Deena Kastor's Half Marathon world record is the most recent of what will likely be a more and more frequent occurrence. As conventional wisdom that runners cannot improve in their 40s and 50s is abandoned, there are more masters runners competing than ever before. more
Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and instead of getting down about the polar vortex that has enveloped much of the country, let's get excited about family, food and fun! more
Seth Bower from the YMCA of Central Ohio shares some thoughts about what it means to be an emerging leader at the Y. Whether his advice helps you think about a career at the Y or inspires you to just do a bit of good in your community as a volunteer, this interview's worth reading. more
There's plenty of anecdodal evidence about how music and video can help keep runners engaged in easy to moderate intensity running on the treadmill. New research published in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Physiology focuses on higher intensity exercise. more
Parents are spending more and more time away from their children due to financial obligations. Many children spend more time in day (or night) care than with their parents. Should this be the norm? more
Find out why Hungry Running Girl loves running during pregnancy, how Lanita Morrison lost 50 pounds, and exercises for those short on time or runners over 40. more
In today's global society we must prepare ourselves to lead differently.
But what does differently mean? more
Jorge Perez, VP of Youth Development, Family Enrichment and Social Responsibility for YMCA of the USA, wrote a blog post about the importance of afterschool programs and how to choose the best one for your child over at Parent Toolkit. more
What do Egypt, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Ukraine all have in common?
Shawn Hacking's self-published book Running: A Long Distance Love Affair was revised and updated in July and is available for cheap for Kindle. I was able to check it out for free via my Kindle Unlimited subscription and read it in just a couple days.