Obsessed Runner Blog

2019-05-29 - Today's run may be it!

randy bridgesIt's amazing how different we can feel both physically and mentally at different times during the same run. We live for the magic runs that are effortless from the first step to the last, leaving us fired up for the next time out. That said, more often we start out dragging, breathing hard, feeling heavy and tired. Usually it takes a couple miles for the body to groove in so no matter how bad it starts we can be patient...Miserable, but patient. We are rewarded as our heart rate drops and our steps become light ... But not always. We may head out rested and ready to get in a good solid effort, and for no reason our bodies head south. We may battle the demons for a while only to end up in a walk. We may try and the body will have none of it. We struggle home, hoping for a change in biorhythms or whatever, they may not come. Tomorrow will rock.

So much for motivation, eh?

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is here to remind you to get out the door, this may be your day, don't miss it!

P.S.: June is just around the corner and you have so many opportunities to hang with the RF gang!

June 8, 2019
Northville, MI
Flirt With Dirt 5K & 10K
You'll love this low key dirt run!

June 15, 2019
Canton, MI
Canton Liberty Run 5K, 10K & 1 Mile
Stars... Stripes... and SUPERHEROES

June 21, 2019
Ypsilanti, MI
Oberun 5K
Celebrate summer with friends, fun and OBERON!
The Oberun 5K is over 75% sold out, register now!

2019-05-22 - Get out your toys!

anna bday runBaby Goat here, stopping by to talk TOYS! Running is a sport that doesn't require all the bells and whistles... but I'd be lying if they didn't bring a little fun and excitement to the experience. We had a TOUGH winter. I didn't get out the door like I should have and my Garmin was dead in a drawer for far longer than I care to admit. Thankfully spring sprang and the watch made its way out of the drawer, on to my wrist and OUT THE DOOR! It has been a slow go getting back into the swing of things but I was reminded how much I love run tracking TOYS! Watching that resting heart rate come down after a sedentary winter, actually hitting my step goals, seeing the minute per mile pace knock back towards where it should be, and watching my weekly mileage increase has motivated me to get out there... like beating those Candy Crush levels... but BETTER!

Get out your toys and play,

Baby Goat, an admittedly (not quite as) obsessed runner excited to get out of the office and hit my 6th day on my step goal streak.

P.S.: June is headed our way and you have so many opportunities to hang with the RF gang!

June 8, 2019
Northville, MI
Flirt With Dirt 5K & 10K
You'll love this low key dirt run!

June 15, 2019
Canton, MI
Canton Liberty Run 5K, 10K & 1 Mile
Stars... Stripes... and SUPERHEROES

June 21, 2019
Ypsilanti, MI
Oberun 5K
Celebrate summer with friends, fun and OBERON! The Oberun 5K is over 70% sold out, register now!

2019-05-09 - Put a spring in you step

randy potoNo warm spring days in sight but the temps have been great for getting in the run, yes, some splashing around in puddles but, heck! We are lucky to have a sport that gets us outside and smiling while much of the world whines about the weather. Let's get out there and take in the sights, sounds and smells of spring while enjoying these 50 something degree days!
 
Run right through those puddles!
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner reminding you that It's not too late to sign up for Friday evening's Hightail to Ale at Atwater Brewery in Detroit, Looks like 55 degrees for the 6: (Beer) 30 start! Run, walk or stroll the Detroit riverfront then grab your medal, a beer and enjoy a great band. Cheers! Late registration is still available Thursday evening from 4-7PM at Running Fit in Northville, and race day from 4PM-6:15PM at Atwater Brewery in Detroit! (Shirts and shirt sizes are limited and cannot be guaranteed for late registration)

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At RF Events, we are looking forward to the day when we'll be able to host races in person for you again! Getting all of our faithful participants back to the racing world SAFELY is our highest priority. Over the previous couple of months, a dedicated safety team was created and is working diligently to come up with the best plan to keep all our racers, volunteers and staff safe. We are consistently keeping up to date with the CDC guidelines as well as the state, county and city guidelines for the location of each individual race. To see a link to a broad outline of what we're working on and continuing to update, click here. This is a fluid situation that continues to change so we will keep updating our plan as warranted. We want to be sure to let you know that we're working on it and looking forward to seeing you at a starting line soon!