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BABY, IT’S HOT (AND HUMID) OUTSIDE!

For me, one of the joys of being a runner is that my hobby allows me to spend time outdoors, immersed in the natural world.  I gain the physical and mental benefits from the act of running itself and the positive effects associated simply with being outside surrounded...

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What Do You Think About?

What do you think about when you’re running? I find my runs to be a perfect opportunity to disconnect and enjoy some peace. I talked about this a bit before in my previous blog--about planning out my runs for the upcoming week. I like to look at the week ahead, figure...

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Modifications and Adaptions

Before discovering that I had 3 dislocated toes that would require surgery, I signed up for several 5ks…..and the 2018 IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. I didn’t want to miss out on this new hobby (racing) that I loved so much, and I also didn’t want to miss out on the...

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An Incredulous Runner, Converted

I can’t believe how humid it has been. I can’t believe how much I sweat. I can’t believe how dark it is in the mornings. I can’t believe how many miles I have run this year without earbuds. I can’t believe how many miles I have run this year. I can’t believe how much...

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What Running Has Given Me

Race day is quickly approaching! How is your training going?  Are you ready to lace up your shoes on race day and give your best performance? I’m usually chomping at the bit to get out the door for my runs, but I hit a rough patch a few weeks ago. I was just tired....

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Like Mother, Like Daughters

It’s game day. Or, more specifically, meet day. As I’m writing this, three of my four daughters are gearing up for their first cross country meet of the season. The nervous energy in our home is almost too thick to walk through. The youngest girls are twins; they’re...

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Meet Carissa

by Carissa Galloway, RDN We don’t know each other yet, but I’m Carissa, and I’m your race announcer for the IMT Des Moines Marathon race weekend and a Registered Dietitian. I’m also a runner and NOT a morning person. It’s ironic. Someone whose job and hobby require...

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Stick to It

by Tori Christie As I was driving back to my house recently, after my daily run, I noticed the stickers plastered on the rear windows and bumpers of several vehicles. Folks certainly like to adorn their automobiles with various messages, opinions, memorials,...

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Overcoming Setbacks

by Stefanie Harper The more races I entered, the more I developed an affinity for everything about the act of racing. I continued my habit of putting in miles at Grays Lake, desperate to turn myself from a walker into a runner. I never imagined that physical therapy...

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