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Mid-Back Mobility for Better Performance

Mid-Back Mobility for Better Performance

Are you sitting at a desk as you are reading this? Or you may be hunched over a computer or phone while seated? We spend much of our lives putting extra tension and strain on the mid back. In serving a lot of runners over the years, I have seen time and again how...

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Keeping it Real

Keeping it Real

I've been enthusiastic about sharing my experience as a new runner and an athlete fighting arthritis, but my motivation this year has been lacking. We are just under THREE MONTHS from race day, and my training should be in full swing at this point. I should feel...

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Foods to Support Immunity

Foods to Support Immunity

Did you know that you are breaking down your body when you run?  It’s true, but don’t panic. This is a good thing in many ways.  You’re breaking down muscle and challenging your cardiovascular system so that you build the endurance and strength you need to complete...

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Lessons From the Back of the Pack

Lessons From the Back of the Pack

After finishing a marathon, one of the runners' most significant mistakes is returning to work the next day. Many marathons, like the IMT Des Moines Marathon, are on Sundays. And since most people work on weekdays, it’s understandable that you go back to work the next...

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Running with Calf or Heel Pain? Try Physical Therapy

Running with Calf or Heel Pain? Try Physical Therapy

Do you have heel or foot pain first thing in the morning when you get out of bed or standing up after sitting for a while? Do you have stiffness in your calves or Achilles tendons that you can't seem to get rid of? When running at high volumes as we train, it is...

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Take the Run Iowa Challenge

Take the Run Iowa Challenge

Track your training for race day, engage with others, and unlock member rewards each month with the Run Iowa Challenge presented by Capital City Fruit. Take this simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ quiz. Want a fun way to earn rewards for actively participating in your health &...

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It’s More Than a Medal

It’s More Than a Medal

I know there has been controversy the last few years about giving a participation trophy to every young member of a sports team. I can understand both sides of the discussion, but the medals hanging on my wall are not “participation trophies.” They are much more than...

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Pre-Race Nerves

Pre-Race Nerves

We are ten days out from race day, and so many emotions are running through my brain. I’m nervous I haven’t trained as I should have; I’ve gained a lot of weight, and I certainly don’t look like an athlete. What if I can’t do it? What if I get tired and want to give...

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