Category Archives: Running

What does a runner look like?

While on assignment at a gym last week I was chatting with a personal trainer. During the conversation she said I looked like a runner. Through my ear to ear grin I squeaked, “Really?!? Yeah, I run marathons!” Day = … Continue reading

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In running, be flexible and always know where the nearest bathroom is

There is something almost sickeningly beautiful about running through sunrise. Going from pitch black to that first light is just… powerful. Tuesday morning I got up at dark o’clock for an easy 4-miler. The powdery two inches of snow we … Continue reading

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Challenge Issued: The Y-TriDu5K

This month we’re focusing our videos on freestyle swimming, and we’ve got the perfect race for you to test your skills. The Y-TriDu5k, hosted by the York YWCA, has an event for just about everyone. (Unless you’re a dude, then … Continue reading

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How do I love thee?

My long-term relationship with running blossomed out of an intense dislike that, some might say, bordered on hatred. Though I always played sports growing up, I only ran when someone made me. I was slow and chubby and never in … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge

I try not to dwell on the same things here too many weeks in a row. But when it’s freezing outside it’s hard to think about anything other than cold COLD COLD. In an effort to take my mind off … Continue reading

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York Marathon Registration Opens Today

Registration opens today for the York Marathon. Race Details: May 17, 2015. 6am Entry fee for the race is $60 through the end of February, with rates increasing March 1. The field is limited to 600 runners. Known for being … Continue reading

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Finding your pitch 32: Mental health and fitness

It’s easy to describe certain parts of yourself to another person. Your spontaneity. Your curiosity. Your degree in economics, or your knowledge of three languages. What’s harder is describing parts of your nature that are inherent to your being but … Continue reading

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Appreciating (a little) Snow

It happened again. What had the potential to be the first really decent snowstorm of the year turned out, for Yorkers anyway, to produce little more than a dusting. Tuesday morning I woke up and poked my head out the … Continue reading

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Spit: The Great Equalizer

Running makes me feel good about myself. Strength, confidence, drive, these are things running gives me. But there seems to be some sort of running equilibrium out there. Because anytime I get too confident, running serves me a piece of … Continue reading

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Program gets girls running while boosting confidence

Registration opened Tuesday for YWCA York’s Girls on the Run, a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. The program teaches life skills through interactive lessons and running games with girls being physically … Continue reading

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