As they prepare for the 2013 Leadville Trail 100, Newton Running employees Laura Tingle and Kara Henry wanted to document their journey. The name of this series, “…and then I fell down.” comes from the ladies’ tendency to get up close and personal with the ground. We hope you enjoy the show!
With a nod to blatant cuteness and our love for dogs, we asked our fans to share pictures of their dogs wearing Newtons with us this week. Here are just a few of the pictures that were shared!
This week we also hit 50,000 Facebook Fans! We are super excited about this because we make a big time effort to not just hit an arbitrary number of fans just to have fans, but we want our fans to be engaged and to be the most knowledgeable runners on two feet! We are who we are because of our fans on and off Facebook and we’re saying thank you by giving away a pair of shoes! Enter below:
Once we’ve given away our pair of shoes, the one and only Mile Long Legs will be giving away a pair of Newtons also! head on over to her website and Facebook page to be in the know when her contest goes live.
Also around the interwebs this week are some really fantastic pictures by other Newton fans and devotees:
And last but most certainly not least, Newton Running co-founder Danny Abshire headed to the midwest to give some talks and clinics. Here’s a story from Naperville High School which actually has a Natural Running CLASS (how awesome is THAT?!): [STORY]
Welcome to our weekly wrap up of Newton Running mentions from around the interwebs! This will include social media as well as random articles and posts we find (about us, of course). Want to see yourself mentioned and maybe even get a link? Keep spreading the love online and who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself on this post next week!
First up are a few posts from our Facebook page.
Next up are a few select tweets from super fans, running bloggers and new runners alike!
Newton also got some love from other places around the web. This includes iBitz using our shoes for their display as part of the booth at this year’s CES in Las Vegas! iBitz is a fitness tracking app for kids that combines with a smartphone to give them a virtual pet that encourages exercise!
if you see something that you think we should have included, let us know. Have a great weekened and keep spreading the love!!
Around these parts we’ve had Newton Running fans show us love in a bunch of different ways. This morning we got into Newton HQ and found this beautiful creation on our Facebook wall!
Says the super crafty Newtonite, Stefanie: This was my wedding cake! My husband and I are training for the Marathon des Sables 2013 in Africa. We both love Newton’s so much that they did our wedding cake after one.
This isn’t the first time that our fans have taken to baking their loyalty. A fan name Nicole baked this cake for one of their friend’s birthdays who was running the Boston Marathon!
Have you made something amazing to show your Newton love (baked or unbaked)? Send it to us!
For the past two years, the Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza holds a broomball tournament to raise money for Community Food Share and each year Team Newton takes to the ice with high hopes. In case you’re not sure what broomball is, it’s like hockey but played with shoes instead of skates, a size 1 soccer ball instead of a puck and a “broom” instead of a stick.
Team Manager, Rich Miyamoto, watching from the sidelines has written an excellent play-by-play of Team Newton’s road to the championship game:
Last night was the broomball extravaganza we have all been anticipating and Team Newton was amazing!!!
In the first game we played Reuben’s Burger Bistro, who were huge! Rumors were they were stacked with hockey players and would likely crush us… Coach Dan “I love Grills” Grundy (dressed in his best Bill Belichick hoodie impersonation) fired the team up with a pre-game perspirational speech that would have definitely made the difference for the Pat’s in this years Super Bowl…
The pumped up Newton team lead by The Jerry took the ice and calling The Jerry panther-like would be a complete understatement. If you can maybe visualize a Crazed CEO with years of pent up energy from working at his desk 100 hours a week with the unthinkable idea of building a company to make running shoes to compete with the big boys (now that would be a crazy man!!) and then releasing it all one night on one poor unsuspecting broomball team…I know that is a picture too frightening to even imagine and makes you want to close your eyes or look away, but that is exactly what would best describe The Jerry last night! The poor Burger giants were faced with their worst nightmare and by half time The Jerry took himself out of the game to spare them total humiliation. All who were there will forever have the story to tell their children of the night they witnessed the Crazed CEO…Final score: 6-0!!!!
The next game was against Occipital who just destroyed last years runner-up team and you could hear them calling out actual plays during warmups!!! They were also giants. (Does everyone except Newton eat at Rueben’s Burger Bistro everyday?).
The Jerry decided it was unfair to the other teams for him to continue to play so he retired from the tournament, leaving a huge gaping hole in Newtons chances… How would we compete? Coach Grills had the solution…he would be a player coach and play goalie!!! Later he would confess that he went into that zen state of mind and imagined the ball was chicken, hamburger, steak…you got it…all things to grill!!! Brilliant!!! He gobbled them up and the frustrated Occipital giants could not score!!….but unfortunately neither could we. Shootout!
Team Newton finally met its match in the championship game against the host The Rink team. This is definitely a team that was stacked with actual skilled hockey players, many of whom play on the University of Colorado Hockey Team. Sort of like if Newton wanted to host a Team Triathlon Relay competition among the One Boulder occupants… Still, Team Newton fought their hearts out and gave them a much, much tougher game than they obviously expected as they crushed the other competition and you could hear them chirping at the refs to the very end… SATISFACTION!!!!
It was an exciting, fun night for everyone and we can all certainly be proud of the way Team Newton represented us! Thank you to all who participated making it a most memorable night in Newton lore!
Blogger/Runner Joe Garland stumbled across a snippet from “The Hound of the Baskervilles” where running form (in this case sprinting) gets a bit of a shout out! Who knew that the good detective was up on his running form! Joe writes:
Watching a version of “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, I saw an interesting exchange.
From the story, Holmes reviews a note about the deceased Sir Charles Baskerville. Sayeth the note:
One fact which has not been explained is the statement of Barrymore that his master’s footprints altered their character from the time that he passed the moor-gate, and that he appeared from thence onward to have been walking upon his toes.
He shortly has this exchange with Watson:
“What [Holmes asked] do you make of it?”
“It is very bewildering.”
“It has certainly a character of its own. There are points of distinction about it. That change in the footprints, for example. What do you make of that?”
“Mortimer said that the man had walked on tiptoe down that portion of the alley.”
“He only repeated what some fool had said at the inquest Why should a man walk on tiptoe down the alley?”
“He was running, Watson — running desperately, running for his life, running until he burst his heart-and fell dead upon his face.”
“Running from what?”
“There lies our problem. There are indications that the man was crazed with fear before ever he began to run.”
Pretty cool, huh? As an interesting side note, and one that has been pointed out before here on The Running Front, Robert Downey, Jr., who played the legendary Holmes in the most recent of his cinematic adventures, is a Newton wearer himself!