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5 Lessons Learned From Leaving Facebook

Two months ago, I was sitting in front of my computer one evening when I finally lifted my eyes away from the screen. I had logged onto Facebook to space out and relax 'for a few minutes', yet somehow nearly 20 had already passed. I looked over at my husband cooking and listening to music in the …

Social Media

How Much Warm-up is Too Much?

I have been running for four years now and I have yet to find the perfect pre-run routine. I have tried all kinds of combinations of stretches, as …

A Letter to Sin

Dear Sin,<p>You are crouching at my door. You desire to have me and fool me into your trap. You bring in me a tendency to do wrong and cause my health …

Just Relax

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” ~Ephesians 4:2<p>One of my favorite, this verse has a soothing effect …

At What Point Do You Consider Yourself A Runner?

Following a 6 month hiatus, I have now been back to running for about 3 months. As I prepared for my first race in 9 months, I began to wonder at …

The Art of the Road Marshal

I will never again take for granted the job of race marshals and the many volunteers that guard the intersections along a road race. A mistake by a …

10 Bad Runner Habits (and How to Break Them)

Marathons

'Spirit of the Marathon II' in Theaters Next Week

Film tells stories of all types of runners at Rome Marathon.<p>Jon Dunham’s second marathon movie, "Spirit of the Marathon II," will appear in about 600 movie theaters around the country next Wednesday, June 12. His first, "Spirit of the Marathon," was released in 2008. At the movie's site, you can …

Marathons

Farthest Run vs Furthest Run

Ask me what my <i>farthest</i> run has been and the answer is simple. Half marathon. 13.1 miles according to race organizers, although 13.2 is what Garmin …

Love the Lord with All Your Voice

We eat because we are hungry; we sleep because we are tired. But there are many other things we do without a clear sense of why we do them. Each year …

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$5 tickets, 50 cents hot dogs, and Deibinson Romero’s First AAA Hit

$5 tickets, 50 cents hot dogs, and Deibinson Romero’s first AAA hit were the highlights at Turn Back the Clock day at Frontier Field. A great day at …

Running Hazards – Phone or No Phone?

In the past few years, I have been caught in unexpected downpours, gotten lost momentarily, even been chased by dogs several times. Nothing out of …

Why do I run?

Today a friend asked me, “Why do you run?” I sort of said the first thing that came to mind, but I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Why <i>do</i> I run? …

Do You Overeat After a Hard Run?

In study, people overestimate caloric expenditure after vigorous workout.<p>If you're trying to lose weight, you've probably heard that including harder runs in your training will help, because your metabolism will stay more revved up post-run than after an easy jog. A new small study provides a …

A father and his two lost sons

In Luke 15, a "prodigal" son asks his father for his portion of the inheritance only to move away and lose everything. Shamed, he returns to a …

Hispanic Complexity: Everything Changed in 2012

Last year, during the November election, everything changed. The nation witnessed the powerful impact of the Hispanic electorate. It recognized as …

Religion vs Faith?

What is the difference between being religious and living a life of faith? Faith is a belief in something that may seem impossible. Having faith is …

MLB Teams That Are One Pickup Away from Seriously Contending

By this point, teams are probably well-aware that they might not have enough talent on their roster to contend for very much longer. In some cases, there isn't a thing they can do about it. They'll eventually go into "sell" mode and start looking ahead to 2014.<p>On the other hand, there are the teams …

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