Stand-up comic Jerry Seinfeld made a great point. When someone drops dead doing something they love, people always say, at least he died doing what he loves. Better that you drop dead doing something that you hate, let's say, like cleaning out the garage, that way as you are falling dead you can be thinking, at least I never have to clean this darn garage again! Funny stuff but got me thinking, as an obsessed runner, event guy, better that I don't drop dead running because it would be a cast a bad image over the sport we love. I'll do my best not to but there are no guarantees! On another note, for those of you that are streaking with us through May in the Head Goat Challenge, you know what a valuable tool it's been in the get our butt out the door arsenal. If you missed that one, our amazing, creative crew at RF Events just announced the next challenge that will start June 1st. Every minute you get in running or walking will take you on a Pure Michigan tour of our state and keep you motivated to the finish line on July 4th. I'm impressed how the crew can turn a dark and cloudy period of life into pure motivational sunshine. Please join our nonsense!
Let's get outside!
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who misses seeing all of you on event days, but hope to follow you on a challenge adventure in a FB group next month!
From social media posts it looks like runners are falling into three groups, those who are running more miles than they have in years due to covid restrictions, those who are in a low mileage funk, or funk in life in general, then there are runners who fall on and off the running wagon, trying to be positive but perhaps crashing motivationally as new restrictions come up. For sure, those of us training for a future event that is uncertain have had the wind taken out of our sails so often have now lost that tool in our get our butt out the door box. I know many of you are streaking along with us in the Head Goat 50K in May and that sure is helping to get in some miles knowing we are not in this alone. RF Events will launch a new challenge for June, consider joining us, especially if you are in the last two camps, in a funk or in and out of a funk. The challenge will be announced soon and because it come from a group of runners who are experts in event motivation and goal setting, it is sure to be creative, fun and motivating (Seriously... we are all excited to participate ourselves- IT IS AWESOME)! Some good news, the covid numbers in Michigan are way down, even with increased testing, the percentage of positive cases is in the single digits for the past 7 days, down from the 30% positive test days.
Laugh at the weather and get out that door,
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is waiting for the full force of today's rain to be falling before heading out, because ... Why not