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Cross-Country Is Becoming Increasingly Popular at My Son's School -- And With Good Reason

Christopher Lamb | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

I don't know if the rising number of kids running cross-country at my son's school represents a trend. But I hope it does.

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

The Secret Superpower of Matching: 6 Reasons to Matchy-Match

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.29.2014 | Style
Mina Samuels

When I was around 15, I got kicked out of gym class for wearing shorts and a t-shirt that didn't match. Not wearing the gym uniform would have been fo...

Running 26.2 Miles for 96 Elephants

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Jason Saltmarsh

My wife, Tina, is halfway through her marathon training plan, and each weekend she's running farther than ever before. Last weekend she pushed hersel...

I Completed My First Half Marathon! Does That Mean I Am A Runner?

Hege Thorbjornsen | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Hege Thorbjornsen

During the race all I could think was, "Why would anybody do this to themselves? Why would I pay to do this? This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever done and I will never do it again!" As soon as I saw that finish line I was thinking to myself, "Oh, this wasn't really that bad."

7 Tips for Greater Authenticity: A Runner's Guide to Life

Panache Desai | Posted 10.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

The marathon is really a journey home to yourself -- back to the truth that has always lived in your heart. Embrace your authentic expression, run free, and remember the words of the greatest runner of all time, Emil Zátopek: "My running was simple; it was out of myself."

I Sweat Male Tears

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Mina Samuels

Late to the party, it was only this morning that I learned about the meme-ic wave of comic misandry sweeping the Internet. For those of you similarly ...

How Fartlek Training Can Help Make You a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Fartlek is a term borrowed from the Swedish. The Swedish word Fart (speed) and lek (play) combine to form the word Fartlek (speedplay). Fartlek traini...

This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact

David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It's a feat many would consider adm...

19 Reasons To Start Running

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living

You can probably come up with countless reasons for why you just can't run. You don't have enough time or enough energy or the right neighborhood or t...

Where Beauty Is Found

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Throughout the years, running has meant many different things to me. It's been an escape from my problems, a way to empty my mind of stress, and most recently, a spiritual awakening to engaging in a life with greater purpose.

18 Photos That Will Convince You To De-Stress With An Outdoor Run

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein & Damon Dahlen | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living

On the worst days, finding time to fit in a run feels like just another item on the to-do list. On the best days, finding time to fit in a run feels l...

The Oddity of the Long Distance Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Long distance runners are a bizarre group of people to those who find comfort in stillness, pleasure in overindulgence, and reassurance in conformity. I know this because I was not always a runner. There was a time that I scoffed at runners and the strange counterculture of running. But, now I know better.

5 Ways To Avoid A Running Injury

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There is nothing more upsetting to a runner than suffering an injury. Weeks, months, and even years of training and fitness can be jeopardized by a slip on the ice, a turn of the ankle, or a chronic overuse injury. Here are some simple ways you can avoid injury and stay sane.

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

Nature Run

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

If you haven't made time to unplug and get outside, I urge you to do so. The time spent in nature will rejuvenate you in a way that an electronic medium can't.

What Runners Need To Know About Heat Stroke

Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jessie Geoffray for Men's Journal There's a rather cynical debate brewing in the scientific community as to whether you're more likely to die of...

The Marine Park Runners' Club

Mark Chiusano | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books
Mark Chiusano

There's not much to the park other than the oval, a .84-mile biking path which circles a few baseball fields and a lot of green. The problem with running there is you can see exactly how far around the circle you still have to go.

Now, This Is Cardio Like You've Never Seen It

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women

They say running releases endorphins. Now it's helping one woman release her (dirty) creative side. A clever jogger who was tired of her normally m...

Christie Lost 83 Pounds: 'I Was The Only Thing Standing In My Way'

Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Name: Christie Dougherty Age: 21 Height: 5'2" Before Weight: 230 pounds How I Gained It: I grew up in a very healthy household. My parents have ...

Why My First Gay Games Is a Homecoming

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 10.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The games being held in Ohio is a personal symbol of progress. Here is this huge event that takes years to plan that is proudly being hosted in the place where I grew up (a very different message from the one I received when the state changed the constitution to ban same-sex marriage).

This 90-Year-Old Vet Is Running Across The Country In Honor Of The 'Ship That Won' WWII

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact

Forrest Gump's got nothing on Ernie Andrus. The 90-year-old WWII veteran is the oldest person in the U.S. to run across America, according to CBS N...

'Train Hard, Land Soft'

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Runners will appreciate that the Sproing Trainer was designed with them in mind as a way to build endurance and strength without the pain that can come with pounding the pavement.

Grit and Integrity

Sarah Walton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Walton

I encourage you, and all of us, to make promises that we know are in our best interest. To be on time, to be where we say we're going to be...to show up for life. Because when we show up, the world inevitably meets us half way. And more often than not, it even produces magic.

Run Like a Girl

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

Run like a girl. Study like a girl. Work like a girl. Dream like a girl. Achieve like a girl. That's what the viral spread of "Run Like a Girl" is about -- the appetite for a world in which "like a girl" isn't an insult, but rather something about which we all might be as justifiably proud