Obsessed Runner Blog
We put in the hard miles to build our base, like building a house by hand, board by board, mile by mile. We feel the progress and newfound endurance, like seeing the house finally taking shape, then … It burns to the ground as some part of this amazing body breaks. Perhaps we were posting, boasting, and feeling bullet proof at a time we should have been carefully and quietly respecting the climb and watching for warning shots across the bow. When we up the miles we are upping the ante, upping the risk, hoping to run that fine line, near, but not over the crumbling edge. Perhaps we were playing the weekend warrior and lost a battle, or perhaps were cautious and still broke. Dang. Now, we start over, knowing how sweet it will feel to get back to that first pain free mile.
Run smart, recover smarter,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who has not run for 7 days due to weekend stupidity. Tomorrow, I inch my way back. Spring is dangerous all the way around.
It looks like we will be skipping spring and going right into summer next week with no time to acclimate. Wild weather just adds to the adventure, like my run yesterday that finished in the rain. I looked at the doppler, knew it was coming, and smiled when it slapped me! Next week, get out there, respect the heat, and smile like you know a secret, while other’s curse. Ha!
Now for a shameless plug for my book. The book is a valuable tool, not only will it make getting out the door easier, it seems that it will add insight and value to every mile you collect through life. I’m just repeating what I keep reading in the hundreds of 5-star reviews. I am humbled and grateful that what I have learned and shared is helpful. For those of you who have my book, I thank you. For those of you who order a book from the link below, you will get a signed copy a couple bucks off the Amazon price, and if you send me an email on the day you order it, sharing with me your running goals or want it signed to someone as a gift, I will add a personal motivational poke on the inside cover. Order HERE
Enjoy every healthy day,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner … It never gets old!
I’ve noticed that market volatility, the war in Ukraine, gas prices and other high inflationary areas have had little effect on the head clearing, life energizing, value of the daily run. On second thought, the run seems to have become more valuable than ever! That said, we may adjust our lives a bit, choosing not to buy the Brooks Adrenaline in every color, and running local, perhaps skipping a trip to South Africa to run Comrades, and choosing Run Woodstock instead, saving a few bucks and keeping our carbon footprint a smaller size. If only all of life’s decisions were so easy.
Decide to run, today!
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is feeling balanced, diversified and protected from the downside. Running, the new gold.