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The Joy of Finishing

By: Nate Imhoff For years I struggled with the ramifications of a very serious assault that nearly ended my life. It felt like I lived my life on my knees at the mercy of unpredictable PTSD. April 2018 I was finally fed up with this internal struggle and I set out to do whatever it took ...

A One-Percenter

According to an article in USAToday in 2015, less than one-percent of the US population will complete a Marathon in their lifetime. For 40 years of my life, I was amongst that ninety-nine percent of the US population. Like many, I assumed that someone who completed a marathon was a rare, gifted athlete, so the thought ...

My First Marathon

By Jennifer Mitchell My relationship with running has evolved since my first step as a runner 9 years ago. When I first started to run, I did it to lose weight. But over time, running has not only made me stronger physically, but mentally as well. It has helped me cope with hard parts of my ...

Running in Life Where the Medal is You

By: Bear Caudillo I’ve mentioned before how running has changed my life but to have it transform in powerful ways was unexpected. I look at the titles I’ve held as a runner. Mentor, Pacer, President, and Ambassador, running sure has a way of rewarding someone who has never won a race. I look at these shirts and ...

When Do You Call Yourself a Runner?

by Stephanie Y When do you call yourself a runner? This is a question I asked myself all the time. For a long time I thought a runner was someone who ran under a 10-minute mile or placed fairly high at races. When I first started running, I never wanted to call myself a runner because ...

Why I Blog About Running

By Sarah Cabrera, 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador When I decided to run my first half marathon, I found a training plan online, followed it loosely and was able to finish and claim my medal. I thought it was going to be a one and done. I never imagined I’d actually want to do it again. The ...

A Change of Pace

By James Mitchell As a runner we generally throw ourselves into a few categories, typically based on where we might finish the race; the front of the pack, middle of the pack, or back of the pack. Since I started running, I have been predominantly a middle of the pack runner moving from the back of ...

Finding Your Motivation

By Tianna Marshall Ever feel like you’re losing the motivation to run? Don’t worry you’re not alone. It seems to be a very common thing amongst runners throughout their running careers. I for one, have been running for 15 years and have struggled with staying motivated over time, but have found ways to help keep my ...

Yoga for Runners

By Carrie DuShey, 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador Yoga is a fantastic complimentary activity for runners, offering benefits for both the body and mind. Yoga practice helps runners develop muscular strength, flexibility, and balance, which helps reduce the risk of injury as well as improving mental focus and breathing efficiency for running. Running is also a great ...

Meet me at the Finish Line

By Heather Stewart 2019 Santa Clarita Marathon Ambassador I love a finish line. I believe that the most inspirational place you can be is a finish line. Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, once said, “ If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” I believe this to be undeniably ...

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