Faces of Run The Edge: Tara Humble, from Huffing and Puffing to Half Marathons

In January, 2017 Tara noticed that she was out of breath walking up the stairs. She decided to weigh herself to see if gravity was the culprit. Once she saw the number, she swore it would be the last time those digits would appear on her scale. Tara, who lives in upstate New York, has had several unsuccessful weight loss attempts over the last few years (losing up to 60lbs…
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Run The Edge Playlist Challenge

Hey RTE fam! We know lots of you love to rock out while getting those miles in, so we have a little challenge for you! We’ve crafted a carefully curated mini-playlist to serenade you as you smash those steps, but what should we call it?? It’s a small but diverse collection of 10 songs, from classic staples to edgy new beats. We need YOU to send in your best title…
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Faces of Run The Edge: Our Favorite Octogenarian, Bob Marsh

Many of us allow age to be an excuse to stop doing what we love, or to never try something in the first place. Bob Marsh, however, is not one who lets the passage of time diminish his drive. At the age of 88 he completed Run The Year 2018 solo in less than eight months, and is currently stacking up his 2,019 miles for 2019! We are so proud…
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Seven Signs You May Love Running Too Much

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this week we want to ask you a few questions: Are you wildly, madly, passionately, head-over-heels in love… with running?  Do you savor your long runs, relish in your workouts, and yearn for your next chance to get out the door and spend time with yourself on the road? Are you consumed with thoughts and daydreams that reflect your passion for running?  Are you…
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The Truth About Resolutions

Did you know that 87% of all New Year’s Resolutions are health and fitness related? Ok so we completely made that statistic up but let’s pretend for a moment that it is true. What would compel someone to resolve to get into better shape? Perhaps it is because it’s fun to imagine imagine making improvements to our lives, bodies, and minds. We imagine what it would be like if we could…
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Observations About Run The Year From Tony Garcia

As 2018 comes to an end, a lot of us are reflecting on the year and looking ahead to 2019. The Run The Year Challenge innately allows us to reflect and look forward at the same time. How many miles were covered, friends made and set-backs overcome? What will 2019 hold? What goals can be accomplished? Sometimes we notice things about ourselves, our passions, and our community as we reflect…
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Insights from a Veteran RTY-er

Lew Harter, a veteran member of the RTY family and introspective runner, constantly shares his wisdom in the Run The Year Facebook group. He has generously given us permission to convert his posts into blogs, and here are a few of his entries that really struck a chord: April 9th, 2018 Here’s a post from two years ago. It’s just as true today, so I thought I’d share it again.…
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Faces of RTE: Jene Lock-Murphy, Taking Back Her Body

In the chaos of everyday life, fitness was pushed to the back of Jene’s mind as she attended to the needs of her family. Over the course of three pregnancies, motherhood, stress from multiples moves, and homeschooling her children, her weight had reached a point where she felt she had to do something about it. Her journey to become healthy again began when her husband came home from work in…
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Look What You Made Me Do!

If anyone had told me a year ago that I would become “a runner” I would have cackled right in their face. Running is something I have avoided at all costs for most of my life, particularly since I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma at the age of twelve. I stayed active in other ways, such as dance, volleyball, rock climbing, and snowboarding. I didn’t mind cardio, but the combination…
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