Running

RUNNING – Finding Your Why

By Dana Ayers One thing I’ve learned in life is sometimes you have to stop focusing on what you’re doing; instead fixate on why you’re doing it. The why can carry you through the what, but it’s not always easy. ...

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RUNNING – Run for a Reason: Alice Johnson

What is my “Why?” My why is because I want to save my children the pain and burden of having to care for a sick parent. Two years before my father passed away, my family and I took on the ...

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RUNNING – Run for a Reason: Suzanne Groom

October 23, 2003 forever changed my life in an instant. That was the day we lost the oldest of our six kids in a tragic car accident. Chris was 19. When you suffer the loss of a child, you experience ...

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RUNNING – Run for a Reason: Marilyn Adams

I started running for one reason and one reason only: I wanted to complete a 5K. So armed with a Couch-to-5K program I began my journey. That was five years ago. That first 5K turned into multiple 5Ks, followed by ...

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RUNNING – What Is and Where from Comes this Driving Force?

By Joe Philpott Why do we run? When asked, I suppose runners would give a myriad of answers to that question, such as: I love the competition. I am trying to lose weight. I want to be able to fit ...

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RUNNING – Why We Run

By Joscelyne Hauserman Running is tough. It can be both physically and mentally grueling, especially if you live in the south during the summer months. If you’re not daunted by the idea of running in the blazing hot sun, I’m ...

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RUNNING – The Student, The Athlete: Training for triathlons and tests.

By Hannah Gatens Rounding the loop for the ump-teenth time, Matthew Van de Graaf cursed the Virginia heat and dreamt of the finish line as he made his way through the running portion of a recent half ironman in Williamsburg, ...

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RUNNING – Fitness While Deployed – Small Successes with Big Life Changes

By Brian Wheelock I feel selfish sometimes when I get orders to deploy. Yes, I miss my kids, fiancée, family and friends and all the memories. But, my day-to-day responsibilities change, and it affords me a different focus on my ...

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RUNNING – An Irritable Curmudgeon

By Joe Philpott When I get injured and can’t run or (horror of horrors) have to miss a race, I am tough to be around. I pout. I scowl. I fuss. The grouch is in the house!  Yes, I become ...

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RUNNING – Home Away from Home

Joscelyne Hauseman Central Pennsylvania. That’s where I hail from. A beautiful state—one of rolling Appalachian Mountains, winding rivers, and the most diverse seasons on the East coast. I grew up in a small town smack-dab in the middle of the ...

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