I went through about 3-4 names before settling on “Beer Runner” for the incarnation of this blog. I liked the simplicity of the name, and thought it was a pretty good idea. The problem with good ideas is that if you have one, it’s pretty likely someone else had the idea first.
And I’ve learned that for at least nine months, Tim Cigelski has been writing an entertaining and informative blog called Beer Runner for Draft Magazine. Tim also writes about many other forms of exercise besides running. I’m actually rather thrilled learn about it, because it somewhat validates what I’m trying to accomplish here. But there’s no way I can top writing about beer, cycling, and pole dancing.
The world could use more beer runners, but one blog called Beer Runner is enough, and it only makes sense to change the name of this one. Of course, I went through about 2-3 more names in my mind during a morning run. One of the working titles was “Beer Runner Ramblings”, but that seemed a little too folksy. I ended up going with the slightly alliterative “Bay Area Beer Runner”. Perhaps every municipality should have a resident Beer Runner.