Yes, I've been away from the keyboard, missing a week seems to lower the guilt level as I missed week two, then the slippery slope took over. Writing, much like running, is a target for the busy guns of life that seemed aimed to stop us in our tracks. Like no other time of the year, the holiday season puts our run on the front lines, parties, dinners, long, dark, cold winter days and cute cookies make getting in the daily run an almost unwinnable battle. We need to look for a hole in the line, pull on our gear and dash out, hopefully without being noticed. Don't worry about distance or the schedule, just get out, clear the head, break a sweat and sneak back into the fray. We'll get those weekly and monthly totals back in line in the New Year but for now ...
Just get out that door!
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who has no good excuse for my lapse in writing ... But I guiltily admit I have dirt on my shoes from running black diamond trails around Sedona, the paths in the big apple's Central Park and sand from some Florida trails, all in the past 3 weeks. I'm back!
P.S.: We'll be back for NONSTOP FUN in 2020! If you haven't checked our calendar lately... we suggest you do so! Resolve to get your butt out the door in the new year! RFEVENTS.COM/CALENDAR
I run most miles on trails and this early heavy snow had me feeling down today as I opted for the road. As usual, all worries about weather, my route and motivation evaporated as I got into the rhythm of the run. The snow under foot made me forget there was a road under there as the whole world turned into a trail! The moral of the story, always trust the run, not your attitude or motivation, just get your butt out that door and the run will take care of the rest!
Keep the faith,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who admits to continuing to being a clueless idiot when it comes to how I feel about going out that door ... A doubting Thomas.
PS: Spice up the winter run with a trip to downtown Dexter for a silly hilly run or walk at the Holiday Hustle! Hit the streets for 5K or 1 mile of festive fun. Cozy beanies to all entrants, fun medals to all finishers. Be there on Saturday evening, December 14th!