Obsessed Runner Blog

August 13, 2008 - The Olympics are upon us!

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.

Watch TV!

Randy Step
Head Goat and Obsessed Runner trying to find his remote after 4 years!

September 15, 2010 - Cold & Lonely

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.

2012-01-25 - Carpe Currere!

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!

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