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My First Run: Sarah Wilson

My first run: Sarah Wilson

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! Two years ago, my friend entered the half marathon at Angkor […]

The benefits of long walks for runners

The benefits of long walks for runners

Much like meditation, walking forces you to slow down and allows your mind and body to move without stress. Runners may scoff at the idea of walking as “cardio” – that it’s not worth their time – but the physical and mental benefits of long – 45 minute- plus – leisurely walks cannot be overstated. […]

Group running: lost motivation found

Lost motivation found through speedwork

In the past, when I was in a running lull, I signed up for a race. Having a deadline on the calendar was usually enough to get my butt in gear – whether the event be 3 weeks or 3 months away. Lately, though, that hasn’t been enough. A couple of months ago, I registered for a race […]

Runner’s column: When the excuses come, you must run

Running is hard enough, but staying committed to running is where the real test is.

I almost didn’t run tonight. I had excuses that could have made sense. On this night – Aug. 4, 2015 – my ride home from work took an extra 15 minutes, stretching way past an hour in the car, my head swimming with the question about running. I knew technically the region would still be […]

How meditation betters your running (and vice versa)

How running enhances your meditation and vice versa

Meditation is experiencing a bit of a renaissance at the moment. It seems everyone from corporate America to Wall Street brokers to kindergartners is practicing mindfulness. And there are plenty of reason why this age-old tradition (around since ancient times) is currently trendy and #trending. Studies show meditation may mitigate depression, improve cognitive function, and lower post-workout lactic concentration in runners – just to name […]

How to stay healthy on summer vacation

Stay healthy on summer vacation

  In August, I’m going to the Jersey shore for a week with my extended family. It’s the same spot we’ve vacationed in since I was a tot. I’m so excited. I cannot wait to lounge on the beach, eat at all my favorite restaurants – ice cream parlors included –, and stay up late […]

Runner’s column: think inside the box

Think inside the box

On the last day of class, my linguistics professor proudly stated his farewell address. It was a hot and sticky afternoon in mid July. We were young twenty somethings looking forward to and secretly fearing our student teaching placements. He delivered his words with grace. “You are now guardians of the English language, gatekeepers responsible for maintaining the integrity and strength […]

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 […]

How to breathe properly when running

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Breathing is one of those things we don’t think much about. Luckily, our bodies do it for us so we don’t have to worry about the mechanics of it. Except when it comes to running. It’s not unusual for someone new to running to have difficulty controlling their breathing at first. You may feel like […]

My First Run: Tom McGinness

My First Run: Tom McGinness

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 Tim McGinness shares his story. Want to submit yours? Email us! There I was doing my usual lunchtime workout in […]