Sunday, December 20, 2009

STORY OF THE MONTH

Decembers story is one of my favorites.
Thanks Rick and Trent for your spontaneity
It was great to have you in the race.
We are planning to do the
Utah Valley Marathon
again in 2010.
Mark your calendars for June 12, 2010




Trent and I had never seen a Footbike until the night before the marathon. It looked like so much fun I bought one (Sarah was kind enough to lend a bike for Trent) and the next morning we did the Utah Valley Marathon. Trent and I laughed out loud as we raced each other down the big hills. It took a while to get "in the groove" but we soon found it and managed to hold our position throughout the race. We had a blast!! It at first didn't seem very hard but the next day we were quite sore. I had been training for a run but I guess this uses different muscles. Thanks so much for including us last minute. What a blast!!
Rick

Monday, December 7, 2009

All I want for Christmas!

Here is a wish list I have compiled for Footbikers.
Please feel free to add other items in the comments if you have different items on your wish list.
First things first-
If you don't have a Footbike then that should be #1 on your list.
and incase you did not know we have a special running through 12/31/09
Buy one Street or Track model Footbike and receive a
coupon good for $50 off the second Street or Track model.
Isn't it great!
Now you will have your Footbike and so will your favorite workout buddy.
Okay now that we all have our Footbikes
These are the simple modifications I have made to my
Footbike that some of you may be interested in too.
Although Stock, the Footbike is great.
1st of all I bought some Ergon Grips $29.99 at REI
I love them they make the longer kicks a bit more comfortable for the hands.
I went with the GP1 in small because I have small hands. I decided to stay with the stock bar ends I like how they feel.
2nd my husband bought me a carbon fiber fork
This decreases the overall weight of the bike and get's me a bit lower to the ground.
Changing out the fork then required new front brakes which Chris also bought for me.
Next I bought a new front tire.
I bought a Michalin 700 x 23c
I purchased this from my new favorite bike shop.
Saturday Cycles which is in West Bountiful very close to my house.
This brought my kicking plat form a little bit closer to the ground.
I love the new tire it is a smooth repsonsive ride.
One of my very favorite things I have on my Footbike is my
Cateye Bike Computer
I love to be able to track my distance, my average speed, my current speed.
I like numbers.
This gives a way to set and reach new goals for myself.
That takes care of the bike now for the kicker.
Here in Utah for the cooler months
I recommend wearing some cool weather running pants and a running jacket.
My new favorite running store is
Wasatch Running Center in Sandy Utah
Glenn and the others will be sure to set you up with the right clothes and shoes.
Now Kicking shoes. I am not sure what my next pair will be.
It has been recommended to me to wear a
flat soled shoe with very little rise to the heel for kicking.
I am also a runner so I have gone with a running shoe or a crosstraining shoe and I
use the shoe for both kicking and running.
Back to the cold weather gear.
I bought a good pair of full finger Pearl Izumi bike gloves from REI which I have test
in 32 degree weather and I love them. They are thin comfortable and keep my fingers warm without getting to hot.
Last for the cold weather rides. I like to wear a fleece Balaclava
It doubles as a hat and ear warmer and I can pull it up over my mouth
on the really cold rides to keep from breathing in too much cold air.
To keep hydrated I use a waterbottle in a cage on my shorter kicks
anything under 10 miles.
If I am going further than that I will take an sport drink in my bottle cage and
I wear my Hydration pack on my back. I found a very slim line pack that does not bother me at all to wear. I bought mine for $12 at Sam's Club in the summer time.
On the FootbikeUSA.com
Moses as recommended the following two items
Sipp Stream- I have not tried it, but it sounds like a great idea.
A waterbottle with a long tube that hooks to handlebars for an easy drink.
Next
Adidas Ankle Protector- This is something used in soccor, but
if any of you have ever had even one sloppy kick and knicked your ankle on the footboard
you may be rushing out to pick these up.
Last are some great stocking stuffers
Zip Fizz- this is my current sport drink of choice
Zone Perfect Bars- my current pre kick boost.
I-tunes gift cards - to add more kicking tunes to the IPOD.
Green slime for the tires if you kick where there might be thorns.
The Green slime has saved me and my workout on a couple of occasions now.
I know it adds weight, but it also adds peace of mind.
One last thing on my list and I haven't decided which one to get yet, but
I need a good bike light for those mornings when I start out in the dark.
I want something easy on and off on the handlbars, it needs to be bright enough
that I can be seen and so I can see where I am going, but I don't really want to spend
a grundle of money. I will keep looking and let you know when I find something I like.
I have a helmet light, but I do not like it. It bothers me and is very heavy on my head.
Mike Santa Cruz of Santa Cruz Marketing said this is what is on his Footbiking wish list
Le Mond carbon fork, Zipp 808 Track front wheel, Schwalbe Marathon Racer 18" rear tire. And some nice Adidas X-Trainers from Zappos.com.
Hope this helps you and your family decide on
the best gifts for a Footbiker.
Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Gift ideas for the sport enthusiast in your life

We of course think that a Footbike should be at the top of every ones wish list and gift giving list.
Check out this link-
Footbikes are number 3 on Amy Donaldson's list in Today's Deseret news
If you already have your Footbike- you may have a wish list of things to use while Footbiking
or fun new mods and upgrades.
This has inspired me to write a list of my must haves for Footbikers
Watch for my next post.

Friday, November 13, 2009

November's Footbike Story

Our November Story is from Connie K.
She fell in love with her Footbike immediately and even joined us a few weeks after buying her Footbike in a 5K race.
She is a lot of fun and we are glad to have her as part of our Footbike Family
Here is Connie's story.

This past summer the orthopedic surgeon told me that my knee was wearing out faster than I am and that I should not participate in impact sports. I'm an avid biker but sometimes like mixing things up so was disappointed to know that I shouldn't run (even though I never really liked running, but it did get fitness results). A few months later I saw the article in the DesNews about footbikes. I was so excited to find an optional way to workout, and still be outdoors. I arranged for the Cox's to bring the footbikes to Sugarhouse Park for a demo. I was sold as soon as I got on it and deciding not to impulse buy I didn't buy one that night -- I ended up ordering it the next day. I've had a blast learning how to get a stronger kick and work out hard. It's always so funny to tell friends about the footbike -- they get on it and play for a few minutes and you can tell they think that it won't be that hard. I challenge them to take it for 15 min and then tell me what they think. The Footbike is an amazing workout!!! Another benefit is exercise sessions with my dog, I take my dog to the school next door in the evenings and he loves running next to me -- he gets a much more intense and quicker exercise session when we go footbiking!-- Connie

Monday, November 2, 2009

Don't hang up your Footbikes for the winter yet

This week the weather in Utah is suppose to be beautiful. Plan on high's in the sixties and lots of sun. Perfect weather to get out and kick. And even though the mornings are still chilly, just put on some long clothes and an extra layer and your good. I really don't like it when we deal with the time change it messes up my kids schedule and the evenings are so dark, but I decide that I do love to have more light in the morning and I like to be outside so much better than working out in the basement.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Here are a few tricks to stay away from the treats

This time of year can really throw me off of my diet and training plans. I have four kids who will be hauling home big sacks full of tasty candy and treats and then all of the left over from the trick or treaters that didn't come.That candy will be around tempting me along with all of the other Autumn treats pies, cookies, hot chocolate, carmel corn. mmmmm... and then Christmas is only 7 weeks away and we start into the christmas nummies.If you are like me and have a major sweet tooth then you know what kind of will power and discipline it takes to control your sweet tooth from Halloween through Christmas.

Here are some of my tricks to avoid the treats.
Allow myself a certain number of treats per week so that I don't feel totally deprived.
Have a competition with a friend to see who can stick to a one treat a week diet. Put $ on the line.
Send all the left overs candy and goodies to work with my husband, the guys there have no guilt.
Don't put the nummies out on the counter at home, it makes it too easy to snack on those instead of making a healthy snack choice. Out of sight out of mind.
Here are some other tricks that I found that we can try together.
Chew sugar free gum instead
Eat something with mint, it nautrally curbs a sweet tooth.
Brush your teeth
Get busy- occupy your time with something outside of the kitchen. You will likely forget about the treat.
Be sure to eat regular meals with protein and complex carbs so you are not hungry and looking for a quick sugar fix.
When you have a craving, go do sit ups or go for a walk or some form of exercise for 10 minutes. This will usually curb your sweet tooth and help you make a better snack choice.
Have sugar free treats available to fill your need
Eat fruit- it is sweet and will many times fill the sweet tooth cravings.
Freeze small squares of dark chocolate and savor one a day or when a craving hits.
Try a chewable vitamin C, along with boosting your immune system it is also known to help with cravings.
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Follow up - Running Clinic

Thanks to Tom Miller and Glen Gerner the running clinic was great.
Tom talked a lot about learning to run smarter not harder.
Many Footbikers are runners first and use Footbiking as a crosstraining tool just as Tom Miller suggests. His clinic gave a lot of good information about running form, about the mechanics of our muscles, about listening to our bodies and our feet, proper breathing and
he gave a lot of tips about running from a mental aspect.
Many of the things he talked about can be applied to Footbike training or any sport really,
I was glad I went. I have a lot to work on.
Keep up the hard work and maybe we can all have the same spunk as Mr. Tom Miller
when we are in our later sixties.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Running Clinic with Tom Miller Author of Programmed to Run

On Tuesday October 27th at 7PM I am going to the Wasatch Running Center for a running clinic.
All are invited to come. There is no cost. Just show up it should go for about an hour.
Tom Miller, who is the author of the book Programmed to Run
will be the speaker at the clinic.
I know many Footbikers don't or can't run any longer,
but for those of us who still do this could be a great clinic.
I have not been able to get my hands on a copy of this book yet, but I am told that Tom Miller uses a Footbike or a scooter similar to a Footbike in his training and
references it in his book as a cross-training tool.
Glen and the guys out at Wasatch Running Center have a Footbike out at their shop right now that they have been using and showing to customers so for those of you who don't know what a Footbike is and need to satisfy your curiosity go to the Wasatch Running Center and check it out, try it out, give me a call if you have any questions and we will see you next Tuesday at the clinic.
8946 South State Street, Sandy www.wasatchrunningcenter.com
See you there!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Footbike Story, by Sarah Cox

January 2009

August 2009


One year ago this month (August) I got on a Footbike for the first time. I had no idea at the time where that would take me, but this is how it started for me.

Two big boxes showed up at the house one August afternoon in 2008, this in itself was the most exciting event for me in days. Hmmm…. Maybe I should back up. In March of 2008 we were blessed with not one, but two beautiful babies. Yes Twins, to make a total of 4 children under the age of 6. Now with our first two babies I was determined to not let kids slow me down. They joined us, right? We went everywhere and did everything we always had and just brought the kids along, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, biking, snow shoe hiking, boating, snow skiing, running- you name it we did it, and had a great time at it. The boys just thought that was what people did. The outdoors and fitness was a big part of their lives from the beginning.
When I found out I was having twins I was terrified! Frightened of the pregnancy, afraid about how to handle two babies and totally perplexed about how to get out of the house by myself with four kids when two of them were infants. Well I didn’t get out. I basically confined myself to my house after several attempts because it was so overwhelming to even get everyone to the car let alone get them out of the car in a public place and have two screaming babies and try to keep track of two other kids. Let’s just say that I went an entire month on one tank of gas in my car and not because I was being so green. When Chris (my husband) would come home from work he was so great and helped to get me out of the house at least once a week, despite my overwhelming lack of desire. We would go to the store (a total nightmare for me) or for a drive, go on walks or small hikes. This was the only exercise I was getting at the time. Most of my days just consisted of diapers, feeding and cleaning.
Okay so now back to the Footbike story. When the boxes showed up it was an exciting event for me. Chris took the pieces and parts and built up two shiny new Footbikes. What strange looking things, but kinda fun to kick up and down the street in front of the house. OOOOOHHH….. and I feel that working my gluteus maximus and quads and hamstrings and everything else that has been dormant for about a year. This is fun! Weeeee!!!! I wonder if we can take the family out on a kick around the neighborhood. Sure enough- Put the babies on our backs and the boys on their bikes or scooters and off we go. The babies fell asleep- Total bonus! We went to the school and rode around the track a few times and then back home. The next night, I wanted to do it again. I found a freedom from the movement. I remembered how much I like to move my body, I remembered how much I like to have my heart pump. I remember how good it makes me feel mentally, physically and emotionally to get outside and get some exercise. Footbiking was fun, it was something I could do with my family, and it was something that raised my heart rate and made my muscles feel stronger. I became an instant addict. I wanted to go more and more. I found a friend who was crazy enough to get up at 6:30 several mornings a week to go out and kick with me. We started at the end of September and by the end of October we were doing about 5 miles each ride. Then at the beginning of November the snow came and the Footbikes were hung up for the winter. I kept up with my morning exercising okay by doing aerobics a couple of times a week, but I really had an itch all winter long for better weather so I could go out kicking. Finally in March the snow melted enough to start kick’n in the mornings again. My friend Brandy who is also a Footbike addict joined me again for our early morning kicks. At the end of March we got a crazy idea that it would be fun to Footbike a marathon. After working things out with Hyrum the race director of the Utah Valley Marathon, we began our training. We were dedicated. I set up a training schedule of 3-4 medium kicks each weekday with a long kick on the weekend. Gradually we worked up to 10 miles, to 13 miles, 15, 18, 21 and then 26. Wow I remember the Saturday morning I hit 26 miles. I was so exhausted. My muscles ached I was so drained, but at the same time I felt great. I was on top of the world. I knew I could finish the race. We kept up our training doing hills, and long distances. Race day came and it was awesome. There was so much energy and excitement. There were 10 racers in all. It was a rush to be a part of the event. It was exhilarating to cross the finish line. I took first place in the women’s Footbike division. Wow pretty cool and then a couple of days later I found out that I now held the Women’s US record for the marathon distance on a Footbike. Me???? Now that is cool, I have never held a record before. Now What? Brandy and I kicked a few times over the next couple of weeks and enjoyed our leisure kick, but what could we work toward now? What was the reason to get up at 6 AM? Was it enough to get up early just because we like Footbiking, because it is fun, because it is good exercise? We kept it up the morning kicks, but not as serious for a couple of weeks. I did two charity rides, which were fun. Then Chris and I were invited to become members of Team Footbike USA and train for the World Championship Footbike races in Italy in 2010. Wow, what an honor. Can I do it? Do I have what it takes? I spent the next few weeks training harder trying to pick up speed, studying up and deciding if this was something I wanted to do. I decided that YES! I was in. I wanted it, I love it, and it is thrilling. I love how this makes me feel. I enjoy pushing myself harder each day to go a little faster a little farther a little harder. Brandy my kicking buddy moved away. Would this be the end of Footbiking for me? Was I dedicated enough to do this without someone to meet at 6 AM. YES! I have set up a new training schedule and found that I have it in me to do this on my own. I do this for me! This is my time, this is my passion, this is my hour each day to reflect, to think, to relieve stress, to plan, to relax, to exercise, to accomplish something, to start my day off with some fresh air and adrenaline. I love how I feel, I love how I look, and I love to have something to work toward. I love the feeling of accomplishment. I love to compete. I love getting better everyday.
I LOVE FOOTBIKING!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

500 MILES


I added it up and my shoes now have
over 500 kicking miles
on them.
My shoes were feeling like they are breaking down
so I added up the miles.
A lot like running I think 500 is the magic number.

It is time for new kicking shoes!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

5K Race Results

Here are the race results for the John D. Hawkes 5k
We had a great group of Footbikers.

9 Total Footbikers
7 Women and 2 Men

Thank you to all that participated.

Chris Cox 11:43
Mat Greensides 12:41
Sarah Cox 14:37
Ruth Greensides 14:43
Connie Kitchens 16:17

Marian Decker 16:51
Larene Young 17:29
Daphne Bass 19:06
Amy Donaldson 19:08

Here is a movie of the race for your enjoyment.

video

Congratulations to Callee. The winner of the Story contest.

Thank you to all who sent in your footbike stories. They were all great and I will post a new one each month. The winner of the contest is Callee. I wish the prize was a Footbike and not just a gift card because I know she really wants her own Footbike. Keep saving. Many of you told me about stories, but never got them into me. The contest is over, but I would still love to have your stories and I will post them here on the blog.

Thanks again.

Here is Callee's Story.



Sure, I will try out your adult sized scooter. How hard could that be? But I am for sure not going to buy one!
That was my first thought about the Footbike when Sarah called and asked if I would like to try one out for awhile.
My first day with the Footbike, I mapped out a 3 mile trail that I would follow. The trail was on a flat road and had no hills. This would be easy! I made it about ½ miles and my legs were burning, I was sweating buckets and my heart was racing so fast. I turned around and came back home and was so mad that I was so out of shape that I couldn’t push myself farther on the Footbike.
The next day after realizing that this wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be, I paced myself and repeated that day after day and each day I went a little farther. I was so surprised on how many body parts I could feel getting a good workout. I loved feeling the burn in my butt and legs. It was instant gratification for me and not to mention that it was FUN!
Each day I would go out on the Footbike, put my iPod on and just “Kick It” –It was a great stress release for me; I was able to work out and actually enjoy it. I got a lot of stares from people and one person pulled their car over to ask me what it was, I was excited to explain it to him.
Then I received the dreaded phone call from Sarah. “Hey Callee, we need to come and pick up the footbike”
I actually was very sad and miss being able to exercise with the Footbike. I am anxious to buy one and get started with entering marathons and other activities with the Footbike

Thanks for the great opportunity to enjoy the Footbike.
Callee
Tooele, Utah

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Count Down Begins

2010 World Championship Footbike Races
To be held in
Ivrea, Italy


see this site to follow the details as they become available.
Official Dates of Event are
August 5th, 6th and 7th, 2010

Only 323 Days until we

Kick it in Italy


Monday, September 14, 2009

The Curb

Hey all of you scooter lovers
If you haven't yet you need to head over to
and check out the new updates to the website.
One of the newest additions is
The Curb
Here you can leave comments, post pictures, post video.
Let other kickers know who you are, share your favorite kick'n story.
See who's who and let us know who you are.
See ya at the curb.

How do you Kick a Cold?

Does anyone have any great magic for getting rid of a cold fast? It has been a week now and I guess I am finally feeling a bit better, but now I feel like my training has set back so far. I am just looking for some good advice for next time on how to kick a cold before it kicks me so I can keep kick'n.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Beautiful Sun Valley


We spent the weekend kick'n it in Sun Valley. I think I will have to add this to my list of favorite places to kick. Sun Valley has an awesome Trail system (The Wood River Trail), the temperatures are cooler, the scenery is beautiful and the people are friendly. We met and talked to a lot of great people. All summer long we have been hauling Footbikes everywhere we go and really they are great for so many different kinds of trips. They are great when you are camping for cruising the campground or trail systems. They are great when you are staying in a hotel and want to tour the city. I have found that riding a Footbike in the city is so much friendlier than riding a bike. It is a lot easier to get on and off in busy pedestrian areas or getting around in a little bit of traffic and easier to maneuver tight areas.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Enter to Win

Kick-It Marketing is having a drawing for a $25 Visa gift card.


All you have to do is send us your Footbiking story and a photo.

We will feature these stories once a month on our blog.
Some of you have already sent me your stories.

These will be entered in the drawing for the prize.
Please submit your stories to our email kickitmarketing@gmail.com
by September 30th.
Your story can be just about anything.
It can be a funny story about something that happened while Footbiking, it can be an inspirational/success story about how Footbiking has changed your life.


It can be about your first impressions of Footbiking.
It can be just the reasons you like to Footbike.
It can be a story about something unique/ extraordinary/goofy/crazy
that you did on your Footbike.
What ever you decide, make sure email it to me by September 30th
with a picture to be entered in the drawing.
I look forward to reading all of your stories.
Thanks

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Start 'em young

Here are the twins getting started early
The future Footbike Champions Of the USA
17 Years of Training ahead of them
and I think we can get them on the podium

Ashley (17 Months)
Oakley (17 months)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Come Kick-It with Kick-It Marketing- Footbike Demo Day


For all who are interested in trying out a Footbike.

Come by Liberty Park in Salt Lake on August 19th between 6pm and 7pm.

Enter the park from 1300 South and come around to the East side of the park.

Look for us on our Footbikes.

Bring your tennis shoes and a friend and come see what it's all about.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Footbike In the News

Check out the story about Footbiking in the Deseret News
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705322975/Kick-it-Footbikes-great-for-fun-fitness.html




Thank you to Amy Donaldson at the Deseret News and to Nylin, Ryan and Dusti at Mountain Land Physical Therapy.



Just Kick It!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What do you do?

When your favorite kick'n buddy moves away
What do you do?
Get out the IPod
Plug yourself in. Turn it up loud.
And Kick-IT!
When your favorite kick'n buddy moves away
What get's you up at 5:45 in the Morning?
You Do!
You do this for you, for the thrill, to regulate your mood,
to start your day off right, to reach your goals, to feel good,
to be strong, to prove that you can.
When your favorite kick'n buddy moves away.
Search for a new one, but until then Kick-It Hard.
You do this for YOU!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Team Footbike USA

Chris and Sarah are honored to have been invited to train and to compete with
Team Footbike USA in the World Championships in 2010.
We are looking for Private and Corporate Sponsors to help us achieve this goal.
Please see the side bar for additional information.
We are new to this and would love to hear your comments and coaching
about training for a big event like this.
There are 4 main events that we will take part in.
These include a long distance race of 26.2 miles, a 9 mile criterium,
a relay and a 600 meter sprint.
We will keep you up to date as the next year of training get's under way.
Here are some links for more information about the sport and about last
years competition in the Netherlands.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

RACES FOR A CAUSE

On July 24th my Sister Ruth and I joined Pedal Away Parkinson's this is a 10 Mile bike ride organized to raise money for a cure for Parkinsons Disease.
We did the race on our Footbikes it was great fun and well organized. I think we may join this one each year.
The reason this race is on our list of races to participate in is because our Father passed away in January of 2008 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Ruth Greensides (my sister) is the race director for the
John D. Hawkes Memorial 5K.
All proceeds go to helping find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
The 2nd annual 5K will be held on September 26th at Liberty Park, Salt Lake
Please plan to join us for the run/walk or this year she has added a Footbike division.
For more details please visit

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

16th Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride

MOONLIGHT MADNESS
Sarah

Brandy

Friday July 10, 2009
Brandy and I joined the madness out on Antelope Island for a ride.
It was madness
To begin with We got stuck in traffic on the way there, and so we started out 35 minutes late, but because there is really only one road that goes to the Island a lot of others were stuck in behind the same traffic.
As we were approaching the marina where the starting point was we heard the sound of heavy rain on the windsheild, but wait that was not rain, but
BUGS.
I have never in all my life seen so many bugs, we were terrified to get out of the car, but a man assured us that once we got onto the road out away from the marina the bugs wouldn't be so bad.
So we braved the swarms for the first mile (about 5 minutes) and then it did get better.
The ride was beautiful rolling hills with a great view of the city lights reflecting on the lake.
The moon peeked out from behind the mountains and made it's way through the clouds into the night sky.
The ride was great, the people were great.
and the bugs were gone by the time we returned to the car
22.85 miles later.
We were the only footbikers to our knowledge on this ride.
We recieved a lot of comments about our bikes
and made a few friends along the way.
Mark your calendars for next year.
A little madness now and then makes you feel alive.
Alive and Kick'n.





Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Where are the pedals?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T7zGyzrHiQ
Footbiking Interview with Billy Carmen
Follow this link to get a good picture of what footbiking is all about.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

West Bountiful, Utah Independence Day Parade


The Cox's decorated their footbikes to give the
crowd a little something different to look at.

The kids loved it.
The Parade watchers loved it.
We loved it.


Good Job boys! You were awesome paraders.

Our Prayers are with the troops and we are grateful to all those that
have served us past and present so that we can live in this great country
Kick-It Marketing would like to wish you all

a wonderful and safe Independence Day.
God Bless America
Just Kick It!





Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gary Schmitt - 1st Place winner at UVM


I finally got a picture of Gary.

Gary took first place in the Footbike division at the Utah Valley Marathon.

Way to go Gary!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

UTAH VALLEY MARATHON-


Saturday June 13, 2009 5:50 AM
The Starting line of
the first official US Footbiking Marathon.

The race was a huge success.Thank You to Hyrum Oaks the race director for allowing us to be a part of this marathon. Also a big Thank you to all of the race participants many traveled long distances to be a part of this event.

Thank you for your support.

Footbike Racers

Gary Schmitt- 1st Place Overall- 1:36:20.8

Christopher Cox - 2nd Place Mens 1:40:53.2

Mat Greensides- 3rd Place Mens 1:46:59.6

Robert Nachtrieb 1:52:27.3

Jeff Oakie 1:56:27.3

Sarah Cox -1st Place Womens 1:56:54.6

Brandy Waddoups- 2nd Place Womens 1:56:59.1

Trent Bluth 2:11:05.2

Rick Bluth 2:11:05.3

Liza Hyatt- 3rd Place Womens 2:12:43.0

Finish Line shots

Unfortunatly we do not have Gary Schmitt and Chris Cox pictured at the finish line because Chris 2nd place was our photo man and therefore did not get a photo of Gary our first place finisher. Gary and Chris you guys were incredible. Great Race.

Way to go Mat!

You did awesome Robert.

You da man Oakie.

Sarah You go girl-

Brandy- You Rock!

Hats off to Trent and Rick who purchased their footbikes the night before the race and having never been on one before raced in the footbike marathon. They finished the marathon with excellent times, both finished in the "TOP TEN" Hope you guys had fun. See you next year!

Great Kick'n Liza!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cross Training

Yesterday I took a day off from Footbiking, but by 3:00 in the afternoon I was feeling sluggish.
I always feel so much more energy throughout the day when I work out.
The babies were sleeping so I decided to try out my treadmill,
which has been collecting dust for about 11 months.
I was amazed to find how different my run felt after all of my Footbike Training.
WOW.
I felt stronger and did not get out of breath so easily as I remember before.
I only ran for three miles, but I think it was a record time for me.
All of this Footbiking is helping me to be better at more than just Footbike.

Friday, May 22, 2009

FOOTBIKES TAKE ON BEAR LAKE



The Bear Lake KOA in Garden City, Utah now has Footbikes for rent.
http://www.bearlakecampgrounds.com/
If you are looking for a great weekend or day trip this is the place to go.
Whether you are staying at the KOA or just there for the day, stop in to the bike rental shop. Ben will take good care of you and set you up with a Footbike to kick around.
This is a great place to get on one and go for a kick.
There is a paved trail that goes along side the main road through
Garden City with views of the
Mountains and the beautiful, blue Bear Lake.


After we delivered the new Footbikes to the KOA and had a little lunch at Merlins Drive-In, it was our turn to hit the trail on our Footbikes. Chris and I each put a baby on our backs and followed our enthusiastic 4 year old Weston all along the trail.






We had races, stopped to see the fish swimming in the crystal clear water and kept our eyes open for that legendary "Bear Lake Monster".
Oakley, as you can see got the biggest thrill out of cruising with his Dad.


Great Weather, Great Place, Great Company!
What a perfect Day!

Kick It in Bear Lake!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crazy Adults, Scooters are for Kids...

....but Footbikes are for Kids of all ages!
Whether you are in 1st Grade and just
starting to kick like Kirkam of West Bountiful
(pictured on the Yellow Express Model)
or if you are a time tested wise guy.
Footbiking is for you!
Bring out the kid in you again
and start kicking it!

My new Candy Pink Thing

Looky here.
Chris set me up with a new Footbike.
I now get to kick the marathon on what I call
"My Candy Pink Thing."
RACE IS ON
READY, SET
KICK!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What is a Footbike?

The footbike is:
a fun, family friendly, easy to use,
fits almost anyone, comfortable, safe,
adjustable, rideable, get where you wanna go,
absolutely enjoyable, everyone want to get on and tryable
scooter/bike.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I love Green Slime

... Green slime my only green slime
You make me happy when my tire goes flat
You never know dear how much I love You
Please don't take my green slime away.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Now I know I can make it

I did it!
Today I Footbiked 26.2 miles. Wow-
It was exhausting, but now I know I can make it to the finish line on
June 13th at the Utah Valley Marathon.
WaHooo!
Sarah-

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A little Taste of Insanity




Today we made it to the top!


Brandy and I have been trying to get from my house in West Bountiful to the Bountiful Temple.


This Morning we did it!


8.55 Miles of Up. Very Steep up.


You try going up 4th North.


We made it up and back in 1 hour 8 minutes.


It's a beautiful day.


A little Insanity for Breakfast Tastes good.


mmm...mmmm...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TOP 10 REASONS TO FOOTBIKE

10- It's new, it's hip, it looks cool, it looks fun. You've gotta try it.
9- You need some fresh air, some freedom, some adrenaline.
8- Anyone can do it. It's easy, it's comfortable, it feels good.
7- It's a killer work out! It works your butt and you can feel it. We call that "instant gratification"
6- You burn more calories faster which can make it a quick workout when you are short on time.
5- Family friendly. You don't have to go all out, take it easy on a ride around the block with the family while you build relationships.
4- Ride it anywhere. Save on gas. ride to work, to the store, to the trail. A great way to get around under your own power.
3- You can take it with you everywhere. On vacation, cruise the campground, see nature or a new city at your pace.
2- It's easy on your Knees, easy on your back. You can get out an move without the pain and impact on your joints.
1. IT IS SO MUCH FUN! YOU LOVE IT!

Update on Sarah's Training

Sarah is training for the Utah Valley Marathon.
On Saturday she went
19.78 miles.

WOW!

Only a few more until she is ready for the race.

JUST KICK-IT!

Footbiking a new fun way to get out and move.









Our Kick day with Mary Ann's Class in Layton was awesome.

The weather was great and a fun time was had by all.

Thanks to everyone who came and participated.





Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chris is an animal. This is him taking on his first 10 mile distance on the Footbike. No problem!


We are training for the Utah Valley Marathon.
The Marathon has opened a marathon footbike division. This is the first ever organized competition for footbiking in the USA. Chris and Sarah are both training to participate in the Marathon with Team Footbike. Team Footbike is looking for sponsors for the race. Contact Sarah at 801-815-8027 if you have a company that would be interested in being a Team Footbike race sponsor.

Kick-It Marketing doing first Footbike Demo Day in Layton on April 18th.

If you want to come see what this footbiking thing is all about
We will be doing a demo Saturday Morning in the parking lot next to
Petsmart on Hillfield Road in Layton.