2018-03-07 - Timing is Everything

randy freepTime, distance and pace are highly motivational aspects of our sport. How fast we are is not relevant, it's our personal understanding of the work we have done to cover the distance we ran in the time it took us. Not just physical effort but also the mental effort, from our courage to start to the will power to be consistent, doing something most people look at as punishment or even torture. Only the runner understands all that our sport gives back to us and how we can find joy in it.

May we have the courage to continue running forever,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who has found joy in running and is excited for the Trails in Motion Film Festival this Saturday!

PS: When we cross a finish line, only we can fully appreciate our finish time... but that's not completely true, the timing crew here at RF Events uses their expertise and cutting edge technology to make sure your time is as close to exact as possible. I'd like to give a shout out to our timing crew, who continually come up with new and creative ways to get you your results in real time. From scrolling results on a flat screen, to text messaging a full analysis of your pace, and both overall and age group place when you finish. If you are, or ever get involved in putting on an event, consider RF Event Services to impress your participants.

PS: Our timing team is hiring! Looking for a part time (weekend mornings) gig that allows you to experience the Michigan Running Culture every weekend? Are you a tech savvy runner? Know SQL? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018-02-28 - Let the treadmill gather dust!

randy freepIt's been a nice string of running days and the weather trend for the next ten days is looking pretty good. The ice and snow is off most of the trails, a real mid-winter gift to us dirt runners!

My usual goal is to motivate you out the door, today, I'll let the weather do that! Instead, I'd like to invite you to head indoors on Saturday, March 10th for a motivational running film festival at the historic Farmington Civic Theater! This is a rare opportunity for the running community to get together in a non-race setting... and it will be fun to see each other with our clothes on! Grab a ticket, grab some popcorn and enjoy the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Festival!

Get outside,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is looking to do a bit of "arm chair" running at the movies!

PS: After you join us in front of the big screen consider getting up Sunday, March 11, 2018 and giving back to the running community! The Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K and 1K in Ann Arbor, MI is looking for some race day helpers. Volunteers receive a sweet shirt, $30 coupon towards a future RF Events, and endless thanks!

PS: BBQ! BEER! BEAUTIFUL TRAILS! Join me on a road trip down "south" May 19, 2018 to the breathtaking natural beauty of Nashville, Indiana. Dances With Dirt - Gnaw Bone is an insane test of human endurance that will leave you knowing you are fully awake, alive and living life in full color! Hit the wicked trails for 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 50K, 50 Miles or grab your friends for the extreme relay. Pair all of this with some sweet swag and you've got the makings of a seriously kick butt day!

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