No magical top can speed you to a personal-best race time or eke out that last rep for you. But feeling confident in your skin—and what’s covering it—can certainly affect how motivated you feel to work out. Read the full article for aSweatLife.com.
Mindfulness might improve your running, and your smartphone can serve as your guru. Options exist for every kind of runner. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Plus, a few that can wreck your day. Read the full article for SELF.
Pencil shavings and heartbreak. Akin to licking a flagpole. The product of a gypsy curse. No matter how I’ve heard it described, Malört – a wormwood-based liqueur that’s become Chicago’s booziest inside joke – doesn’t exactly sound like the drink of champions. Read the full story for aSweatLife.com.
Tiny runners do laps to raise money for clean water in Africa. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
He scored a shoe contract by crushing the competition—and four cold ones. Read the full story for Runner’s World.
You don’t have to run to develop patellofemoral pain syndrome, and fortunately, this knee pain is most often treatable without surgery. Read the full article for Health.com.
The Monday after the Bank of America Chicago Marathon each year, Carey Pinkowski’s phone begins ringing. One runner wants to thank a volunteer who provided a critical medical treatment or cup of ice. Another hopes to follow up on a new friendship he made during some difficult miles. Carey calls them back – he feels he has to. Though social media has made missed connections easier to resolve, he still believes one of his biggest responsibilities as race director is to bring the running community together. Hear more on this week’s #WeGotGoals.
As a sideline reporter for FOX NFL and host of Dancing With the Stars, Erin Andrews barely had a moment to breathe, let alone get sick. But as the 39-year-old says, “cancer doesn’t care.” Read the full article for SELF.