Obsessed Runner Blog

2024.02.14 - Run to Live

The truth is, there is no guarantee that we will live to see tomorrow, no matter how rich, famous, or fit we are. The recent deaths of Jimmy Buffet, Toby Keith, and Kelvin Kiptum, recent world record setter in the marathon, who died this week in a car crash, remind us of this. That said, there are still situations in which fitness level may save our lives. Our fitness can enrich each day of our life, letting us do more, see more, and experience more than most sedentary people. Each day is a precious gift not to be taken for granted. May today’s run celebrate today.

Run because you can,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who cherishes today and today’s run.


2024.01.31 - Runners and Walkers Volunteer

The daily run/walk is incredibly fulfilling. Running and walking with others only adds to the experience and racing brings us to another level. This makes us a part of the running/walking community. That said, events would not exist without volunteers. They are an integral part of our sport. By volunteering, we truly become one with the running/walking community. Volunteering is like a backstage pass, seeing and being part of the production. Volunteers are an integral part of the success or failure of an event. We have a chance to be the face that helped make a participants experience extraordinary, to help them achieve their goal, and to be a part of their accomplishment. After volunteering, participating in an event gives us a full circle completeness, something not often found in life.

Make your running and walking life complete.

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, who is thankful for each and every volunteer. Come volunteer with us. You will find a volunteer link on each of RF Events web pages. I hope to see you on a starting line soon or perhaps working a finish line!

2024.01.17 - Run Fast

Randy Racing GearOur sport is primarily a solitary endeavor with lots of miles, often at about the same pace. These daily runs, just as they are, reward us mentally and physically. That said, signing up, and lining up for a race, can add a rich layer to running that includes more focus on time, distance, speed, and dare I say it, competition. Perhaps not competition in the sense of beating others, but to see just how the rest of the world runs and where our run pace lands. In a race, we push ourselves and attempt to be the best we can be, the race is a place to learn, it is a place of self-discovery. Just having a race on the calendar can add so much to the daily run, perhaps pushing us to a new level. Dig it! If you have not, pick an event and sign up, then get your butt out that door with even more purpose.

Go find your fast today!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner and event addict. Check out some of our amazing events on the RF Events calendar, like the Martian Invasion of Races, with its flat, fast, and fun road course, or hit the trails at Trail Weekend!

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