An excellent thing happened the other day. I was packing up the jeep to head off to NYC to see the Yanks/Sox game (I’ll have another post on that later) when I noticed a FedEx envelope leaning up against my house near the garage. I grabbed it, saw that it was addressed to me and was from The North Face. “Hmm.. I don’t have anything on order from The North Face” I thought. Very intrigued, I opened it right up. Inside was a letter and something wrapped in The North Face tissue paper with “Never Stop Exploring” ribbon. Nice.
The letter says:
This medal is much deserved!
We are thrilled you enjoyed The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile Hartford course you ran a few weeks ago.
You gave an excellent report on your blog. Your epic run, driven by your tenacious desire to tackle the 50-mile course on your own, truly reflects the spirit of The North Face mantra, Never Stop Exploring. Even the moose was impressed.
We hope to see you at future The North Face events.
Dean Karnazes & The North Face
The letter was signed by Dean and 11 other folks from The North Face. (One of the comments on the letter signed by an employee said “You guys are the inspiration for what we do everyday! Awesome!”) And wrapped up was a 50-Mile race medal.
How freakin’ cool is that! Out of the blue. Simply awesome! What a classy gesture from The North Face. Of course, the letter is framed already…