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Why I Have to Keep Running

Meg Stone | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Meg Stone

The only way I could soothe myself was to run. The distance I ran that day would not have gotten me to the finish line of a 5k. Two sluggish, 12.5-minute miles were the best I could do. But I was outside. In my city.

11-Year-Old Running Half Marathon to Save the Wolves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact
Jason Saltmarsh

By the time August rolls around he'll start adding some progressively longer runs each weekend to build up his endurance. He's hoping to run like a wolf tracking its prey over long distances: calm, easy, and patient until the end.

Tamara Mena, Motivational Speaker, Model and Wheelchair User On Staying Positive and Advocating For A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Prior to her accident, Tamara was set on becoming a fitness model. Her paralysis changed the course of her modeling: "I was in my best shape before the accident, especially my legs and abs. And ironically that's what I lost after the injury as a T-3 paraplegic.

This Obstacle Course Makes Your Marathon Look Like Child's Play

Posted 04.20.2015 | Sports

Have you ever thought about entering a race, but ultimately decided it was too easy? Ever wished that boring 10k could be livened up by nightstick-wie...

Faithful Runners: Why Churches Are Running Marathons For God

Deseret News | Jennifer Graham | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion

At the start of the Boston Marathon next Monday, runners will congregate by a church that posts a banner with an appropriate Bible verse: “Those who...

The Boston Marathon Bombings -- Two Years Later

Connor Belson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Sports
Connor Belson

It took me two and a half years, almost exactly two years after the bombings, to do it. It took a lot of frustration and a lot of drive and a lot of getting up after being again knocked down and a lot of struggle.

How Everyone With a Smartphone Can Feed a Hungry Child

William Lambers | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Technology has developed unique and even easy ways to help people a world away. One of them is the free app Charity Miles.

Young Woman Raises $100K Running Marathons For St. Jude

Melissa Fenton | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact
Melissa Fenton

When Kyllian Warman's father was diagnosed with cancer when she was just a high school freshman, her family, determined to have her father see her graduate high school, fought the disease with all their might. But while treatments may have failed him, Kyllian did not.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Workout of the Week: The Two-Part Tempo Run

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Have you ever felt a race slipping away from you after a strong start? Have you been passed, or run out of gas, just a mile or two from the finish line? Every runner can benefit from increased endurance. Tempo runs are just the thing to help you become better at running faster for longer periods of time.

What It Takes to Break a World Record: The Story of Michael Wardian

Joe De Sena | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. As Mike has shown, a lifetime of success far outweighs temporary discomfort.

This Treadmill Is As Close As It Gets To Running Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

We have all had those moments, on stormy or chilly days, when we hopped on a gym treadmill and thought, "Ugh, I just wish I could be running outside."...

Nike Women's New Ad Campaign Is Full Of 'I Can't'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.13.2015 | Sports

You're about to be very inspired by the worlds "I can't." Nike's new "Better For It" ad campaign is all about women finding motivation when that s...

Why Distance Runners Are Super-Sexy, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.13.2015 | Science

Guys who go the distance may be better at getting the girls. After all, a new study of marathoners suggests that endurance running ability signals ...

The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me. In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like...

The Beer Mile Is the Drinking Competition That Could Ruin Your Life

Liquor.com | Posted 04.09.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

I'm in the bleachers, trying to look casual while I lace up my running shoes and cover the 12-pack with a spare shirt. Polite children, tween lacrosse players and geriatric Sunday walkers dot the field. I stretch, taking it all in, and wonder if I will vomit on any of them.

15 of the World's Most Epic Places to Run

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...

A Return to Running

David Willey | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

The best thing I've done for my running lately was to not run. Sounds heretical, but for the past few months, rather than running four or five days a week, I swam two days and went cross-country skiing another two or three. If I ran at all, it was once a week, a few easy miles.

Dylan, Autism and the Butterfly Effect

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

Is it unreasonable to imagine that a child or children in one part of the world may be helped, simply because one person in another part of the world decided to run a few miles?

28 Apologies You Should Make To Your Personal Trainer Right Now

Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Personal trainers are amazing motivators who can help us reach our fitness goals, transform our bodies for the better, and even serve as the inspirati...

Sharpening the Saw: Why Productive People Always Have Time for Exercise

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

Sven and Jack are two hearty loggers. One day, Jack challenges Sven: who can hand cut the most trees in a single day? Sven, sure of himself, accepts the challenge.

4 Simple Steps to Supercharge Your Runs and Your Brain With Mindfulness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Like the old expression to kill two birds with one stone (sorry birds), adding mindfulness to exercise helps you boost both your mental and physical fitness at the same time. And exercising mindfully helps you get in the zone, making exercise easier, more enjoyable and energizing.

Goldilocks Wasn't a (Happy) Runner

Nicole Scott | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

Every day we lace up our shoes for a run, we get to decide: Will we let our thoughts point out every little thing that isn't perfect? Or will we push those negative thoughts aside and let us see running for what it is: a gift not to be taken for granted.

10 Ways Writing Can Help You Become a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

When you open a running journal it should remind you of what you love about the sport. Your journal should have amusing doodles in the margins and dog-eared pages that recount your greatest efforts or darkest days of injury.

Internal vs. External Motivation: How to Build an Exercise Routine You'll Stick To

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

But when you're internally motivated, you're driven by a desire to make yourself better. You're only accountable to you, and that means you control the variables that decide whether you succeed or fail. When those factors are stacked in your favor, the odds say you'll make lasting change.