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Sara Runs this Weigh

In the past five years, Sara has lost 95 pounds. She says the weight loss journey was initially for her physical and mental health, but now realizes the benefits extend far beyond that. She has picked up habits that now last a lifetime. Hoping to run a duathlon one day, Sara has completed five full […]

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How to Start Exercising: A Beginner’s Plan

Have a goal in mind? Want to work your way up to running the South Padre Island Marathon or Half Marathon this November? Even if you are not an avid exerciser now, you have time to train! Our team is here to help you not only improve your body and mind, but to assist you […]

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Overcoming Fears

I have a fear, several actually, but one in particular that is always close. It wakes me from my sleep at night, haunting me, taunting me and mocking me. It will sometimes slither into my thoughts during the day, waiting for a moment when I am tired or stressed, when my defenses are down. This […]

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The inspiring correlation between running and surviving cancer

In October, 2011, I ran the Corpus Christi Harbor Half Marathon and placed 2nd in my age division with a time of 2:02. My father was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer the very next day after the race. Running helped me cope with the stress and I continued to run through the end of […]

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Kristen’s encouraging surprise on the South Padre Marathon course

With the idea of completing her first full marathon, Kristen Herrera logged onto her computer and came across her perfect match. “I saw an ad on Facebook that immediately caught my attention,” Kristen said. “The fact that the race was at the beach and the medal was turtle-shaped…I knew this was the one.” The dream […]

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Running: A nurses’ instant reflex

Living out a healthy lifestyle is a no-brainer for Nick Pedersen, a nurse working in downtown Austin. Working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), this Sweden-native sees people struggling to stay alive on a daily basis. “I work around really sick people everyday,” Nick said. “So many people get sick because of lifestyle choices, so […]

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Steps to accomplish those New Year’s Resolutions

2016 can be your year. A year of health, happiness and prosperity is destined for your future as long as you stay true to yourself. By remaining determined not just these next few days, but throughout the year, you can experience tremendous physical and mental transformation. Here are 12 steps to conquer any resolution you […]

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Fueling your body after a morning run

The age old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” is especially true for runners. After a morning run, it’s important to eat at least 30 minutes after you’ve finished. Eating around this time helps replace depleted nutrients that will support your recovery so you don’t experience any muscle loss. In addition […]

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What gifts to give your active runner

A person may think a runner just needs the clothes on their back and their shoes to head out the door and hit the trails. There are many great gadgets and accessories that can help a person exceed their own running expectations! Whether you are looking for a gift to give them for the holidays […]

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Embrace Leg Day!

For the workout that starts with 30 Deep Resting Squats “Getting Marathon Ready” isn’t just in the miles. It’s all about the movement and motivation. Stretching and isolating different leg muscles will help with recovery and prevent injury. It is important for runner’s to strengthen their leg muscles! Not only will it improve your speed […]

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How many calories are you burning doing holiday activities?

The holidays are known as the best time of the year, but also the most exhausting. In addition to running and cross training exercise, your burning calories cooking, shopping, raking leaves and even wrapping presents! Have you ever wondered how many calories you burn while performing these activities? The answers from South Beach Diet may […]

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Don’t let those Thanksgiving calories bog you down

We are about to give you a statistic you may not want to hear. According to ACE Fitness the average American consumes 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat during Thanksgiving dinner. That’s a lot! Although the holiday season may seem like a weight-gain trap, there are ways for you and your family to power […]

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