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Casual Running Picture Challenge

When working towards a goal, especially a fitness-orientated goal, we find that we must challenge both our bodies and our minds. The body will learn the rhythm of the constant contracting of muscles in orchestrated movement. Your mind will repeat lyrical motivational mantras to the beat of your drumming heart. Runners are constantly on a

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Wellness Wednesday

It can be hard to stay motivated when the mid-week mark hits. We often become busy balancing work, relationships, and fitness regimens throughout the week and may just feel too tired to stick to our goals. Sometimes we need to slow down and enjoy the little things in life that makes us happy, remembering why

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My Road to the Big Race: Part 2 – RACE DAY

Saturday, March 29, 2013, I woke up energized as if someone shot adrenaline right into my veins. The night before, I made sure I did 30-minutes of yoga stretches for runners and would stretch again before the race. Grabbing a bagel with a teaspoon of peanut butter and a banana, I was ready to hit

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My Road to the Big Race: Part 1

My running journey began by not running as a child. In the fifth grade, I joined the track team, but it didn’t qualify me as a runner— not because I was ten-years-old —but because I barely even ran. My specialty was 400-meter walks that took precise movements of heal, toe, heal, toe. When I won

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First day—and run—of spring

Winter has taken its last breath, the cool, fresh spring breeze blowing a certain optimism that lingers in the air. It seemed as though the city that never sleeps was awakened today, joggers dogging pedestrians on their way to and from Central Park runs. Just as the season takes its metamorphosis, I too have been

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