26.2 Here I Come

Horse Capital Marathon Registration

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

Run Richmond People Profiles

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

A New Year

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.

I’m impressed!

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?

One Of The Greatest Pleasures In Life Is Doing Something Others Say You Aren’t Able To Do

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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

Non-Competitive Competition

chickencompetitiveIt’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