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“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” Kara Goucher ...

[caption id="attachment_1190" align="aligncenter" width="350"] http://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/index.php?i=15059&a=56145&icon=Results&id=2[/caption] Guor Marial, refugee turned marathoner now from New Hampshire, has been granted special independant status to compete under the Olympic Flag at the 2012 Olympics rather than the South Sudanese flag. After meeting the Olympic standard, he was offered a spot for...

The Japanese believe that a butterfly is the soul of a person. In the 1600's the Irish prohibited the killing of white butterflies because they were believed to be the souls of dead children. The past few days, I've been experiencing a lot of butterflies...

I hope you are as inspired as I was when I read about 9 year old Colleen who proved to herself (and to everyone) that if you put your head down and persevere, you are a winner--- no one can stop you! I think Colleen...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il_0auG8y_M] Eimear Mullan is making Irish history with a stellar year, first with the win at the UK 70.3 and now as Ireland's and her first Ironman win. She entered the run with a 13 minute deficit on American Amanda Stevens, but steadily made her way through the...

[caption id="attachment_1161" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo from https://twitter.com/Mirindacarfrae[/caption]   Mirinda Carfrae's motto is a quote from Steve Prefountaine: “To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”  ...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM-_LV_b5PI] A dominating performance by Andy Potts for the win in Lake Placid with a margin of 31:42 over second place Pete Jacobs who needed to validate his Kona slot. Romain Guillaume came in third. Potts said that he was not only pleased with this performance but...

Today is the Lake Placid Ironman so I thought for my 5K race, I'd wear the visor (given to me by a friend since I haven't raced Placid) in honor of the race and also to make me remember to go hard. Whatever you're training...

Summertime is always busy with work, training and visiting with friends. I find that although I go to the farmer's market every week, I end up cooking a bit less due to either time or the fact that I just don't want anything hot. This...

[caption id="attachment_1137" align="aligncenter" width="220"] Photo by Martin Putz from Wikipedia[/caption] I think you just have to learn to deal with feeling uncomfortable. You try to ignore the pain, you're just in the moment and you're thinking about what's going on at that time. Sometimes you can...