Personal time is precious in this busy world and there is no better way to spend it than on the daily run. The satisfaction we get from our effort, pace, distance covered and dedication to our sport assures us that we did not squander the gift. We return to our hectic lives mentally charged and ready to share ourselves (A better self) with the world again. Running, the gift that keeps on giving...
On race day, our personal pursuits come together as we share our pain, pleasure, glory and even defeat, taking the running experience to the astral plane, elevating the joy of a life fully lived to a place unexplainable to the non-running world.
--Randy Step, an obsessed runner still on a high from the weekend's long run in the "D", thanks to all who shared the road and made it magic.
this fall in Ann Arbor, the streets of the Windy City, Grand Rapids or soon will share them soon in The Big Apple, you and the running world make this life rock!
for a test run with Montrail. Try out their new hybrid models, the Fairhaven and the Rouge Racer. We will be running at 6:30 pm leaving from the store at 6 mile and Haggerty to run to a few trails and back. Bring your headlamp! Run from 4 to 8 miles.
PS: Volunteer for Run, Scream, Run!
On top of all the "thanks" and "you rock" you will get throughout the day, you also get an awesome volunteer shirt, a $30 coupon toward any Running Fit event (includes race shirt) and a great feeling for giving back to your sport!
|Run Scream Run - Oct 22 - Ypsilanti, MI
Click here for mor information on the Running fit Volunteer program and/or here for the online volunteer registration link.
Yo Run Gang,
Did you know that watching TV can be good for your running but it only happens every 4 years. The Olympics are upon us! After watching the best in the world and seeing the passion and commitment first hand, you cant wait to get your butt out the door and try to be better than you are.
We can all be roll models and heroes. How many times have you heard a neighbor say, arent you the one I see out running every morning? Yes, you are setting the example that in this busy world you fit in your run, perhaps making them pause to think, maybe I can do this too. Heck, invite them!
A busy week for the obsessed runner and closet triathlete, Running Fits T-Rex Triathlon is sold out at 400! Watch for more mid week evening venue runs from us.
Head Goat and Obsessed Runner trying to find his remote after 4 years!
Yo run gang,
A body in motion stays in motion. As I headed out for the run this morning I had all the negative thoughts, it's dark, it's cold, I have so much other stuff to get done ... when the reality was, the sun would soon be up, it's not like it was a wicked winter day and if I skipped the run now I would not get to work that much sooner and I'd be cutting out at lunch or earlier to run anyway. On top of all this, my wife was joining me so it was not going to be cold, dark and lonely. So, knowing all these things and knowing that once out the door I would eventually get into the groove, love the run and would be happy and satisfied that I did run, it still took what seemed to be a serious effort to get out the door, but I did what I always do, I headed out the door. The moral of the story, nothing good comes easy so get to work, perhaps don't think, just get out and run.
During our run my wife, a Nurse Practitioner specializing in geriatric medicine, said that the secret to longevity is to just keep moving. One example she used was that once a person starts to use a wheel chair to ease the burden of walking, their chances of never walking again are very good and it goes downhill from there. It seemed to me that running teaches us this at an earlier stage in life, giving us a leg up as we keep moving ahead!
Never ever, ever stop!
Randy Step, an obsessed runner ... with no good excuses not to be.
A snow free, above freezing running day nearing the end of January, "carpe currere!"
For those of you running the Bigfoot Snowshoe race in Traverse City this weekend, not to worry, there will be enough snow to stumble around in. Rooms are cheap and a spontaneous road trip is always good for the soul, join us! Runsnow.com
More winter run fun in a week! Sunday, March 5th, we take on 5K in Novi before watching the Patriots take on the Giants. Like a Turkey Trot, The Super Bowl 5K is a big party run before a day of tailgate food and a well deserved spot on the couch. The 5K finisher's pint glass can be put immediately to use! We have a big heated indoor post race space complete with junk food served by the "Pauli Girls" and a TV with past Super Bowl highlights. Invite your non-wimp friends and enter at runsuperbowl.com. Optional on the entry site, for every $20 you donate to North Star Reach, a summer camp for kids with severe medical problems, you get a football square and a chance to win Mizuno shoes and other swag!
Keep the fun in your run,
--Randy Step, an admitted impetus cursor, who just looked up a bit of Latin lingo on Google!
leaving us with no time for the workout, skipping meals, skipping sleep and worse yet, we may follow it up with and overindulgent night out that we trick ourselves into thinking we deserve as the answer to stress reduction or some such nonsense, when we know the reality is ... a deeper hole.
Fitness, like freedom, takes constant vigilance and hard work, a lifelong battle with victories and setbacks but always worth every ounce of energy we put forth. Never ever give up, each hard won fitness victory is sweet, and worth a lifetime of struggle. We start again today!
--Randy Step, an obsessed runner
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PS: Great LOCAL events this month
PS: Endless Pool time at Running Fit Jackson Rd, Ann ArborTriathlon season is in sight! Time to dive in, 80 degrees, the feel of open water and a workout you can't get in a standard pool! Spring rates, $10 for 30 minutes - $15 for 60 minutes - $30 for 4 x 30 minutes package price - $50 for 4 x 60 minutes package price.
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Welcome to RF Events!
RF Events (RFE) goal is to create and execute events that can live on in memory as the most significant moments in life, events where goals and dreams become reality, a tall order that we take seriously.
Yes, there are some cheesy and fun themes but behind the scene a detailed plan executed by our crew to insure a safe serious timed event that your training and hard earned entry fee will not be wasted on.
RFE does not chase the fads and promises not to put on flavor of the month, money grab, been there, done that runs. We believe in successful events that stand the test of time, events that can become memorable traditions for you, your family and friends.
You can expect a great value for your event dollar from RFE, our goal is to pay the bills, support charitable causes and make a modest and fair profit … so we can party like rockstars until the next race!
Your faithful event crew at RFE:
Randy (The Head Goat), IronMandy, Baby Goat, Gare Bear, Swamp Dog, Timing Trevor, Yellow Dog, #UFN, Shady, Your Mom, Mother Fultcher and Speedy!
Unpaid Staff includes Kristy, Fit Janet, Ted & Joanne (The Purple Grays), Red Rider John, Wild Bill, Trail Dog, Mark the Beard, Bernard the Texan, The Admiral, Sue & Phil Wade, Dave & Lorri Walch, John & Margo Heebert, Sam Denominee (& family & friends), Ant and hundreds of the coolest people you will ever meet on planet earth.