running

river bank run 2019

River Bank Run 2019: the young runners!

May 19, 2019

Thoughts about my home town race, and the continuing surge of running youth

Here are my thoughts about my home town race, and the continuing surge of running youth. The future is looking bright, so let’s keep this trend going……

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first race

Three First Marathon Tips, From Pros

February 13, 2019

Sarah Crouch: Your Race Plan May Not Always Pan Out the Way You Expect It To

Sarah Crouch offered this tip via an article at Active.com: “The most crucial mistake I made during the Chicago Marathon was choosing to …

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taper

Jeff Dengate on the dreaded taper

January 12, 2019

My first marathon is about four months away. Which means my first marathon taper is a little more than three months away.

I’m not nervous about the training, nor am I nervous about the marathon. In fact, I’m just plain …

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time

Running adds time to your life

January 7, 2019

“I can’t make time to run” is a lousy excuse when you consider the fact that running lengthens your life expectancy.

How much time does running add to your life? Well, that answer is varies depending on the research. But …

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Saint John Paul II

“Beloved Athletes…” Saint John Paul II’s Address to Italian Olympic Medal Winners

November 5, 2018

Saint John Paul II: Sports offers opportunity for Spiritual Elevation

Note: A copy of this address was published in the newspaper L’Osservatore Romano Weekly English Edition It was given during the 1984 Olympic Games. Abbreviated copies are available all over …

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Runner's Prayer

The Runner’s Prayer

October 31, 2018

“Run By My Side”

This delightful prayer has been floating around the interwebs for some time, in posts and images shared to blogs and social media. It’s usually under the title “Runner’s Prayer” or “Run By My Side.”


Run by

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jaxon-hindman

Teen Beats Cancer, Running St. Jude Marathon to Inspire Others

October 29, 2018

Jaxon Hindman is running the St. Jude Marathon with this message to others: Don’t give up on your goals

In 2014, at the age of 12, Jaxon Hindman was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He became a patient at St. …

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Des Linden is everywhere this week

October 25, 2018

Des Linden is dominating the marathon media this week! There’s a video put out by Brooks, in which she responds to 26.2 questions; an article on Runners World’s website, in which she shares some mental strategies for conquering the …

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Runners to watch in 2018 Chicago Marathon (w/ updates)

October 7, 2018

There are a lot of great stories to follow in the 2018 Chicago Marathon. From the return of the pacers, to the inspiring stories of non-elites who are running.

And, of course, there are the elites. Here are five …

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prayers

5 Short Prayers for Your Next Run

September 27, 2018

It’s well-known that mantras work for runners. A mantra, used in this sense, is “a statement or slogan repeated frequently.” They act as an abbreviated version of positive self-talk, and we runners need all the positivity we can get …

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