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7 day trips for the active family

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I feel like my family does the same thing every weekend — we take a walk around the neighborhood, run errands, and go to dinner. Our routine is becoming tired, though. My husband and I like being active as a family, in hope that it will show our son that exercise is fun. It can […]

When should you run? Morning, noon, or night

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A plethora of factors dictate your running schedule but at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter when you run. All that matters is that you actually run. For some of us, that means waking up at the crack of dawn (or earlier). For others, it’s a lunchtime escape. And then there are […]

Boston: one month later

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Only a month. Already a month. At times it seems like just yesterday tragedy struck our city. Our sport. Our country. Other times it seems like a distant nightmare. Life has continued but at the same time the memory of that day — that week — has followed us. We’ll never forget the victims or […]

One month later: A Boston Marathon runner’s reflections on the tragedy

Kelsey Barry at Mile 9 of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

You may remember reading about Kelsey Barry’s journey to the Boston Marathon start line a few days before April 15. In our article, she was excited, optimistic, and ready to hit the road for her second running of Boston. And then everything changed. Not only was Kelsey minutes away from the finish when the bombs went off, she’s […]

5 signs you may be on the verge of overtraining

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Burnout. No one likes to admit when it happens, but if you’re reaching for a big goal — like trying to qualify for Boston, completing your first marathon, or setting a new personal record — you’re at risk of burnout. And burnout can lead to overtraining syndrome and injury. Here are some signs you may […]

I run to …

Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that. – Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner Some pretty good reasons to run, don’t […]

Race review: Boston Marine Corps Honor Run 5K

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It’s been almost a month since the Boston Marathon bombings — hard to believe that much time has passed. But I’m proud to say the running spirit in Boston is as strong as ever. This past Saturday, I ran the Boston Marine Corps Honor Run 5K along Carson Beach in South Boston. It is a […]

Snacking on-the-go: roasted chickpeas (recipe)

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I just got back from a quick trip to Chicago. It’s not a long flight but the idea of being hungry for even 2.5 hours while in the air stresses me out more than it probably should. I do not like being hungry! So I tend to have snacks on hand — lots of them […]

Week in Review: May 5-May 11

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful and amazing moms out there (which includes some of our blog contributors)! We hope you have the best day ever. And now, the first full week of May in review: On WalkJogRun From color to beer to zombies, we explored the fun race phenomenon Our list of the world’s most beautiful […]

Race Review: Long Branch Half Marathon/New Jersey Marathon

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The basics: Events: NJ marathon, Long Branch half marathon, half marathon relay Location: Start in Oceanport, N.J. and finish in Long Branch, N.J. When: Sunday, May 5, 2013. Next year’s event will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The half marathon starts at 6:45 a.m., and full begins at 8 a.m. How to register: […]