We are getting closer every day to the inaugural running of the Historic Haunt at White Hall State Historic Site. I can assure the excitement is building with the Run Richmond team. We have been talking with people about this for months and we are now 18 days away. The bad part about being 18 days away is that means we are only about 3 days away from placing our t-shirt order.
If you plan to register do so before Friday, October 7th to be guaranteed a shirt. We will be ordering some extra shirts, but with this race being a fundraiser for local causes we will be cautious on our t-shirt order. Every shirt that we order that isn’t claimed via race registration is money we take away from our benefactors. That is something we don’t want to happen. We will most likely end up running out of shirts.
There is one easy way to fix this problem. Help us out and register today! When you do you get the shirt in the size you want and we get to give more money to three great causes: Madison Central Cross Country, Daniel Ellis Foundation and Health, Now! Clinic.
I was driving into work this morning and heard on the radio that it is Child Health Awareness Day or something like that. I tried to find more info about it online when I got to work and can’t find anything. That doesn’t really matter, because in reality every day should be focused on the mental and physical health of the children around us so that is what I am going to do. Continue reading Kids That Run Can Be Healthier…Inside and Out
We have entered into a new season. The weather is getting cooler and the runs are hopefully getting a lot easier to do. With that being the case I think it is important to think about your running shoes. Hopefully over the last several months you have been working hard. If that is the case there is a decent chance that your running shoes look something like these. I love seeing someone out there with shoes that look like this because I assume that means the shoes have been well used. Continue reading Beautiful Old Running Shoes
Over the last almost year that Run Richmond has been in existence the one constant has been our group runs on Saturday morning. I was amazed when I scheduled the first one and people showed up. I will be totally honest and tell you that I didn’t expect anyone to join me so I scheduled it on a weekend that my brother-in-law was going to be in town because I knew he would come. I padded the numbers…I had my family and his family that had us at 8 for our very first week no matter what happened.
I had invited several people I knew and had heard from most of them that they had plans or they would try. I was pretty confident no one would show. I got there early in case anyone else showed up early and planned to patiently wait by myself until my built in safety net showed up. When I pulled in I noticed a car over in the historic house parking lot. After I got parked that car started backing up and then drove over and parked next to me. My initial thought was “Oh Crap! Now what do I do?” I had no idea if the person was there to run or if the person had ever heard of Run Richmond. It turns out that it was a runner and he did come for the group run. David Turpin showed up that day and ran with me and my family. Since the first group run I have probably ran more miles with David Turpin than any other person I know. David pushed me to get through a couple of the worst marathon training runs I did. For that alone I am greatful. Continue reading Group Runs = Community = Success
Why do you run: to lose weight, to improve fitness, to compete, or just to kill time? Running can be a brutal pounding, and mentally it’s often about choosing discomfort over comfort, and what about those super short shorts? For me, I ran for 18 years before I ever really liked it.
My earliest memories of running are Mom honking the horn and calling me in from a day of adventure on my Granddaddy’s 65-acre farm. At 9 years old, I ran everywhere across the red Georgia clay. I ran to my Uncles to feed the animals, ran to the spring, and ran to my dirt basketball court. I rarely ever walked and basically I ran just to get me from one place to another. Continue reading R U N?