2019-04-11 - Run, cheer, run!

martianA big weekend in Running is upon us, locally, the Martian Invasion of Races on Saturday in Dearborn and on Monday, The Boston Marathon. The running weather for Martian is looking perfect and you still have the chance to enter online until noon today, or you can register at the expo tomorrow, or race morning. With a 5K, 10K, 13.1 and 26.2, we can choose our challenge based on how our training is going ... or not going! It can be quite an inspirational day at Martian, those running the 5K or 10K won't have long to wait after their finish to see the Marathon leaders come in, around 10AM. A marathon finish line offers a powerful motivational experience for the spectator, seeing goals and dreams come true, live and in person is priceless. Try to make it to Dearborn for the experience, also, if you can sneak it in on Monday, catch some of the Boston Marathon coverage streaming online. https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/watch/tv-coverage
 
Run, cheer, run!
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner looking forward to a big weekend in our running world. For those of you toeing the line, at whatever race or distance, I'm proud of you already!


P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired for a big year of FUN and RUNNING! Here are some fun favorites to add to your list:

Hightail to Ale 5K
(We hear there might be a discount in the Martian Invasion of Races Virtual Goody bag... just sayin')
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
May 10, 2019
BEER, RUNNING... DID WE MENTION BEER!

Oberun 5K
Wiard's Orchard - Ypsilanti, MI
June 21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a 5K run/walk to a beer garden!

2019-04-03 - I can, because I run

martianA wise old runner said, I don't run because I can, I can because I run. Our fitness level gives us access to so much life has to offer. We can fly up a flight of stairs or park in the far corner of the lot at Costco and not be in the tangle of cars vying for a front row spot. We can visit New York City and take in all the sites on foot, even walking from Battery Park to Central Park. Yes, running can add years to our lives and life to our years. Really, a new study shows a fir 75 year old is twice as likely to live to 85 than somebody with a sedentary lifestyle.

Get out the door today, so you can get out the door forever!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who was amazed to find out the results of a study that showed those who ran in the Martian Invasion of Races experienced better sex lives, made more money and were found to experience more joy and happiness than dead people! Enter here and live it up!

P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired for a big year of FUN and RUNNING! Here are some fun favorites to add to your list:

Hightail to Ale 5K
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
May 10, 2019
BEER, RUNNING... DID WE MENTION BEER!

Oberun 5K
Wiard's Orchard - Ypsilanti, MI
June 21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a 5K run/walk to a beer garden!

2019-03-27 - Yikes, spring running!

martianIt has been an odd and brutal winter. Spring seems to have taken us by surprise and it's hard to wrap our heads around the idea that it's time to line up and enjoy some races! CHARGE!!! Next up will be the Martian Invasion of Races, the 5K and 10K courses are perfect for those of us not quite ready for a spring Half or Full Marathon! I've run plenty of events in my life and can say that the Martian 10K course is a great one. It starts with 3 miles of stately old Dearborn neighborhoods followed by 3 miles of a wide, winding paved path through woodlands skirting the back of The University of Michigan Dearborn and past the Fairlane Manor, an architectural gem built by Henry Ford and his bride Clara at the turn of the century. The races start and finish in the heart of downtown West Dearborn and many bars and restaurants in town have post-race discounts and specials for those wearing a race medal!

It's time to COMMIT and RUN,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is digging a bit of sunshine and looking forward to the upcoming invasion.

P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired for a big year of FUN and RUNNING! Here are some fun favorites to add to your list:

Hightail to Ale 5K
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
May 10, 2019
BEER, RUNNING... DID WE MENTION BEER!

Oberun 5K
Wiard's Orchard - Ypsilanti, MI
June 21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a 5K run/walk to a beer garden!

203-21-19 - Fight the good fight.

randy flowersAfter the brutality of an endless winter, it only takes one nice day and then we hardly need a motivational push out the door to get in the run. The reality is that we will quickly forget the cold and start blaming the heat, our busy lives or whatever excuse we need to knock back the priority of our daily run. Our health is everything and the run is a big part of it, not just the run itself but the healthy changes in lifestyle we make due to our commitment. We all know how easy it is to lose focus when we are not facing a health crisis, then, one day, we wake to see a person in the mirror we never thought we'd be, or worse, wake up to one of the many diseases caused by poor choices. Yikes!

Hang tough and get your butt out the door,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner with as many excuses as can be imagined, continually digging myself back to the surface to fight the good fight.

P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired to kick off spring at the Martian Invasion of Races! Only 3 week to go, REGISTER NOW for the Martian Invasion of Races 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26K or 26.2M on April 13, 2019 in Dearborn, MI! Or check out the other race dates below--beer adventures, trail adventures, tri adventures and more!

2019-03-13 - Pointless runs

randy flowersYesterday I had a fun point to point run, something I don't do often enough. There is a strange motivational quality to running someplace as opposed to ending up where you started. I guess that makes sense at some level. Due to the nature of a point to point run, once you start, it's kind of like you are all in, if you're headed home or to work or whatever, you will need to finish this run no matter what. With the high winds we've been having, running point to point can make for a pleasant run on an ugly day. That said, yesterday was a beauty and my run was a bit uphill and into a light headwind, still, a rewarding run all around, adding to my sense of accomplishment and sense of adventure. I need to remember to ask more often, "Hey, which way are you headed? Do you mind dropping me off along the way?"

Turn your loop into a straight line today,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, keeping it fun and getting it done.

P.S.: There is some warm weather in the forecast which means there is RUNNING in the forecast! There is less than five weeks until our favorite OUT OF THIS WORLD race weekend. REGISTER NOW for the Martian Invasion of Races 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26K or 26.2M on April 13, 2019 in Dearborn, MI! Don't miss glitter fill finisher medals, custom technical shirts to all entrants and a day filled with more Martians than you can imagine.

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