I love sports. And I love sports stories. (I bet I’ve seen “Hoosiers” a thousand times.) That’s why three years ago I asked Mike Takeuchi, a long-time chronicler of the sports scene here in Santa Barbara, to keep doing what he does best. That’s how Endorphin Release was born. Mike’s done a fantastic job for which I and a lot of people are grateful. But he’s moving on to the next challenge. We wish him well. But here in Santa Barbara – and beyond – stories on the dirt trails, the granite walls, hardwood courts, grassy fields, the back roads, oval tracks, and ocean waters are begging to be told. So I’ve asked Jeff King, a screenwriter, fitness author, basketball coach, and good friend to take the mantle from Mike and run with it, so to speak. Jeff’s planning to make some changes to the site, it will take him a few weeks to get things up and running, so stay tuned. And in the meantime, get out there, challenge yourself, find out something new about you. This is going to be fun.

Dave Odell

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” –Steve Prefontaine


 Local artist, Matti Berglund, takes everyday elements of her world, then dreams them onto canvas. In this 2002 painting, her inspiration is the rich flora along one of our favorite running trails here in Santa Barbara, the San Ysidro Trail. To see more of Matti’s dreams go to: www.mattiberglund.com

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