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Back in Love With Running

By Carlie Beatty

Love/Hate relationship. That’s how I would classify my feelings about running, at least back in college. I used to joke that I became a runner because I wasn’t coordinated enough to play any other sport. Between cross county in the fall and track & field in the spring, it was enough to keep me busy growing up and even got me a scholarship to Michigan State...

My Good Form Story

By Kellee Donovan

I wasn’t always a runner. I was always in sports, but not really a runner. I tried pretty much everything growing up; soccer, basketball, dance, volleyball. Gymnastics was my favorite as a child, though. I did it for 8 years but developed Sever’s Disease so bad that I had to quit. If you’re unfamiliar with Sever’s (formally known as Calcaneal Apophysitis), it’s most commonly found in children ages 10-14, when the growth plates in your heels become incredibly swollen. Now I don’t blame gymnastics, I was also playing basketball at the same time this was happening and I’m sure the combination of non-supportive basketball shoes and bare feet in gymnastics wasn’t exactly the best for me...

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...

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...

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