2012-04-04 - Never give up!

RandyYo run gang,We strive for the complete fitness lifestyle, eating healthy, getting in the scheduled runs, workouts, core work, sleep, and getting in the personal best shape of our lives ... The reality for many of us are far too many days with work and family issues that get out of control,

leaving us with no time for the workout, skipping meals, skipping sleep and worse yet, we may follow it up with and overindulgent night out that we trick ourselves into thinking we deserve as the answer to stress reduction or some such nonsense, when we know the reality is ... a deeper hole.

Fitness, like freedom, takes constant vigilance and hard work, a lifelong battle with victories and setbacks but always worth every ounce of energy we put forth. Never ever give up, each hard won fitness victory is sweet, and worth a lifetime of struggle. We start again today!

Run forever,

--Randy Step, an obsessed runner

P.S. Yikes! Just over one week until the Martian Invasion of Races, Saturday April 14!
I'll be working the finish line area, come and say hi .... Better yet, click the volunteer link below and join me! We'll also be setting up all day Thursday and Friday so you can volunteer, then run! Thank you for giving back to the sport that gives us so much!

Martian Marathon - April 14 - Volunteer Now!  

 

PS: Another Awesome Volunteer Opportunity! The Trail Races - April 27, 28 
Join us at the Start/Finish area, in the woods or in the store for pre-registration on the 26th.
Volunteer Registration and the details here - Volunteer now! 

PS: Great LOCAL events this month
April 14: Dearborn, MI - Martian Marathon - 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 - Kids 1.2 Mile
April 15: Ann Arbor, MI - Big House Big Heart - 5K, 10K, 1 Mile
April 21: Dexter, MI - Feet and Friends - 5K, 8K(5 Mile)
April 28: Novi, MI - Live Like Andi - 5K, 10K, 10Mile
April 28-29: Pinckney, MI - Running Fit Trail Races - 5, 13.1, & 26.2 miles, plus 50K (new this year), yikes!
 

PS: Endless Pool time at Running Fit Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor 

Triathlon season is in sight! Time to dive in, 80 degrees, the feel of open water and a workout you can't get in a standard pool! Spring rates, $10 for 30 minutes -  $15 for 60 minutes - $30 for 4 x 30 minutes package price - $50 for 4 x 60 minutes package price.
Info and Registration

September 24, 2008 - I've decided that running may be the meaning of life!

This morning on a quiet country road, I decided that running may be the meaning of life During a great run we can truly live in the moment, all senses firing on all cylinders with the smells, sights, feel of the wind and weather, the physical work, the fatigue, success and completion feeling fully alive and knowing it. Perhaps a second run is in order today!

Running, such a simple sport until I looked at the list of what I needed to load in the trucks this weekend starting with what I need to put on a 20 mile run for 400 of my friends on Saturday. 6,600 cups, 228 gallons of water, powder to make up 73 gallons of sport drink, 400 bananas, a mix of 400 bagels and muffins,10 tables, mile marks, cones, signage, generator, clock, music and 25 people to help me pull it off. Thats for Saturday, then The Big House Big Heart run on Sunday with 7,000 runners, 250 volunteers, and, and, and Yikes!

Lace em up and get out there,
Randy Step, an obsessed runner who will need a weekend after the weekend!

November 5, 2008 - I'm obsessed with the holidays!

Yo Run Gang,

As I said last week, its the off season, time to lick your wounds and ease up the mileage. That said, to make good use of the extra time you will have, might I suggest working on your core strength and flexibility, something that many of us (Me) neglect during the intense running months. We have even set a couple clinics to show you how! See below.

Last week I also suggested starting some healthy, family and friends fun run traditions. Below, I have included the information on some great choices so you can fire up the family and get them entered. Another option is to start a family tradition of not running but volunteering at a run each year, there is a link on each event to do just that!

Run for fun!
Randy Step, an obsessed runner, obsessed with the holidays!

February 25, 2009 - I had a nice long conversation with an old friend...

Yo Run Gang,

I had a nice long conversation with an old friend today and we had it during a nice long run. It would be cool if we could do all our catching up with friends during runs and that all our old friends were runners! Taking it a step further, I bet if all business meetings and negotiations could take place on the run, productivity would go through the roof! I have been on a conference call during a run and for once I was the quite one!

Ive been warning you, its time to get ready for spring running! The Martian Invasion of Races is coming up fast, April 4 & 5, with a choice of a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and kids marathon there is no excuse and you know you are going to enter anyway so do it now and save a few bucks. The prices bump up on March 1st - Go to www.martianmarathon.com.

Get those kids ready for track! Running Fit track nights (Spike nights) are fun, motivational and the kids get free stuff and big discounts. Check out the dates and times below!

Running Fit Novi has moved! We are still in the Novi Town Center but now on the Grand River side by Bonefish Grill (How convenient!) Maybe Novi Running Fit manager Rachel will hook us up with a deal for after the Monday store run, perhaps Monkfish Monday! If it goes over well we could have Tilapia Tuesday Come on by and check out the new digs. Once we get things a bit more settled well invite you all to a grand opening party, Ill keep you posted.

Run like you mean it,
Randy Step, and obsessed runner, out to trick the world over to our side!

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: http://www.martianmarathon.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=87. 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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