The Real Reason For Run Richmond

Run Richmond, as I see it, is a group of people that share a common interest. In this case the common interest is a desire to get or stay healthy through movement. That group of people bring to the table many different reasons for their desire and many different experiences from that desire. If Run Richmond had 15-20 good to elite runners show up each week the focus would be on running and running alone probably. We aren’t that. Continue reading The Real Reason For Run Richmond

People Being Aware of Run Richmond Still Amazes Me

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Run Richmond has been growing and gaining some pretty incredible momentum. Group runs are getting bigger, website traffic is trending up. All of that momentum is from you guys talking about Run Richmond and Facebook. I was thinking last week that I may be limiting our reach by not using the other main forms of social media to reach even more people with Run Richmond’s message. So I created Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Now by nature I am a person that likes to connect with people in person. That is one of the coolest things about running in general, but Run Richmond in particular to me. I get to meet and spend time with a lot of different people. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have their good points (and their bad), but I would much rather spend time running and talking with all of you.  Continue reading People Being Aware of Run Richmond Still Amazes Me

26.2 Here I Come

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That bottom name you see there may be familiar. Yep, I did it. Signed up for the full marathon. We have a few other Richmond runners signed up. Let’s keep that going and make it a Richmond event.

Sign up for the full or the half. Either way lets start training. See you Saturday for the Group Run!

Garmin Forerunner 210 with Heart Rate Monitor

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I ordered this exact watch refurbished from Walmart back in the summer. It is a great price on a really good GPS watch. The heart rate monitor is a nice feature to have if your focus is weight loss. It will help you get your workout going at the pace that is working your heart hard enough, but not too hard. Continue reading Garmin Forerunner 210 with Heart Rate Monitor

Yesterday Was A Good Day

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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

2016 Is When Things Start Happening

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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.

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Are You Ready For The New Year?

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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?

2016 Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5K

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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