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Is Your Personality Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals?

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

So having an awareness of where we are on the continuum is critical to finding what works for us and what doesn't. And for my purposes here, in order to achieve my fitness goals.

An Ode to Great Coaches: How One Out-of-Shape Older Mom Ran Her First 5K

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Sports
Holly Robinson

On Mother's Day, I ran my first 5K. After two decades of cheering on my kids at sports events, I wasn't on the sidelines. I was an athlete. I couldn'...

Preparing for My Next Decade

Mina Samuels | Posted 05.03.2016 | Fifty
Mina Samuels

Next week, I'm turning fifty. And because I am a person who likes to mark occasions with a bit of ceremony, even if it is just a number and a day lik...

Are You a Real Runner?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Remy, Runner's World columnist and author In my new book, Runners of North America--A Definitive Guide to the Species, I analyz...

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

Science of Us | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

A handful of recent studies have tried to answer what every runner, whether pro or hobbyist, has no doubt been asked by friends and family: What on earth do you think about while you're out there for so many miles?

Women Run the World

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Elizabeth Gore

People always ask me why I run, ride, swim and do anything to get my heart rate up. My husband says he will run with me, but only if someone is chasin...

Running Into a Thin Body: It Is Harder Than It Looks

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The solution is not to diet more strenuously, or give up on the exercise because it doesn't seem to be working. The solution is to become your own trainer.

4 Ways to Get Active This Spring

Lissette Calveiro | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Lissette Calveiro

As we move deeper into spring, some of us will start to trade our oversized coats for light jackets while others will start foraging through the internet to find the motivation to get active. If you're the latter, you may need a little guidance to turn the walk from your couch to your mailbox into a little more time moving around.

Life After Widowhood: How Looking Up Turned a Cynic Into a Yogi

Fiona Grinwald | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Fiona Grinwald

Because the truth is nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. A day which begins in an ordinary way can end with the extraordinary. And whilst I've learned that this is true for the worst days in our lives it can also, I'm sure, be true for the best. Onwards.

How Ultrarunning Saved My Life

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

Little did I know that all my years of running had afforded me a strong immune system that conditioned me to physically and mentally survive my overwhelming life-threatening obstacle. My medical challenge was an endurance run of a different kind.

Quitting Is for Winners: Why Your Company Should Celebrate Quitters and Encourage Strategically-driven Defection

Becky Ericson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Becky Ericson

Our corporate cultures rarely take kindly to quitters, let alone celebrate them. And while counterintuitive at first blush, the competency of quitting is key to managing with agility. We absolutely need more quitters -- and cultures of quitting -- to best run our businesses.

Tie on Your Sneakers to Know a New City - Fast!

Matt Trezza | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Matt Trezza

So here you are - standing in your hotel room, in a foreign city you've never visited before. You've recently checked-in after a long flight, and you ...

The Only Decision That Felt Right After Brain Cancer Killed Our 18-Year-Old Son

Liz Dawes | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Dawes

After Connor passed away, our family had a pressing urgency to begin an important movement in his name. We were determined to do what we could so other young people and their families didn't have to endure this excruciating loss -- a waste of a life gone too soon.

Two Girls, Running ... Well ... Like Girls

Mina Samuels | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Mina Samuels

Of course, this year the race has taken on a new dimension. Kaia says, "It feels like more of a big deal. By knowing that I'm going to race, it seems like my recovery happened a lot more quickly. I don't care where I come in. I just want to do it."

Running Is an Imperfect Sport

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Perfection doesn't exist in the world of running. There are great runners, great venues, great weather, great competitors, and great races. There are no perfect days. The secret to running and racing is acceptance, perseverance and positivity.

The ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP: Running America Coast to Coast

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

On April 25th, Lisa Smith Batchen will begin her attempt to set a new Guinness Book World Records by running... across America. The country, not the t...

IRONMAN Casey Kammel's Very Good Day

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

So here's something to think about the next time you find yourself ready to quit on a long run. In 1994, a 22-year-old college senior was on vacation...

No One Says I Have to Love Running to Be a Runner

The Stir | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
The Stir

Don't ask me why. All I know is this: As much as I hate running, I love being a runner.

Local Church Teams Up With Duke to Help Pastor Crush Cancer

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Stephanie R. Caudle

Members of the River Church have always been a church that promoted healthy living but today's walk has even more meaning. Today, the parishioners were walking for one of their beloved staff pastor's "Pastor Kay."

Why Meditating Before Your Next Run Might Make You Happier

Well+GOOD | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Well+GOOD

It turns out that both your marathoner friends preaching that "running is therapy" and your mindfulness-obsessed pals who swear by daily meditative sessions are both right -- at least, when they're done together.

Yes, You Can Lose Weight as a Runner: Try Fasted Aerobic Workouts

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

Another way -- or better, in addition -- is to train your body to burn fat more efficiently by incorporating fasted aerobic workouts into your regimen.

From Cemeteries to Running Under the Stars - The Unbeaten Path of London

Minh Chau | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Minh Chau

Few will argue that there's nothing to do in London, but I've found it hard to discover things that won't leave me meandering around crowds of tourists and locals alike. I've only been in London for a few months, but if you're looking for some slightly but not completely beaten path activities, here's what I've found.

How Running Changed My Life

Darius Foroux | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Darius Foroux

My life felt stuck. So I decided to run. It was my natural response. I just wanted to get away. I laced my shoes and started running -- by the time I came back, I felt tired and energized at the same time. I knew I was on to something.

The Creepy Case of the Floating Feet

Garry Rodgers | Posted 03.28.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

Could it be there's another homicidal maniac on the loose -- one with a fiendish foot-fetish? Someone who's cutting off his victim's feet and chucking them in the ocean? Or is it more likely just as the authorities say -- all the feet belong to suicide victims.

How One Coach Got Me Off the Couch--and Inspired My Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.26.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

I'm the mother of three champion long distance runners. I honestly don't know how that happened, since I was never a runner. But I showed up at almost...