Obsessed Runner Blog

2019-03-01 - Running is pure, true and simple

randy flowersThe daily run is not liberal or conservative, has no religious affiliation and has no enemies. The daily run can help lower blood pressure, contribute to cardiovascular health and has many other physical and mental health benefits. Rich or poor, in good times or in bad, the daily run is accessible to us all. Running events are celebrations of the human spirit, bringing together millions of people that support each other and share common goals and aspirations.

The daily run is yours and is just outside that door,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, can you tell?

PS: We had a very human moment yesterday, If you saw on Facebook and in your e-mail that you had until the end of the day yesterday to sign up for the OBERUN YPSILANTI EARLY BIRD PRICE... we were aaaaalmost right. February is hard... right?! So.. BONUS! You have until the end of the day TODAY to pay the early bird price for the Oberun 5K in Ypsilanti, MI on June 21, 2019. Summer, friends, fun and OBERON!

2019-02-20 - The run upstages the weather!

The RF Events Crew on yesterday's sun, fun run!

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It doesn't take much, sunny, 20 degrees, no wind, decent footing and the run takes center stage, not the weather! No doubt the pure crap days make my comments about today's run ring true. That said, we are over the hump as far as winter, in a couple weeks it will be time to ramp things up and stick to a plan that will get us to our goals. Here are some schedules to get us ready for the Martian Invasion of Races on April 13th, take a look at what seems realistic and jump on board! If you are thinking you wont be quite ready for 10K, sign up for 5K and plan on run/walking but getting out there and getting it done! Commit today, a race looming ahead will give you that extra push out the door!

Yikes, you can do this!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who also suggests getting your fire lit by joining us for a running film festival on Saturday afternoon, March 9th. The inspirational films and incredible cinematography showcased at the Trails in Motion Film Festival will work magic on our inner runner. I'll be introducing the films and we'll head out for a beer after, join me!

2019-02-13 - Run THROUGH it


anna winter(to the tune of We're Going on a Bear Hunt)

We're going on a winter run!
We're gonna log some big miles!
What a beautiful day!
We're not scared.

Uh oh! SNOW!
Deep, slushy snow!
We can't go over it.
We can't go under it.
WE'VE GOT TO GO THROUGH IT!

With a little preparation a snowy run is the perfect addition to your training... Think of it as a totally unexpected bonus! Layer up your moisture wicking clothing, throw on some traction devices and get your butt out the door. The varied footing of snowy miles work your ancillary muscles and connective tissues to enhance your balance and stability, making you SUPER STRONG... stuff you can't get on a treadmill! When the spring run season hits you'll be totally prepared and you'll get to skip that getting "back" in shape phase!

we've got to go through it,
 
Baby Goat (Stepping in while the Goat works his ancillary muscles on the sandy beaches of Jamaica), an admittedly
not quite as obsessed runner who will be humming about deep, slushy snow while I strap on my Yak Tracks tonight!

P.S.: After you get out for your snowy bonus run... Set a spring goal! The Martian Invasion of Races presented by Blue Care Network on April 13, 2019 will inspire you to dream of your finish line moment as you head out the door each day. Commit, train, SUCCEED in the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 26K Combo or Full Marathon... you can even recruit your favorite young runners for the Kids' Marathon!

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