Overcoming Obstacles and Turning Dreams to Reality

Nothing ever goes perfectly for runners. They have to compete in big track meets in 90 degree heat, run through allergies, and attempt to make comebacks after taking time off to have a baby. Read the inspiring stories of both professionals and beginners.

Despite blazing temperatures in the 90s there were many fast times to be found at the Oxy High Performance Meet in Eagle Rock, CA.

Allergy season has you sneezing? Read tips on coping from an allergist.

Lauren Fleshman is an elite runner with a 14:58 5000 meter PB who is working her way back to competitiveness after injuries and a baby. Follow her progress on her blog, Ask Lauren Fleshman.

Feel pressured to move up in distance to a marathon? Another reminder that all race distances are valid and challenging.

May your dreams become reality!

If you have questions or comments on my own recent posts, please share. Get in on the discussion today!

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Tony has been a runner for over three decades, competing in cross country and track in high school and college, and road races for various clubs. He's served as team captain for several Corporate Challenge teams at YMCA of the USA, and has informally coached many friends over the years.

Tags: Y, YMCA, Run, Running, Jog, fitness, Track, allergies

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