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Running Therapy (RT)

Being in the field of Social Work, one becomes very familiar with the various types of therapy to utilize with clients, and which approach will work the best with an individual. Over the years, I have mastered my own therapy for my own personal gain; I’ve...

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Discovering running & biking, it’s been a fun ride!

If you’re runner, you know exactly how it is to want to JUST WANT TO RUN. I’ve been there! When I first discovered running I was in middle school. I could out run some of the high school kids and I was pretty proud of that! I was  great at running cross...

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Listening to Music & Running

The other day, I was listening to NPR, when a segment called “Ten Things That Scare Me” came on.  The guest this day was Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Just hearing the name of his bands transported me to high school....

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High Expectations or kick ‘em to the curb?

Have you ever set some really high expectations for one of your races? Like almost unattainable expectations? I know I have! In the past, during the days leading up to my race, I would convince myself that if I did not meet or beat my expectation, then I...

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2019 Fitness Goals

I am sitting here at 7:30 pm typing. I am relishing in the fact that I totally nailed it putting the kids to bed today. My 7 year old is showered, fed, and completing his 20 minutes of independent reading, and my 3 year old is clean, fed and is actually...

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How Running Changed my Life.

We all have something that has happened to us in life that has changed us. Sometimes for the worse, but sometimes for the best. In my opinion, it is all about the way you choose to see it and overcome it. Sometimes the best things in life are things we...

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The Treadmill: Best friend or Worst enemy?

Rain. Sleet. Snow. It's not just for the mailman. It's for runners, too.  Every runner knows that training is an important part the process to becoming a better runner. But what happens when there's awful weather? If the heat index is 95? If the windchill...

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Muskegon YMCA’s LIVESTRONG at the Y Program

By participating in the Mercy Health Seaway Run you are helping cancer survivors truly heal by supporting the Muskegon YMCA’s LIVESTRONG at the Y program. Did you know that there are over 8,000 cancer survivors in Muskegon County and 700 more diagnosed...

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HOW TO BALANCE RUNNING AND LIFE

For most of us, it is almost too easy to justify missing a run due to work, family, or unexpected obligations. It always feels like the easy way out, but often leaves us feeling guilty, lethargic, and maybe even antsy from the excess energy that we have for the day....

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