29 Oct 2013

I run to shut out that negative self talk

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Initially, I liked running but I really didn’t find a passion for it. I ran because my husband runs and I wanted to have something in common with him that we could do together. Then I began to notice that while I was running- and a bit after my run my thinking was more outwardly […]

28 Oct 2013

Today, it’s [fill in the blank]

As a child I’m sure I ran without giving it much thought, I wonder when that changed? Was it when my parents told me “slow down” or “don’t run in the hallway”? Did they take the fun out of running? Was it getting my first bike or my drivers license? Its interesting because I don’t […]

28 Oct 2013

Once a runner

My mom used to recite a mangled version of a line from a Lord Tennyson poem to try to motivate me.. “Its better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all.” Sounds inspiring doesn’t it? You can just picture me trying to turn my hand at anything, right? Not so much. […]

28 Oct 2013

Just around the Block?

So I grew up HATING to run. Being an overweight little pudge ball as a grade schooler and middle schooler really gave me little chance at enjoying any physical activity. I was teased with names such as Twinkle Toes, Soggy Shoes, and my personal favorite Slo Mo. Needless to say I wasn’t one of those […]

27 Oct 2013

Cause + Event Portland

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Cause + Event Portland

What Moves You? is partnering with Cause + Event Portland, an innovative new organization with a novel approach to civic responsibility. ┬áThe foundation is focused on running events for charity and was founded by Amy Little. With just one objective;┬áraising as much money as possible for as many causes possible in as many communities possible, […]

27 Oct 2013

Crash & Burn: Mt Hood Part 1.

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[nzs_heading heading=”5″] Beautiful things can be so cruel[/nzs_heading] You know how running is just like dating? Well so is flying a quadcopter. Ok, running is really nothing like dating and besides, Jason is the only one of us young enough to even remember dating (sorry Bruce). But now that I have your attention, I do […]

21 Oct 2013

The balanced man

What moves me is trying to find that balance between family, career, long commute, health and fitness. I run to keep my sanity in a hyper fast and demanding world as it allows for a respite and time for reflection that I wouldn’t otherwise get. I run to keep the balance in my life and […]

20 Oct 2013

PDX Marathon Interviews

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We conducted some fantastic interviews after the Portland Marathon a few weeks ago. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the participants for graciously giving their time after they’d just hammered out 26.2 miles. A special thanks to: Bob McBride, Emily Prouty, Joy Stoelting, Karl Kunkle, Kathy Lowe, Kati […]

20 Oct 2013

Running From Fear

Having lost my dad at an early age (he was 49), it never sunk in that I needed to take better care of myself or I could go the same way. That was until I lost my mom several years later. Like most that take up exercise, I was overweight and led a sedentary lifestyle. […]

18 Oct 2013

The Freedom of Running

Running for me is second only to riding a motorcycle. It’s breathless, free, smooth, & feral. Your feel every portion of your body moving, working, & breathing. I miss it. The day the physical therapist told me I’d never run again I was heart broken. It is a freeing experience that has multiple health benefits, […]