A Lapse of Running laps

My own lofty goal to run 1000 miles in 2016 has already been documented here – and I’m due to update my progress – but I saw a video this morning that was too cool not to share.

In the video a runner has compiled footage of his running over the course of a year, almost exclusively on a regular route, set the whole thing to music while cutting along seasonal variations so you can see just how gorgeous the same place can be over time.

As someone who tends to run the same places regularly (one at work, one at home) it’s great to appreciate both the familiarity and variance of someone else’s running. It’s also a pretty gorgeous landscape, I’m guessing in the American West somewhere based on the snow, mountains & the fact that the YouTube channel also features a “hyperlapse” video of a run in Bozeman, MT.

I also like the addition of race footage in to the video in what I assume is the actual location of the race, both geographically and linearly. Either way it highlights the opposite of what I just mentioned – a kind of breaking of the routine while still taking advantage of the seasons.

Good for this person for creating this video. The closest I’ve ever come is a simple test with my Father-In-Law’s GoPro almost 2 years ago.

Until next time, I’ll keep running so I can hopefully update my annual progress.


A Pint For Wednesday

It used to be the case that GoPro videos were mostly used to showcase amazing feats of sport or take us on a flight with an eagle, but now you can see first-hand how craft beer is made.

I realize I’m biased, but I like the beer-making just a bit more.

On the other end of the spectrum we have craft beer tourism as a means of predicting football games. I wish the video had links to each of the beers & brewers, but it’s a fun feature. I hope it’s a weekly thing this year.

Until next hump day, have a beer for me!


Craft Beer Contains Multitudes

Does craft beer contradict itself?

Can the same movement that chastises folks as “wussies” for enjoying “fizzy, yellow beer” also embrace the popularity and acceptance that those drinkers might deliver them?

If that brewer is Wild Heaven and that beer is Emergency Drinking Beer, the answer is a resounding yes. The story of their flagship beer, its striking yellow can and the success it has brought them is worth a read.

On the flip side of that argument is To ØL out of Denmark. Their brewers actually made freeze-dried beer, which is about as crafty as you can get. Some might even say hipster-y.

So, yes, craft beer is full of contradictions. It’s full of real people making a real product they want to share with others.

Craft beer is large and getting larger, it contains multitudes.