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Upward Spiral – It’s ok to not be ok

Late last year, Adele reached out to me on Facebook to tell me about her event, the Upward Spiral. It’s a 24-hour run/walk to raise awareness around depression, self-harm, suicide, and bullying. Instantly I loved her mission and wanted to know more. So, I asked Adele to share her story: Her history with mental health, why she created the Upward Spiral, and what it is exactly. I hope you enjoy her story as much as I did! I served in the military for eight years, and was deployed to  ...

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Mental Health, Misc

Teaming up with Pine Rest

The first race I ever ran was the Fifth Third River Bank Run 5K. I remember being SO nervous and scared. 5K?! How on EARTH was I going to do that!? In order to get in shape and have the stamina to run 3.1 miles, I trained using a Couch to 5K program. After weeks of sweat (and maybe a few tears) I was ready for race day. The nerves I had that morning were OUT of CONTROL. I must have visited the porta-potties 10 times before lining up with my pace group. I wasn’t going to back out of  ...

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Misc

Congratulations to our New Year, New Gear winners!

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our TWO winners of the New Year, New Gear sweepstakes. After a week of collecting entries, we randomly selected Sharon Toth Thurston as our Facebook winner and Mindy Uitvlugt from Instagram. They both will receive a $75 gift card to Gazelle Sports! Thank you to everyone that entered. It was SO great to see how many people run for their mental health. We’ll continue to hold more sweepstakes throughout the year so there will be plenty more chances to  ...

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Misc

New Year, New Gear

New year, new gear! Aside from raising mental health awareness and promoting the benefits of running for mental health, we like to directly help people when we can. That’s why we’re giving away two (2) $75 gift certificates to be used for purchasing running gear for the new year. The gift certificates are for Gazelle Sports in Michigan. They are my absolute favorite running store and it’s local to me. They also ship nationwide, so regardless of where you’re from, you can still use the gift  ...

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