I seem to be seeing more stories of runners cheating by cutting courses during races. If true, this strikes me as just sad. Running itself is so pure and honest, we run, and the distance and times, slow, fast, meeting our goals or being disappointed, tells our story. Each run becomes part of us and the rich history of our running life, if we cheat any of it, we ruin all we have achieved. That said, our personal bests can never be taken away from us, they are ours to take pride in and tell stories about, right up to our last breath! And the runs that went bad, and how we delt with them, or how we accepted them, are the learning experiences that make us who we are. Through pain, we grow.
Run true, it’s what we do,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, who will be camping and running trails this weekend! Join me!
Thanks to the Head Goat 50k in May challenge from RF Events, I have not missed a day of miles in 30 days! Not easy for anyone in this busy life, but the challenges do make it fun and help make it happen. Kind of a throw back to 2020, but a residual that has found a spot for many runners, including me. The FB group has been wonderfully supportive, more than I could have imagined. Unlike running in a race, no matter what your pace or the miles you put in, everyone in the group is doing their own thing and are in essence, all equals, doing what they can and everyone cheers each other on. If you have not done a challenge, or have not one in a couple years, they are still here for you! The June challenge is next, so join us as we tour Michigan in the Stay-Cay Challenge! I promise, a refreshing poke to your running life.
Enrich your runs,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, who is continually amazed at how much I love this sport and the people it attracts, the best people, like you!