Obsessed Runner Blog

2023.10.25 - Ready to Run

randy rainsuitTo me, running gives me a reason to get outside and actually enjoy so called bad weather days. It is time to take stock in our winter run gear. Preparing now is motivating, knowing you are ready, can leave you excited to try out your winter gear. It’s already time for a good headlamp/flashlight, and the new LED’s turn night into day. Traction for your shoes will have you looking forward to that first dusting of snow. Having the right combination of base, and outer layers, and having the perfect combination ready no matter what the weather, will leave you feeling like one smart cookie! Todays the day to lay it all out and see what holes you need to fill. Tomorrow, your excuses will be a shorter list.

Bring it on, we are/will be, ready!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who admits not being a fan of the cold, accept when I’m out running in it!

2023.10.18 - Holiday Running

Randy Racing GearAs the glory of fall fades away so does the motivation to get in the miles. With darker and colder days ahead, and our target, goal races behind us, I find by having a couple holiday runs on the schedule, your motivational chances are better. Yes, we don’t have to take these races so serious, and we can get by with the fitness we worked on through the year, but a race is a race and knowing that we have another starting line to toe will get us out the door. Now for the shameless plug!

The Ann Arbor Turkey Trot is the perfect way to start Thanksgiving Day with a couple thousand friends, leaving plenty of time to get home to cook the bird and watch the team in Honolulu Blue! Enter today to give yourself over a month of motivation! Finish out the year with the Holiday Hustle in Dexter on December 2nd, then enjoy a couple months of what I call off season, with maintenance runs to hold on to some fitness.

Gobble, Gobble, Ho, Ho, Go!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who also thinks you should plan to join me for a winter road trip to Traverse City for the Bigfoot Snowshoe Race, January 27th, then, the Super 5K in Novi, February 11th, where we earn our spot on the couch for the big game!

2023.10.01 - Today's run is crucial

Randy Racing GearThe most important day of our life is today, now, is our only chance to live in the moment. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may or may not come. The next most important day may be an upcoming race you are targeting, perhaps a job interview or a vacation, but besides thinking and planning, make sure to take personal time today to live, grow and be fulfilled. Today’s run can do just that, if you let it.

Get your butt out the door,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, who admits that for me, it takes an effort to live in the moment, even on the run. Again, I write this email to poke myself so … I don’t miss the wonder that is right in front of me. Right now.


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