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Track Your Mileage With These Apps for Runners

July 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Keep track of your run every time you set out on the trail or treadmill with these great smartphone apps designed especially for runners. With built-in GPS, pedometer, and map features, each of these apps will significantly improve the way you record your workouts.

MapMyRun is a simple GPS app that’s made to help runners record their times and distances. Whether you’re training for a marathon or simply trying to beat your own personal record, this app will provide a complete map of the area you run, deliver stats like time and speed, and even enable you to compare your current run to your times from the past.

Map your runs and connect with fellow runners all on the RunKeeper app. This app operates just like many other GPS running logs, but it lets you see where your friends have been running, as well. Follow pre-planned routes to maximize the roads in your area, and even receive pace, speed, and mileage audio alerts as you run.

Runner’s World
The popular magazine’s app version offers the same invaluable running information and interesting articles just for avid runners. Read up on things like the right foods to eat before a big run, and check out the latest outdoor running shoes and other product reviews.

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Ice Cream Social This Friday

July 15, 2014 2:01 pm

Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder that we will be having our Ice Cream Social this Friday the 18th at 5pm at the Clubhouse!

Come grab a scoop on us and help battle this awesomely warm weather we have been having! (who's complaining?)

We will see you there!

~The Staff

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Summer Steel

July 14, 2014 9:18 pm

Very few people in life can truly say they do what they love for their livelihood. Many people enjoy what they do, are motivated by what they do, enjoy the people they work with/for or the company they are employed by; but very few wake up every morning with a grin on their face spanning ear to ear.

This post is about one of those people. Ryan Hung is a young, local entrepreneur who can look all of us in the face and say "I love what I do!" Ryan is a product of Eastlake High School, the same high school I went to located on the Sammamish Plateau. I have followed Ryan more recently on social media, but have always known of him and the awesome things he has been known to do. Recently I asked Ryan if I could do the Estates at Cougar Mountain Blog post on him and his new company Reel Priorities. Ryan was thrilled that I would even consider doing something like that, but then again, Ryan is one of the humblest people you will ever meet.

This all started about a week ago when I noticed Ryan had a new venture going on Facebook. Reel Priorities is Ryan's new fishing guide service that he founded recently after countless years of success on the local rivers here in Washington. Ryan guides novice to experienced anglers on the banks of countless rivers targeting Chinook, Coho, Chum or Sockeye Salmon. His favorite outings consist of searching for the prized jewel of the rivers, the elusive Summer Steelhead.

Having just proposed to my now Fiancée, I was quickly realizing that I needed to lock down a Best Man for myself. After seeing Ryan's posts on his new Facebook page, I hit him up to see if he would be willing to go in on a little surprise with me and help me as I ask my Dad to be my Best Man. Ryan was shocked I think when I first asked him if he had any availability, but that shock immediately translated to sincere and genuine excitement for me and my situation. You see, Ryan wakes up every morning with a smile on his face not only because he gets to go and spend gorgeous days at his office on the river, but because he gets to make awesome memories with new people every day! He lives for these opportunities and jumps at the chance to meet new people and create adventures for them that he has already had an abundance of for himself.

I have not yet gone on this adventure with Ryan. I am counting down the days until I get myself my Best Man and some gorgeous steel on the other end of my line. It is important however for me as a person to pass along the word of other good people. Ryan is one of these people. If you have a chance to let your hair down and create a moment for yourself away from the societal norms of your nine to five, I would recommend going to REELPRIORITIES.com. Ryan will treat you right and you will end up having one of the best times of your life!

Ryan James Hung
Owner, Reel Priorities
Licensed Pacific Northwest Fishing Guide

Tight Lines,


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