Obsessed Runner Blog
Personal time is precious in this busy world and there is no better way to spend it than on the daily run. The satisfaction we get from our effort, pace, distance covered and dedication to our sport assures us that we did not squander the gift. We return to our hectic lives mentally charged and ready to share ourselves (A better self) with the world again. Running, the gift that keeps on giving...
On race day, our personal pursuits come together as we share our pain, pleasure, glory and even defeat, taking the running experience to the astral plane, elevating the joy of a life fully lived to a place unexplainable to the non-running world.
--Randy Step, an obsessed runner still on a high from the weekend's long run in the "D", thanks to all who shared the road and made it magic.
this fall in Ann Arbor, the streets of the Windy City, Grand Rapids or soon will share them soon in The Big Apple, you and the running world make this life rock!
for a test run with Montrail. Try out their new hybrid models, the Fairhaven and the Rouge Racer. We will be running at 6:30 pm leaving from the store at 6 mile and Haggerty to run to a few trails and back. Bring your headlamp! Run from 4 to 8 miles.
PS: Volunteer for Run, Scream, Run!
On top of all the "thanks" and "you rock" you will get throughout the day, you also get an awesome volunteer shirt, a $30 coupon toward any Running Fit event (includes race shirt) and a great feeling for giving back to your sport!
|Run Scream Run - Oct 22 - Ypsilanti, MI
Click here for mor information on the Running fit Volunteer program and/or here for the online volunteer registration link.
Yo Run Gang,
Did you know that watching TV can be good for your running but it only happens every 4 years. The Olympics are upon us! After watching the best in the world and seeing the passion and commitment first hand, you cant wait to get your butt out the door and try to be better than you are.
We can all be roll models and heroes. How many times have you heard a neighbor say, arent you the one I see out running every morning? Yes, you are setting the example that in this busy world you fit in your run, perhaps making them pause to think, maybe I can do this too. Heck, invite them!
A busy week for the obsessed runner and closet triathlete, Running Fits T-Rex Triathlon is sold out at 400! Watch for more mid week evening venue runs from us.
Head Goat and Obsessed Runner trying to find his remote after 4 years!
Yo run gang,
A body in motion stays in motion. As I headed out for the run this morning I had all the negative thoughts, it's dark, it's cold, I have so much other stuff to get done ... when the reality was, the sun would soon be up, it's not like it was a wicked winter day and if I skipped the run now I would not get to work that much sooner and I'd be cutting out at lunch or earlier to run anyway. On top of all this, my wife was joining me so it was not going to be cold, dark and lonely. So, knowing all these things and knowing that once out the door I would eventually get into the groove, love the run and would be happy and satisfied that I did run, it still took what seemed to be a serious effort to get out the door, but I did what I always do, I headed out the door. The moral of the story, nothing good comes easy so get to work, perhaps don't think, just get out and run.
During our run my wife, a Nurse Practitioner specializing in geriatric medicine, said that the secret to longevity is to just keep moving. One example she used was that once a person starts to use a wheel chair to ease the burden of walking, their chances of never walking again are very good and it goes downhill from there. It seemed to me that running teaches us this at an earlier stage in life, giving us a leg up as we keep moving ahead!
Never ever, ever stop!
Randy Step, an obsessed runner ... with no good excuses not to be.