Obsessed Runner Blog
As runners, we are trained for adversity, these are hard days but for most of us who are not fighting the virus, not life or death, just tough. There are a lot books centered on World War Two on the best seller's lists these days. Staying home, with the heat on and a fridge full of food, compared to hiding in a freezing attic with almost nothing for months on end, with the enemy just outside, helps put things in perspective. That said, once again, the value of today's run is inversely proportional to the stock market, a solid investment, get out there.
Things are tough, you are tougher,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, whose morning run is still paying interest late in the day.
PS: The Crew at RF Events are hard at work, creating creative ways to lessen the frustration we all have from cancelled events. This NY Times article explains our pain well. https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/RU_sample.html
The daily run not only gives us a place to escape the torrent of bad news for a bit but has also has helped prepare us for this day. The following comes from David Nieman, the world's leading exercise-immunity researcher. One way to protect yourself from Immunosenescence, Keep exercising. "It's one of the biggest most important and most amazing effects of exercise, "says Nieman. "Overall, regular exercisers are about 20 to 30 years younger, in terms of Immunity, than those who don't exercise. FULL ARTICLE
That said, let's do our part to limit the spread of the virus to help give the medical community time to get this sorted out, come up with solutions and hopefully, save some lives in the meantime.
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is trying to stay positive.
Last weekend I sat glued to the set to watch the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Unlike many countries that pick members of their team based on consistency, past performance or other factors, the U.S. system leaves no room for politics or someone making a judgement call on who should go. The US team is made up of the first 3 men and women over the line in the Olympic Trails Marathon. Hundreds line up and it's all about those top three spots. The stakes are high and the drama is as good as sports get. Thousands of training miles, years of dedication and discipline all come down to a 26.2 mile run that will bring fame to the top 3 but also great personal satisfaction to those who worked so hard to qualify. Those elite runners who got to the starting line and give it all they had to be a part of history. As runners, we can all relate to these Olympians on some level, we are disciplined and dedicated, we know what it's like to train long and hard to get to our starting lines and we put all we have on the line on race day. Watching the best can motivate us to step up our game and be better. Yes, a bit of T.V. this year will help our running!
Watch, train and race your best,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who for some reason, runs more miles during Olympic years that others, despite a few hours in front of the tube! Bring it on.
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