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Running is About More Than the Race

"Everyone is an athlete.  The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not." - George Sheehan When I am discussing a past or upcoming road race or triathlon, I often hear people say, "I am not a runner." But does that mean one is unable to run, that they don't enjoy running, or that they perceive themselves to be too slow to be a "runner." The "I am not a runner" response always conjures this quote for me: "a 12-minute mile is just as far as a 6-minute mi… [Read More]

Why Running for Exercise Doesn’t Seem Like Such a Crazy Idea Anymore

I am a lazy person when it comes to any sort of physical activity and I fully admit this about myself (hey, it's the first step, right?). I never felt particularly alone in this plight throughout college. My friends and I would walk into the student center and bond over our mutual hatred of that scary place with the treadmills, which was pretty much as close to the gym as I ever got. However, these same girls who wouldneverbe caught breaking a sweat are all of the sudden posting picture… [Read More]

The World’s Most Popular Sport is Also Good for Your Health

My love of soccer started in my hometown of Lima, Peru. From a young age, I spent hours playing and watching the game. Although I was passionate about all the tournaments and games, the most anticipated event was the one that came every four years: The World Cup. Despite other sports being more popular in some areas of the globe (namely, the United States), the World Cup never ceases to bring the world together in a way that few other events successfully can. But there was somethin… [Read More]


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