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How to Build the Perfect Recovery Smoothie

By Carly Guggemos

I know, I know, you are probably thinking just toss some fruit, ice, milk or juice in a blender, push start and voila - a good-for-you breakfast on the go, lunch or a snack. You can drink a smoothie with no judgments even for dessert (yes, you can totally add in cocoa powder to your smoothies)! While you are correct that this is grounds for a good smoothie, we can pack more nutrition into your day and make that smoothie do more for you, your health, and recovery...

Starting Line Social

By Mike Andersen

In this day and age of social media and living life virtually, I have come to realize the most valuable social network is the unaltered one, thriving in a state of reality. The most vivid realization of this social group is that of a race starting line. The collection of wild  personalities and bright colors of packed in humanity serves as a beautiful motif of our species finest. I recently came to this conclusion at the starting line of one of my favorite races, the Corktown 5k in Detroit, MI...

Stories to Tell, Adventures to be Had

By Joshua Kersjes

Everybody has a story. It may bore you to death, or perhaps it may peak your interest to the point that your heart rate increases and your mind travels into the imagination and experiences of the storyteller. I am here to tell you a little story of my post-collegiate adventures...

Gratitude

By Kellee Donovan

Gratitude. It’s a simple concept, really, the idea of being thankful for something; however, as I quickly approach my 24th birthday, I have found it has become increasingly difficult to remember and practice. Certainly, I have always said thank you to others for their random acts of kindness to me, like cleaning up my shoe boxes after I have finished with a guest in the store, or to my sweet husband for putting away clean laundry - these are the simple acts I am grateful for. Recently though, I’ve been trying to figure out what I am truly grateful for on a deeper level...

From Good Form to Good Life

By Mike Andersen

I started teaching Good Form Running six years ago when I helped open a small running specialty store in Michigan. I had taken the class a year prior and had that ‘ah ha’ moment during the lesson. I had been working on my technique and running skills since multiple stress fractures in college left me wondering if I was cut out for this running thing...

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