Obsessed Runner Blog

April 6, 2011 - Shocking...

Running is a valuable and important use of our time, physically and mentally, it's OK to make it a priority. For whatever it's worth, you have my blessing, ha!

How to make your run a priority? Stop the habit of running when you have time (no one has time). Plan the time you run. For the workouts to get done, they need to be scheduled. Put your daily run in your appointment calendar and give it the same priority as any other scheduled meeting. When friend invites you to dinner at 7 PM on a night you have scheduled a 6:30 PM run, explain that you have a late appointment but you can make it at 8 PM or perhaps another night. You don't need to lie, but perhaps don't tell the whole truth, the value of your run can be hard to explain. Selfish? No, being depressed, becoming a slob, having a heart attack or stroke and needing someone to feed you would be selfish, not a run that gives back so much for the time invested! Sorry, my job is to Keep You Motivated! Yikes!

Run when it's time,

Randy Step, an obsessed runner, who is thinking of getting a job as a shock jock!


PS:  Join us for a couple of runs in the springtime woods

  • This weekend is a perfect opportunity to support the DNR and get in a few miles on the beautiful trails in Pinckney Rec. The Dirt Crew is teamin' up with the stewardship folks at the DNR to rid Pinckney Rec of invasive Garlic Mustard. We need yer help. Join us for our 5th annual Weed Whacker weed pickin' festival of mustard slaughter, and a pre slaughter run! Info & Registration here. 
  • Another fine opportunity to go play in Pinckney Rec happens on April 30 at our Roads End 5 Mile race. (Sorry, the Trail Marathon and Half Marathon on May 1 are sold out.) Info and Registration here.  

PS: Self Defense Classes 

Lee Shaykhet, former Russian special forces trainer is offering a 90 minute class that will give you a lifelong feeling of personal security for about the price of a good massage. This fun, effective session will leave you with moves that will instantly become second nature to you!

Running Fit: 5700 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor
Class dates: 6:30 PM April 18th and 21th (Limit 15 people per class) $69
Online Self Defense registration - click here.  More Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


and one more...

PS: Feet and Friends Fighting Colon Cancer 5K and 8K

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer of men and women, but doesn't have to be. Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment, more than a million people in the US count themselves as survivors of colon or rectum cancer  With raised awareness, people need to get checked if they have ANY symptoms. Step one in preventing colon cancer, exercise! Join "Feet and Friends Fighting Colon Cancer for a 5k or 8k (5 miles) on April 15th, Gallop Park, Ann Arbor, MI. We want people not to be embarrassed about talking about their butts and guts! Come join the run! Enter at www.feetandfriends.org  


uh, make that 2 more

PS: The Ann Arbor Triathlon Club's Season Kickoff is being held at Running Fit (5700 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor) next Thursday, April 14th at 5:30pm. They will have race directors from various local triathlons, including Running Fit, there to tell everyone about all of the fun exciting events being hosted around the region this season. In addition to race information, local bike shops and swim coaches will be on site! Come out, meet other club members and find out what the club is up to this season!

March 10, 2010 - I get a smug feeling of superiority...

Yo run gang,

The fair weather fitness gang has been out in force this week! Do the rest of you die hard winter runners get a smug feeling of superiority over these mere mortals, or is it just me? Funny, this time of year, running in great weather feels a bit like cheating, but Ill take it!

For those of you with kids running track, get them to a Running Fit Track night. Posters and other swag from shoe companies, additional discounts and motivation to kick off the season. Track nights start next week, locations and dates are listed below.

One month to the Martian Invasion of Races! 5K, 10K, 13.1 Half Marathon, 26.2 Marathon, 5 person Marathon Relay, and the Kids Marathon, pick your distance and sign up today! 6,000 runners expected! Enter at www.martianmarathon.com.

Run with a smile,

Randy Step, an obsessed runner with Spring in my step!

Track Nights run from 4:00pm to 8:00pm:
West Bloomfield March 15, 2010
Ann Arbor West, 5700 Jackson Rd. March 16, 2010
Novi March 23, 2010
Northville March 24, 2010
Click here for store locations and phone numbers.

2011-12-21 - Time is Precious

Time is precious during the holidays ... but so is your daily run, make sure to give yourself the gift! The wimpy winter weather  also been a gift to this point but not to worry, the challenging and rewarding sub zero days and blowing snow will rear their heads soon enough ... And we will be ready to attack them with our momentum! Bring it on!


Thank you for your support throughout the year of all we do at Running Fit, your loyalty allows us to work, play and live in the realm of our passion. We look forward to sharing your goals, successes and even your setbacks as we run through the new year together.


Another good note, the darkest days are behind us, starting today!  


Run into the sun,

Randy Step, an obsessed runner, living the dream.

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