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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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#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, […]

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#WhyIMove: Liz D. Adventures with Autism – Why I Run

I’ve been asked this question before and I’m sure I’ll be asked it again… “Why do you run?”  My “why” has somewhat changed over the years but the base of when/how has always been the same. “What was that pivotal moment? What made you take those first steps?”  Hopefully, this story will help reveal more […]

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Convert to Skirt

I launched Skirt Sports in 2004 because I was tired of the options available at the time for women runners. You could either wear running shorts that rode up, bunched in all the wrong places or chafed like crazy. You spent the better part of your run pulling the shorts out of the crotch area […]

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Running Through the Decades of our Lives

We find running – or running finds us – at different times in our lives for different reasons. One day we simply realize it’s time to start moving one foot in front of the other at a pace faster than walking. The first run is often rough. Some may even say it feels like their […]