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Dylan Armajani

Grit and Perseverance: A Pacer's Story of 100 Miles

Dylan Armajani | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

The lessons and experiences that I witnessed in the 38 miles I had the privilege of running next to these two athletes this past weekend are remarkable. I'm not sure I even have the words to describe it.

Rock the Ridge 2014: It's Possible

Dylan Armajani | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

What was I doing standing on the starting line of a 50-mile race? To be honest, that question never crossed my mind and I suppose if that seems like a logic question to ask then you probably don't understand why I stood there.

Thank You, Boston

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.22.2014 | Good News
Dylan Armajani

Ever since I started running I've made it a point to say "thank you" to every course marshal that points me in the right direction, volunteer that hands me a glass of cool water, spectator that cheers for me, and police officer that allows me safe passage through an intersection.

Back at the Ultra-Marathon Distance

Dylan Armajani | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

Falling in love with trail running inevitably led to a very valuable lesson, which is to not run by distance or by pace or even by time. To run when the body says run, to walk when the body says walk and never to stress about not completing a workout.

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.

To Accept Being Breakable

Dylan Armajani | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

I've finally come to recognize that I am breakable, and I am not superman. The only way I will get to accomplish everything that I want to accomplish in my running career is if I break away from the competitive, compulsive nature of being an endurance athlete.

Becoming an Ultrarunner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

I wish that I could say that becoming an ultrarunner came with some poetic philosophical realization, and I'm sure there's a lesson to be found somewhere. But, I'm not going to dig for it. I'm just going to take a deep breath, and keep on putting one foot in front of the other.

Pushing Ourselves and Finding Greatness

Dylan Armajani | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

And thats when it hit me, how brilliant this was. Most of us are content taking subways, buses, and jets to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. I was going to spend nearly four hours ending up in the exact same place as I started.

The Long Run

Dylan Armajani | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

It's been awhile since i've written anything. It's not that I haven't had moments of inspiration, because I have. Dark, cold nights hoofing it aroun...

Lessons From Becoming A Marathoner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

How can words possibly describe how fantastic, how beautiful, and how majestic the marathon is? I don't think they can. However, I would like to share a few lessons that I learned while becoming a marathoner. They say that the marathon is a metaphor for life, and I couldn't agree more.

Lessons Learned Training for First Marathon

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

The 26.2 miles I will run on November 4 may be for my father and other stroke survivors, but this race has become about so much more. Since deciding to run the marathon, I have traveled over 900 miles by foot, and spent nearly 140 hours training.

What To Do When You're Injured

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.

I'm A Runner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

I've heard some people say that you're not a runner until you run your first race, or until you run 50 miles a week, or until you run your first marathon. Some people are even generous enough to say you simply have to take your first steps. I disagree with all of this.

Running for the PR

Dylan Armajani | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

If you want to be a runner, or you want to be faster, the solution is simple. Just get out there and run. It's summer, the trails and pavement are waiting to meet your feet. I'll be out there chasing another PR in my quest for the marathon.

Run Past Your Goals and Find Yourself

Dylan Armajani | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

Up until a month ago, my longest run had been somewhere around three miles. I ran for no reason but to exercise. I always had a point A and a point B that were close enough to just keep me in shape, but were never that much of a struggle.

HuffPost Workouts: Dylan's First Month Of Running Playlist

Dylan Armajani | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

With these as my "power songs" this month, I've been able to rack up 100.45 miles at an average speed of 7.0 mph with a total running time of 14 hours, 18 minutes, and 44 seconds.

I'm Going to Run 26 Miles, 385 Yards for My Father

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

It's official. I'm running my first marathon this year: the ING NYC Marathon 2012. Up until three weeks ago, I had never run more than a 5K. So how did I get here?