Guest Writer, Mental Health

Kristle Lowell – Let’s Get Rid of the Stigma Around Taking Medication

On a regular basis, Still I Run ambassador Kristle Lowell shares with us her journey with mental health. Kristle is a World Champion Trampoline Gymnast who deals with her anxiety and depression in the public eye. Here’s her most recent post about the shame and stigma surrounding medication for mental health. Almost every mental health patient who takes medication has lived this moment. We look over at the clock and realize it’s time to take our medication. So we slip away to the  ...

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Misc, Running

Join Still I Run for the Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run

The kind folks at the Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run have set up discount codes for Still I Run community members! The race, which is September 17, is the one race in Grand Rapids that I haven’t run yet, so I’m excited to invite you all to join me. The Bridge Run starts in the heart of downtown, goes over the city’s historic bridges, along the Grand River, through parks, and back to the Start/Finish area. If you’re a race medal junkie like I am, you can expect  ...

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Misc, Running

Join Still I Run for the Cookie 5K & Walk

On June 10 a few of us from Still I Run participated in the Brian Diemer 5K. The course was flat, the music along the route was really good, and I got to meet a few of you in person! I think we all had such a good time, that I’d like to share with you that we have discount codes for yet ANOTHER race. This one involves cookies and running around Robinette’s Orchard in Grand Rapids. On Saturday, July 22, you’re invited to come run the Team Orphans Cookie 5K & Walk with  ...

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In the News, Inspiration, Running

Running for Mental Health at the Fifth Third River Bank Run

In December of 2016, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services reached out to me to see if I wanted to help them raise money as a charity partner for the Fifth Third River Bank Run. Pine Rest was chosen as one of six charity partners for the 40th Annual River Bank Run and since Still I Run is… well… running related, they wanted to know if I’d like to form a team to run the race. As a team, we would help raise money for the Pine Rest Patient Assistance Fund. If  ...

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