Jumpstart your 2014

Red Coyote Running and Fitness 5720 N. Classen Blvd.

If you’ve decided to get fit in 2014, run to Red Coyote and grab a flashy, comfortable pair of running shoes that will give your feet the support they need whether your goal is to become one of those people who runs at 5 a.m. every day or you’re just hoping to lose a few pounds of Christmas cookies. Who knows? Maybe you will be wearing them when you cross the finish line at the OKC Memorial Marathon in April.

Porch School & Art Supply 5200 N. Santa Fe Ave. porchschoolsupply.com

If you want to coax out your inner artist this year, stop by Porch for supplies. It carries everything from easels and pencil sharpeners to paints and colored pencils. The Porches have been in business since 1963 and will surely help you find out whether you’re a Picasso or a Rodin.

The Paramount Reel Club
701 W. Sheridan ave.

If you’re dead set on becoming a high-brow film buff, roll on over to The Paramount and join the Reel Club. You can set your own membership price and join other movie-loving members at weekly screenings.

Bentley Hedges Travel
10011 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Bldg. H 



If you’ve resolved to jetset out of the metro and maybe even fill up your passport with stamps from all over the world, visit Bentley Hedges. Its agents will help you book your plane tickets and hotel and car reservations and can even help you with travel arrangements for your business.

The Health Food Center
7301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite D

If your plan is to cook and eat healthier, stop by The Health Food Center. This grocery store provides a wide array of fruits and vegetables, and its staff is knowledgeable about vitamins and supplements you can take to boost your new healthy diet.

Ton Papier
500 W. main St., Suite 100

If your plan for 2014 is to take a step back from technology and write more — you know, on that old-fasioned paper stuff — visit Ton Papier. It stocks stationery as well as gifts, in case you find out you’re not too great at that writing thing.

Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Northwest Expressway

If you’ve resolved to be a little more studious this year and read everything you can get your hands on, make a trip to Full Circle. Its knowledgable staff will help you choose a great book whether you’re looking for something instructive or just want to get lost in a fictional storyline.

Brittany Pickering

Brittany is a copy editor and occasional writer. She holds a bachelors degree in English from the University of Central Oklahoma and a certificate in publishing from The Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. She has spent the last six years copyediting books and journalistic writing.

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