If you and I have talked very long at all about running you probably know that my motto for running is: Running is a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to keep going and the part that wants to stop.
I firmly believe that to be true. Anyone that gets started running knows that when you come up to a big hill the battle starts. You may get a quarter of the way up the hill or maybe past failures have you questioning yourself even sooner, but at some point you start thinking “OK, I need to stop and walk.” Continue reading Being Cozy Isn’t Always Good
I am a huge fan of Garmin products and have really questioned over the last few years the accuracy that Fitbit could be getting on their units without GPS. I bought my wife a Fitbit this summer. I settled on the fact that it may not be very accurate, but no matter how accurate it is tracking movement gives you an opportunity to get motivation. After seeing it in action I can concede that it may be a little more accurate than I thought, but I will still need my Garmin GPS. Fitbit is doing what it can to win over runners though. Continue reading Fitbit Says Runners Are Fitter And They Are Experts On Fit
There is at least some truth to the argument all serious runners have heard at some point. Running really can be bad for you. We are all aware of how running can make your knees and feet feel. It is OK to admit that running isn’t always a good thing. Does that seem like an odd statement from a group called Run Richmond? Stick with me here and see if you don’t agree. Continue reading Running and Flinstone Vitamins…A Perfect Comparison
I saw this online this morning and thought it was great. I hope this is helpful if you are struggling with this decision.
True or False:
1. I have no real need to get anywhere when I run; I enjoy running for hours only to end up in the same… place I started. T / F Continue reading THE “SHOULD I TRAIN FOR A MARATHON?” TEST
We all know what time of year it is. It is the time of year that we work hard to keep from messing up the healthier you that you created the rest of the year. It is a lot easier to get out of bed and go run or walk after you have lost 15 or 20 pounds. If you are like me the idea of getting that back is pretty scary. It seems like what you have worked so hard for from January -October can just disappear in November and December. The idea of going through the holidays, with all those family dinners, can be enough to make you give up and just ignore your body. Continue reading Holiday Foods May Be Worth An Extra Few Miles
If you are reading this you are most likely a runner or walker. That probably means that you have decided the thing that you want to do to stay healthy, or lose weight, is running and walking. Some people love weights or crossfit or pilates or yoga or whatever else there is to do now, but most people on this website enjoy running. Continue reading Your Body is a Porsche
Congratulations again to Eric Baldwin for winning the Swiftwick socks. Just like a good Run Richmond reader should he ran right out to Soft Shoe and made his choice. We fully expect you to wear these socks anytime you run with Run Richmond so make sure you don’t use them during the week.
Thanks again to Soft Shoe for your support of Run Richmond and getting this great photo of Eric and his prize. I see lots of running shoes in the background. I was talking yesterday about trail shoes maybe I need to come by and try a pair of those Hoka Ones.
I don’t know about you, but for me buying new running shoes is an exciting thing. I can remember as a kid loving to go to the store and search for just the right look and finding the shoe that I really wanted and then trying to convince my parents to spend the money on them. I always seemed to pick out the ones that where the most expensive. Somehow that hasn’t changed much over the years when it comes to me and shoes. Continue reading Trail Shoes…Need or Want?
Getting ready to head out.
Getting moving is sometimes the hardest thing to do. Physics tells us a body at rest wants to stay at rest and a body in motion wants to stay in motion. Once you get your body accustomed to exercise it will become easier to keep doing it.