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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.

No, I Don't Want To Work Out With You

Nicholas Miriello | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Miriello

I'm never not connected. I'm so fucking connected. So connected. And so are you. And yet somehow, when we have a simple goal in front of us, like working out, we manage to gum that up too with socializing, social media, headphones, support apps, and so on.

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.

Going The Distance

Kristin Walters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Walters

I had fantasies of finishing my first half-marathon in less than two hours and being greeted by Paul down on one knee, but I wasn't disappointed at my 2:06 time and the proud grin on my boyfriend's (still-not-fiance's) face as I finished, because I was having a heck of a lot of fun.

Keeping A Resolution: On Running My First Race

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Getting up on a Saturday morning, lacing up my shoes and going for a run in Central Park was something I wanted in my life. So nearly 12 months ago, for my New Year's resolution, I decided I would not just "learn to run" but also complete a 5k race before the ball dropped on 2013.

For the Love of Running

Melina Bellows | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Melina Bellows

Last year my kids joined First Lady Michelle Obama on the White House lawn to help National Geographic Kids break the record for jumping jacks. This year they'll be doing a 100-meter run to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people to run 100 meters in 24 hours.

Why I Love Running

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

Even as we are reduced to bib numbers and the singlet of our running club, and even as each race is an individual race with our own mind and body, there is something very social that happens once we get spread out across the course.

Nike Making Clothes Out Of What?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Sports

Gearing up for this summers Olympic Games, Nike rolled out its newest inventions this week, including the lightest basketball jersey ever, made partly...

Candice Berner Killed: Animal Killed Alaska Teacher, Autopsy Concludes

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Wolves likely killed a teacher jogging alone along a rural Alaska village road, public safety officials said Thursday. The Ala...

Anthony Edwards To "Act" His Way Through The NYC Marathon (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Well, it's finally happened. Dr. Mark Greene is back on television this weekend in the NYC Marathon. And while Anthony Edwards is sure this "five hour...

Detroit Marathon Deaths: 3 Runners Die During Half Marathon In Detroit

Detroit Free Press | Korie Wilkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three men died this morning during the 32nd Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon, police and race officials have confirmed. The first man to collapse...

Sarah Palin, Preparing to Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After reading Palin's interview in Runner's World, I doubt she'll be off the political stage anytime soon. A presidential campaign is a long race that requires a lot of endurance.

Another Ultrasound Example -- Diagnosing and Treating a Common Condition in Runners

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

A condition that many runners seek treatment for is associated with a painful bump on the back of the heel, caused by the back of the shoe consistently rubbing against the heel.