Monday, February 14, 2011

THE POINT OF ALL THIS

The blog is one piece of social media/communication used to educate and promote the business of running. I am 41 years young and cannot remember what I was like when i was 2o something. it does not matter. I do know however, that blogs and facebook and whatever other electronic methods are used to communicate in this day and age, were non-existent. Can you imagine?

As for the running shop paradigm, in the general, I support all of the running shops as they are more or less, the same. I disagree however, with whoever the anonymous person is as our Willard street shop does fine and is a champion store. As a matter of principle, I think that "anonymous" should be kicked out of the discussion as no matter what rationale is provided, it is a cowardly way to go. I mean, this is a running geek blog and is designed to enhance and promote freedom of speech and thought.

So "anonymous", if you have some true courage and gusto, you will come out of "anonymous" closet land and allow your vulnerability to show(sign of courage).

Go Mighty Bert/Pacers/Running Co/Potomac River Running/Fleet Feet and so on.....

5 comments:

Charlie Ban said...

I'm going to wade into the fray here and clarify that this blog is here to coordinate the training activities of the GRC racing team and the accompanying hijinks and not to educate and promote the business of running. If it does so, it is purely a byproduct of other discussions.
That said, anonymous comments in any arena lack a certain credibility, though the words may be no less true. Health debate is always moreso when participants have nothing to hide.

MAX said...

charlie, on a side note the blog was around long before you. of note, since the blog sports the name of a business, it is connected to a business and therfor they are one. if the business did not exist, then neither would the race team. ditto for the pacers race team. please note that i am not discrediting your opinion but rather sharing another.

Charlie Ban said...

Nothing I said was an opinion.

Matias said...

Off with his head! The people have spoken, max mubarak lockwood must go.

Towpath said...

Unconfirmed report: GRCers gather en masse on M Street. Mubarak Lockwood flees to Sharm el-Sheikh.