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The Oddity of the Long Distance Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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.

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

Sarina Tomel | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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 ...

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

Runners, Grow Your #MarathonBeard

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

So, I was thinking about this on the first of many long marathon training runs leading up to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon later this fall. Ther...

I Win Every Race I Run

Mary E. Graham | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary E. Graham

I win every race I run. I win against the idea that all runners are a size two and should run in sports bras and teeny-tiny running shorts. I win against the negative body image that will one day try to convince my daughters that their bodies aren't beautiful, that they're not skinny enough.

If I Could Talk to My High School Self About Running

Audra Rundle | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Audra Rundle

I am nothing like the runner I once was. I don't have a coach telling me what to run and how to improve. I have to figure that out for myself, and I have a great time mapping out new routes and reading and researching new gear to try out on my long runs.

5 Life Lessons From Running An Ultra-Marathon

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

Each step I took was just one step closer to crossing the finish line of my 50-mile dream. Take your first step and see where it takes you.

Why We Run: A Philosophical Look at the Value of Running

Brad Stulberg | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

The reasons we run are often extremely personal, and being a runner can take on various meanings. At the same time, though, there are things that many runners hold in common, none of which may be more salient than the hallowed value we place on our sport.

In Search Of The Perfect Running Form

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

It is too soon to tell the most ideal landing and running patterns. Each person's genetic makeup is unique as is their biomechanical alignment. Thus, I believe it is important to try to use a few basic tenets to help prevent injury.

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined.

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

A weight has been lifted -- one I never knew I was carrying. My legs cry in pain every time I move, but my heart is lighter. The Boston Marathon hurt me last year. But that same great race made me stronger and gave me back my finish line. And with it, a new PR of 3:42:34.

On Becoming a Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

After running three or four times a week for a few months, something quite unexpected happened. I began to look forward to putting on my shoes and heading outside for a few miles. It was like play time.

143 Miles in 35 Days: Lessons Learned

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

Resting is part of training. I've confirmed what I sort of already knew: I'm not built for running streaks. I'm built for hard workouts three to five days a week with lots of cross training, physical therapy and foam rolling. But I've also confirmed that I'm stubborn with myself.

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.

Sneaker Guide for Runners: A Cinderella Story

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

When it comes to running, toenails are for sissies, and without pain there is no gain, but in my opinion you're less grumpy and your feet look prettier if you do what you can to feel good and stay comfortable.

I Have Perspective & Perspective Is Everything

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

Ever have one of those days when everything seems to be going wrong? What about when you've thought your worst nightmare came true? You are so lying t...

The Long Run For Haiti -- My Journey

Astrel Clovis | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Astrel Clovis

Where I had run the days before the earthquake, there were now dead people in the street. Houses were crushed. The air was dense with dust. It was hard; so many people had lost their lives. But life had to go on.

10 Ways Runners Are Nicer Than You

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I took notice the other day when I heard someone say that "running families are always the nicest people." Of course, I always thought that was true, but it was gratifying to hear my secret theory being confirmed aloud in public by a complete stranger.

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.

Strategy for Running and Relationships: It's All in the Approach!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Allow yourself to take a risk, all with the intention to reach that place in your life where you can open your heart, mind, and soul, to connect with the moment, yourself and your partner.

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr.

Brian Boyle | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Hero of Humanity: Ray Jackson Jr. I just made it to mile forty in the 2010 JFK50 miler in Hagerstown Maryland, and I was slowing down. It was my fir...

How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

I want you to keep in mind that your performance is determined not only by your ability but also most importantly by your motivation. Isn't that somewhat relieving and empowering!

Dare to Be 100: Slow Down Last

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Ron is simply one of the greatest runners ever. At one time, he held every world record for distances from 2 miles to 20 km.

Runners: Don't Let Poor Technique 'Run' You Into the Ground

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

As a track coach once said to me, "Just because they can run, it doesn't mean they know how to run. You wouldn't golf without lessons. You wouldn't play tennis without lessons. What makes you think you can run without lessons?" It couldn't have been better stated.

Legs Over Logic

Eugenia Chandris | Posted 05.24.2013 | Women
Eugenia Chandris

Running is happiness, mixed with a tinge of triumph and maybe a pinch of defiance. It's my recipe for energy and inspiration. It's what gets me started and keeps me going in the morning and in my life.