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When you were a child, did you enjoy the outdoors, climbing trees and throwing rocks? If there was a mud puddle in view, did you right toward it instead of veering away from it? Did your clothes wear the activities of day, versus looking pressed and perfectly stain-free? If you like a sense of adventure,...
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I’m not a quitter. To a fault. In fact, there have been many times in my life when I should have walked away or changed directions, but I kept moving forward at 150 mph anyway. I guess that’s the stubborn gene I inherited. That stubborn gene serves me well when I play tennis; I can...
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Boise native Jenny Tobin just added another trophy to her mantle – and $10,000 check to her bank account. This time, she won the world championship Spartan Race, an international racing series in which participants run, jump over 8’ walls, crawl under barbed wire fences and leap over fire, just to name a few of...
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Is the course better half of 26 or full? That’s what I asked myself this past weekend when I participated in the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. I was in town to work on behalf of HP as part of its HP Veer 4G sponsorship. In fact, I worked two long days prior to...
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Amy Williamson started running to lose weight, and has since adopted a healthy lifestyle that has inspired her whole family. She just completed the Austin Marathon, after getting physically sick on the course more than once. She proves that “mind over body,” or tummy, in her case, is what it really takes to cross the...
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When I first made a request for volunteers to include in my book, Knocking Down Walls, I heard from all kinds of amazing people. I’ve always taken the opportunity to run outdoors for granted, treasuring the time to breath fresh air, soak up sunshine and see the sights. That’s why the note from Jenny Zelcer...
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Ginesa Schluese just completed her first marathon – the Disney Marathon in Florida. This is quite an accomplishment from someone who had this to say to when she first contacted me: “Running is something that I never thought I could do; I was always the girl picked last in grade school for any sort of...
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Sherry Boehning recently completed the White Rock Marathon in Dallas,  her first, with a smile on her face. The irony is that she began running to get her mind off a personal issue which was caused great anxiety – having a child through fertility treatments and later adoption. Read more about Sherry’s journey to start...
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Pam French recently completed her first marathon in Las Vegas. When I first heard from her about contributing to my book, I was surprised to find out she lived in my home town of Jackson, Tennessee. What a small world! I also loved how she described her running abilities: “I am not an elite.  I am not fast. ...
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In 2010, Harold Bradner completed a behemoth goal – completing his first ever marathon in under 4 hours. He ran the Space Coast Marathon at the Kennedy Space Complex in Florida and describes his experience at Aimless Runner, the blog he authors. From running to surfing to photography, Harold has a lot of talents he shares in...
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