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We Are Not a Type

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

There I was, feeling as graceful as a water buffalo, running next to what I felt like was a pack of gazelles.

10 Lessons the U.S. Will Learn From CUBA

Alexia Parks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

There was a time when I ran a 10K race with the Mayor of Yelapa, Cuba. As we headed uphill on the only asphalt road going into and out of town, we were passed by a group of teenage girls running barefoot.

21 Eureka Moments That Only Runners Have

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Eureka moments of genius are common to runners. They happen mid-run as a result of fatigue, high endorphins, low cortisol, self-righteousness, and a groovy "one-with-naturedness" that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson envious.

12 Secrets From The Pros To Run Your Best Race

Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jordan Shakeshaft for Life by DailyBurn For Meb Keflezighi it happened at mile 15 of the 2014 Boston Marathon, when he surged ahead of the pack ...

What It Takes To Be A Vegan Runner

Matt Frazier | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

If in the moment neither running nor being vegan is as pleasurable as the alternative, then whatever drives me to run and abstain from all animal products, day in and day out, must be pretty darn compelling. And it is.

Marathon Man: Will Boston Billy Rodgers Ever Stop Running?

Michael Levin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Sports
Michael Levin

Just 40 years ago, when Bill Rodgers won his first Boston Marathon, running was considered a bizarre thing to do. Truckers threw beer cans at runners' heads.

17 Photos That Prove 2014 Was A Great Year For Running

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein & Damon Dahlen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living

It has been a good year for running. A new world record in the marathon was established in Berlin and a new national marathon hero was establish in...

Running on Fumes

Andrew Knott | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Andrew Knott

What made me decide to dive head first into the world of running? Besides, of course, the constant and burning desire, which only the parents of young children can truly understand, to get out of the freaking house and wallow in aloneness?

Never Limit Where Running Can Take You

Brian Boyle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

To be able to not only walk, but to run is a beautiful thing.

Homecoming Greek-Style

Dean Karnazes | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Karnazes

It is a tremendous honor to be affiliated with the Navarino Challenge and witness all the good this event does for the Greek economy and for the Greek people. But more than that, it is a supreme delight to watch all the smiling faces crossing that finish line. OPA!

Touching the Veil of Thin Places

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I have been places where I feel that my heart is being cleaved open so that pain can escape and joy flood in. The sensation can come to me on a long ...

Stop Running and Race Faster -- Wait, What?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

She told me that triathlon training is tough and the racing season is grueling. No surprises there. But, what did surprise me is her emphasis on rest. Complete and total rest for a period of one month. No scheduled workouts, no expectations, and no pressure.

Halfway Home: A Training Guide For Finishing the Race To End AIDS

Erin Hohlfelder | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Erin Hohlfelder

More countries and private sector actors need to step up their contributions to HIV/AIDS if we're serious about controlling and ultimately ending the disease.

An Open Letter to My High School Cross-Country Coach

Paige Smith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Paige Smith

I'm a far better person because I was a runner in high school. Because I was dedicated to a pursuit that valued and rewarded camaraderie, strength and willpower. Because I was part of a team that saw me at my best and my worst.

Dare to Be 100: Running Trumps Mutation

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

A number of decades ago, during my post doctoral training era while building my clinical practice, I harbored the pretense that I would do research as...

5 Lessons I've Learned From Running

Nicole Scott | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

If running is a journey, I don't ever want to reach the destination. I don't want there to be a finish line because it's in the journey that I learn, live and love -- I grow. It's in the journey that I feel alive -- even when I feel pain.

What It Really Takes To Run An Ultramarathon

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Running 135 miles through the searing summer heat of Death Valley in California ...

The World's Best Marathons

The Active Times | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A great course with scenic views certainly adds value to an event. And when that course is lined with hordes of enthusiastic fans cheering you on, well that's definitely a big plus, too.

7 Tips For Surviving The Post-Marathon Blues

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

Without a doubt, the easiest way to avoid a crash after the post-race high is to pick a new goal. Decide what you want to tackle next -- whether it's getting faster, going further, being more consistent with your training, trying complimentary workouts, or maybe even setting your sights on a different sport altogether -- and put a plan together for how you'll go about achieving it.

What If You Saw Me Along the Way?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

An unexpected gift of running is that when you challenge yourself, and you dig deeper than you ever thought possible, you not only become immensely proud of yourself but also those who love you bear witness to the inner strength you have unearthed.

Running Can Change Your Life... If You Let It

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

It's not surprising that people often ask me why I run so much, but more often than that they ask, "What are you running away from?" Whenever I hear that, I smile because I don't think I'm running away from anything. In fact, I'm running towards something -- a better "me."

Living Life Now, Even If It Is Temporary

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

All we really have is the present moment -- where you are right now and with whom you are with. Give yourself time to think and reflect. Live purposefully. Be in the now and take it all in. Be brave. Have gratitude for what you have. Accept reality. It is all we have.

If You Are An Older Adult Who Wants To Stay Youthful, Do This Exercise

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.20.2014 | Fifty

Consistently running for exercise seems to slow down the aging process and allows older people to move more easily, according to a new small-scale stu...

What the Weekend Warrior Needs to Know to Stay Pain Free When Exercising

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Never wish or wait for an injury to get better, be smart and proactive so you can exercise happily ever after!

3 Simple Tricks To Improve Running Form (And Have The Best Run Ever)

Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Fitzgerald Do a quick Internet search for "proper running form" and you'll get lost in scientific jargon: swing phase, stance time, load...