To keep running from becoming boring, some people schedule at least one annual special run, often on a birthday. I’m personally not fond of birthday bashes in which runners go to a track for the day and run the number of miles that correspond to their age, because running around a track doesn’t fit my concept of an adventure run. My favorite adventure runner is Dean Karnazes, the author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner and an outstanding endurance runner.
Apparently, it’s easier to buyout NHL minority owners than it is to find new ones, at least during times of labor unrest. New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek completed the process of refinancing the team’s debt and buying out his partners, making him the sole owner of the franchise. On the other hand, prospective Phoenix Coyotes owner Greg Jamison was unsuccessful in trying to land minority investors through the U.S.’s Immigrant Investor Program.