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Volume 2, Issue 12
December 2013
Athletic Feat
 December Newsletter
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

•  Resolution Run
•  Turkey Chase thank you!
•  Latest shoes
•  Small gift ideas
•  Our Facebook winner!
•  A fun recipe
•  Upcoming events


Feetures! Special

Through December only, Feetures! is giving you a free pair of socks when you buy 3 pairs. These lightweight wicking socks make the perfect stocking stuffer for the exercise enthusiast in your life!

We carry no show and low cut styles in a variety of colors and weights.



Winter Store Hours

Mon - Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm


Contact Us

3377 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558
707-258-NAPA (6272)
www.athleticfeat.com
Napa Valley's 2nd Annual Resolution Run!

Napa Valley Resolution Run 2014 January 1, 2014

Registration for the 2014 Napa Valley Resolution Run is well on its way. Like last year, the 5K fun run/walk will go through beautiful downtown Yountville, and this year we are adding a 10K route that will take you through the grounds of the Veterans Home. Proceeds will again benefit the Vine Trail.

New Balance is sponsoring the event with a free pair of shoes to the top 3 male/female finisher in both events! Thank you New Balance!

Sign up online at www.naparesolutionrun.com and join us for a fun New Year family event.

The Vine Trail

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grass-root nonprofit with a vision to build a walking/biking trail system connecting the entire Napa Valley. With the help of all of us, the Vine Trail is working to design, fund, construct, and maintain 44 safe and scenic miles of level, paved, family-friendly, free-access Class I trail, stretching from the Vallejo Ferry to Calistoga. For more info about the Vine trail please visit vinetrail.org.

Turkey Chase Thank You!

2013 Napa Valley Turkey Chase Thank you again to all of you who came out to share Thanksgiving morning with us at the Napa Valley Turkey Chase. Turnout was fantastic at over 800 runners, on a perfect cool and sunny morning. And the pictures are now available online:

      www.napaturkeychase.com/photos

We are also happy to announce our new dedicated Turkey Chase Facebook page:

      www.facebook.com/napaturkeychase

Join the page, we will be posting more pictures, other Turkey Chase news, and you will be first in line when next year's information becomes available!

Latest shoe updates

Some long-awaited shoes make their first appearance this month: the new Mizunos (Rider 17 and Inspure 10), as well as the latest iteration of the Brooks PureCadence (v3).

  Mizuno Rider 17  
  Mizuno Inspire 10  
  Brooks PureCadence 3  

Small Gift Ideas

Looking for a fun gift for that special runner in your life? Here is a list of popular under-$25 items where you can't go wrong:

Water bottles:
Hand-held, waist packs, in all colors and sizes.
Socks:
Fun ones from Sock Guy, performance running socks, Nike Elites, etc.
Headbands:
Sweaty Bands in dozens of colors and patterns.
Hats and visors:
From Nike and more.
Visibility:
Strobe lights, reflective vests, everything to run safe during winter.
Gift card:
Always an option of course, for the picky shopper.

And while a few dollars over $25, sticks and foam rollers are always a favorite among runners, for those sore after-run muscles...

And the Facebook winner is...

AMBER RODE!

Amber is the winner of our November Facebook free shoe drawing, congratulations! Every few months we draw one person at random from all our Facebook "likes", and the person wins a free pair of shoes of their choice.

If you haven't already, don't forget to like us on Facebook to be entered into the next drawing!

Facebook is also where we announce sales, new products, etc.

So...

See you there!

Fun Recipe

Homemade Hot Pocket
Recipe by Linda Melvin of running4two.com

Hot Pockets have a bad reputation: they're highly processed convenience food without much nutritional value.

This recipe, shared by running blogger Linda Melvin of running4two.com, uses fresh ingredients to create a family-sized Hot-Pocket-like thing... one that you might actually feel good about eating.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sliced zucchini and/or yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup chopped portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 12 ounces pizza dough (give or take)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Preparation:
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium, then cook the turkey, zucchini, and yellow squash. Once the turkey is no longer pink and the squash is starting to soften, add the mushrooms, spinach, and garlic (optional). Once the spinach has started to wilt, add the pasta sauce, and cook until heated.
  2. Meanwhile, grease a baking sheet and roll the pizza dough out flat. Add the mixture to the center of the dough and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. (Depending on how thinly you roll the dough, you may have filling left over -- it works well atop pasta.)
  3. Fold over the edges and try to cover most of the filling. Brush the outside of the dough with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees for about 17 minutes, or until the dough turns golden brown. Serves 4-6
Upcoming events

  Dec 7 - Reindeer Run, American Canyon  -  Benefits KHOPE International. Select "Activities", then search for keyword "Reindeer"
  Dec 8 - California International Marathon  -  Run it to believe it!
  Dec 14 - The Last 10k and Final 2-Mile  -  by The Empire Runners Club
  Jan 1, 2014 - Napa Valley Resolution Run 5K/10K  -  Benefits the Vine Trail!

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