Running

Tips on How to Incorporate Mindfulness While Running

Mindfulness is something that can benefit everyone. It’s a great way to ground yourself while shutting out all of the distractions in life. If you’ve never tried it before, mindfulness is just the act of focusing on what is going on both internally and externally at that VERY moment. There’s no looking ahead to the future, or remembering things from the past. It is merely you, there, in the moment. Now, you’re probably wondering what the big deal is about  ...

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Guest Writer, Inspiration

How Running Helped Me Reach my Mountaintop of Mental Health

Meet Andy! A week or so ago Andy reached out to me via our contact form and expressed interest in sharing his story. He is the first guy to want to share and I couldn’t be more excited! Just as many men suffer from depression as women, but they are the least likely to get mental health help. I get it though…. depression has a very large stigma attached to it. One part of that stigma is that society sees people with mental health conditions as lazy or weak (which is BS!!!) and I  ...

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Guest Writer, Inspiration

Using Marathon Training to Calm My Anxiety

Several months ago, I had the privilege of sharing my story on Michigan Runner Girl’s podcast. It was a wonderful experience, but I think one of the best parts about it was having people reach out afterward. One such person to reach out was Jennifer Symons, who wanted to see how she could help Still I Run! Jennifer is not only a rock star in that she runs for her mental health, but she is also a clinical therapist with a wealth of knowledge. I know when the time is right, she will  ...

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Running

Check out the Brian Diemer 5K with Still I Run

Looking for a summer 5K? Why not try out the Brian Diemer 5K on June 10! The wonderful folks that run the race gave Still I Run a handful of $10 off discount codes to share with you! I’m really excited for this opportunity because this is a race I’ve wanted to do for a while! What better way than to run it with you! The 5K course is flat, so the chances of getting a PR is high. It also goes right through Pine Rest’s beautiful campus, which I love. Along the race route,  ...

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