Five years ago i went looking for a pair of shorts that made me look “less boxy” and came away with a best friend for life, Claire “Poison” Wood. Her, along with the rest of the posse, Mike “Big Freakin’ Poppa” Rouse, Cain “Freakin” Williams, Moby, Ryan “SOQ” Steglich and Rick “Florida” Patterson, made for the most amazing Boston Marathon experience ever. I don’t think I went to sleep for a solid 48 hours. I was too busy drinking Cottonwood’s margaritas and running 8-milers with perfect strangers-who-were-soon-to-be-family. The original Posse.
All these crazies work in the running shoe biz, so this weekend is like the pinnacle of their work and they’re always suuuuper busy. But fortunately over the years, we always make a point to get together at least ONCE during Boston Marathon Weekend. And it’s always trouble and it’s always e-p-i-c and I love it.
I know I’ll see a few of them plus more that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting along the way. Gugat, JenKelly, Colin, Ireland, Rob, Rizzo. And I cannot WAIT for Sunday and Monday to happen already:)
Here’s to the Boston Marathon and to the friends you find - not unlike mile markers - along the way.
on your mark...get set...XO
kay "A-freakin-plus" miller