A run in an Indian village - I was running only to complete my mileage. Suddenly I noticed a crowd of young kids behind me laughing and imitating me running. I asked them to join me, and they did. They were all 8 to 12 years old, wearing sandals or barefoot. They ran with an enthusiasm of a child given an unexpected monsoon holiday at school. It was pure joy, the sheer joy of running without any limitations.
Key-storing tips for runners - Ever returned from a cold winter run, ready to get in your warm car and out of your wet cold clothes, only to discover your keys are laughing at your from inside your locked car? Even if you run from home, you still may have a house key to contend with. So, what's a runner to do? Where can you put that pesky but important key?
Tips for women with amenorrhea - Athletic women are generally looked upon as being fit and healthy. But approximately 20% of active women are unhealthy to the point they stop having regular menstrual periods. This condition is called amenorrhea and is similar to menopause. Amenorrhea can also interfere with the ability to conceive easily should the athlete want to start a family.
Costly marathons - It's hard to imagine now, but it wasn't that long ago runners did not even receive a T-shirt when they signed up to enter a race. Now T-shirts, as well as other options are part of the running experience. It's a business and a big one.
A brief history of racewalking in the United States - It is impossible to fully appreciate the sport of racewalking unless you have some understanding of its history. This overview is based largely on "Race Walking in America: Past and Present", a doctoral dissertation completed in 1989 by the late William Gordon Wallace.