Poll: Help Decide Craig's Facial Fate

A while ago Craig shaved his beard off for the first time in a long time. After I said I liked it, he said that he hated it. Ha.

There have been other conversations about his beard as well (weird, yes)... so, being the great friend I am, I decided to make use of my corner of the internet to help him decide what he should go with going forward.

Keep in mind that Craig is single - so that *should* weigh into your vote (guess I am biased... but just because ultra runners usually have unruly beards and that might be "cool" in that world doesn't mean that's what Craig should do... just saying...)

Also keep in mind that you are not voting based on the quality of the photo - rather just the beard length that fits this man the best.

Most random post I've ever done, and first poll ever, commence!

Full Beard:

"Full beard" (in quotations because it will get much more unruly during ski season). 
Trimmed Beard:

Stillwater race... a trimmed version of what the beard used to be
Just Fuzz:

Nice selfie
Clean shaved:

Mesa with Uncle Craig!
So serious...
So... time for a vote! Your beard opinions?!????

online poll by Opinion Stage

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!


  1. Where is the Fu Manchu option? :)

    1. That IS not, and WILL not be an option :)

  2. I would write in ice beard, but that is a holiday special only.

  3. I voted Just Fuzz, but it was a hard decision between that and cleaned shaved. To me he's most handsome sans beard... just sayin.

    1. I couldn't have said it better myself, Heather :). I'm assuming most ladies out there would agree? :)

  4. I agree with Heather! The full beard definitely says accomplished ultra runner, but the just fuzz and clean shaven look make him look quite handsome. :-)

  5. How about a nice, big set of chops? I think that might be the key to snagging that trophy wife. Amy