2 years and 2 months and 1 week since we registered our website www.brewstersrunning.com.
It was a phone call between Chris and I while on my way home from work one day, discussing… something? Who knows? When the idea came to us that we could build something that might contribute positively to the running community that we felt very fortunate to be a part of.
So, a couple of weeks later, with a vague but steadily clarifying vision for what we wanted to create, we sat at my kitchen bench and set up a facebook page so that we could start to get the word out. But wait, what word? We still didn’t have anything to show people!
Our original plan for the website was mainly focused on injury prevention, so I wrote an article about how to avoid Tight Calves. It was ok, but I am used to standing in front of a class lecturing about this stuff, so a video seemed like a more effective tool.
The first video was filmed on my iphone by a client of mine after I had finished treating her at my clinic. That first video was emailed to Chris and he did whatever he does with them and it automagically appeared on our website.
Since that time, we have gradually become (slightly) more sophisticated in our production and content development process. The topics have broadened to encompass what we feel are the major areas of need in all runner’s lives. Training/Racing, Nutrition, Injury Prevention & Psychology/Motivation.
Why am I telling you all this?
Not sure; but recently a friend suggested we should have a break over Christmas from our blogging. Funny, it had never even crossed my mind that we COULD take a break. It has become such part of our lives and something that we now just do each week, without fail.
Thinking about our friend’s suggestion prompted me to take a closer look at what we have actually achieved in the last couple of years of content creation. It turns out that we now have (including this one) 160 articles, videos, interviews and other resources on our blog. Plus a number of extended free videos that we give away to subscribers and several videos, ebooks, training tools and rehab programs that we have for sale. Outside of the online content, Chris and I have been contributors to charity fundraising, team and individual coaching, consultants to other running groups, online and offline organizations and we’ve partnered with a number of events, groups, individuals and companies that we have found a synergy with. I’ve written for other publications and also delivered live workshops for runners to help them get more out of their sport, their bodies and their potential.
The opportunities, ideas and fun just keep coming our way and while we have worked damn hard to get to this point, we can honestly say that we still do it because we love being a part of the running world.
It is your questions, comments, requests, feedback, encouragement, support, enthusiasm and energy that will keep us writing, filming, presenting, coaching and of course running for as many years as you will have us.