Women’s History Behind the Boston Marathon

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By: Arden Burrows   The 119th Boston Marathon was held on April 20th this year. The race is the world’s oldest annual marathon and the first Boston Marathon was held in 1897. The race attracts around 30,000 participants each year and there are certain qualifying times runners have to meet in order to be accepted […]

Anti-Bullying Day

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By: Whitney Bell     May 4th was Anti-Bullying Day, which is recognized in over 25 countries worldwide. Excitingly enough this day originated in Canada! The original event was organized by two students in Nova Scotia who in 2007 bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a male ninth grade student was bullied for wearing a […]

Training: Taking it One Day at a Time

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By: Arden Burrows     Whenever I miss more than a few days of training, I start to worry that I will lose all of my fitness. My brain goes into panic mode if I miss a week for illness or vacation and I start to think that all the hard work was for nothing. […]

Want to Change Your Life? Form Good Habits!

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By: Arden Burrows     People are constantly trying to develop better habits. Habits can be exercising for thirty minutes every day or tidying your room once a week. One thing that’s for certain though is that habits change your life, for better or for worse.   Habits can be small and seemingly insignificant but […]

Be In The Moment

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By: Arden Burrows     I tend to be someone who overthinks everything. I also worry about things that haven’t even happened yet – I mean, why enjoy today when you can worry about tomorrow?   In all seriousness though, I think living in the moment is something we can all work on. Take dogs […]

Female Athletes and Body Image

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By: Arden Burrows     Female athletes often feel pressured to conform to a certain body type or weight for their sport. Running, figure skating, gymnastics, and dance all encourage thin, small body types. When athletes lose weight, their times begin to drop and they often find they perform better. Many professional athletes tend to […]

Cycling for Cross Training

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By: Arden Burrows     Running is a great sport for getting active and staying happy and healthy. This winter though, I found that the repetitive motion of running on the frozen concrete was beginning to take a toll on my body in the form of little, persistent injuries. I was starting to get tired […]