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Insights and wisdom from lifelong runners with a mission to educate and motivate individuals to make small changes each day to live healthier lives and to have fun while doing it.

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10 Great Tips from 10 Years of Coaching Inspiring Women

The Fit School Walking/Running program was a major focus of my life for 10 years. All of the women who came through the program brought so much to our community…

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Steve’s Top Ten Ways to Stay Motivated

I admit, I think my wife, Genevie, thinks I’m off my rocker now and then. “Could you NOT do pushups in my view while I’m trying to relax on the…

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Canceled, But Still Running

The Chuckanut 50k is a race that I have cherished since moving here in 1998. After running it in 1999, I had the desire to run it every year, but…

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Ski to Sea. Racing the Running Leg Well!

If you’ve ever been at the end of the Ski to Sea race and watched the team members hurry toward the finish line to meet their kayaker, you have a…

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Staying the course

My friend was feeling on top of the world.  She had just hiked up Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail and was running back down feeling exuberant, so exuberant in fact,…

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Fall/Winter Running Tips

Self-massage (try The Stick) on cold muscles before heading out Range of motion exercises (leg swinging, arm swinging, etc.) Longer warmup run or walk than usual Dress knowing you will…

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Midnight Run

Overnight running relays – they’re all the rage. You and some of your most adventurous (or craziest…kind of a fine line) friends pile into two vans and tag team, running…

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Tips for Racing

What are you racing for? Fun? Fast time? Beat people? Dig deep and see what’s inside? Test fitness? To beat the clock or other folks–train better, race smarter, pace evenly. Decide on your race goal…

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Renewal

So, what is it going to take? You know, to get fired up this year! What and where is the spark for your flame, your fire? Bill and Cami got…

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Not Overreaching

Well, it’s been a year or so since I reported on my running, so here is an update. It’s going well! I’m feeling good, racing well and enjoying the fitness…

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