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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What’s New in 2019?

We know 2018 isn’t quite over yet, but we can’t resist sharing some of the exciting new features to come to our Run The Year Challenge in 2019! As you’ve seen already, we have a sleek new website, but we are upping the ante even more with a few fun accoutrements. The Run The Year 2019 Shirts and Medal: If you’re seeking spiffy new threads to rock while you’re racking…
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Faces of Run The Edge: Marilyn Seiber

Marilyn’s life has always incorporated her strong dedication to fitness. After her husband Bill retired, the two of them entered local races, completed triathlons, and worked out every day together for three hours in the morning. She began participating in triathlons at the age of 62, and quickly developed a love of fitness challenges and competition. They became inseparable over their 34 years of marriage and never stopped inspiring each…
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Faces of the Amerithon Challenge: Meet Cancer Survivor Amy Turasky

Amy began her Amerithon journey in July of 2016. She planned for the challenge to take her just over a year to complete, but had no idea what life had in store for her that would make that goal even more difficult than she anticipated. In August of 2017, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and immediately had surgery in order to mitigate the effects. When she started the challenge…
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And Through It All She Ran: A live interview with Marilyn Simmons Bowe

Divorce, bankruptcy, homelessness, and countless other obstacles tried to get in her way. But through it all she ran. Marilyn Simmons Bowe ran to stay sane; to stay focused as she refused to give up on her dreams. She ran all the way to earning her PhD, starting her own company, publishing two books, and inspiring thousands along the way. (more…)
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The Psychology Behind Training For Your First Race

You did it! You signed up for your First. Race. Ever. You’ve committed to the program and will actually be training for your first race. From a sport psychologist’s perspective (that’s me), you’ve mentally taken the hardest step of the whole process – making the decision and committing to do something totally new and out of your comfort zone! As any seasoned runner will tell you, on this journey you’ll…
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