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Volume 2, Issue 9
September 2013
Athletic Feat
 September Newsletter

•  Upcoming Fun Runs
•  New Orthaheels and Vionics
•  The Inov-8 Terrafly
•  Problems with blisters?
•  Our Facebook winner!
•  A fun summer recipe
•  Upcoming Events

Use promo code ATHLETICFEAT when you sign up for the Clo-Cow and get $10 off the half marathon, or $5 off the 5K.

Clo-Cow Half Marathon

Thank You!

Clo-Cow Half Marathon

Thank you to all who supported and participated in the Blue Ribbon 5K this weekend. In addition to being a huge success (over 300 runners the very first year, and over $15,000 raised for prostate cancer awareness!), it was also a great amount of fun. Congratulations to the organizers, we can't wait 'til next year...

Store Hours

Mon, Tue: 10 am - 6 pm
Wed - Fri: 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

Contact Us

3377 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558
707-258-NAPA (6272)

Upcoming Fun Runs

Presented by the Tug McGraw Foundation:

2013 Tug McGraw Foundation, Run for Your Life

We are excited to announce the return of the Tug McGraw 5K and the new 10K distance! Touring the streets of Yountville and surrounding countryside, this run is all about the costumes and fun. Sign up online at tugmcgraw5k.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/hello-world.

Presented by Athletic Soles of Petaluma:

2013 Carousel Fund Run

This annual event benefits the Carousel Fund which helps local families with sick children. 100% of your race fee goes to this amazing charity. So come out, have fun and help support our community. The Ellis Creek Park is an extension of Shollenberger Park and is located at 3882 Cypress Dr, Petaluma.
Event signup is at www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/92877.

The Fall Orthaheels and Vionics are in!

These shoes all offer full orthodic arch support, some of them with a removable insole that you can use in other shoes. This season we are also carrying some of the high-end Vionic wedges, like the Chloe, the Amelia and the Sophia.

Click on the image to browse our current Orthaheel/Vionic selection in more detail.

Fall Orthaheel

The new Inov-8 Terrafly

Inov-8 has been rapidly building their reputation in both the Crossfit world and the distance-running world. Just in are their newest versions of the road/trail hybrid Terrafly:

Terrafly 303 Terrafly 277
Terrafly 303 (men) Terrafly 277 (women)

Designed to stand up to the rigor of both road and off road running, the Terrafly 277 (women) and 303's (men) unique combination of inov-8's fascia band technology and heel unit encourages an increasingly efficient running technique over long distances. Choose this shoe for ultra running and developing your running technique over longer distances.

Having problems with blisters?

Blisters can be the bane of a runner's existence. Here are two products that help greatly in preventing blisters:

  • WrightSockWrightSock: these socks consist two separate layers, sort of a "sock in a sock". The idea is that the two layers rub against each other when your foot moves, as opposed to having a single-layer sock that rubs against your skin, causing the blisters. Both layers are very thin, so the overall sock is no thicker than any other regular single-layer sock.

  • Body Glide: Body Glide is an anti-chafe stick made of all natural ingredients. It is like applying a Teflon coat to your skin, preventing irritation and blisters caused by the rubbing of shoes, socks, or clothes. Body Glide is invisible, non-oily, and it goes on without a mess. Good in hot or cold weather, it won't clog pores, and perspiration escapes. It washes-off with soap and is hypoallergenic.

    We also carry a sun-protection version of Body Glide, with an SPF of 25.

And the Facebook winner is...

Angela Yee!   Congratulations on winning our August Facebook free shoe drawing, we hope you get much enjoyment out of them.

We will be drawing our next winner at the end of November. You have until November 30th to like us on Facebook to be automatically entered into the drawing.

We will also be trying out a new fun Facebook contest in early October, so signup now to find out. And as always Facebook is where we announce things first: sales, new products, updates, closeouts, and more. So...

See you there!

Fun Recipe

Melon and Grape Gazpacho
Courtesy of Anne Panchesson!

Here is a recipe for a really refreshing gazpacho. Of course you can always vary the ingredients according to your personal taste:

In a blender or food processor, combine...

  • 1 melon: honeydew, cantaloupe, etc. Peeled, seeded and rough chopped
  • 4 tomatillo’s, washed and quartered
  • 1/2 pound grapes, green or Muscat, washed and destemmed
  • 1/4 cup vinegar, Cider or Champagne
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled
Puree until smooth and strain/push, thru a fine mesh sieve, into a non reactive bowl and discard the seeds and skins in the sieve. In a blender or food processor, combine...
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • A small jalapeno pepper, seeded... can use less, for less heat
  • Juice of 2 limes and 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Puree until smooth, do not strain, add to the above mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least 1 hour. Can be made a day ahead. Serve chilled with garnish of ground Marcona Almonds and a dollop of crème fraiche.

Et voila, enjoy!

Upcoming events

  Sep 15 - Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K  - You get to meet Clo the Cow!
  Sep 28 - Vallejo Color Vibe 5K  - Get colorful!
  Sep 29 - Carousel Fund Run 2013  - 100% of race fee goes to the Carousel Fund
  Oct 26 - Tug McGraw Run for Your Life 5K/10K  - Don't miss the high-heel dash!
  Nov 3 - Angwin to Angwish Trail Run  - On the forested trails of the gorgeous Pacific Union College campus

Athletic Feat, 3377 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558,  www.athleticfeat.com,  707-258-NAPA (6272)
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