Sep | 16
Running Tips

Brooks Employees Share How They Celebrate Run@Work Day

We run a lot at work here at Brooks, but this Friday, we’re especially excited to lace up and layer up for the annual Run@Work Day. The Road Runners Club of America started the day to encourage people to get 30 minutes of exercise a day, and we’re all in for that.

To help you get run-ready this year, we asked three Brooks employees how they make time to run at work.

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Rick rallies his team at Brooks’ Centennial Relay.

I look at my calendar on Sunday for the upcoming week and have to literally put a run on my calendar in order to make sure I get one in for each day.  New for me in the last couple of months, however, is I have a bi-weekly meeting with a coworker at 3 p.m. every other Monday, and I scheduled our check- in to be a run. This at least allows me the freedom not to have to worry about a Monday run when I am viewing my calendar on Sunday night, as every other Monday is taken care of!

Rick Wilhelm
VP of Specialty Sales

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Heather (right) and Director of Global Communications Erin Krause snap a selfie at Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland.

Finding time to run at work isn’t always easy — even at a running company. I like to sneak it in during one-on-one meetings with my team. We also just started a Monthly Moving Marketing Meeting where our entire team runs together to a pub where we can be refreshed and connect.

Heather Snavely
Sr. Director of Global Brand Marketing

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  1. 1. Run first thing in the morning before the chaos starts.  Those lunch/afternoon plans to run often get derailed because you get “busy.”
  2. 2. Whenever you do run…plan to run the same time every day. Make it a routine.
  3. 3. Block the time to run out on your calendar. Make it the most important “meeting” of the day.
  4. 4. Run with someone regularly. It’s easy to blow off a run alone, but hard to bail on someone else.
  5. 5. Have a training schedule…even better if it is for an event. It is too easy to skip a run if you are not training for anything.

Thomas Ross
VP of Strategic Planning & Business Analytics, Strategy and Forecasting

Need more tips? Read 5 Tips for Celebrating Run@Work Day

Will you celebrate Run@Work Day this Friday? Raise your hand in the comments below.

About Derek
I’m a runner, a writer, and a shoe lover who enjoys morning coffee, travel, singing in the car, and getting legitimately lost on trail runs. Three things I can’t live without: bubble tea, Fridays, and my Brooks PureFlow’s.

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