Gobble Up These Twin Cities Thanksgiving Races
The holiday season will soon be here, which means it's time for turkey trots! If you're looking to get some exercise before stuffing yourself with stuffing. Check out these fun runs happening around the Twin Cities over Thanksgiving weekend:
Exploring houston botanic garden a serene urban oasis
Located in the center of Houston, the Houston Botanic Garden is a peaceful and beautiful 132-acre garden that provides a calm getaway from the busy city. This cool spot opened in September 2020 and is located by one of Houston's famous waterways. It used to be a golf course before.
NC State 3-Peat: XC Nat'l Champs Return to Raleigh
The city of Raleigh is once again celebrating this year after a depleted NC State women's cross country team pulled off a shocking victory at the NCAA DI National Championships today, Saturday, November 18.
Run for Special Olympics at Hardin-Simmons' 5K
On Monday, November 20, 2023, Hardin-Simmons University will host its annual Turkey Day 5K Run. All are encouraged to run, walk, or stroll with a group or individually. Families, strollers, and dogs are welcome.
Nebraska XC Teams: 5th & 25th at Midwest Regional
STILLWATER - The Nebraska men's and women's cross country teams competed in their respective divisions at the 2023 NCAA DI Midwest Regional held on the Greiner Family OSU Course in Stillwater, OK, on Friday morning. The women's team collected a top-10 finish, while the men's program struggled.
Meet Sofía Gómez: The Colombian Who Runs Under Water
In a world where conventional wisdom often dictates the limits of human potential, there are individuals who shatter these boundaries with extraordinary feats of determination and creativity. One such inspirational figure is Sofía Gómez, who has embraced a unique and awe-inspiring endeavor – running under water. The 31 year old Colombian’s story is a testament to the power of innovation and determination, showcasing that there is always more than one way to achieve your dreams.
Javelina Jundred Recap
The Javelina Jundred was started by a Phoenix-based ultrarunner named Geri Kilgariff in 2003. The idea for Javelina allegedly started out as a joke, but ended up being quite popular, with 180 people registering the first year. Javelina is a loop course, the first loop 22.3 miles in length, and loops 2-5 19.45 miles. My first 100 miler (Fire Fest 100) was similar; a loop course in the desert. Loop courses are nice for crew, who can sit at the start/finish line, and nice for pacers, who can also simply pick up a runner at start/finish. From a runner's perspective, loop courses are nice mentally, because you know exactly what lays in store. On the other hand, you know exactly what lays in store, and the format might make it easier to drop.
Running Your First 5K
I have friends who have been talking about how much they want to run a 5k, but there is something daunting about signing up for the first one. You might think you will show up at the race and everyone will instantly know you are not a real runner, or everyone around you will be in Simon Bile’s shape and you won’t fit in. First, if you run you are a real runner and if you show up you will be surprised to see all shapes and sizes, and every fitness level.
Kodiak Race Recap
I didn't really want to write this blog, because this isn't a success story. Last year, I attempted to run Kodiak 100 and dropped at mile 56. I'd had a long spring/summer of injuries, and to make a short story even shorter, one of those injuries flared up. It wasn't a sexy reason to drop, but I couldn't stomach more long months off the trails.
Kelvin Kiptum's Historic Run: Shattering the Men's Marathon World Record in Chicago
Witness the incredible feat of Kelvin Kiptum from Kenya as he rewrites the history books in the Chicago Marathon. Surpassing all expectations, Kiptum breaks the long-standing men's marathon world record, setting a new benchmark for elite runners worldwide. Dive into the moments, strides, and determination that culminated in this historic achievement.
Aaron Yoder @shadowwar13 from Lindsborg, Kansas is the world’s fastest backwards runner, setting the record for world’s fastest backwards mile. #runner #running #worldrecord #guinnessworldrecord
Race into autumn: Five of Ohio's many fall races
Do you enjoy running? If so, lace up your running shoes during Ohio’s fall races. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned marathoner. The races include:
World's Premier Reporting: Running vs. Antidepressants – A Revolutionary Study Sheds New Light
In a groundbreaking revelation, researchers from the esteemed Vrije University in Amsterdam have established that running is potentially as potent as medication in counteracting depression. This pivotal study unveiled that after a consistent 16-week period, an impressive 44% of depression and anxiety sufferers witnessed a significant uplift in their mental state, whether they opted for regular running or antidepressant medication.
Progress & Patience
It's a Saturday morning, and as I do most Saturday mornings, I'm up hours before sunrise. All my running gear is packed and ready to go, so all I have to do is get dressed, brush my teeth, and pour a cup of coffee for the car ride. I'm going to a mountain where I do a *lot* of my training. Mount Wilson sits on the outskirts of Los Angeles and peaks at around 5,700 feet. It's 7 miles to the summit and I'll gain about 5,000 feet of elevation on the way. The trail starts and ends in Sierra Madre, a quiet suburban city in Los Angeles county best known for it's proximity to the mountains. Nearly 20 percent of residents are over 65 and a single family home will cost you over a million dollars.
Ease Your Pain: 9 Best Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis
If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), exercise can be hugely beneficial for relieving pain and joint stiffness. Incorporating exercise into your routine can reduce painful symptoms, improve joint function and flexibility, increase range of motion, and boost mood. It is best to seek medical advice before starting any exercise program and work with a doctor and a physical therapist to develop a tailored exercise plan. Here are nine types of exercise that may help relieve the pain, joint stiffness, swelling, and other symptoms that RA can cause: 1. Stretching Stretching can help improve flexibility, reduce stiffness, and increase range of motion. A typical stretching routine may consist of warming up by walking on the spot or pumping the arms while sitting or standing for 3–5 minutes, holding each stretch for 20–30 seconds before releasing it, and repeating each stretch 2–3 times. Using a yoga strap might help people maintain proper form while stretching. 2. Walking Walking is a low-impact exercise that can help with aerobic conditioning, heart and joint health, and mood. It is essential to wear proper shoes and stay hydrated, even if the walking is not strenuous. Start walking slowly initially and then increase the pace when possible. 3. Flowing movements, such as tai chi and yoga Tai chi and yoga combine deep breathing, flowing movements, gentle poses, and meditation. They increase flexibility, balance, and range of motion while also reducing stress. It is possible to find free online videos or apps for tai chi or yoga workouts, including some yoga workouts specifically for people with RA. A person should always talk with their doctor before starting a yoga or tai chi practice. 4. Pilates Pilates is a low-impact activity that can increase flexibility for enhanced joint health. Doing Pilates poses that activate the core muscles and emphasize movements that help with stability can be helpful. Pilates can be good for overall movement patterns, similar to tai chi and yoga. If possible, people new to Pilates should begin slowly and seek guidance from a certified trainer. 5. Water exercises Water helps support body weight by minimizing gravity, which means that water exercises do not impact heavily on the joints. Swimming, water aerobics, and other gentle water exercises can increase flexibility, range of motion, strength, and aerobic conditioning. People often refer to these as forms of hydrotherapy. They can also reduce joint stress and stiffness. 6. Cycling Cycling can help improve cardiovascular function. Riding a stationary bike can be a safe way to get the joints moving and improve cardiovascular fitness. A benefit of a stationary bike is that a person can exercise in a controlled environment and under supervision if necessary. A person can also ride their bike outdoors to get fresh air.
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Owl Attacks Missouri Runner with its Talons. Says It 'Felt Like a Bag of Flour Hit Him on the Head'
A runner in Kansas City will be more cautious while running after an owl attacks him while running in the Brookside neighborhood, leaving three "sizable puncture wounds on his head." He said it felt "like a bag of flour hit him."