2019-06-06 - Listen to your body

anna bday runBaby Goat here!

If you've followed along with me at all... You know I was STRUGGLING to get my butt out the door after our never ending winter. So now I've got good news, and I've got realistic news. The good news is... the better weather and longer days really did put a SPRING in my step. I've been getting in my miles, getting the ol' tush out the door, and the running fire is re-lit! The realistic news? When things are going good its easy to go overboard! I put in a hard effort long run on Sunday, and followed it up with two more hard efforts. Do you know where this story is headed? Me too. Yesterday I woke up (on Global Running day no less!) and my body wasn't just telling me I needed the day off, it was screaming. Instead of pushing through it and getting out there so I didn't ruin my streak, I took the much needed day off. Listen to your body, it knows you best! The rest and recovery days are just as important as the hard efforts!

Baby Goat, an admittedly (not quite as) obsessed runner happy I took the break so I can get back out there today.

P.S.: OBERUN 5K IS OVER 80% FULL! Don't miss the hottest Summer Solstice party of 2019! We can't think of a better way to celebrate summer than a 5K dash to a beer garden serving up cold Bell's Oberon! Pair this summer favorite with a bottle opener finisher's medal, a finisher's pint glass, a sweet shirt, food trucks, board games and live music! Join us in Ypsilanti, MI on June 21, 2019 in Ypsilanti, MI.


2019-05-29 - Today's run may be it!

randy bridgesIt's amazing how different we can feel both physically and mentally at different times during the same run. We live for the magic runs that are effortless from the first step to the last, leaving us fired up for the next time out. That said, more often we start out dragging, breathing hard, feeling heavy and tired. Usually it takes a couple miles for the body to groove in so no matter how bad it starts we can be patient...Miserable, but patient. We are rewarded as our heart rate drops and our steps become light ... But not always. We may head out rested and ready to get in a good solid effort, and for no reason our bodies head south. We may battle the demons for a while only to end up in a walk. We may try and the body will have none of it. We struggle home, hoping for a change in biorhythms or whatever, they may not come. Tomorrow will rock.

So much for motivation, eh?

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who is here to remind you to get out the door, this may be your day, don't miss it!

P.S.: June is just around the corner and you have so many opportunities to hang with the RF gang!

June 8, 2019
Northville, MI
Flirt With Dirt 5K & 10K
You'll love this low key dirt run!

June 15, 2019
Canton, MI
Canton Liberty Run 5K, 10K & 1 Mile
Stars... Stripes... and SUPERHEROES

June 21, 2019
Ypsilanti, MI
Oberun 5K
Celebrate summer with friends, fun and OBERON!
The Oberun 5K is over 75% sold out, register now!