can no longer wear that statement tee, I still stand by the sentiment. I really will run for beer.
Let’s face it. There are few feelings better than post-run endorphins. But, for me, there’s nothing worse than the first 3-5 minutes of a run. Despite the fact that I always feel great afterward, it takes some serious motivation to get me out there. For that reason, I love running with a partner (usually my fiance who has giraffe long legs and can outpace me for miles *sigh*) and I love planning something fun at the end of a run--brunch, dinner, front porch sitting, a cold bev, a pit stop at the Norwood Creamy Whip, etc.
So, needless to say, I’m really interested in Grace Goldman and Whitney Mueller’s new concept, Fuel the Sole. These two bestie female entrepreneurs (our favorite combo) love fitness, Cincinnati, and the craft beer scene. They decided to combine these passions by hosting group fun runs throughout downtown. The runs vary in length and pace, and always end at a local watering hole for drinks and an appetizer. The duo preaches balance, which we are also all about. The runs incorporate two pit-stops for a little high-intensity interval training (HIIT). You can sign up for a pre-organized run on the Fuel the Sole website, or reach out to organize your own run. Next week, the pair is hosting a private run for a local business, which sounds like a much better team building exercise than trust falling.
Check out the duo explaining this concept in their own words here:
Let us know if you want to do a run together!