Running

Destress this Thanksgiving with a Turkey Trot

There are generally two things that occur on Thanksgiving day. (Well, three if you count someone burning something. No? That only happens to me?) The first thing is that you may get stressed out sometime during the day. Uncle Fred might bring up the uncomfortable topic of politics. Cousin Millie and her husband may fight and make the family gathering uncomfortable. Your brother may decide to bring two of his college roommates to dinner and now you don’t have enough place settings. I  ...

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Mental Health

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Not long after launching this website, the messages and comments started pouring it. All the feedback is extremely positive, and several of you are already expressing gratitude for a community like this. This type of feedback is absolutely amazing and I’m in awe. The one thing I’ve been getting a lot of lately though is, “You’re so brave!” and I wasn’t quite sure how to take that. It wasn’t until I went on a run to clear my mind (surprise surprise!)  ...

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Mental Health

Why I Started This Community

This is me. I’m a runner, fiancee, daughter, sister, friend and so many other things. I also have depression and anxiety. While it certainly doesn’t define me, it is something I deal with every day of my life. I was 18 years old when I was officially diagnosed with depression in 2003. Aside from feeling ashamed, I kept wondering what I was going to do. The answer to that, at that time in my life, was nothing. I just lived with it on and off for years with the help of medication  ...

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