March 26, 2008 - There is not magic when it comes to getting in good running shape.

Yo Run Gang,

There seems to be no magic when it comes to getting in good running shape, just a lot of tough miles on the way but once the fitness arrives there often seems to be a break through run that can only be described as magical! Fast, effortless, glorious!

Just over a week until the Martian Invasion of Races! For those of you running the half or full on Sunday April 6th, consider coming out to the 9 AM Meteor 10K on Saturday April 5th to see perhaps the fastest 10K field ever assembled in Michigan. Not to mention the masters field that is incredible. Check out the confirmed elite runners list at the following link: The expo will open at 10 AM so even if youre not racing you can shop the great running bargains! The kids marathon is at 11 AM on Saturday, please come to cheer and encourage Americas youth into a life long love of the sport!

A special thanks to those of you who joined us with our new Kenyan friends last night, well do more of that. And, especially thank you for your donations to the Kenyan Athletic Relief Fund!

Until the fitness arrives, hang tough,
Randy Step

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January 27, 2010 - This Obsessed Runner is in South Africa.

Yo run gang,

There is no better way to experience a country than to run its roads and trails. This Obsessed Runner is in South Africa today, running in the summer sun. Old news, a year ago Running Fit won the Ubuntu award for being the most humanitarian and giving running store in the world. In actuality, the award is yours, your support of Running Fit and our events made it possible. Click here to read more about the Ubuntu award! This trip is a part of the award. I was finally able to fit it into lifes busy schedule and when I return, Ill post photos and share my experience on the Running Fit Facebook Fan page.

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To help make the world a better place, join Running Fit as we support international development by hosting a drop box from IICD Michigan. Drop by clothes, shoes, toys, books, and small household items at the 5700 Jackson store. These donations are resold by IICD Michigan (, enabling them to train approx. 90 people a year in western Michigan. These people go on to do educational development work in southern Africa, Belize and Brazil (HIV education, teacher training, empowering families to pull themselves out of poverty). If you would like more information about IICD, or a tax receipt for a donation you make, please contact Mike Day at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On Friday, I plan to visit the AIDs clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, to see the work the IICD is doing first hand.

Share running with the world,

Randy Step, an obsessed runner who is truly blessed, and on this great adventure because of you, thank you.

2012-10-03 - It's a gift

Yo run gang,

The fall race season is upon us! Yikes! Many of you will be lining up in Chicago this weekend or in Detroit or Grand Rapids in just a couple weeks. No matter what the outcome, remember, it is a gift just to make it to the starting line, enjoy the adventure (From the Latin, adventura, where the outcome is uncertain. The spice of life!)

An under-trained runner with a positive attitude will beat a trained runner with doubts every time. Just relax, run smart and enjoy the sights, sounds and ... Pain! You work hard to feel this bad, savor it, as the rest of the world lives in a couch potato haze you are fully alive and diggin' it!

In all distance events, 9 out of 10 world records are set when running negative splits, a faster second half. A difficult concept to get your head around in a long race: the idea that you will pick it up.  Going out too fast is the number one mistake, every minute you are ahead of schedule is a potential to walk 10 minutes at the end; it is not money in the bank. Don't do it!

For those who heed my words, I'm proud of you already!

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who loves the long run, an event that continues to offer self discovery, keeping the fire lit.

2011-11-30 - Take a Break...

December 1st, what many of us consider the official start of the off season, a time to lick the wounds and give the body a break. On February 1st, we'll come back rested and ready to crank on all cylinders! We don't quit running for two months, heck no, we just dial back, skipping days and keeping the intensity low. No long or hard workouts, no sweating the weekly mileage and no serious racing. A time for some fun races like the Holiday Hustle 5K on Saturday at 4:30 PM, races where we dress up, enjoy a romp with friends though the cool evening air and leave the watch at home. Ha, OK, maybe the off season starts on Sunday ...

With less time off the road, we'll finally have time to shop for new running stuff! See you at the serious sale this weekend at Running Fit!

Run, rest, run,

Randy Step, an obsessed runner, about to dial down a notch...

PS: Just a heads up, Bayshore opens registration tomorrow, December 1st, and all events will fill in a few hours, YIKES!

PS: Fire up the Kids to run the Martian Kid's Marathon! 
Bring 'em to the mile at Dexter's Holiday Hustle on Dec 3!
Naughty or nice, walker or runner, come breathe in the December night air and give back to others. A silly, hilly out and back course that will take in the neighborhood light displays and give you a chance to see the flashing gang ahead or behind you!

Flashing gang? Yes! Register early and the first 500 get a choice of some flashing or jingling flare (to be picked up at packet pick up).

This charity event donates $5 of your entry fee to local Dexter charities. Bring canned or non perishable food items for the needy and get a raffle ticket for each item! Raffle items from Running Fit to include 2 $50 gift cards, 4 $25 gift cards, gloves, hats, bags and more!  
Volunteer Now! Holiday Hustle 5K


PS: Save the Dates!  Bike Trainer Rides at the Fit!


Looking for some company on those long lonely trainer rides this winter??  Come join us at Running Fit for Trainer Rides and Movies!

Come and join us at either location and start logging your minutes! For every 15 minutes you log at either Running Fit location you will collect a point!  10 points gets you your first prize and then you will be hooked!

    Wednesdays, Starting November 30, Running Fit Ann Arbor West - 6PM - 8PM
    Sundays, Starting December 11, Running Fit Novi - 8AM - 11AM

An opportunity to hang with some like-minded folk, watch a movie on the big screen. Different movie every week....and we can't guarantee it will be rated G.....don't tell your Mom!

Bring your bike and your choice of stationary trainer and be ready to ride.  If you plan on working up a sweat, you better bring a towel for the floor too!

Questions? Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Ann Arbor West or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Novi.
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