Month: November 2016

Must Race 2017: Hatfield-McCoy Marathon

BY STEFANIE V. Date: June 10, 2017 Location: Williamson, WV If someone asks me what my favorite marathon is, my answer every time is the Hatfield-McCoy Marathon. This is why I’m putting it on my Must Race 2017 list. The Hatfield-McCoy Marathon is located in Southern West Virginia on the border of Kentucky in a region that depends heavily on tourism from the history of the Hatfield-McCoys, the coal industry and the far-reaching ATV trails, aptly named after the Hatfield-McCoy feud. The residents of Williamson and Matewan, West Virginia as well as surrounding areas of Kentucky come out in full force and with open...

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7 Heart-Healthy Seasonal Dishes for Runners

Apples Recommended Recipe (click to view): Healthy Apple Muffins Photo Credit: Ann Kosche, Dreamstime Nuts Recommended Recipe (click to view): Healthy Chocolate Nut Squares Photo Credit: Michael Flippo, Dreamstime Salmon Recommended Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Salmon Photo Credit: Fragles, Dreamstime Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli or Cauliflower Recommended Recipe (click to view): Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Photo Credit: Supertrooper, Dreamstime Squash Recommended Recipe (click to view): Cinnamon-Roasted Butternut Squash Photo Credit: Catsi, Dreamstime Sweet Potatoes Recommended Recipe (click to view): Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato Photo Credit: Scott Griessel, Dreamstime Root Vegetables Recommended Recipe (click to view): Simple Indian Beetroot Salad Photo Credit: Norberto Mario Lauría,...

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Thankful for Trails

BY STEFANIE V. This weekend has been a whirlwind of love and gratefulness. Every year, I am reminded at this time about how lucky I am to have such great friends, family, health, job and circumstances. Somewhere along the way this year, I decided I wanted to become more focused on trail running. I discovered a local trailing running group called OUTRUN (Ohio Ultra Trail Runners) and began to join them for Thursday night hill workouts.  Next, I joined them on Tuesdays and then Mondays. I even volunteered for a new trail race called Conquer the Castle (100K, 50K,...

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