Imagine a place that you can visit multiple times and find something new every time. In Downtown Sioux Falls we have such a place. Zandbroz Variety is boutique department store with books, stationery, home decor, bath & body, jewelry, toys, and more.
Zandbroz is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Located on Phillips Avenue in the Danz building Zandbroz is a downtown must visit. Sioux Falls Skedaddle participants will receive a 15% discount on their purchases during the Downtown Stroll.
Jeff Danz the owner of Zandbroz explains that Sioux Falls is a running town because of it has vitality and a focus on wellness - couple that with great places to run.
209 S. Phillips Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 10am-8pm
Downtown Sioux Falls is the local home for the arts. We are tremendously proud of our public of art work including the downtown Sculpture walk and the multitude of spaces dedicated to the arts. Today for the Skedaddle Stroll we are sharing Rehfeld’s Art & Framing. A truly unique home to local and regional artists.
Rehfeld’s Art & Framing has always striven to be the absolute best custom framer since opening in 1983. This unique shop has won First Place Awards in National competitions, they were the first gallery in Sioux Falls to be certified by the Professional Picture Framing Association and currently have a certified framer on staff. Rehfeld’s gallery also represents more than twenty-five local and regional artistis. They aim to represent artists in a variety of mediums and styles, both well established and emerging.
Located between 605 Running Company and the Shriver Square Rehfeld’s will be a must visit on the Saturday of Skedaddle packet pick-up. They will be offering crazy day deals on many home décor items and a 15% discount on locally made greeting card packs to all Skedaddle runners (this offer will exclude Jon Crane’s “Beacon of Hope” greeting cards).
The fine folks at Rehfeld’s are excited to welcome all of the runners and believe Sioux Falls is a running town due to the accessibility of so many trails. It’s also a beautiful city for runners to enjoy!
Rehfeld’s Art & Framing
210 S. Phillips Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5:30pm
With everything happening in Downtown Sioux Falls this is a race you must be apart of! Visit the event site today to register for the Sioux Falls Skedaddle: Race, Volunteer or Cheer!
605 Running Company
Downtown Sioux Falls is home to many unique and amazing local businesses. You’ll find a highly walkable community with clean streets and amazing architecture. Today we are featuring Sharing the Dream. This non-profit fair trade organization sells unique hand-made goods from local artisans in Guatemala. All profits go to support employment, training, education and health care in Guatemala.
Located in the beautiful Jones 421 building just a few blocks from 605 Running Company, Skedaddle participants will want to make the trip on Saturday as they are offering 10% off to all runners.
Dana Loseke from Sharing the Dream believes Sioux Falls is a great running town because of the tremendous bike trail along the Big Sioux River and Skunk Creek watersheds. This provides a safe and beautiful trail system for runners, walkers and bikers.
Sharing the Dream
Sioux Falls Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm
421 N. Phillips Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
At 605 Running Company we are thrilled to be co-producing the Sioux Falls Skedaddle with our friends Pink Gorilla Events. We believe that Downtown Sioux Falls will provide a truly unique race weekend experience. I’ve been working closely with our local business neighbors to create the Downtown Stroll race weekend for all of the Skedaddle participants. We will be utilizing our blog to showcase all of the great things that the stroll will include.
Today we are talking about Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen. Located at 600 N Main Ave Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen is a locally owned and operated restaurant focused on utilizing locally sourced products to bring you high quality food & drink in a casual atmosphere.
During race weekend all Skedaddle participants will receive 10% off their entire order at Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen.
The good folks at Bread & Circus think Sioux Falls is a great running town because of our great trail system and passionate running community.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Menu available at breadandcircussd.com
Stay tuned for more stroll details and we’ll see you all Skedaddle weekend!
605 Running Company
I had a long conversation with a coworker the other day about how people choose to spend their money. Is a latte frivolous? Maybe, if you need that money for something else.
The next day, I was running with a friend and she made a passing comment about having poor time management – her Christmas tree was still up, and it’s February.
She probably could have taken the morning off running and taken her tree down, just like I could have stayed home and folded the neverending laundry I have or sorted through a pile of mail to pay bills.
But instead both of us – and a few others – found ourselves meeting on the north side of town just after sunrise to log a few hours of running out in the country on the gravel.
It’s one way to spend a weekend morning.
We followed it with coffee and breakfast downtown, and then went our separate ways.
I hung out with the family. Did some laundry. Laid on the couch for a while. A fairly normal low-key winter Sunday afternoon. And I did what I always do – spend some time thinking about what my week looks like, where I can fit in time at the gym, where the weather will hold to run outside, when I’ll have to hit the treadmill at 9 p.m. on a weekday just to fit something in.
Just like anything, you have to find the time to exercise. You have to make it a priority and make sure the people you love understand that. In our house, we do our best to model the behavior and encourage it.
Is it distracting when my 8-year-old wants to do a strength workout with me? A little. But it’s also hilarious when she decides the weights are too heavy, so she lifts her earmuffs like a kettlebell instead.
And on a recent night when my son was sick, Patrick cleaned up a bed full of unpleasantness to allow me to run another mile on the treadmill, blissfully unaware, for a few more minutes, that things weren’t, after all, improving.
I thought about all these things on Sunday, as we ran out on Ditch Road. In two hours, we saw two cars and one very mean German Shepherd (fair warning – about a mile north of the well).
We could have all been doing something else.
We talked about the struggles of continuing to train while time marches on. I lamented how heavy I feel lately – this winter hasn’t been good to my waistline. Natalie talked about how maybe this is the last year she has it in her to continue to run 100-mile races. Sharleen talked about finding the time to train. Karen joked about having to go home and make breakfast for the kids after we were done.
There’s always something else to do – and for many of us, there’s nobody else to do it. To pick the kids up. Take them to practice. Load the dishwasher. Earn the paycheck. Get the oil changed. Every day is a list of tasks that need constant prioritizing.
It can be exhausting.
But here’s the thing: I needed that.
I needed those women and I needed that run, and I needed to turn out of the horrible north wind and have a negative split back. I needed to sit in a coffee shop with my winter hat on and laugh and talk about kids and makeup and nothing at all for a while.
It’s really easy for me – and maybe for you, too – to isolate myself. To run alone. To read all the time. To say no to lunches out with my coworkers, to not answer my phone, to feel like an outsider when I do go to things. Sometimes people are surprised when I say that – thinking I’m much more outgoing than I am. It’s true, in some ways. But it’s also true that too much of it makes me feel like I need to shut down for a while.
I’ve been watching this in myself lately, and trying to make changes. I’ve been talking to the person next to me at the gym. Trying to make myself go to cocktail hours or new classes or saying ‘yes’ when someone asks me to do something – like lead another book group.
And when friends ask me to go for a run, and then invite other folks I don’t know, I’ve been forcing myself to show up anyway, remember that most people are pretty friendly and that if I feel dorky, it’s OK to just be quiet and let them carry the conversation.
So maybe you’ll see me at 605 Running Co. on an upcoming Wednesday or Saturday – trying to make time to brave the cold – or at the Sioux Falls Area Running Club social at The Cookie Jar at 4 p.m. on Sunday, or at yoga with Jeri Light. And if not me, you’ll see 605 Ambassador Deb Shissler, or yoga teacher Jeri or any of the other regulars.
And here’s the thing: Come say hi. Let’s talk about where you work or what you’re reading or if you think peanut butter Cap’n Crunch is the best cereal ever (it is).
If you feel like you need a friend, someone to stand next to just for some solidarity because maybe you feel weird that day or need motivation or just need to know you’re not alone, then any one of us would be there for you.
Let’s be there for each other.
Sometimes I need it, and maybe you do, too.
Jacqueline Palfy is a longtime runner, reader and writer, marathoner, mom and board member of the nonprofit Sioux Falls Area Running Club. You can follow her on Twitter @runnerJPK or reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Story ideas are encouraged.