Many people have already asked where the name came from so here you go. It's a long explanation and probably lame but we like it. The direct translation for Ari in Hebrew is lion. Ariel is a common name in Israel, and in Judaism in general, meaning Lion of God. El is God in Hebrew but we like Ari rather then Ariel. Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favorite philosophers and his theories of transcendentalism match my feelings of running ultras. Like it or not, there it is.
Needless to say, Zanna and I are so excited to be parents and looking forward to this the ultimate adventure.