Margaret Eileen Semrad

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Finding peace through mindful running

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marty Kibiloski is a competitive guy -- in sports and life.<p>As a runner, he snagged an athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia. He placed 56th in the Boston Marathon when he was 22 years old, finishing in just 2 hours and 23 minutes. He competed in the Ironman World Championship …

Mindfulness

Your fall fitness workout plan—customized by Emily Skye

Letting go of your normal routine is part of what makes summer blissful. Beach days, travel plans, and backyard barbecues often take precedence over …

Why Runners Shouldn't Avoid Hilly Races

I am not a fan of hills. I try to avoid hilly races. If someone describes a race as ‘kinda hilly’ or ‘challenging’ or in any way alludes to a ‘killer …

Does Drinking Lemon Water Work for Weight Loss?

...Or is it just another fad diet?<p>Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo guzzle hot water with lemon as if the liquid was bottled at the Fountain of Youth itself. They’re certain it aids in weight loss—but is the claim too good to be true?<p>“Hot water …

Weight Loss

The Power of Pace

It’s not as sexy as speed, but mastering it lets us do great things.<p>As a fairly small and weak high school freshman, I ended up on the cross-country team, of course. Lacking power and speed, I found a sport that rewarded determination.<p>Like most runners, I was subjected to the usual banter about how …

Injured Collegiate Hurdler Finds Fame After Viral Video

Determined to end her track career on a positive note, Shelby Erdahl finishes race with ruptured Achilles.<p>With one lap of the track earlier this month, Idaho State’s Shelby Erdahl became famous. The recent college graduate has been featured on SportsCenter and by many other national outlets because …

How Japanese Runners Master Long Distances

High mileage, high effort training has led to remarkable results.<p>Unlike Kenya or Ethiopia, Japan isn’t widely considered a running powerhouse. But since 1991, Japanese marathoners have earned 19 Olympic and world championships medals, compared with four for Americans. Japan also had the most 26.2 …

Marathons

Man Born Without Arms or Legs Prepares for His First Marathon

Chris Koch will use a longboard to complete Sunday’s Calgary Marathon.<p>When talking about marathon training, Chris Koch, 37, says he’s just like any other runner. He logs high mileage (around 75 miles per week), builds strength with resistance bands, and does core exercises.<p>But Koch, who is entered …

6 Weird Things That Happen to Your Body While Running

Running blasts stress, strengthens your heart, and gives you great legs—but it can have some strange side effects.<p>The benefits of aerobic exercises such as cycling or running are unmistakable. But a few of its odder side effects—like tasting blood during a race, maybe—could be mistaken for symptoms …

Weird

What Makes the Runner’s World Classic Unique

The director of these new races in North Andover, Massachusetts, details what runners can expect this July 15 through 17.<p>I’ve directed and/or consulted on more than 1,000 events over the past 30+ years. However, I still find it a bit challenging when creating a new event.<p>During these past two …

Marathons

Mel Williams, Renowned Researcher, Marathoner, and Motivator, Dies at 78

He completed 38 Marine Corps Marathons, led studies on blood doping, and helped countless Virginia runners, who will honor him on May 28.<p>Mel Williams, an accomplished marathoner, beloved member of the southeastern Virginia running community, and researcher whose work helped the International …

Which Fatigues First, Your Brain or Your Legs?

A new study investigates the different ways we get tired.<p>We all know what it feels like to reach our limits—to be unable to maintain pace for even one more step. But what defines those limits? Turns out there are lots of different factors that kick in depending on the situation, as I explored in a …

Five Cool Summer Soups

Rehydrate with a fruit- or veggie-packed bowl of chilly goodness.<p>​<p>​<p>Thai Carrot Soup<p>Carrots are packed with vitamin A for a healthy immune system.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>1 lb. peeled and chopped carrots<br>1 seeded and quartered orange bell pepper<br>2 peeled shallots<br>4 peeled cloves garlic<br>1 Tbsp. olive oil<br>1 cup …