Tag Archives: running

#HealthyMe: Why motivation meltdown has me setting a new goal

On paper, I’m a health nut. I belong to a local Grand Rapids running club. I’ve run a marathon and many Riverbank Run 25Ks. I’ve gutted out a.m. boot camp classes and Pure Barre sessions. I don’t drink pop (often)…

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How do you “Live the Riverfront?”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy are asking Michiganders to share how they Live the RiverFront this summer. Live the Riverfront, a multi-year partnership between BCBSM and the Conservancy, launched early May to promote physical fitness and healthy living…

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#HealthyMe: My first 5K

I ran my first 5K last weekend: the BCBSM RifverFront Run/Walk. All in all, I think it was a success. When the prospect of the 5K came up, I jumped at the chance. I figured it would be a good…

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Are you making these five post-run mistakes?

Most people want to kick off their sneakers and plop on the sofa after a run, but that’s not such a good idea! What you do after pounding the pavement can be as important for your overall health as the…

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Missed the #HealthyMe Twitter chat on running a 5k? Read the Storify here!

#HealthyMe helps you take the first step to being a healthier you and reaching your health goals. And since launching in April, we’ve seen many members aspiring to run their first marathon or race and we wanted to help. On…

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Today is National Running Day!

Today is National Running Day! So get out there and run! Supported by too many running and health organizations across the country to list here, National Running Day is dedicated to the sport of running. Runners are encouraged to go…

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The best way to recover after running a half marathon

You just ran 13.1 miles – Congratulations! So, what do you do next? While you’ve probably been super focused on the weeks leading up to the event, you may not have stopped to consider what you need to do once…

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What to taste before you train

We’ve all been there: justifying a guilty pleasure meal with the assumption that you’ll go work it off immediately after you are done eating. The truth, however, is that these unhealthy choices don’t always get 100 percent of your workout’s…

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Support a good cause and get fit in the process

With up to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease diagnosed every year, The Michigan Parkinson Foundation, or MPF as it is sometimes known, is as valuable a resource as ever. Since the early 1980s, the organization’s primary focus has been…

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