You can call it the New Years Resolution effect or you can say that Kat Pagano is a major celebrity, but for whatever reason yesterday was a record day for Run Richmond. There are a lot of people interested in what is happening in the running community of Richmond, KY.
I have shared on the site a few times different parts of my motives for starting Run Richmond and what my future plans are, but with the new influx of readers I felt it was time to get those thoughts a little more organized easily accessible. Continue reading Yesterday Was A Good Day
A new feature I am excited to start for Run Richmond is People Profiles. I will do interviews from time to time with either local runners that should inspire us or actual Run Richmond members that already inspire me. If the goal of this group is to build community what better way to do that than to help people get to know each other.
Our first profile is Kat Pagano. I got to know Kat via the Madison Central Cross Country team. My daughter is a team member and Kat is one of the coaches. I can tell you that the guys and girls on the team are amazed by Kat’s dedication to running. She is an amazing athlete that these kids are lucky to have the opportunity to be exposed to.
I want to say thank you to Kat for taking the time to do this and I hope you all read closely her answer about why she continues to run. I agree 100% with what she says and I think we can all probably stand to learn that lesson to some degree. Continue reading Run Richmond People Profiles
January 3rd brings us the first group run of 2016. I’m excited about things to come this year, but I’m sitting here in the car dreading getting out. It’s 22 degrees outside and we still have a few brave souls willing to get up and come join me for a run.
Run Richmond was born in 2015 and is just now starting to get some legs to get things done. I for one am extremely encouraged by the support I have received and that has been offered in the last few months. Clearly there is a community of people in Richmond that want to connect around their love of running/walking.
We all have our own reasons to get up and move, but it doesn’t really matter what the reason is. If you feel the desire to get up and go there is someone in Richmond who is willing to do it with you. My motivation to run started because of a need to lose weight. I lost quite a bit and still wish to lose more. My motivation now has a whole lot more to do with bringing people together and building community with people that share my passion for running than losing another 15 pounds.
Continue reading 2016 Is When Things Start Happening
I thought I was ready for 2016. I keep making plans for training runs to help me prepare for this race on January 1 and things keep getting in the way. Occasionally it’s my own laziness, but most times it’s just life getting in the way. I am still very excited about the race and fully committed to running. I just don’t know that my body is in the shape that I wanted it to be before this race. Continue reading Are You Ready For The New Year?
The title of this post is a quote that fits me perfectly. I love doing runs that other people think are crazy. Not long after I started running I ran up Big Hill that heads towards Jackson County. A few months ago a friend and I ran from I-75 Exit 99 to Exit 97. That doesn’t sound difficult until you realize that is across the river from Lexington to Madison Co. We went down under the interstate and crossed the little bridge and then back up the other side.
People tried for days beforehand to convince us that it was a bad idea and we would either be begging for a ride up the hill or get ran over by a car. Once people started trying to tell me it was a bad idea my mind was made up and there was no going back. Your brain quite likely isn’t wired like mine. You may be a lot more rational than I am. That quote to you may mean nothing. Well I figure the best way to put a quote up that will strike a nerve with lots of readers is to put lots of quotes. So I searched the internet and have posted a bunch here. Feel free to use them however you wish. Continue reading One Of The Greatest Pleasures In Life Is Doing Something Others Say You Aren’t Able To Do
It’s the time of year that people start making resolutions to do things different in the coming year. We all know that quite frequently those resolutions have to do with our health. Some people want to lose weight, some gain muscle, and some just change unhealthy habits. I hope that if you are reading this sight your resolution may include something to do with running and/or walking. Continue reading Non-Competitive Competition
I don’t know how many of you saw the interview with Katie on WKYT last night, but she is excited about the opportunity to give back to Richmond for the love and support she has felt during this tragedy. This isn’t just a 5K Race this is a chance to keep the memory of Daniel Ellis going strong for years to come. The foundation that will be funded by this race is going to be giving money to organizations around Richmond that Katie feels Daniel would have been drawn to. Continue reading 2016 Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5K
This story is about a girl that trained hard even when it didn’t seem to matter or be working. She kept at it and her goals became a reality. I think sometimes we forget that God never promised that our path would be easy or comfortable. He did promise though that He would be there to help us through. This girl understood that if she stuck with it she had a chance to do what she wanted. Nothing was guaranteed, but she had a chance. Continue reading Finish A Champion
Now I finally understand all the push to get those Adelle tickets. I had no idea she was such a great song writer.