Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NOTC 51st Anniversary Race: The 2014 Recap

Last week I celebrated my 31st birthday. To mark the occasion, my mother thought it appropriate to bestow these pearls of wisdom upon me, "Now that you're past 30, it's all downhill from here." Thanks, mom. However, not all hope is lost. All I have to do is look to the New Orleans Track Club, which celebrated its 51st year in existence on Saturday morning with its Anniversary Race, and recognize that there's plenty opportunity for growth ahead.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TUNESday: "Hold On" by Twin Atlantic

This week's TUNESday is from Scottish alt rock group Twin Atlantic. The single "Hold On" can be heard in the video below, and downloaded from iTunes HERE.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Full Disclosure

Two things have remained consistent through the evolution of NOLArunner. One being the passion I have for the sport. I may not be the fastest or fittest, but running is something I love to do. Second, I always have provided unbiased and honest opinions on races, experiences, and products that I discuss on these pages and through my social media channels. Benefits are always noted in a post if I receive a free race entry, product sample, or special access to an event has been provided.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Design Your Bling Contest

The Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon and Half Marathon fall a little early this year, with race date being Sunday, January 25th. For runners, the best part of that day will be crossing the finish line under the shade of City Park and having a volunteer place a hard-earned finisher's medal around their neck. This year, however, race organizers are letting everyone have a say in how that trophy will look.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TUNESday: "Back Home" by Andy Grammer

This past week I signed up for a Spotify account and created a playlist to gather all of the TUNESday songs that collect week by week. Check it out by looking up the NOLArunner account or clicking HERE.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ten Years of Resilience

It's hard to believe that 2015 marks ten years since New Orleans was rocked by the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. This week, the New Orleans Track Club announced that in just over a year, they will commemorate the date with a brand new event, the Resilience 5K.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

TUNESday: "Undone" by The Bird and The Bee

A really cool thing about movie soundtracks is that they sometimes uncover artists that would otherwise not get mainstream attention. This week's featured TUNESday song was inspired by a movie I saw a couple weeks ago, yet shall remain unnamed on this family friendly blog. Let's just say Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel left little to the imagination during the movie.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Super & King Sized Announcements

The corner of Poydras and Girod Streets will be a busy place this fall. If you're not familiar with downtown New Orleans, this is the intersection just outside Champions Square. It's also in the backyard of two professional sports franchises in the Crescent City, and the reason for two big running announcements last week.

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 2014 Preview

The recent stretch of lower humidity and cooler days should have you amped and ready to run some races in the month of August. While it's unfortunate that running events are few and far between over the next four weeks; there's plenty to keep you busy with White Linen Night, the brand new Sushi Fest, and the kickoff for football pre-season.