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Gazelle Girl

Running for the health of it

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under OPINION

Last spring, I did something I never thought I would do: I trained and ran my first half marathon. As someone who used to hate even the word "running," this was one of the most challenging things I've done. This year, I will run the...

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Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Running Tips: Prevent overuse injuries by "rolling with it"

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

It's the high point of spring training for the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k and that means the potential for overuse injuries. In this informative Q&A, local physical therapist Scott Hadley shares his own personal running story and...

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My health journey: On running and having your s**t together

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under VOICES

You know who has their shit together? Runners.  You see them up before the sun, getting their miles in while most of us are still rubbing sleep from our eyes. They measure their alcohol intake, their water intake; they eat nutrient-rich food...

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My health journey: Motivating myself for family, community around me

by (mrsarmstrong03)

Submitted 03-06-2015 under VOICES

I lost both of my parents to health related illness before the age of 35. This was devastating and unbelievable. I took so much for granted. I never imagined a world where my children would never know their grandparents. I graduated from high school...

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Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With the recent changes in healthcare policy and the rising healthcare costs in the workplace, employers are getting creative and inspiring healthy lifestyles among their employees. Local employers are endorsing employee participation in races like...

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Gazelle Girl Race Series: Marathon Munchies

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

March Madness may be coming to a close, but for runners training for spring races, Marathon Madness is in full swing.  Eat, run, rest, repeat is the mantra for many gearing up for the starting line over the course of the next several weeks, and...

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Strength in numbers: Local runner shares her journey

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 03-17-2014 under VOICES

Stephanie Freriks Doublestein is, in a word, a powerhouse. She sits as Editor-in-Chief of Rapid Growth Media, is a mother of two young girls and has a love for running. Well, sort of. “By my senior year of high school, I really hated it. In...

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More than metal: Gazelle Girl celebrates VIP Charm Tour winner

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 02-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Cassidy Munger, a resident of Ada, Michigan, participated in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon in 2013 alongside her sister, Johanna VanderWall. Munger's niece, Anaya VanderWall, lost her battle with SMA Type 1 Diabetes last year at the age of 1....

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Talking with the Experts: Gazelle Girl Training Tips from Metro Health Sports Medicine

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

It's February, and while we are months away from a spring thaw, many runners are in the thick of their winter training for spring races like April's Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k. The Rapidian, a sponsor of the upcoming Gazelle Girl,...

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You've been served

by (lardiea)

Submitted 02-07-2014 under VOICES

The Rapidian is proud to present the winning essay from our Gazelle Girl writing contest. Amy Lardie will be racing in this spring's Gazelle Girl, and we wish her the best of success! As of January 2014, I became a member of the 40-44 year old...

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