Playmakers

What's Coming Up?

By Debbie Richards

It is that time of year again when we begin to look ahead at the calendar of race events to see what we want to do in the next year.  As I look ahead to those that are "new" to me and ones I have been wanting to do, I begin to plan my calendar.  First looking at my overall goals and then at each month for individual race events, training, and then at the whole year as in "big" picture of what will I have accomplished at the end of 2017 and in the end will it bring me closer to my healthy journey for me and those around me...

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

By Kristen Price

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Although I hate the word “ain’t,” I used to live by this phrase when it came to running.

In 2005, my friend Ashley asked me if I wanted to run a 25K with her. I had never been a runner, and I had no desire to be a runner. In fact, I played basketball and softball in high school specifically because of the lack of distance running involved in either of those sports. But, in a moment of weakness, I accidentally said “sure” to her request...

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

By Kellee Donovan

We all see it every year. The “Be Your Best You in 2017!” posters with beautiful people splashed across the pages, bounding in their fitness clothes with seemingly no effort, the sudden influx of gym membership fliers sent to your house, the never-ending Jillian Michaels commercials in between your Harry Potter weekend binges. Each time the calendar flips to a new year, there seems to be this unwritten rule that we must change something about our appearance (i.e. new year’s resolutions) and that will somehow make the new year that much better. Don’t get me wrong, I make a new year’s resolution each year, but this year, mine is different (and harder) than ever before...

Eating During the Offseason

by Carly Guggemos

Instead of falling into bad eating habits during the off season, such as eating highly processed pre-packaged foods, high fat comfort foods, and over indulging in refined sugary treats. Why not use the off-season to try unfamiliar whole foods that are nutrient dense?  A great way to do this is...

Time

By Mike Andersen

Time. As runners, it means everything. We use time to judge our present selves against our past selves. We compare ourselves to others with it. We train by it. The ticking of the clock can represent sweet success or bitter failure. We are all too aware of the passing of sand in the hour glass. I have turned the corner...


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