My Running Tribe


Jo E. Rodgers In my youth, I never enjoyed running. In fact, I absolutely loathed it. But after the “freshmen 15” found me, I tried my best to embrace it. I ran in spurts throughout my 20s as I transitioned through various training programs and stages of life, but

The Race


By Jessica Oberlies It begins in a stampede. Hundreds of legs propelling forward, fresh And up for the challenge. The potent scent Of gasoline as the golf cart accelerates, faster than it was made for, Zooming along the uneven ground, struggling to stay ahead of the Power-hungry runners. The

Running Shoes Then & Now


By Lee Hopkins Over the last 15 years we have watched technology and style develop in the running shoe industry. Go back to 2003 and the number one selling shoe was the more stable Asics 2090 (we now call it the 2000) and stability shoes reigned supreme. We were

I Suck at Running


By Susan Lacke I'm an unexceptional athlete. I'm slow. My times aren't great. I trip a lot. And that's OK. On a good day, I am an unexceptional athlete. My times at most races are fair-to-middling, though I have, on rare occasions, broken through for PRs. Once, at a

Fitness for Survival and the Power of a Battle Buddy


By Dana Ayers I’m halfway through my Afghanistan deployment and exercise has continued to prove crucial for survival. Not because I’m running for my life during gunfights every day, but just in dealing with an abnormal, stressful environment. (Although just getting here alone required being in decent shape:  living

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