MORE: Find your local shop
Small businesses are the fabric of our communities and the decision to shop local can mean the difference between success or struggle. Each month, our team will spotlight our favorite retailers, showcase their communities and celebrate shopping local.
This month, we’re spotlighting one of our favorite retailers, Milestone Running, out of San Diego, CA. The SoCal running scene literally runs through Milestone, as owners Greg and Chad have created one of the most energetic, fun and thriving running communities on the map. Sure, it doesn’t hurt that the weather is usually pretty good for their Wednesday group runs. We caught up with Greg Lemon…
How did you get started running?
I started running when I was a wee lad at Evergreen Elementary when a fellow classmates father put together an organized track team through the school. The school burnt a single lane in the grass and from there we were introduced to track and field.
What one piece of advice would you give to a new runner?
Take it slow and don’t compare yourself to anyone else. This is cliche but run your own race.
What do you love about your town’s running community?
Support someone else’s passion. Most people do not open a business for the sake of it; it is something they truly love. Try and put your money in your own community as much as possible.
Share a personal running goal or memory.
My personal goal is to beat Trials qualifier Dylan Marx in a race. Although he is substantially faster than me I’ve started to carry branches to throw between his legs and when he falls that is when I’ll make my move. I just need to catch up to him first! Haha.
What’s your favorite Saucony product, and why?
I just got a pair of the Endorphin Pros and I love everything about them. I can’t run slow in those babies if I tried! Lightweight, cushioned, yet responsive, and they sure are pretty. Still can’t catch Dylan but I am getting closer …
Want to know more? You can visit Greg and the Milestone Running family through the channels below.
2545 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104