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Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

A friend said that you know it’s been a heavy couple weeks when the President of the United States receives a poison-laced letter and it barely makes front page news. Even with positive thoughts of modern day Paul Reveres, and happy little Boston manhunt babies nine months down the road, April has been a pretty emotionally and … Continue reading

When was the last time you made a paper snowflake?

When was the last time you made a paper snowflake?

Remember folding a white piece of paper and cutting out chunks to make a snowflake? I haven’t wasted fifteen thousand trees just trying to make one still-uneven snowflake confused Mother Nature with my excellent craft skills since grammar school, but there’s a fantastic reason to do it now. This Wednesday, RVRR will make snowflakes for … Continue reading

What do you think about that, satellites?!?

What do you think about that, satellites?!?

If I told you that twenty members of my running club ran together through midtown Manhattan late Sunday morning, you’d think we were nuts, right? You’re right! Wrong! We actually had a purpose! Two purposes, actually. The main purpose was dreamed up by our club treasurer, Tom, a year ago: run through the streets of Manhattan … Continue reading

The Big Dance

The Big Dance

I thought 5.5 hours of running was rough… until I saw Mike Dixon run the Western States 100 in 22 hours 38 minutes and 57 seconds. Dixon referred to the WS100 as “the Big Dance” of ultramarathons, and it was no surprise to his friends that he was invited to the Big Dance. The White … Continue reading

The time RVRR ran to the Bronx

The time RVRR ran to the Bronx

There are times when your standard run just isn’t going to cut it and you want something different to mix up your week. RVRR calls these uncommon runs “Adventure Runs.” Usually Adventure Runs are group runs at Watchung Reservation, Hartshorne Woods, Holmdel Park, and other nearby parks, but today our Adventure Run was through Manhattan … Continue reading

UltraWoman

UltraWoman

Any runner, hundred-meter hurdler to ultramarathoner, has wondered, “Should I go farther or should I go faster?” Most have probably asked themselves this question several times throughout the course (no pun intended) of their running careers. My gut answer to this question has always been to go faster. Why move to a new distance when … Continue reading

“But isn’t that every day?”

“But isn’t that every day?”

Yesterday was National Running Day, a holiday that conveniently fell on one of RVRR‘s weekly group run days. “But isn’t that every day??” For us, and for many of you, yes! But, like National Trails Day, National Running Day is a great excuse to celebrate what we love to do, and it may inspire others … Continue reading

Goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

Goin’ off the rails on a crazy train

This Saturday, the first Saturday of June, is National Trails Day. National Trails Day brings out over a million runners, hikers, walkers, bikers, ticks, snakes, poison ivy plants, etc who all want to appreciate America’s beautiful trails. The Raritan Valley Road Runners commemorate NTD with the Towpath “Train”ing Run, one of the most spectacularly organized and impressive running events I … Continue reading

Hey, Big Spender!

Hey, Big Spender!

I’m not really a big spender. I’ve been called a “cheap bastard” (lovingly) and am not ashamed to say I’m quite thrifty. I’m actually quite proud. There just aren’t many things that I care to spend my money on, but, when I do, I have coupons, promotional codes, or a specific deal… except when it comes to most … Continue reading