Are You Having Fun?

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It seems as if life has been a bit of a wirl wind since the Historic Haunt. I guess I put enough energy into getting things ready for the race that when it was over I had to play catch up on all my other responsibilities. Because of that I haven’t put a new blog post up here for a while. Most of you probably didn’t notice and the rest likely see it as a good thing. Either way I am somewhat caught up on life and ready to go at this again. Continue reading Are You Having Fun?

10 Days till Historic Haunt

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We are now just 10 days from the 2017 Historic Haunt. The awards are in. The shirts are ordered and the DJ is booked. We are ready to make this happen. The 2016 Historic Haunt was Run Richmond’s first attempt to put on a race and I think we did a pretty good job. The event went off without any major issues. We had some learning moments that we had to deal with, but that is to be expected. Continue reading 10 Days till Historic Haunt

Why do you run so much? Isn’t it going to hurt your body?

Knee-painI don’t know if you have heard of the Running Shoes Guru, but it is a website that I check from time to time to get reviews on different items and see if anything new jumps out at me. At some point I ended up on a mailing list for them and get an email every now and then. The text below is from the latest email I received. I think it speaks to a problem that a lot of us runners deal with from our non-running family and friends. The big question we all get….Why do you run so much? Isn’t it going to hurt your body?

Check out what the Running Shoes Guru found for us. Continue reading Why do you run so much? Isn’t it going to hurt your body?

FREE Swiftwick Socks from Soft Shoe for Run Richmond Runners/Walkers

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Over the past several years, we at Soft Shoe have noticed a big trend towards running in Richmond.

A good portion of our customers who purchase premium running shoes from brands like Brooks, Saucony, and Hoka have always bought them because they needed comfortable shoes for every day use. In recent years, we’ve seen more and more people come in who logged a good number of miles every week and needed quality running shoes because they were actually hitting the pavement/trail with them. When David Stewart started Run Richmond, we were excited about the possibilities a run club in our town could provide to grow the running lifestyle and unify area runners. Continue reading FREE Swiftwick Socks from Soft Shoe for Run Richmond Runners/Walkers

Historic Haunt

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At this point, we are just weeks away from the 2nd Annual Historic Haunt. Details are coming together, sponsorships are about to be announced and the planning is almost over. I can’t tell you how excited I am about the Historic Haunt this year. Everything is going to be better. The county just added a big new parking lot so we don’t have to stress about getting everyone parked. We have a great new Run Richmond finish line so when you come sprinting into the finish and we get those great finish line photos there will be a big Run Richmond logo for the world to see. Plus when you cross that line you can grab a water bottle to rehydrate and then walk right over to either the food truck for food energy or the fire pit to roast a marshmallow. This is going to be awesome. Continue reading Historic Haunt

DIY Bib and Medal (Memory) Display

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As a runner the pain of training days make the joy of successfully achieving that goal even sweeter. It’s kind of sad to not enjoy that feeling more often than just race day and really there are only 2 ways I can think of to stoke the fire of those great memories. First, join a community. We were all made with an innate desire to be a part of community. I casually interact with my University of West Georgia Cross Country team through a FB group or you could join a local running group. We at Run Richmond meet weekly at White Hall State Shrine in Richmond Kentucky 3 Saturday’s a month and travel to a visit a new running spot once a month. All runners, walkers and generally people of any skill level are welcome and we ‘d love to see you out there. Second, build a cool Bib and Medal display to start the conversation with guests you host.  Continue reading DIY Bib and Medal (Memory) Display

Historic Haunt 5K Team Challenge

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I have written many posts over the last couple years about how we exist to build community amongst runners in our area. That is absolutely at the heart of why Run Richmond exist and what drives most of the things we try to accomplish. That is what I would call a fundamental part of Run Richmond. A fundamental part of my nature as an individual is competition and challenges. They push me for more and almost always help me accomplish my goals. Continue reading Historic Haunt 5K Team Challenge

Group Run In Berea

group run_generic2A little over a month ago we did our first Run Richmond Group Run at the Woodchip trail on EKU’s campus. As we mentioned back then we hope to move our group run once a month to a new location so that everyone can explore new places to run and more importantly CONQUER NEW GROUND. That sounds impressive doesn’t it? This Saturday (August 19th) we will be on the move again. Only this time we won’t be at EKU. This month we are traveling down to Berea College.

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Numbers Lie…Effort Doesn’t

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I am a big fan of trying to simplify things down to the most basic level. If you do this, then this will happen. I believe most people try to overthink things. Most to the point that the answer becomes so cloudy and unclear that you never get the answer you are looking for. I am very motivated by a challenge. I do best when I can set a goal and work towards that goal. The best part for me isn’t even actually accomplishing the goal. When I accomplish the goal I have a slight feeling of apprehension. My goal is gone, therefore my motivation is gone and I don’t feel settled.

The journey is what I love. I love working towards a race and adding a mile to my distance each Saturday. Every week I go further than the last and each week I feel good about my accomplishment. Well, that’s the way it is supposed to be anyway. No matter how much we plan and want things to work out it doesn’t always go the way we want.

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