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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

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

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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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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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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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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The Unconventional Athlete

by Stefanie Harper You have to start somewhere. 9 years ago, I began a journey that is anything but ordinary or predictable. The start of my journey can be credited, in part, to the exhilaration I felt after completing my first 5k. As everything else related to my...

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A Race Gone Wrong

by Jamie Logan When January first hit, I was ready to move forward and away from 2020 as quickly as possible. I sat down with my calendar, set some big running goals, and made a detailed plan to achieve them. I had a marathon finishing time in mind, a solid plan to...

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