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10 Things Only Runners Understand

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Chad Stafko asked a very valid question in his recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal titled "OK, You're a Runner. Get Over It:" "Why wou...

A Survivor's Tale: John Odom and the Boston Marathon Bombing

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

John Odom says he doesn't think of himself as a hero. The people who helped him survive the Boston Marathon bombing are the real heroes, he says, while his role is just to inspire other victims to recover. Yet it's this type of comment that makes him even more heroic.

Running or Exploring

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

The past two weekends I have had two experiences that have firmly cemented in me that the primary reason I run is to immerse myself in nature and explore the scenic beauty of the wild as fast as possible under my own manpower.

The 6 Things That Helped Me Get to the Finish Line of the Chicago Marathon

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I would reach that finish line, even if I had to crawl, which is why I sought the help of professionals, like the podiatrist and a good physical therapist who preached that you don't run to train, you train to run.

5 Reasons Running May Not Help You Lose Weight

Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Adam Bornstein for Shape.com "My body just can't lose weight." That's the first thing I heard when I picked up the phone. Sounding frustrated...

Strength in Numbers

David Willey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
David Willey

This is being published on November 12, but it's already safe to say it: What a year! I don't recall another one when the running world changed more, grew in so many new ways, or bounced back from such adversity.

16 Things Running Has Taught Us About Life

Sarah Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Even as a group of like-minded health editors, we are all different runners. But we can agree on one thing: Running is a source of endless wisdom and not just about fitness. Here are a few of the things being a runner has taught us.

Key Stretches for Runners

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

My favorite running accessory is my bright orange therapeutic foam roller. I lean on top of it and roll out my shins, thighs, and calves. It hurts a lot to roll them out, but it helps immensely with injury prevention in the long run, and it feels great afterwards.

The Startup Marathon

Jeff Wald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jeff Wald

Most companies fail. Whether you win or lose you will put in 18 hour days, seven days a week, for the first year or two. But you will build a support network of experts and advisors who have run this way before. They will help you stay in the race.

The New York City Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Inspiration and Self-Discovery

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.

Blind Marathoner Makes Triumphant NYC Comeback

Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living

In August 2012, Detroit attorney Richard Bernstein, who was born blind, was hit by a cyclist in Central Park, sending him to Mt. Sinai hospital for 10...

WATCH: What Does It Take To Run 100 Miles?

Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

"A marathon to me is a like a training run," Dean Karnazes said in a recent HuffPost Live appearance. "It's kind of a warm-up." That's because he's...

10 Mistakes To Avoid On Marathon Day

Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Marshall for Runner's World Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to fo...

Our Definitive 2013 New York City Marathon Playlist

Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

We know you need some motivation to keep one foot in front of the other. But cheering loved ones with signs can only do so much.

Why I'm Running the ING New York City Marathon

Sean Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Martin

I didn't want to run a marathon again. I had already run the New York City Marathon three times, and I felt like I had gotten what I needed from it. I'd had an amazing experience each year I'd run, and my times had gotten better with each race. I was happy with that.

Kim Lost 75 Pounds: 'Never Did I Ever Dream I Would Enjoy Running!'

Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: K...

The Meaning of the Marathon

Stephen Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephen Bell

I live with a lung disease. A disease that is supposed to diminish my lungs over time. I'm aware of all of that. And that's exactly why I run; to celebrate, and there is no better way to celebrate life than going out there and running the New York City marathon.

Running a Marathon With Haruki Murakami

Natalie Rinn | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel
Natalie Rinn

Early in October I flew to Minneapolis and ran my first marathon. It's astounding to me how many people do this on a regular basis because it really is a long way to run. What I want to talk about, though, is how I ran my first marathon with Haruki Murakami.

Running Form: Distilled (Part 4)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Running Form: Distilled And there you have it, the essence of running in three easy pieces -- Pose, Fall, Pull. But, if it's so easy, why do most run...

26 Reasons Not To Run A Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

It's certainly an admirable feat to run 26.2 miles, but it's not for everyone. And since we're in the thick of prime marathon season -- is anyone else...

What You Need to Know About CrossFit

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Boyce

The idea behind CrossFit is a good one -- it promotes community, the importance of strength training, compound movements, and even healthy competition. The reality of it creates grey areas, and practitioners definitely haven't seen a reduction in patients since the emergence of CrossFit hype in the real world.

Running Form: Distilled (Part 3c)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Anatomy of a Stride You know from the two earlier posts that the previous two invariables in running -- Pose and Fall -- pretty much happen on their o...

10 Toughest Endurance Races in the World

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

Anytime your race plan involves running on the white line of the highway to keep the soles of your shoes from melting, you know you're in for a suffer-fest. Here, based on my personal suffering and the suffering of others, is my top 10 list of the world's toughest endurance races.

Run Your Stress Away With This Workout Playlist

Rachael Grannell | Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachael Grannell

Sometimes I run to be healthy, and sometimes I run because I'm training for a race. But I've found that my most successful runs happen when I'm not worried about my distance, time or how many calories I think I've burned.

How College Students Can Help Feed Syria

William Lambers | Posted 12.25.2013 | College
William Lambers

Right now you have a whole generation of children growing up in the Middle East with little food, health care or education. Your community, even if far away from this crisis, can make a difference.