In recent years, I have become a Brooks guy. When I started training with the SDP boys, I noticed many of them wore Brooks running shoes. Once I tried, them, I never looked back. I just received notice that Brooks will be sponsoring me as a “Unique Story” in their 2013 “Inspire Daily” program. I am excited. There are things I have to do to commit to the contract. For instance, I can only wear Brooks running gear at racing events and advertise Brooks on this Blog. That will all be easy enough, but the coolest thing is that in return, I will get some gear and some swag. I am especially excited about the swag because I can use it to motivate kids that I coach in XC and Track. I am also eligible forI some positive media awards. I’m not completely sure what that means, but its exciting to be a part of the program. And with the help of my friends in the “Hip Runner’s Club”, I am hoping that 2013 will bring more depth and breadth to this blog as more individuals come on board to tell their stories.