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Lessons learned at a trail running camp

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Back in the heart of summer, I spent one week at an all-women’s trail running camp in Estes Park, Colo. – a small town located at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park. Elevation: 7,522 feet. Each day we would wake up around 5:30 a.m. and run a new trail – sometimes straight up a mountain. […]

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My First Run: Patricia Hensley

My First Run, Patricia Hensley

We all remember our first. Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Patricia Hensley shares her story. Want to submit yours? Email us! At the age of 61, I became a widow and moved […]

Motivation: Get your blood racing

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ― Hunter S. Thompson Starting running can be scary. Running marathons, intimidating. And speedwork? Hitting those splits can seem impossible. But when you try and do the things you thought you could never do – when you chase after those seemingly insurmountable goals – and […]

Cool races in cool places: Wings for Life Run, 35 countries

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WINGS FOR LIFE RUN When: May 4, 2014 Where: 35 countries worldwide, view all locations here. Distance: Part of what makes this race unique is you don’t know the distance you’ll run – the finish line will chase you instead of you running for it. In a nutshell, you know where you start, but you don’t […]

Cool races in cool places: Run for the Wild, Bronx Zoo, New York City

Bronx Zoo elephants / Creative Commons license

RUN FOR THE WILD When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (8 a.m. start for runners, 8:45 a.m. start for walkers and families) Distance: 5K (3.1 miles) Course map What makes it a cool race: Lions, tigers, bears, oh my! The 6th annual Run for the Wild takes place in the Bronx Zoo – before the zoo […]

Remembering Boston: one year later

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We’ll never forget last year – we’ll always remember those who suffered and those who lost their lives. Our hearts continue to go out to all the victims’ families and to all those affected by this horrible tragedy.  But today we’re also moving forward. And we’re here, Boston, one year later. Here are some moving […]

Currently running to: “Walking on a Dream”

We are always running for the thrill of it

Currently on repeat on my running playlist: Walking on a Dream by Empire of  the Sun. Favorite lines of the song? We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it I may or may not sing these words out loud as […]

Running with traction: snow tires for sneakers

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This time of year, the sidewalks can be quite treacherous. And I’m not just talking about the snow because that’s a given. The sun is warmer in these late winter months, which means the roads thaw during the day. But the nights are still frigid so everything freezes over again, making night and morning runs […]

Motivational Monday: Goals

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Don’t let the bad weather stop you. Pick a race, set a goal, and go for it. The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline. –  Stephen Smith, Fox Sports Radio More motivational quotes.