Member Stories: Riley Enright Plans to Run His First Marathon

I actually laughed when Melissa Radmer from Elite Clubs brought this to my attention, because I truly didn’t think that running a marathon was possible until that moment. While the thought of running my first marathon scares the daylights out of me, I also see it as a great personal challenge. Continue reading Member Stories: Riley Enright Plans to Run His First Marathon

Why Your Running Program Isn’t Helping You Get Faster

Running is a sport that is growing at a rapid rate. I think it’s wonderful that so many individuals are taking to the pavement and trails, setting goals and getting more active. As the trend grows, there’s no shortage of groups and clubs to help you get started. In fact, most any running store has a running club or group to help you prepare for an event, whether it be 5K, 10K, half or full marathon. This is a great place to start and keep motivated, as well as be held accountable for your goal. Continue reading Why Your Running Program Isn’t Helping You Get Faster

Pre and Post Race Nutrition Tips

Without a doubt, what you eat and when you eat affects your athletic and race performance. A wisely selected sports diet can help you be stronger, train harder, and compete better. Use the following sports nutrition tips to help optimize your performance. Continue reading Pre and Post Race Nutrition Tips

It’s Time to Put the “Magic” Back Into Motivation

“Things do not change. We change.” – Henry David Thoreau, Author/Philosopher

There are many accomplishments for which I am proud.  Landing my first real job, receiving my Masters Degree, cultivating lasting friendships (some of which have lasted close to three decades); marrying my soul mate, raising my children…all of these come to mind.  But looking back, the one accomplishment that always pops to the top of my head is being named to the varsity long jump team in high school.  Yes, it was only for one meet (I broke my foot in practice the next day).  But the reason I always think back to this milestone in my life is for the sole reason that for all practical purposes, I had no business being on a track team, let alone in Varsity standing.  Yet, I believe the reason I made the team came down to two monumental factors; I enjoyed the process, and I didn’t allow my mind to paralyze my body.  I lost myself in the process and never thought about an end result.  I just lived. Continue reading It’s Time to Put the “Magic” Back Into Motivation

Member Stories: Share Your Boston Marathon Story!

Boston Marathon 2014
Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Did you run the Boston Marathon this year, or have you in the past? We are looking for members to share their own marathon story here on our blog. Continue reading Member Stories: Share Your Boston Marathon Story!