Hey all you Portland-area runners and walkers! This Thursday (July 3) is First Thursday … and even though it falls on a Thursday, it’ll feel like “Friday” since the actual Friday is the 4th of July and (hopefully) you have the day off!
For July, there is a fun theme for First Thursday: Tropical Island! Wear your loud Hawaiian Shirts, board shorts and if you’re brave enough, a swimsuit! (Just make sure it’s got enough support, if you know what I mean.) And if you don’t have any island gear, anything neon will work. It reminds me of a party I went to in college where a few guys had trucked in sand to bury their deck. It was cool, but all I could think was, “So glad I don’t have to clean this up.” Fortunately, there won’t be any sand to stick to your running gear for years to come.
This month’s shoe sponsor is Brooks – my favorite – so get there early if you want to test some out. The July beer is another one of my favorites: 10 Barrel Brewing. Did you know, by the way, they have a Portland brewpub at 1411 NW Flanders?