Happy February!

I saw this the other day and it got me thinking and I just had to share.  It’s a pretty simple message but it’s the kind of thing that can turn into a pretty inspirational message for our efforts here, maybe even a mission statement: To Be A Light of Hope & Encouragement for RunnersContinue reading “Happy February!”

Reflection Friday…

It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop – Confucius Happy Friday!  Today is January 25th and the first month of the year is almost in the books.  It is remarkable how quickly time flies nowadays.  As we bring this month to a close, or anything for thatContinue reading “Reflection Friday…”

Work Hard. Do Good. Love Wins

Life’s most urgent and persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Martin Luther King, Jr. I just had to share this because when you make changes, sometimes there’s worry that creeps in on whether you’re doing the right thing or not.  As a whole, our team, even those that aren’t coming back,Continue reading “Work Hard. Do Good. Love Wins”

Run-Gooder #9 – Michael

It was early 2015.  Team Runnin’ Not Walken had about 8 or 9 of our 12 spots filled.  I reached out to Michael and his two brothers, Adam and Ryan via Facebook to see if he had an interest in joining us on this crazy Ragnar Relay adventure that we were going to be attemptingContinue reading “Run-Gooder #9 – Michael”

Thursday Thoughts

Just a couple ideas or thoughts for this Thursday, January the 17th…. Running and training in the winter is hard.  Training any time is difficult but when you throw snow and 20 degrees…No Thanks! My motivation is low right now.  I should be better and I was excited about running the Indy Mini is aContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts”

Run-Gooder #8 – Amanda

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred DeVito After corresponding and finally getting to meet her, the above quote made me think of her.  Matt’s better half joined Runnin’ Not Walken this past year and she was a great addition to the team and I believe, qualifies as a Run-Gooder, especiallyContinue reading “Run-Gooder #8 – Amanda”

Run-Gooder #1 – Jennifer

  “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving” – St. Mother Teresa The following is a republishing of our first Run-Gooder, Jenn from back in early November when we were just starting out and maybe some didn’t see it originally.  I hope you enjoy it! What is aContinue reading “Run-Gooder #1 – Jennifer”

Runnin’ Not Walken – By the Numbers

RNW by the numbers 3 & 1 – Number of Ragnar Relays run in Chicago and Michigan respectively 30 – Number of different runners that are members of Runnin’ Not Walken since 2015 771 – Miles run, in total, by Runnin’ Not Walken 5.8 – Fewest total miles run by one runner since 2015 66Continue reading “Runnin’ Not Walken – By the Numbers”

The Journey Begins

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton The below is a re-publishing of our first blog entry, posted back in November.  It’s a new year, please enjoy. The above quote seems incredibly appropriate considering this is my first blog post ever so in that way, yes the journey isContinue reading “The Journey Begins”