December 1st, 2013

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Christmas Dino



A Newsletter from Bandanna Running & Walking . . .

Week of December 1st



HAPPY DECEMBER!  Plan to join us this week on FIRST THURSDAY for ourAnnual Holiday Sale!   We will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5th, and are planning a FESTIVE day/evening to kickoff the Holiday Season . . . whether you are in need of something for yourself, or someone you know/love, we have loads of ideas/options/cheer!


30% Off Apparel

20% Off Accessories

15% Off Shoes


We hope to see all of you on Thursday!  And . . . in honor of our 20th year, customers will receive a nostalgic Gift with Purchase!  If you came to our November First Thursday, you might think about building a “set” of Bandanna nostalgia!  As always, we will have some yummy treats for stamina, and the Holiday Music turned up just enough to make you want another cookie.


Happy Holidays!  We truly enjoy being a unique part of your lives, and wish you all a wonderful and happy Holiday Season!   


Rich & Shannon Harris, Owners


“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”  Yogi Berra







Ruby’s Lube is an ALL NATURAL lubricating balm made with olive oil, lemongrass, calendula, beeswax and benzoin.

  Here is what Ruby’s Lube has to say about their balm:  “Balms and creams made from calendula flowers are known to promote healing and are used to treat minor skin problems such as eczema, insect bites, diaper rash and minor burns. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer for dry skin and the lemon grass gives Ruby’s a fresh lemon scent without the irritation of citrus. Our beeswax helps to seal in moisture and protect the skin from drying.”


Ruby’s Lube works great for runners, walkers, cyclists, or anyone who needs chafing protection.  At the end of the workout, Ruby’s Lube washes out easily from fabrics and persons with warm soapy water.  This is a terrific alternative to the petroleum-based anti-chafing products on the market, and for us in the Pacific Northwest, its local with headquarters inSandpointIdaho!  


Recommended by:  Rich Harris







Typically, a Tip of the Week column from a run specialty store would offer advice on how to improve training, racing or general running/walking techniques. This week, I’m offering a tip on what not to do.  “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.  And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”  Randy Pausch


I learned what not to do/this lesson, despite having years of running experience and just knowing better.  In July of 1986, I was in NiceFrance, to run the Nikaia Track Meet.  I had been running for fourteen years, six of them as a professional.  My friend Vince “The Bhagwan” Draddy was entered in the 5000, and I was in the mile.  The meet was to be held in the evening, so we had all day to relax, eat and wander through town.  Vince was a vegetarian, and he extolled the virtues of his diet, especially eating plenty of fruit.  I always ate whatever was put in front of me, including the rabbit we were offered for lunch the day before.    


Perhaps it was the views along the Nice beaches, but something disengaged my brain and I started listening to Vince and eating more fruit, starting about 36 hours before the race.  You’re reading this and thinking, who does that?  Twenty six years later, I’m still wondering, “what was I thinking?”


Race day morning I was up and in the bathroom before my morning run . . . and after my morning run . . . and three more times before my race that evening. Total lethargy set in.  It was all I could do to stay awake, get to the track and warm up.  Not only was I exhausted from my fruit-induced enema, I now had to run against an international class field in the mile.    


Fortunately, the race was slow through the 1200 and I found myself still in it with a lap to go.  But I knew my day of reckoning was to come; it was just a matter of when.  And at the bell, it came.  The bottom, so to speak, fell out.  I was done.  No kick, no extra gear, I was running on empty.  The bananas, strawberries, melons, grapes, kiwi fruits, and possibly the rabbit, had taken their toll.  If I remember correctly, the winner ran his last lap five seconds faster than me.  An embarrassing finish, but what could I expect?  I had no one to blame but myself for such a crazy lapse in judgment.


So this week’s tip: Don’t do stupid stuff when you know better.  Don’t pee on the side of the house instead of coming in and using the bathroom*; don’t throw pinecones at the neighbor lady when she’s gardening in her backyard*, and don’t change your diet the day before a race!  Heck, even ten year olds know that much.  Don’t they?


*We may or may not have a few ten year olds in our home that may or may not have done these things.


Rich Harris








We are so fortunate to have great options Downtown for unique/specialty gifts!  If you want something truly unique and locally made, you owe it to yourself, and your loved ones, to get to Indie Made!  Located at the corner of 6th & Main on the 6th Street side is a collection of wonderful and fun items made by over 50 local artists/artisans!  You can find anything and everything from home decor to the cutest jewelry EVER!  What makes Indie Made really special is the artists behind the creations and Owner/inspiration, Sara McClaran.  Many of the artisans volunteer their time to work in the shop!  This is truly a unique and wonderful collective!


INDIE MADE, 108 N. 6th, BoiseIdaho  208.342.0804   


Recommended by Shannon Harris










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