2020’s Vision

“Never limit your vision based on your current resources” — Michael Hyatt That quote couldn’t ring more true right now.  Currently, as a team, we have approximately $29.48 to our name as a result of the 13 Runners Doing Good wristbands that we’ve sold so far.  Yes, we’ve covered our upfront costs on that investmentContinue reading “2020’s Vision”

A Runner Looks at 40

I’m not there yet but tomorrow’s my birthday and as my wife like’s to remind me, it’s a big one because it’s the last of my 30’s.  She makes me laugh.  I had one coworker this week tell me that 39 was his worst birthday and he freaked out and bought a mustang.  I’m prettyContinue reading “A Runner Looks at 40”

On Daring Greatly

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly … who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly” – Teddy Roosevelt I went through a leadership training course this past year and the aboveContinue reading “On Daring Greatly”

Runners Doing Good: By the Numbers Post Ragnar Michigan ’19

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”

Runnin’ Not Walken is now….Runners Doing Good!!!

We’ve been on this trajectory for some time so the beginning of December seems like a great time to kick this off!  We have eluded to it for awhile and the name change has been in plain sight as this blog has existed for awhile now. In the recent past, this site floated back andContinue reading “Runnin’ Not Walken is now….Runners Doing Good!!!”

My List of Thanks

It’s never a bad time to reflect on what makes us thankful.  A year of progress, new friends, accomplishments, struggles, failures, and lessons learned all fit within that but it can be especially powerful as we approach the end of the year to focus on what makes us thankful.  We can focus on things weContinue reading “My List of Thanks”

Inspiration for Change, Part III

A year ago at this time, I was really unsure of what the next step for Runnin’ Not Walken would end up being.  I had made the devastating decision to walk away from Kate’s Kart, the board there, and all that the team and I had built that had revolved around them.  I felt thenContinue reading “Inspiration for Change, Part III”

The Inspiration For Change, Part II

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”

The Inspiration For Change, Part I

If you can dream it, you can do it.  Always remember that this whole thing started off with a dream and a mouse. — Walt Disney Through the rest of the year, I will occasionally write about what has inspired me to change course and aim for something bigger with the running team.  We haveContinue reading “The Inspiration For Change, Part I”

Race Recap – Fort Wayne’s Hot Cider Hustle – 11/10

2 months ago, I was gung-ho about running this race but my how times and things change.  This was a race that we had heard could be fun and both Jenn and I had been motivated to keep running after the Ragnar so we thought if we were still running in November, that’d be aContinue reading “Race Recap – Fort Wayne’s Hot Cider Hustle – 11/10”