I’m excited to have been involved in the Be Boulder, Go Farther speaker series, and will be giving a talk on April 21st at 5:30 pm.
We have a full schedule of local experts and professionals for you to hear from, read on to find out how it started and how you can participate in this great free virtual event series!
When a friend needs your help, you do everything you can to be there.
Well, that is how this series began. A group of girlfriends who, when the “Covid-19 crisis” started, decided to have a Zoom hangout to check in with each other. A little face time to help break-up the isolation of being at home, all day, every day for now. Funny how a small thing can beget bigger, more awesome things.
One of the many amazing and unique things that Kate has done to help set Go Far Shop apart from so many of her fellow running shops is her authentic love and support of the local running community and taking her part as a “hub” very seriously. She herself is an avid road & trail runner and competitor. She has also been a coach for Revolution Running with Ewen & Heather North. She puts herself in the store everyday, to work hands-on with her clientele, to help them when they have issues and cheer their accomplishments. And she hosts events and speakers that her running community are clamoring to hear from. This is where the love really comes full circle, and where we all went when faced with the fact that this crisis had closed the shop’s doors indefinitely.
The idea of taking those events and speakers into the new “normal” of social isolation and stay-at-home orders, “virtual hangouts” is where we headed.How could Go Far Run Shop remain relevant to its patrons, while still being a community hub and support the running community as they in-turn, supported the shop? We are all believers in the intention of coming together, under the banner of commonality and community to draw upon our amazing, local professionals.Let’s “see” each other and talk, laugh, share–even as we are all isolated in our homes.And a bonus is that each person that registers has the option to give to the Downtown Boulder Association Covid-19 Relief Foundation to help support other small businesses in Downtown Boulder that are also shutdown right now.
Introducing The Speaker Series
One of the things that set this speaker series apart is that the events & speakers aren’t only running focused. I love that we get to hear from all the different aspects of our active community and all the nooks and cranny’s of what that community taps into to take care of itself. Self-care, supporting each other and our local merchants–THIS is where the good stuff lies.
Almost a week and half into the series, all of our April weeknights are full of speakers and we are booking more into the middle of May! The events are being well-attended and the participation of those on the call is high. People are interested, engaged and asking questions. It is fantastic and it has helped all four of us feel like we are part of something bigger than ourselves. This is more than women supporting each other, this is human beings being there for each other. Listening, learning, hearing each other, wanting to know more. Laughing, so much laughing. Loads of nodding and thumbs up in agreement. Kate King is really getting into her moderator “groove”. She’s also learning a lot about Zoom and it’s quirks. The shop now has a YouTube page where the events are posted after the live event, just in case you missed it.
I am excited to be a speaker on April 21st at 5:30 pm. My session will be part talk-based and part, instructional on stretches you can do on at your desk, also how to best use a foam roller & Trigger Point MB5 foam ball. Join me and bring your questions. See you then!
The shop now has a YouTube page where the events are posted after the live event, just in case you missed it. [Go Far Shop Youtube videos].
JOIN US FOR FUTURE EVENTS IN THE BE BOULDER, GO FARTHER SERIES!