Trail Shoes…Need or Want?

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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?

LETS CELEBRATE WITH FREE GEAR!

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Run Richmond is still just getting started as an organization. I have been extremely excited and encouraged by the support you guys have shown so far. We have had 3 group runs so far and at least 6 people have been at each. I have talked to numerous people about future plans for Run Richmond and each time I get positive feed back and offers to help out.

I don’t know what exactly Run Richmond will eventually grow into, but I do know that what it is now is the beginning of real community. Continue reading LETS CELEBRATE WITH FREE GEAR!

Goals Are What Take You From Casual To Committed

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Deciding that you want to make running or walking part of your life is step one. Step two is hopefully getting other people involved in what you are doing, maybe people from a local running group. I hear the Run Richmond group is pretty amazing. :-) Their may or may not be a step 3 for you. Some people are perfectly happy to run 2 or 3 times a week, get the health benefits from it and go on with the rest of their life.

I was not one of those people and I assume if you are taking the time to read this blog you aren’t either. Continue reading Goals Are What Take You From Casual To Committed

It’s Coming! Cold Weather Is Not An Excuse To Quit!

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If you get outside and move for relaxation or for health benefits I would be willing to bet that you have a favorite time of year to do it. I would also be willing to bet that your favorite time of year isn’t January or February. If you are new to running let me let you in on a secret that you may not have realized…it gets really cold, but that is no excuse to quit training. Continue reading It’s Coming! Cold Weather Is Not An Excuse To Quit!

PRAYERS FOR 457

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If you read this blog then you most likely live in or around Richmond, KY and are aware of the passing of Officer Ellis. This is a tragic murder of a man out doing his job. He has a wife and a young son that will deal with the repercussions of one man’s decision for the rest of their lives. I hope Richmond will get behind this family in a way that shows how much we love and respect what Officer Ellis did for his community.

First Gear a local screen printing company is selling these shirts. This is a great gesture on their part because 100% of expenses and proceeds go to the Officer Ellis Fund at People’s Bank, Madison County.

If you are able please buy a shirt and wear it proudly for years to come. My hope is that the Ellis family will see these shirts frequently for a reminder that Richmond has their back.

Buy your shirt here.

No Pain No Gain

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A true workout that is going to really pay dividends for your body isn’t going to feel great. No Pain No Gain can get people into trouble though because there are limits to what our body can handle. Pushing yourself hard and feeling it later is different than killing yourself. You want to be able to still have some level of pleasure left after your workout. If it is a truly miserably experience then I doubt you will stick to it. That goes for running, the gym and even diets.

Getting or staying healthy and/or losing weight are incredibly important goals. You need to make sure your plan is sustainable. When I started this process I did a diet that consisted of fasting 2 days a week. The fast limited my calorie intake on those days to 600 calories. I did that for about a month and lost good weight with it. The problem was that it wasn’t sustainable. Find a diet, running plan, workout plan and work/rest balance schedule that is sustainable and it will be so much easier to reach your goals.

This  reminds me of a really funny diary message I read once about a guy that started working out with a trainer. I think you will enjoy. Continue reading No Pain No Gain

Treadmills…Training Tool or Human Hamster Wheel

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Treadmill running is pretty much evil if you ask me and since you most likely clicked something to get here I am going to pretend you actually asked me. Somehow I always run harder and excerpt more energy on the treadmill than I do on the same run outside, at least that is how it feels. I can knock out 8:30 miles for a couple hours outside and still feel pretty good. I can get on the treadmill and run 30 minutes at what it tells me would be an 8:45 pace and be begging for mercy. Continue reading Treadmills…Training Tool or Human Hamster Wheel