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Boston Prepares For Marathon With Festivities And Tight Security

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at ...

Why I'm Going Back to Boston - With My Kid

Tish Hamilton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports
Tish Hamilton

When the good people of the Boston Athletic Association decided to extend a guaranteed entry to all the 2013 runners who hadn't been able to finish, of course I accepted. No question. But why am I taking my daughter?

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.

Why Runners Need To Strength Train

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Emily Faherty for Life by DailyBurn For most runners, the time spent on the road is very rarely in pursuit of big guns and a killer six-pack to ...

Will Run For Food: Confessions of a Chubster

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.

Breast Cancer's New Buzz Words: Chronic Disease

Lisa Masters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I like "chronic disease." It's easier for me to visualize my mortality not as something that is going to come quickly but as something I can live with. That is the key word... LIVE.

10 Things Only Runners Understand

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Chad Stafko asked a very valid question in his recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal titled "OK, You're a Runner. Get Over It:" "Why wou...

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.

The New York City Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Inspiration and Self-Discovery

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.

Our Definitive 2013 New York City Marathon Playlist

Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

We know you need some motivation to keep one foot in front of the other. But cheering loved ones with signs can only do so much.

Older Marathoners Reveal Secrets For Getting In Shape

Posted 11.01.2013 | Fifty

Here's a fact that will quash all of your excuses for not working out: Over 12,000 people over 50 will pound the pavement in the ING New York City Mar...

The Slowest Generation, or the Healthiest?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners can find competition, camaraderie, or fun. We are fortunate that there are so many races and race formats to choose from. Instead of complaining, let's just pick the races that we enjoy running and let others choose theirs. On race day, run your race. Nobody is holding you back, but you.

5 Reasons To Run Tomorrow Morning

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I made the switch to early morning runs after a recent job change, and I discovered some surprising benefits to running before the sun comes up.

Just Keep Running: Staying Motivated!

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

I have a friend who likes to run listening to the full-length soundtrack of a musical. Another friend is all about listening to upbeat music that makes her want to dance. It's all about what gets YOU going!

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.

Maybe It's Just Me

David Willey | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Below are a couple dozen of my personal running quirks. Some I picked up from fellow runners, others came by way of trial and error or by accident. Some are mere superstitions, others may strike you as a bit silly.

Woman Who Swore She'd Never Run Tackles the Ultimate Obstacle

Posted 07.17.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Life At The Fringes

Derek Sherman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Books
Derek Sherman

What is it that compels some people to push every conceivable boundary? To live and work in the fringes, when they could succeed easily in the middle?

Running With Scars

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

During the one year from diagnosis to surgery, I read almost every cancer survivor book I could get my hands on. My go-to of yoga was nixed. And if this physical therapist, who was helping me to stand up straight without crying, said I should start running, maybe he was on to something.

Stretch It Out! 5 Yoga Poses For Runners

David Magone | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

It's important to stretch after you run in order to reduce muscular tension and maintain a healthy degree of overall mobility. The next time you head out for a jog, take five minutes to integrate these four yoga stretches into your post-run cool down routine to keep your body functioning right!

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.

This Runner Has A Message For His Competition...

Posted 04.26.2013 | Fifty

It may not be good sportsmanship, but it sure is funny... and inspirational! This photo of a 50-year-old runner has made the rounds on Reddit. ...

The Boston Marathon and Social Media: What If a Terrorist Act Goes Against the Whole World?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Russell C. Smith

Has terrorism finally reached a tipping point? When a terrorist act goes against all of us, every country on Earth has a stake in stopping this type of insane violence against humanity.