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#WhyIMove: Born to Run- Kriste P.

    ‘What are you running from?’ My mother used to ask me this whenever I’d go jogging on weekend visits home from college. It had been easy enough for her to accept my habit in childhood—racing through the streets with friends as kids and sweating it out on track and field hockey teams in […]

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#WhyIMove: No Longer the Designated “Non-Runner”- Emily H.

We were in the first quarter mile of a Monday evening Achilles workout in Wash Park and I turned to my running buddy Jessica and asked, “You know when I like running?”  She turned to me and responded, “When the weather’s nice?” “No,” I said, “I like running when I’m not running.” That statement pretty […]

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#WhyIMove: Story of a Survivor- Dye S.

When I was 13, I tried to end my life. After multiple failed attempts, I gave up. Angry, frustrated and confused, I wanted to know why I kept failing. I’m a type-A all the way, so there was frustration all around. It wasn’t until weeks after my last attempt that I realized I was saved […]

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89 – Deena Kastor Will Help You Think Your Way to Victory

  Deena Kastor grew up a running phenom and a highly recruited student athlete. In college she struggled to maintain the momentum of her high school running career and seriously considered dropping out of the running world to pursue baking. Good thing she decided to give it one last go. Through hard work, an open […]

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#WhyIMove: Therapy to My Soul -Lauren B.

I don’t think this is your typical “why I run” story.  I’ve thought a lot about how I would convey my journey to others. I was recently asked why I run and it took some time for me to put all the pieces together and weave them into the story below. As a child, I was not […]

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#WhyIMove: Kriss S.

When I think back, some 10 years ago, to the days when I first started to run, I have to be proud of the girl I used to be. Even though I was scared, out of shape, self conscious and didn’t have a clue (really) as to what I was doing by trying to run, […]