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How I Lost 85 Pounds And Became A Runner

Leslie Handler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

I'd been trim all my life. I had two kids and proudly fit right back into my size eights after the birth of each one. Somehow, 20 years of life, and stress, sickness, and eating, found its way onto my five foot two inch frame. Although it certainly didn't happen overnight, it felt like I just blinked and there were a hundred extra pounds to be found inside my clothes.

Disney Characters Puts the Fun in Fundraising at Annual CHOC 'Walk in the Park' Event

Jim Hill | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's the fundraiser that Disney fans happily and willingly get out of bed at 3 a.m. to take part in. The one that people actually schedule their Southern California vacations around, with some participants flying in from as far away as Texas, Illinois and Connecticut.

Why Running Makes Me a Better Mom

Karen Cordano | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Most days are made up of way too many not-my-finest-moments. Every morning, I promise myself I will try to be a better mother to the boys. It is hard to focus on the moments beyond the mistakes.

Standing on Top at the Urban RAID Championship

Jane Seo | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

I no longer have to wonder what it's like to stand on top of a podium. Receiving the medal around my neck, all that went through my head was, "Man, I could eat a juicy burger right now!"

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."

The Secret to Running Faster

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Strides are an easy and effective way to increase your speed. By adding strides to your workout two or three times a week, you can begin to see some big changes in turnover (foot speed) and performance.

6 Things I Learned From My First 5K

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Rodale The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday. As it buzzed, I lay there and thought to myself,...

Ready, Set, Live

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

You can step out of your comfort zone and strive for a life of joy and passion. Don't miss your chance.

5 Tips for a Successful Family 'Racecation'

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First and foremost, it's a family vacation. So, you'll want to make sure you plan enough fun things to keep your entire family entertained and happy during the trip. You may be worried about the race, but the rest of your family shouldn't be.

How To Become A Runner In 5 Easy Steps

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My running actually looked a lot like walking to those who saw me struggle down the road during the first few months. However, the thing that helped me get on track was having a plan and sticking to it.

Color Me Rad. Really.

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I'd heard about color runs...how trendy and fun they were. But I'm so busy with work and kids' stuff that I totally missed that one was coming to my...

Iron Heart 5K: A Race Dedicated to Health Care Providers

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

For me, this race is an opportunity to show my appreciation for the care I received during my recovery, and give back to the health care community.

Run at the Speed of Fun

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I eased off the pace. Got my breathing back under control. And the epiphany struck: I don't need to run at any particular pace or register any particular time. All I need to do is run at the speed of fun.

I Ran My First 5K!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Excuses, excuses, excuses. I've had them--and good ones, too. But perhaps it was the specter of turning 50 that made me want to start running for my ...

A Blast Of Color For Your Run

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 09.14.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

Someone yelled, "GO!" We blasted off running. The cheers and giggles and sheer joy of being painted on a run for a cause were the best way to wake up on a Saturday morning.

30,000 Runners Follow the Steps of a 9/11 Hero at Tunnel to Towers Race

Emily Faherty | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

Back on that clear September day in 2001, Stephen Siller ran all the way through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, straight to the South Tower. The Tunnel To Towers 5K race retraces his heroic footsteps.

Jason Cut Out Fast Food And Lost 95 Pounds

Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living

Got a weight loss success story of your own? Tell us about it at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Ja...

Turkey Trot All Over Town: 10 Chicago-Area Thanksgiving Races

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bird it the word, people! Get in the holiday spirit with other hearty souls and run a Turkey Trot this week. You'll not only get some fresh, brisk fal...

Don't Compete...Just Complete! Biggest Loser and Active.com Launch 5K and One Mile Challenge Series to Get Americans Fit

Jim Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jim Garfield

NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and The Active Network, Inc.'s flagship website Active.com today announced the launch of The Biggest Loser Event Challenge, ...

Sarah Palin Quits Turkey Trot 5K Race In Kennewick, Washington

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin dropped out of a 5k race on Thanksgiving Day in Kennewick, Wash. The former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor quit the race ...