So 2020 hasn’t gone like I planned. There’s been some good and a whole lot of “meh.” Looking back at a post I wrote in December, just before my birthday, I had ALL SORTS OF GOALS. With what I had hoped and planned for, it was set up to be a great year. Check outContinue reading “A Runner Looks at 40: A Look Back”
It’s simply time to look at 2021.
I had the chance to run through the woods and trails of Clifty Falls State Park and I had some thoughts about 2020 and what’s next and I’d love your feedback.
This still makes me laugh to this day. Brandon had brought a cowboy hat to wear during the race and a lot of people had funny hats. He even brought one of his old football helmets. We were having a blast with the race and I simply thought he’d wear it somewhere along the wayContinue reading “RDG’s Top 10 – #9 – Brandon’s Helmet Run ’15”
In the article from the other day, one of the team goals was to become self-sustaining. That’s not an easy thing to become when you’re a group of runners, doing this for fun, but with a purpose. We’re not a Non-Profit who can go out there, organize, and bring in donations that benefit us directly.Continue reading “RDG’s Self Sustaining Goal”
It has been a CRAZY month to say the least but we are 1 week away from finishing our kick-off Matching opportunity. Things have slowed down a good bit as people are trying to find their footing with the Coronavirus but there’s something I can’t stress enough, non-profits aren’t taking time off right now. NeighborLinkContinue reading “One Week To Go!!!!”
While we work to formally organize the team as a non-profit entity, it would be easy to say that we should take ’20 off, at least until everything is set because it’d be easier, but when you’ve built a reputation based on running 200 mile relay races, stepping away from a challenge isn’t an option.Continue reading “Runners Doing Good to Again Run to Benefit NeighborLink Fort Wayne”
“The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” — Melody Beattie As the final hours of 2019 wind down, it is fitting to reflect on it. Not everything was or is ever perfect but there’s always something for which thanks is warranted. Here’s a quick list ofContinue reading “A Year of Thanks”
3 & 2 – Number of Ragnar Relays run in Chicago and Michigan respectively 10 – Number of Vans rented 32 – Number of different runners that have run on behalf of Runnin’ Not Walken Runners Doing Good since 2015 969 – Miles run, in total, by Runnin’ Not Walken Runners Doing Good 5.8 –Continue reading “Runners Doing Good: By the Numbers Post Ragnar Michigan ’19”
I had a short conversation with my dad this weekend about the team and it only backed up another one of those hunches that I’ve had been having for some time. For all of the success we’d had, there was something that, I felt, that was ultimately always going to hold us back. It’s alsoContinue reading “The Inspiration For Change, Part II”