2018-09-27 - You can only run too much

randy bridgesThe fall long run season is upon us! Many of us will be running marathons, half marathons, 10K's or whatever we each consider long in the next few weeks. Perhaps in Detroit, Chicago, Twin Cities, New York or some other exciting location! Now is not the time to cram for the exam. Now is the time to get into our heads that there is no such thing as being under trained. Schedules we follow are only rough guidelines, we all get in the miles we can based on what life puts in our way. The training we get in is only a part of the equation. Some of us will do all the work before race day, some of us will do most of the work on race day. The important thing is our determination to finish. Time to avoid negative people and negative thoughts, the adventure awaits! When things get tough, smile and remember this is what we do for fun! You can finish your race with a lot less training than you think as long as you are rested and healthy. Less might be more at this point, finish up your training by running smart.

Get excited and smile,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, who admits I wrote this to remind myself that the miles I ran to get ready are all the miles I need to finish, no matter how few those training miles may seem!

PS: The temps are finally dropping and you know what that means... fall is on its way! Join us at one of our FALL FAVORITES!

Scrumpy Skedaddle 1K, 5K and 10K
Orchard running, hard or soft cider, all you can eat pancakes and live music!
October 7, 2018 Flushing, MI

Run Scream Run 1 Mile, 5K and 10K
Costumes, cider and donuts, OH MY!
October 13, 2018 Ypsilanti, MI

Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
5K and Tot Trot 1K
Turkeys, swag and hot cocoa!
November 22, 2018

2018-09-19 - Surround yourself with runners

randy bridgesTo enrich your running life and to ensure your motivation, might I suggest that you surround yourself with runners. For sure you want to have all medical professionals in your life to be runners, that is, your doctor, dentist, ob/gyn etc. They will understand they are dealing with a runners body and will have insights that others might misdiagnose. This is a good spot for a shameless plug for John Farrah my dentist, and my Doc, David Bach, both in Ann Arbor. For hair care, how can you beat talking running with your stylist? Nichole Minor at the new Zev Salon, conveniently located next to Running Fit at 5700 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor! Talk running, get motivated and then shop... how can you beat it! Seriously, if your insurance agents, realtors, financial planners and all the people you deal with on a daily basis are runners, you will have the support and understanding you deserve... and up your chances of running out the door for a lifetime!

Live, love, run,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who puts his faith in those who run!

PS: To keep a balanced life, consider a bit of strength and yoga... Another shameless plug! My running friend Tod opened SPENGA in Ann Arbor, a 60 minute workout that combines 20 minutes of spin, 20 minutes of strength, and 20 minutes of yoga! The perfect way to stay injury free and balance out your running life.

PS: The temps are finally dropping and you know what that means... fall is on its way! Join us at one of our FALL FAVORITES!

Scrumpy Skedaddle 1K, 5K and 10K
Orchard running, hard or soft cider, all you can eat pancakes and live music!
October 7, 2018 Flushing, MI

Run Scream Run 1 Mile, 5K and 10K
Costumes, cider and donuts, OH MY!
October 13, 2018 Ypsilanti, MI

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