It's summertime, and many runners are in good shape from training all spring, and want to enjoy the fruits of their labor with fast workouts and races. Risk of injuries can increase during this time and it's important to back off when you need to.
My love affair with the YMCA didn't begin as a young child with swim lessons or in youth sports. It began in graduate school with AmeriCorps. During my second service term with AmeriCorps I served at the Monroe County YMCA in Bloomington, IN. I worked with the community outreach coordinator to implement ENERGIZE, a childhood obesity prevention program that focused on health education and physical activity in rural Title I schools. Title I schools are schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.
On Wednesday and Thursday night, the 10,000 meter finals were contested by both men and women. The rest of the men's finals took place Friday, and the women's concludes on Saturday.
Then I had a baby. My whole idea of what it means to be a success was shattered into a million pieces.
It's officially summer, and running bloggers have tips on adjusting to the warm weather, beach running, fartleks, alternative workouts for injured runners and beating burnout. There's also a guide to the results of the NCAA Championships.
Can you imagine being dropped in a foreign country you weren’t sure you were being sent to with no knowledge of the local dialect or customs? I imagine being a baby or toddler is a lot like that.
Tomorrow the 2015 Track And Field Championships commence in Eugene, Oregon. When several events can be just as quick as a Diamond League race, the NCAAs are no joke. There is an incredibly deep talent pool, and the finals are often a snapshot of future Olympians and World Championship finalists.
You’ve tirelessly researched why camp matters and you found the perfect one for your child (probably at the Y *wink, wink*), now proud mama, camp season has arrived and it’s game time. Going to camp for the first time can be exciting, but also a little nerve-wracking. Here are a few helpful pointers to help you prepare your kids in having the best summer ever!
While working the front desk at the Y, I got to know A LOT of members. After all, part of my job was to welcome anyone and everyone who walked through the door with a smiling face. One member who stuck out to me was an older gentleman named Frank.
When the summer heats up, it gets difficult to get many fast runs in. While there is rarely a shortage of races, many prefer to wait until autumn for the longer races, and focus on 5Ks or simply keep in shape with track workouts.