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You Start By Not Knowing and Then Trying

In the spirit of inspiration this month, I caught up with Elyse Braner of Arlington, Virginia. Elyse seems to be everywhere, donating her time. She is a runner, running coach, and leader of Girls on the Run DC. I like to think of Elyse as being the person who does not conform to regular training runs, […]

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What Does Perseverance Mean to You? (Part 2)

  (This is Part 2 of an interview with inspirational runner Jackie Concaugh Gruendel. If you missed Part 1 of this series, start here!) Q: What were some of your achievements as an open runner? Finishing second and running 60:10 at the 19thArmy Ten-Miler (2003), but I would have loved to have broken 60 minutes. My proud […]

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What Does Perseverance Mean to You? (Part 1)

What is the basis of your health and fitness program? As we all know, your program is like a roller coaster ride with highs and lows. Set a goal which you can achieve, and let it set the tone for your mind and body so that it lasts a lifetime. You are doing it for […]

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Do You Need a Training Program?

How many times have you searched the Internet for the perfect training program? Well, how did that work for you? There are hundreds of programs and the difficult part is finding the one that will match your goals. In order to set your goals, there must be a purpose. You can assess where you are […]

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Boston Marathon Runner: Major Kelly Calway

Before you start to read this, I ask that you write down a definition for “Tough.” My definition would include Major Kelly Calway of the U.S. Military Academy, a 2006 graduate from North Carolina State University. In 2006 she ran her first marathon in 3:10:29. In 2009 she was deployed to Iraq and was selected […]

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Determined and Not Deterred

Along our journey through life we meet different people who all have something in common—a desire to excel and to run after goals, and I mean literally run. This month, we’ll meet Rochelle Sceats-Basil as she shares her thoughts and desires. Her chosen sport is running, but remember that sports are still sports even when running […]

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Is Golf a Sport?

I would like to share some comments with you about a new-found (to me) sport. I was asked if I play golf. My response was that when I want to dig a hole, I use a shovel. I must admit this sparked a lively conversation. When you see the following terms: bogey, birdie, condor, and […]

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