6 Things I Learned from Running

The challenges, gifts and accomplishments we find in running parallel our everyday lives. Here are some lessons we can all learn about life from running.

1. Control what you can, and let the rest go. During training time, you have to put in all that you can and prepare yourself well for the upcoming test, but when it comes time to taper, it’s also time to just let things go and trust that you’ve done all that you can do, and that when you face the test, you will prevail because of the hard work you put in.

2. Be …

10 Steps to Making Running a Habit

Making running a habit is easier than you think, so long as you follow these simple steps and set your mind to it.

1. Start Small

Whether you choose the walk-run method or begin by just doing one lap around the block, starting with small, easy-to-accomplish goals will help you stay motivated and stick with your routine during the first couple of weeks as the habit is forming.

2. Have a Plan

Over-planning is better than under-planning, so make sure you are prepared for everything, including the days and times that you will be running to the type of running …

Slim waistline

Tips to Achieve a Better and Perfect Slim Waistline

Having excess weight around your waistline is detrimental in many ways. If you have fat in your abdominal area, you’re at risk for chronic diseases including high cholesterol and type II diabetes. Pain in your lower back may crop up due to extra weight pulling the pelvis forward. Other than the physical effects, the levels of your self-confidence may also reduce. A good way achieve slim waistline is exercising regularly and eating a healthy balanced diet.…

Manimal – Wear Something That Shows Your Way of Life

For those who consider fitness as their life, you probably have heard about Manimal. It is a social conscious brand that believes to impact the society around everybody through their business choices and message. What makes it different from other brands in the market is that all apparel of Manimal is made in the US. They use fabrics that are from the US and sewn, cut, washed, and dyed apparel in their headquarters in Los Angeles. They also have a great place in Portland, Oregon where they do hand-screen printed using eco-friendly inks.

The Story Behind the Creation of Manimal

How to Train for a Marathon on a Treadmill

Training for a marathon on a treadmill can offer several
advantages. Depending upon where you live, the Winter months can make
it challenging, or even impossible to get your miles in. If you live
in a relatively flat area, then you aren’t getting any practice
running up and down hills.

That can end up making a huge difference
in your time. These are just two reasons you might consider adding
treadmill workouts to your usual training routine. Let’s look
at some treadmill techniques that can really boost your speed and
endurance. As with any other type of marathon training, look …

Organizations Help Young Girls Gain Confidence through Running

According to the World Health Organization, girls suffer from anxiety and depression twice as often as boys. However, several non-profit organizations are offering a way for girls to run, which will help them connect better with themselves, and teach things like confidence, steady breathing, and self-discipline.

Title IX Girls was founded by Stacy Rodriguez-Rennard in 2007. She is a mental health clinician who is also a passionate runner. “Girls between 9 and 15 are in a very precarious stage of development,” she says, “They’re operating from a very emotional and not-so-rational place.”…

Retired Navy Veteran Runs in Honor of Fallen Heroes

Since retiring from the Navy as Senior Chief Petty Officer, Sid Busch has finished hundreds of half-marathons and full-marathons to honor the service members that have been lost.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that between 11 and 20 percent of veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTS), compared to only around 7 percent of average citizens who will have it during the course of their lives.…

The First Running Guide Dog Helps His Blind Owner Go the Distance

Every morning, Richard Hunter leaves his home at nine o’clock to go jogging in his neighborhood, but he doesn’t do so alone. He has a running partner named Klinger who has long hair and a long tongue that flops out of his mouth during the whole run.

Klinger is a German Shepherd, and the very first guide dog to have been officially trained to be a running partner to a blind person. That person would be Hunter, who was formerly a school psychologist. When he was 22, doctors diagnosed him with retinitis pigmentosa, which caused him to progressively lose his …

The Oldest Female to Finish a Marathon Does So at 92

Harriette Thompson is 92 years old and has survived cancer twice, but that hasn’t stopped her from running in marathons every year to raise money for cancer charities or becoming the oldest woman to run in and complete a marathon.

A resident of Charlotte, NC, Thompson recently completed the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon. Her unofficial finishing time was 7:24:36 for the full 26.2 miles.…

Running Across the Rockies for Epilepsy

When Jenny Lebaw was eight years old, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Her doctors told her that she wouldn’t be able to lead a normal life, participate in sports, or drive a car.

Although she’s already proved doctors wrong by becoming a CrossFit World Games athlete who’s sponsored by Reebok, she’s now setting out to run 500 miles along the ridge of the Rockies so she can raise money and awareness for epilepsy.…

80-Year-Old Completes His 17th Chicago Marathon

Frank Abramic has been watching people run in the park by his home for years. In an interview with Runner’s World, he admitted, “I used to think, ‘These people are crazy – they don’t look like they’re having any fun. They look like they’re always in pain.’”

But, when he was 63, he had a change of heart and began running himself. Now, he understands the pain that runners endure and the exhilaration of pushing through it. This year marks the 17th consecutive year in which he completed the Chicago Marathon with a respectable 6:22:01.…