2019- 04-25 - Yes, you are a runner

randy flowersI just got back to running after 3 weeks off with a pain I had to work through. With every break in running I can't help but get a guilty feeling, like I'm a phony or loser ... Especially when I write the midweek run mail! Yes, this is ridiculous, I know I am a runner and setbacks are part of our sport and our lives. I will be a runner until death, even if I can't ever run another step. Be proud of yourself and your running, no matter what pace or how short or long or however many days you run in a year. You are a runner.
Run forever and ever, amen,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner ... who is very slow and is throwing in lots of walking, so there!

P.S.: The perfect plan for getting back into the swing of things is a FUN run/walk! Join us on Friday night, May 10 in Detroit, MI at Atwater Brewery for the Hightail to Ale 5K! Don't miss a beautiful run along the Detroit riverfront followed by a beer party including food trucks, cornhole and live music... Did we mention BEER?! Great custom shirt and pint glass to all entrants, sweet bottle opener medal and an Atwater Brewery beer to all finishers. The perfect jump back into this running life!

2019-04-11 - Run, cheer, run!

martianA big weekend in Running is upon us, locally, the Martian Invasion of Races on Saturday in Dearborn and on Monday, The Boston Marathon. The running weather for Martian is looking perfect and you still have the chance to enter online until noon today, or you can register at the expo tomorrow, or race morning. With a 5K, 10K, 13.1 and 26.2, we can choose our challenge based on how our training is going ... or not going! It can be quite an inspirational day at Martian, those running the 5K or 10K won't have long to wait after their finish to see the Marathon leaders come in, around 10AM. A marathon finish line offers a powerful motivational experience for the spectator, seeing goals and dreams come true, live and in person is priceless. Try to make it to Dearborn for the experience, also, if you can sneak it in on Monday, catch some of the Boston Marathon coverage streaming online. https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/watch/tv-coverage
Run, cheer, run!
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner looking forward to a big weekend in our running world. For those of you toeing the line, at whatever race or distance, I'm proud of you already!

P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired for a big year of FUN and RUNNING! Here are some fun favorites to add to your list:

Hightail to Ale 5K
(We hear there might be a discount in the Martian Invasion of Races Virtual Goody bag... just sayin')
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
May 10, 2019

Oberun 5K
Wiard's Orchard - Ypsilanti, MI
June 21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a 5K run/walk to a beer garden!