It is time to start giving some sponsorship announcements for the Water to Wine 5K Vineyard Run! The way Run Richmond has chosen to do our races makes it essential that we have great sponsors and so far that has worked out well. When we do events we don’t keep a bunch of money to use for the next event. We don’t even keep a bunch of money to pay ourselves for the time and energy it takes to make these events work. We give nearly everything we make from our events directly to the charities that we have chosen to partner with on our events. Continue reading Water To Wine – Sponsorship Announcement
Sometimes the truth we accept for ourselves is not what it seems. The lie is big, but it can hide itself in your truth and the lie can keep you down for a long time. We all go through life with a certain set of beliefs about the people around us. We can talk for days about the beliefs that we carry for other people and the numerous ways that we have been proven wrong. I bet everyone one of us could think of a story where we assumed something to be a true about a person and then at some point we found out we had it completely wrong.
Here is what I want to make sure you understand today…YOU ARE BELIEVING LIES ABOUT YOURSELF. We all go through life with a certain set of beliefs about ourselves. Those beliefs are what sets us up for failure. The lies that we believe keep us from doing the things that we desire to do or feel the need to do. I am not good enough…I am not smart enough…I am not skinny enough…I am not able. These are all statements that box us in and keep us in our current situation.
If we desire change in our situation we MUST believe that we can do more, be more, grow more. It is possible that in your current situation your aren’t able or smart enough or whatever, but there is absolutely nothing holding you to that set of circumstances. You just have to stop believing the lie that the person you are today is the person you are stuck being tomorrow. Every single person alive today should be looking for ways to make their future self better than their current self. We are not a finished product.
A few years ago I changed my circumstances drastically. The lie I had always told myself was that I wasn’t able to run. I tried a few times to run and would struggle and accept the defeat as proof that I wasn’t a runner. Then something clicked and I decided that I didn’t need to go from couch to 5K. Maybe I could be a walker that ran some for a while. After that I could be a runner that walked some. It really didn’t take long for me to realize that what I had believed was a lie and that I absolutely could be a runner.
I didn’t need to prove that to anyone else. I needed to prove it to myself. I was the one that was believing the lie. I was the one that was boxing myself in and keeping me stuck in that set of consequences. I am not one of those people that believes if you work hard you can be anything you want to be. We all have God given gifts that help us excel in some areas more than others. No matter how hard I worked I was never going to be a member of Boys II Men. I may have “practiced” those songs a ton in high school, but it just never worked out. Truth is that I am not a good singer, maybe not even a decent singer. The difference is that I never really felt a pull to try and become a singer. I love to sing with the radio, but I know my ability and I am OK with that. I did have a strong desire to become healthier and I felt like running was going to be part of that. But the lie stopped me for years.
If you have a desire to do something that just won’t go away there is more than likely something behind that. Don’t believe the lies that hold you back. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and work towards a goal. You may never become President of the USA, but I know you can become healthier or happier.
Seems like that was just yesterday that we rang in 2017 doesn’t it? Is it just me or as we get older do the years seem to fly by a lot quicker? Just over a week from now it will be April. That mean that 3 months of 2017 will be done. 3 months that many of us had hoped would be the beginning of a healthier life. 3 months that we hoped would be the time that we decided to go to the gym and actually stick with it or 3 months that we planned to develop healthier eating habits. How is that going? Are your resolutions, if you made any, still going strong? Continue reading Did Anyone Ever Tell You Life Changing Stuff Would Be Easy?
It didn’t take me very long as a new runner to figure out the importance of hydration. It did take me quite a bit longer to actually pay attention to nutrition. Actually, it took me until I started training for a half marathon to realize that nutrition influenced my performance. For 5K runs and even 10K distances I can probably survive (but not thrive) with my normal diet and some extra water leading to the run. Continue reading Pasta Party and Water – Is that All Race Prep Is?
I have been saying since week one of registrations for the Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run that this race was different. I have also been saying that the energy behind it is something pretty special. Now I have proof. Our “little” run and party at Chenault Vineyards has gotten the attention of some of the folks at Fox 56. They agree this a cool new event. They love that we are doing something to support and help build up the running community in Central KY, but also that we are doing it in a way that partners with outstanding charities to help fund them. Continue reading You Know An Event Is Good When It’s TV Good. Water To Wine 5K Vineyard Run is TV Good!
Have you sat down and looked at the calendar for the month of May yet? I know a bunch of you have, because you registered for the Water to Wine 5K Vineyard Run and I’m sure you checked to see if you had anything else scheduled that weekend. We scheduled the race that particular Friday (May 12th) for a few reasons that don’t matter to this post. One amazing reason for it to be scheduled that particular Friday is what is happening that Sunday.
I talk a lot on here about building community and using movement to get healthy. Those are great things that are the cornerstones of Run Richmond, but there is another aspect to running and Run Richmond as well. We want the people that choose to be part of our events to have fun. Run Richmond events have been successful so far because there has been a real effort put into trying to make them fun as well as rewarding. Continue reading Are You Feeling Foolish?
I will admit that I would do a lot more races if I didn’t hate to pay for them. It’s not that I don’t think they are worth the money. Or even that I can’t really afford to do them. It really comes down to deciding whether or not I want to spend that money on myself. We all deserve to splurge every now and then. We all want to enjoy the stuff we like and we have a right to do so. We also all have people we love and if you love sacrificially that means that you want to give more than you receive. My wife would probably argue that I don’t live that out as well as I would hope (and she is right), but that doesn’t change the fact that when it comes time to register for a race I get frustrated at myself for spending the money. Continue reading Register Now and Save
Alone is a very scary word for a lot of people. Alone often brings stress for those that crave community or worse crave validation. Being stuck alone is a nightmare that tortures so many people. Being alone long term is absolutely not good for us. We are designed to thrive in community. Spending time with others is absolutely a good thing. We can learn from others wins and losses. We can invest in our people as they are in turn investing in us. Community is absolutely a win-win situation. Continue reading ALONE
Have I ever mentioned that I am motivated by a challenge? I have been struggling to get my training in gear and keep the momentum for healthy life changes that I made in 2015 and 2016. I finally realized that what happened is the motivation wasn’t the same. I started with the half marathon and exceeded my expectations with those. Then I did the full marathon with a goal of saying I had done one. Well, now I can say that. I don’t have anything pushing me to train for.
Let me correct that. I didn’t have anything pushing me to train. I do now. Doing a Tough Mudder competition has never really been a desire of mine. I always thought that I am a runner and I want to run. The problem is I have become too comfortable running. I will never stop running (as long as my body will let me), but the desire to push myself comes from a need to accomplish something new. The new thing that will make me uncomfortable and make me work hard to prove I can do it is the Tough Mudder.
If you have a desire to do a Tough Mudder I have some good news. Run Richmond is all in on making this happen. We have decided to create a Run Richmond team for the June Tough Mudder Half at Kentucky Speedway. Trent and I are both going to do this and we are going to buy two extra tickets. Those tickets will be given away via a contest that has yet to be determined. My hope is that we can motivate enough of you to join us that we can actually have two teams. Tough Mudders are all about start together and finish together and I love that. I also love competition. My hope is that we can get 10-12 people to join our Run Richmond team. Then we could split into Team Trent and Team David and have a little fun competition.
If you feel the need to challenge yourself in a new way and want to join us contact Trent or I. If you are a Tough Mudder veteran and ready to kill the course don’t mention that to Trent and shoot me an email or give me a call. It will be our little secret.
The point of this is to get me, and maybe you, out of our comfort zones. Growth happens when there is an obstacle to overcome. I need to grow some more. I have a feeling there are others out there that are too comfortable logging their miles each week and need to push themselves. The Run Richmond team(s) will be for people of any fitness level. Run Richmond group runs will be a great starting point if you don’t think you can do it. Come on Saturday morning and lets talk about how to get from point A to point B.