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Take a break from your break

Shortly after Christmas, I wrote about this very same thing: the importance, and general need for, a break.  Because when running becomes a chore—when you think you “need” to rather than truly want to—well then, that becomes problematic.  Because most of us run to have fun; sure, the fitness perks we gain through doing so are a great incentive, but we mostly just run because it’s what our bodies and minds crave.  A break from the monotony of going to work, picking up the dry cleaning, taking the kids to ballet…and so forth and so on.

We Are Kind of a Big Deal

“I don’t know how to put this, but we’re kind of a big deal” is not only an extremely funny, slightly tinkered-with quote from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, but also seems somehow appropriate for the team here at Fleet Feet Savannah the last couple of days; I, for one, am going to be dreaming about cameras documenting my every move for the foreseeable future (and yes, I agree: I too am surprised the cameras didn’t break when filming me).  But why Fleet Feet?—and what production company is such a glutton for punishment?

Red Shoes Run

Colorful shoes are not a prerequisite for running fast.  In fact, colorful shoes are not a prerequisite for running at all.  If you like highlighter yellow, slime green, or poppin’purple that’s a-ok with me, just like all-white kicks won’t ruffle my feathers either, just so long as you’re movin’and groovin’ comfortably.

How Running Saved My Life

How Running Saved My Life

by Fernando Sanchez

Dear Fleet Feet Savannah Staff,

"First I would like to thank you and your awesome store in all the assistance you have given me and my family throughout the years.  I've been going to your store since 2008 when I first got transferred to Charleston, SC (yes I would make the drive every time I needed shoes).  I learned about your store from the Rescue Swimmer shop at my parent unit here in Savannah (U.S.C.G. Air Station Savannah).  

Get Your Rear in Gear Already!

Welcome back race season!  After a perfect-temperatured, super-successful  Seacrest Partners Race for Preservation this past weekend, we have yet another fan favorite coming up this weekend: Get Your Rear in Gear.  Get Your Rear in Gear is one of our more unique events, in that it is more of a celebration that an actual race; folks raise money in an attempt to bring awareness to, and fight, colon cancer…and then stick around after running/walking a 5K to enjoy a festive atmosphere (featuring food and drinks) with friends and family.  The course itself is essentially an out

A Simple Hello

Communication is very much a hot-button topic these days, as political rhetoric flies during debate season and we become more and more engrossed in (and desensitized to) a bevy of television, telephone, and social media options.

No Boundaries Beginners 5K Training

I had the privilege of being one of the coaches for our No Boundaries Beginner’s 5K training program several years ago and I absolutely fell in love. On the first day we noticed a lot of uneasy looks on the faces of our participants. This was easily understandable though since after chatting with most of the group during the information session the week prior, we found out that many of our participants had either never ran before or for some, 5 to 10 to 20 years had gone by since their last run.

Blame it on Christine

Christine made me write this. I was tempted to not write for Toro Talk this week-I had plenty on my plate, and didn't have anything noteworthy to chat about-but a while back I made the "mistake" of telling Robert that people needed him to be more present and hear his voice more often, and apparently Christine eavesdropped and decided to use my own words against me. For shame! But her adamant request gives me fodder for today's write-up, so I guess I can't be too mad at her.

In 17 Days

In 17 days, my life will cease to be entirely mine; rather, it will be wholly consumed by the Critz Tybee Run Fest.  Porta-john, light tower and scissor lift placement, course marking and water stop prep…these will be the items of the day(s) and the first and last things on my mind when I wake in the morning and drift off at night.  Anyone that’s run any of the five races (which span the course of two days, for those not “in the know”) that comprise the event recognizes that there are more moving parts with the Run Fest than any other race—one race ending while folks line-

High-Fives All Around

One of my favorite races of the year is upon us: the Yates Astro Resolution 5K Trail Run (yes, it’s a mouthful, but deal with it, people) is this Saturday, January 9 at 8:30!  Run along the marsh, jog past the striking chapel, and moo back at the cows as you trot through this beautiful course on the Bethesda property…just make sure you hop, skip and jump over/around the multitude of cow patties you’re liable to encounter along the way (or at least wear some recently-retired shoes if you’re not as agile as you once were).  Oh!

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