Wednesday, March 18, 2015


What if you had your very own Running Fairy Godmother who constantly flew around seeking out the latest running related products, tried them out herself (because, she's a runner, of course), selected the ones that you should know about, wrapped them all up in a shoebox and left them on your doorstep every month?  Too good to be true, right?  You're not going to believe this, but this particular fairy does exist and she's willing to fly around for ALL of us.  Her name is Staci and she created and co-owns the company RUNNERBOX.  She's a mother, a runner, and a Fairy Godrunner.  I have no idea how she does it.  All I know is that every other month, this neat little package of pre-tested and runner-approved goodies is waiting for me on my front porch when I get home from work.  It doesn't get much better than that.  When she's not running or doing something running-related, she's rocking out to the Cure, which is just so damn cool.  Here's a little bit about Staci, her family & her running in her own words:

I'm a mom of 2 boys.  My oldest is 22 and in the drumline and brass bands at MSU, so I probably should have named one of them my favorite band!  My youngest is 13, also a drummer and a runner- we ran his first half together last summer in Chicago.  I've run 12 Marathons and 21 halfs.  Aiming to finish up the Majors with London in April.  

Holy smokes!!  Want to know more?  Yea, you do.  Meet Staci a RUNNER WHO ROCKS.


Name: Staci Dietzel
Where you're from: Laingsburg, MI
Where you reside now: Dewitt, MI
Age (if you're ok sharing): 41
Occupation: Founder, Co-Owner of RunnerBox

What do you love most about running?  The freedom
What do you love most about music?  The motivation, and that it can take me somewhere else.  Depends on what I'm doing.

Band (current, all time or both) Old favorite, The Cure
Album (current, all time or both):  Current favorite Damien Rice, 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy'
Race venue:  Big Sur & Charlevoix
Music venue: Somewhere small or outside
Race distance: 26.2
Show you've seen live? Johnny Lang
Ice cream flavor Blue Moon

Sweet or salty?  Sweet
Live or recorded?  Recorded
Coffee or tea? Tea
Summer or winter? Summer

Which band or artist would you go see tonight if you could? Damien Rice
Which band or artist (wait...but no longer alive or playing together) would you go see tonight if you could? Kurt Cobain
Which band or artist would you like to have dinner with tonight if you could? Tori Amos
Which band or artist would you like to be playing alongside you during your next race (or long run)? Pink

Top 5 Songs for running, dancing or both?
Born Free - Kid Rock
When You Were Young- The Killers
She Talks To Angels - The Black Crowes
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
These Are Days - 10,000 Maniacs

Last 5 Songs you listened to today?
On my run:
Afraid - The Neighborhood, 
Dangerous - David Guetta 
Towards the Sun - Rihanna 
What Kind of Man - Florence and the Machine
Made in Gold - Nova Rockafeller

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