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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.

To Grasp What Conflicting Health Studies Mean to You, Master Key Science Terms

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In the imperfect communication that translates scientific findings into public pronouncements, a thin thread of an association can come off as a headline that touts a sure-fire way to prevent cancer. But associations and correlations are not definitive proof of causation.

To Run Outside or on a Treadmill? A Dilemma Foreign to Forrest Gump

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 04.06.2013 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

Should you run on a treadmill or overground? Like most things in running (and life, for that matter), the choice depends on intrinsic characteristics and goals.

Run at the Speed of Fun

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I eased off the pace. Got my breathing back under control. And the epiphany struck: I don't need to run at any particular pace or register any particular time. All I need to do is run at the speed of fun.

The Role of Biking and Hiking in Mathematics

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 04.03.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

"I often come up with theorems in dreams, or while swimming or walking," says Schneider. "I once thought of a heuristic proof of the Prime Number Theorem on a walk, when I saw spring flowers falling froma tree."

Running Form: Convoluted

Christopher Drozd | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

I myself have benefitted from high levels of conditioning overriding fledgling skills, but I know with certainty that unless correct running form is learned, eventually the undue strains of sloppiness will overrun even the greatest muscular conditioning.

Being Your Own Means of Motivation

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

The biggest lesson I learned from JV cross-country is that motivation comes from within. It's helpful to have a team, a coach, family and friends, or cheerleaders to show support, but ultimately, the only cheerleader that matters is you.

Four and Change

Alan Scharf | Posted 03.27.2013 | Health and Fitness
Alan Scharf

Approaching 50 -- what I optimistically thought of as my middle age -- I was not interested in getting a fast car. I was just interested in getting fast. The kind of fast that I felt as a kid: running full-bore toward a brick wall, vaulting over and continuing home, legs flying, to avoid being late, again, for dinner.

7 Reasons Why Running Is Good For Your Soul

Michael O'Loughlin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Michael O'Loughlin

Like many, I started running while in college to get in shape and lose a few pounds. Later, during long-distance training, I realized that while the physical benefits were obvious and welcome, the spiritual benefits of running were just as beneficial to me.

The Best in Its Own Way

Greg Woodburn | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

Like each process through which I find great fulfillment, social entrepreneurship is my way of following in my grandfather's footsteps of empowerment and healing.

Let's Move, Let's Run

David Willey | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to even a simple running "routine." No fancy equipment needed, no teams to make -- just a pair of shoes and some guidance and encouragement.

8 Reasons Why I No Longer Jog

Linda Wolff | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I can't really remember when I gave it up, though I'm sure it was sometime in the 1900s. Back then, I didn't carry so much stuff when I ran. Now, I practically need a tool belt to hold the water bottle, iPhone, iPod and light snack for my daily, hour-long walk.

Mental Toughness, Performance Training and the Birth of a New Sport: The Double Road Race

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

As a sports psychologist and athlete, I want to stay healthy and fit, just like you. Whether you're a runner, triathlete or cyclist, you'd like to create more variety in your workouts so that you can stay motivated to keep going, right? Well, I have discovered the perfect way to do just that.

Eli Lost 110 Pounds: 'If We Stay Focused, We Can Achieve Anything We Work Toward'

Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Eli Sapharti, aka...

Ella Lost 116 Pounds: 'Now I Find Myself Wanting To Work Out'

Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Ella Ricker Age:...

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.

Running Farther, Faster Could Shorten Your Life

Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser Running long distance week after week, year after year, could do more harm to your heart than good, a new editorial published in ...

WOW! Now That's A Kiss!

Posted 12.05.2012 | Weddings

Now that's a kiss! Illinois couple Chris Vogel and Julie Nelson renewed their vows in the middle of the Zappos.com Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon...

A Checklist for Your Winter Weather Workout Wardrobe

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Sure, it takes time to dress for cold weather workouts. But running laps around a dozen people sweating it out on treadmills while they watch MSNBC doesn't compare with rounding the bend to discover a pack of kids playing hockey on a frozen neighborhood lake.

Lessons From Becoming A Marathoner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

How can words possibly describe how fantastic, how beautiful, and how majestic the marathon is? I don't think they can. However, I would like to share a few lessons that I learned while becoming a marathoner. They say that the marathon is a metaphor for life, and I couldn't agree more.

Ending a Yearlong Running Streak

Amanda Deverich | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

Ultimately, running became as routine as taking a shower and as much a part of my weekly planning as what I would cook or where I would spend my money. What has been more of a challenge was my and other people's reaction to the streak.

Yoga For Runners

Jessica Bellofatto | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bellofatto

Anybody can run, and anybody can practice yoga. I think that is why these two activities hold so much appeal to me, and to so many people. They don't require expensive gear, they can be done anywhere, and they can be with us throughout our lives.

NYC Running on Empty..The Best 'INGs' in Life

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

New Yorkers have made an art out of running. From running up bar tabs to running down pedestrians; from running into ex-boyfriends to running out of patience. But the decision to run or not to run the Marathon -- that was the question.

Marathon Hypocrisy?

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Dylan Armajani

Why is okay for the professional sports players to play on Sunday, but not the average person who has trained hard and is getting paid nothing? Why do average people have to make the donations and sacrifices, while the professionals don't?

6 Steps To A More Efficient Run

Jamie Galloway | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

With the New York City Marathon just around the corner (we hope), many athletes, workout enthusiasts and fitness newbies are looking to the streets or the treadmill for a spot of cardio. There's no doubt that when done properly, running can be great for heart, body and mind.