Obsessed Runner Blog

2020.01.14 - Run if you should

randy winterAs you know, I keep going back to the theme of the lack of motivation to get out the door and always coming back from the run smiling and happy we got out. Today, I face the opposite dilemma, I really feel like getting out there but I have a bit of an Achilles pain and know I should take a couple days off, dang. The worst part, taking the day off will not leave me smiling and happy because I took the day off. Nothing about our sport is easy, nothing good comes easy. Running must be great because taking today off sucks! Because of today's difficult decision, most likely I'll be back out there pain free in a couple days feeling smart, and smiling, before and after the run.


Run if you should

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, with time on my hands in place of my run to do some core work, that I hate to do but will. I only write this so I will actually do this or feel even more guilty!

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2020.01.08 - I feel like a phony

randy winterThere are times when I am sidelined from the run and write this  motivational midweek email and I feel like a phony, who am I who didn't get my run in to tell you to get out the door. Not the case today but as I get in my runs while here in Florida for a couple weeks and writing this, guilting you out the door into some cold crap weather... again, I feel like a fake! By the way, the weather here has been amazing, just sayin'. That said, your run in the wicked weather will leave you far more satisfied once it's done than any wimpy run on a nice day.
 
I am proud of you for getting it done,
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner looking forward to running at the Bigfoot Snowshoe Race in a few weeks and relinquishing myself of my-self-imposed wimp status. Hope to see you all there!

2020.1.2 - Still diggin' the run

randy winterI must admit, over 40 years of getting out the door I'm about as obsessed with running as I've ever been, wallowing in it like a pig in mud. My running has taken me around the world and around the block. Another new year and it's time for new plans to keep the fire lit. I'm committed to run 50K Trail Weekend, several half marathons and the Traverse City 70.3 ... so far! I hope you have caught the running curse and stay over on the dark side with me till the end, if not, today's a great day to enter a couple long races to get the fire burning.
 
Run or grow old and moldy,
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner with no plan to stop.

PS: New Year's Day filled our Facebook feeds with every bodies commitments for the new year! We loved all the sign ups for their runs for the year. If you still haven't picked your goal races for 2020, check out our full listing of events HERE! Commit, train, succeed!

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