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Finish Line: Why I Run the Boston Marathon

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Nancy Rappaport

May we all be transformed by the energy and caring of a city, the caring of this community that is larger than all of us, which propels us forward to the finish line.

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 04.23.2014 | 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.

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 ...

The Secret Addiction of Marathon Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

A person might wonder why marathoners choose to spend their time in such misery. It's not the misery that we seek, but the glorious feeling of self-admiration that follows. The marathon reveals your strengths, your faults, and your valor.

Inez Lost 106 Pounds: 'I'm So Very Proud Of How Far I've Come'

Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: I...

Not Doing Something Doesn't Mean Quitting: #DadsRun4Boston

Mike Reynolds | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I'll happily be one of the many people, dads or otherwise, who do something this week to remember the victims of a year ago and to recognize the resilience they've shown in overcoming much bigger obstacles than mine.

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?

The Boston Marathon And 4 Other Races To Put On Your Bucket List

Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from The Runner's Bucket List: 200 Races to Run Before You Die by Denise Malan Kacey Faberman wrote this race report ...

5 Tips for a Successful Family 'Racecation'

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First and foremost, it's a family vacation. So, you'll want to make sure you plan enough fun things to keep your entire family entertained and happy during the trip. You may be worried about the race, but the rest of your family shouldn't be.

The Choice

Natalie Stavas, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Natalie Stavas, M.D.

People were screaming. Something had gone horribly wrong. Almost without thought, I left my dad and ran towards.

Marathon Strength: An insider's View of the Marathon Bombings, One Year Later

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Nancy Rappaport

Teachers and school officials are often asked to use our own personal strength in times of crisis, but the Boston Marathon bombings presented us with extraordinary circumstances that unquestionably tested our strength.

Running Too Much Linked To Dying Younger

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Running is undoubtedly great for your health, but some research suggests that when it comes to pounding the pavement, too much of a good thing might a...

No One Missed the Point of Tutu Gate

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.03.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I will tell you something. No one missed the point. Not in my eyes. Everyone (except SELF Magazine) got the point.

5 Rules to Run Better for Life

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Overtraining is the number one cause of injuries in runners. If you overdo it and put your body under too much stress too often, running can cause you more harm than good.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Part 2

Amram Shapiro | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Amram Shapiro

Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.

Jayme Lost 156 Pounds: 'I'm Worth It'

Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!The Huffing...

13 Tips For Safer Outdoor Exercise

Avital Zeisler | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Avital Zeisler

Spring is here, and many of us are drawn outside for some well deserved fresh air and exercise. The following list outlines some very basic, common sense safety tips, so that you may enjoy your freedom and get in shape for summer.

Tips to Choosing a Race

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

When choosing a race to work towards, proximity can be the deciding factor on whether you show up to the race or not. If, like me, you're not an early morning person choosing a race you can get to easily can help get you out of bed that morning.

4 Ways To Break The Hypnotic Spell That's Keeping You From Finding Happiness

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

In the running world, when you've laid off running for a while the first run you make is the 'break the spell' run. No matter how long I've laid off, during that first run I'm able to shake off the lethargy of not running and get back on the road with just me, my thoughts and my sneakers.

Get These Top-Rated Sneakers For Spring

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.26.2014 | Style

This list was compiled with data provided by Rank & Style. Although we're still waiting for the weather to warm up a bit (okay, a lot), we could us...

The Secret To Running Your Fastest Race Ever

Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from The New Rules Of Running: Five Steps To Run Faster And Longer For Life by Vijay Vad, M.D. with Dave Allen Afte...

Snowless, Shaken and Stirred in SoCal

Elan Barnehama | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Elan Barnehama

I love road trips. They're full of possibility; they suspend time like a baseball game and exist just outside of reality. My bags were packed and I looked to the West.

The Danger to Runners From Drunk or Distracted Drivers

Kel Kelly | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
Kel Kelly

A few years ago I gave up running and became obsessed with the Insanity workout program. As a 51-year-old mother of four, Insanity kept me in shape ...

Destination Certification: All This Studying Is Making Me A More Mindful Exerciser

Sarah Klein | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

I've long been a stickler for good form when it comes to strength-training exercises, and I've written about it to boot. But I've been a zoned-out runner for as long as I can remember. Now, I'm learning more about what exactly to think about, and the consequences of not doing so.

Running As Therapy: 'I Ran Down 1 Problem At A Time'

nytimes.com | JEN A. MILLER | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

I started distance running in 2007 because, in the short space of six months, the person I was dating left me for another woman, I bought a house (a r...