This entire website is actually a huge post. It puts down in print much of what I've needed to learn over the years to 'keep on, keeping on' in running competition and make it an activity that contributes to my total well-being. It tends to speak to those who must go it alone in this sport, because that's been my story. But like many runners, solo and in packs, I've been motivated by learning about new ways to get the most out of training, new gear to make it fun, and what others have done to improve performance and perseverance. I feel part of this community, whether I am out there alone on a pre-dawn training run with a headlamp wrapped around my wrist to show the way, or in the middle of a weekend race with a chip that will record my time across start and finish lines.
I think there are those out there who, perhaps in cheering a spouse or friend on in a race, wish to join in but are reluctant to ask for all the help they need to get to that start line. They may have made several attempts, met obstacles, and given up. In the state of Michigan, "timmies" is the name that is given to persons who are afraid (timid) to drive their own car on the 7 mile-long Mackinac Bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The Bridge Authority will arrange to have someone drive for them in some circumstances. That's an extreme condition. If you're kind of a "timmie" when it comes to competition, EARNED RUNS can't drive you, but can provide directions. Get that bib, pin it on, and feel the urge to move forward fast.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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