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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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A “Real” Runner

by Jamie Logan I was a music and theater nerd in high school (honestly, I still am). Organized sports just weren’t my thing, especially the ones where balls were constantly flying at my head, but I ran on my own every morning. It cleared my head. But I ran in cheap...

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Twenty Years and Still Running

by Shelia Maddock Many of the events or activities that become an integral part of our lives result from careful thought and long-term planning; others.... happen almost unexpectedly. As I lined up to run the inaugural Des Moines Half Marathon, little did I realize...

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Bless this Run

by Ann Clinton I always trace my finger over it as I double knot the strings of my trainers in advance of a workout. It’s my prayerful ritual that sets me up for whatever is ahead. Some days it takes an act of God to get me running. Other days, I practically trip over...

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