2019-05-01 - Savor the Pain

randy flowersAfter a hard, long race, I often use the line, savor the pain, you worked hard to feel this bad and that those living in a couch potato haze never get to experience the high highs and low lows of life, just an endless blah. During the run, our body tries to stop us from running into pain, a natural defense for sure. That said, our body does not distinguish the pain of injury over the self-inflicted pain we might be facing while running fast, long or pressing up a long hill, this is not the time to listen to our body, this is the pain we came for!
 
I hope you find the pain you seek, today!
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who feels bad for those who think all pain is to be avoided, they shall never live life in full color.
 
P.S. Come and put the hammer down and hurt with us for 5K at Hightail to Ale in Detroit on Friday evening, May 10th, We will savor our pain together with an Atwater Dirty Blond in Hand! Don't miss a beautiful run along the Detroit riverfront followed by a beer party including food trucks, cornhole and live music... Did we mention BEER?! Great custom shirt and pint glass to all entrants, sweet bottle opener medal and an Atwater Brewery beer to all finishers. The perfect jump back into this running life!

2019- 04-25 - Yes, you are a runner


randy flowersI just got back to running after 3 weeks off with a pain I had to work through. With every break in running I can't help but get a guilty feeling, like I'm a phony or loser ... Especially when I write the midweek run mail! Yes, this is ridiculous, I know I am a runner and setbacks are part of our sport and our lives. I will be a runner until death, even if I can't ever run another step. Be proud of yourself and your running, no matter what pace or how short or long or however many days you run in a year. You are a runner.
 
Run forever and ever, amen,
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner ... who is very slow and is throwing in lots of walking, so there!

P.S.: The perfect plan for getting back into the swing of things is a FUN run/walk! Join us on Friday night, May 10 in Detroit, MI at Atwater Brewery for the Hightail to Ale 5K! Don't miss a beautiful run along the Detroit riverfront followed by a beer party including food trucks, cornhole and live music... Did we mention BEER?! Great custom shirt and pint glass to all entrants, sweet bottle opener medal and an Atwater Brewery beer to all finishers. The perfect jump back into this running life!

2019-04-11 - Run, cheer, run!

martianA big weekend in Running is upon us, locally, the Martian Invasion of Races on Saturday in Dearborn and on Monday, The Boston Marathon. The running weather for Martian is looking perfect and you still have the chance to enter online until noon today, or you can register at the expo tomorrow, or race morning. With a 5K, 10K, 13.1 and 26.2, we can choose our challenge based on how our training is going ... or not going! It can be quite an inspirational day at Martian, those running the 5K or 10K won't have long to wait after their finish to see the Marathon leaders come in, around 10AM. A marathon finish line offers a powerful motivational experience for the spectator, seeing goals and dreams come true, live and in person is priceless. Try to make it to Dearborn for the experience, also, if you can sneak it in on Monday, catch some of the Boston Marathon coverage streaming online. https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/watch/tv-coverage
 
Run, cheer, run!
 
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner looking forward to a big weekend in our running world. For those of you toeing the line, at whatever race or distance, I'm proud of you already!


P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired for a big year of FUN and RUNNING! Here are some fun favorites to add to your list:

Hightail to Ale 5K
(We hear there might be a discount in the Martian Invasion of Races Virtual Goody bag... just sayin')
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
May 10, 2019
BEER, RUNNING... DID WE MENTION BEER!

Oberun 5K
Wiard's Orchard - Ypsilanti, MI
June 21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a 5K run/walk to a beer garden!

2019-04-03 - I can, because I run

martianA wise old runner said, I don't run because I can, I can because I run. Our fitness level gives us access to so much life has to offer. We can fly up a flight of stairs or park in the far corner of the lot at Costco and not be in the tangle of cars vying for a front row spot. We can visit New York City and take in all the sites on foot, even walking from Battery Park to Central Park. Yes, running can add years to our lives and life to our years. Really, a new study shows a fir 75 year old is twice as likely to live to 85 than somebody with a sedentary lifestyle.

Get out the door today, so you can get out the door forever!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who was amazed to find out the results of a study that showed those who ran in the Martian Invasion of Races experienced better sex lives, made more money and were found to experience more joy and happiness than dead people! Enter here and live it up!

P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired for a big year of FUN and RUNNING! Here are some fun favorites to add to your list:

Hightail to Ale 5K
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
May 10, 2019
BEER, RUNNING... DID WE MENTION BEER!

Oberun 5K
Wiard's Orchard - Ypsilanti, MI
June 21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a 5K run/walk to a beer garden!

2019-03-27 - Yikes, spring running!

martianIt has been an odd and brutal winter. Spring seems to have taken us by surprise and it's hard to wrap our heads around the idea that it's time to line up and enjoy some races! CHARGE!!! Next up will be the Martian Invasion of Races, the 5K and 10K courses are perfect for those of us not quite ready for a spring Half or Full Marathon! I've run plenty of events in my life and can say that the Martian 10K course is a great one. It starts with 3 miles of stately old Dearborn neighborhoods followed by 3 miles of a wide, winding paved path through woodlands skirting the back of The University of Michigan Dearborn and past the Fairlane Manor, an architectural gem built by Henry Ford and his bride Clara at the turn of the century. The races start and finish in the heart of downtown West Dearborn and many bars and restaurants in town have post-race discounts and specials for those wearing a race medal!

It's time to COMMIT and RUN,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is digging a bit of sunshine and looking forward to the upcoming invasion.

P.S.: DAYLIGHT. SUNSHINE. WARMER FORECASTS. Any of these things have you feelin' good? Turn your face toward the sun, breathe in the fresh air and let yourself feel inspired for a big year of FUN and RUNNING! Here are some fun favorites to add to your list:

Hightail to Ale 5K
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, MI
May 10, 2019
BEER, RUNNING... DID WE MENTION BEER!

Oberun 5K
Wiard's Orchard - Ypsilanti, MI
June 21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a 5K run/walk to a beer garden!

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