Newton Running, like serious athletes in any sport, comes with a deep understanding of what it takes to get to the finish line. There are no shortcuts or silver bullets. You need to train hard, build skills, persevere and always keep the end goal in sight.
We are one week into this adventure, and it is time for updates! I am still running across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.
I'm just your average 24-year-old who grew up in San Francisco, went to Harvard University, and moved to New York soon after college... And now I'm running across the country, 30 miles a day, to raise money and awareness for lung cancer.
My experiences in Ghana taught me that I am my most authentic and joyous self when I am empowering others to run forward -- toward dreams, toward passions, toward fulfilling lives. Making others count makes time count.
The finishing time for the first Olympic marathon was 2 hours 58 minutes and 50 seconds. The medalists in the men's race next week will likely cross the line at close to two hours, and women will not be too far behind.
Wouldn't it be awesome to be one of those people who truly enjoys going out for a run? Recently, I closely observed this enviable species -- and in the process, uncovered a kinship between acupuncture and running.
This running boom has brought us a bumper crop of first-rate books, including Showdown at Shepherd's Bush. We caught up with author David Davis recently to discuss the book and running books in general.
Since its inception, the race has brought in about $3.2 million, including $500,000 in 2011, for a range of important education, community development, health and wildlife conservation projects across Kenya.