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Guess Who Made the 20 Under 40...

These are all 20 young leaders with pretty impressive futures ahead of them, but you'll have to scroll through this article to see which Y Alumni is making a difference in the community. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, social responsibility, Leadership, Leaders, leader, student, teens, college, young professionals, Next Generation, volunteerism, caring, giving, Community, communities, neighbors, Neighborhood, the y, YMCA, So Much More, Call to Action

New York Marathon's Men's Field is Loaded

The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon is the last major marathon of the fall. Despite Berlin boasting a world record performance from Dennis Kimetto and his training partner Eliud Kipchoge brilliantly winning Chicago, New York has the deepest field of them all, featuring Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich and Meb! more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, New York Marathon, Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai

What You Must Know If You Have Baby Fever

Have you been sucked in by all of the adorable babies in your Facebook feed? Do you coo at every infant you see in the grocery store? You may not be able to contain your throbbing ovaries much longer, the baby fever is coming for you!  more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, baby, babies, motherhood, Travel, Saving, friends, Family, support, Change

Back to the Basics

Parenting is the hardest job around.  Most parents would agree that this is a true statement.  As a parent of four, I find it to be the hardest yet most fascinating position I have ever held.   A typical parenting challenge can be anything from potty training to understanding teen behavior, however one very common daily challenge is one that parents and nonparents, alike, can agree they often agonize over … what do we eat for dinner?   more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, social responsibility, Leadership, Leaders, leader, student, teens, college, young professionals, Next Generation, volunteerism, caring, giving, Community, communities, neighbors, Neighborhood, the y, YMCA, So Much More, Call to Action, parenting, time out, priorities

Deena Kastor Aims for Masters World Record in New York

Deena Kastor stated in an interview that her goal was to beat the time she ran in her first marathon in New York in 2001. At the time, her 2:26:59 was the fastest debut by an American woman. She hopes to run as fast as 2:25. Were she to do that, it would not only shatter Colleen de Reuck's U.S. master's record of 2:28:40, but she could possibly surpass Lyudmila Petrova's world record of 2:25:43, set in New York in 2008. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, New York Marathon, Deena Kastor, master's world record

Baby Magic

My daughter turned six months old today and even though we are only halfway to twelve months, I already understand the meaning of the phrase, "the days are long, but the years are short.” I feel fortunate to be a work-at-home mom who is able to spend every day with my child, because even being so new to motherhood, I can confirm that it goes by extremely fast. more

Tags: This Week in Moms, Mom, Moms, Mother, Mothers, Mommy, Mommies, parent, Parents, parenting, Kid, Kids, child, Children, the y, YMCA, baby, babies, Teeth, Teething, Smell, Blanket, Hospital, Birth, Milestone, Milestones, sleep, Sleeping, pictures, photos, smartphone, memories, motherhood

"I Didn't Even Know Teenagers Cared about the World!"

We recently followed Sabrina's story about education and leadership, showcasing her Youth and Government™ experience. She's in good company. Check out these other young leaders who are making their way to Sacramento every year to put forth their ideas and getting people to listen to them. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, social responsibility, Leadership, Leaders, leader, student, teens, college, young professionals, Next Generation, volunteerism, caring, giving, Community, communities, neighbors, Neighborhood, the y, YMCA, So Much More, Call to Action, youth and government, Sacramento, California, debate, speech, confidence

Bloggers Share Recipes and Stories

It's shocking to remember how recently women were finally deemed fit to compete in the 800 meters (1960) and the marathon (Kathereine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 but had to dodge the race director who tried to physically restrain her). Now women are indispensible to the success of running as a sport and culture. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, depression, renaming the half marathon, vegetarian meals, the first sub-5 minute mile

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