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Born this way

Born this way

This year the running community lost a legend: Micah True, otherwise known as Caballo Blanco. I never met him, nor did many of us, but if you’ve read Christopher McDougall’s Born To Run then you know who he is. If you haven’t read it, pick up a copy. It’s good.  Better than my column even. Through McDougall, Caballo taught me how to run the way I was meant to, and how to love it. As a community, … Read entire article »

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Catching up with Kristen Van Horn

Catching up with Kristen Van Horn

The basics: A very young 27-year-old physical education and health teacher from St. Louis, MO.  When/How did you start running? I started running in 5th grade for my school’s cross country team. I only ran track 2 years in high school, but really fell in love with running when I went away to college. Why do you run? I started running in college as a way to stay in shape and not gain the “Freshman 15″. Once I … Read entire article »

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What your running shoes wish you knew

What your running shoes wish you knew

I love to write about funny, quirky, odd or interesting things that happen to me when I’m running or racing. It combines two of my favorite hobbies: running and writing. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary to bring the dreaded nine-to-five into the mix. Not that I mind… there aren’t many careers in the running industry available to runners (such as myself) who aren’t fast enough to get paid to run professionally. So we make do with … Read entire article »

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Winter 2010: I’m not a runner. I hate running. I love working out, and I love cardio exercise, but I hate running. Running is boring and time consuming and painful. No one in their right mind would make a conscious decision to go outside in this kind of weather and run on purpose. I see people run and I don’t get it. Roads are for driving… these people need to get off the road so … Read entire article »

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Catching up with Kristen G.

Catching up with Kristen G.

The Basics: 27 year old stay-at-home mom with a Master’s degree in International Relations from Marriotsville, MD. When/How did you start running? I ran because I had to in high school when I played field hockey. I hated it because it was something I was forced to do. I continued to run in college to keep off the beer and late night pizza pounds. I didn’t really start to enjoy running until my junior/senior years of college … Read entire article »

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These Legs were Made for Running

These Legs were Made for Running

On a recent flight to Los Angeles, I got into a conversation with my seatmate.  We talked about our dislike of long flights and bad movies.  Finally, she glanced down at my legs.  “Ah, you must be a runner,” she said. I followed her gaze down to my legs and cutoff shorts, and pride swelled in my chest.  A runner.  And she could tell just from by the way my legs looked.  It was the ultimate … Read entire article »

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You can fly! You CAN fly! You can FLY!

You can fly! You CAN fly! You can FLY!

This week’s column is a tough one to write. There’s so much to say, but I don’t know how to put the words onto paper in a way that will convey the true meaning of this weekend’s experience at the Inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland. I’ve come to know that when Disney does something, they do it right. I’m a veteran Disney World vacationer and have participated in five runDisney events, so I thought … Read entire article »

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