Category Archives: walking

Episode 18 Podcast — Two Halves, One Week — Air Force and Run with the

In Episode 18 of the WALK Magazine Podcast, my friend Deb and I talk about doing two half marathons in one week — again. This year was the 20th anniversary of the Air Force Marathon. Because this is the only … Continue reading

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Independence Day 5K

The Buckeye Striders have started a new race tradition — entering the New Albany Independence Day 5K. It’s one of the few local 5Ks with a walking division. Last year was our first year doing this race as a group … Continue reading

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Episode 17 Podcast — Olympic Hopefuls Melville and Mannozzi

In Episode 17, Miranda Melville and Michael Mannozzi each talk about the road to the Olympic Trials. Links Mentioned in the Podcast: Michael Mannozzi donation page https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODMwOQ== Miranda Melville http://www.mirandaracewalks.com/ USATF Race Walking http://www.usatf.org/Sports/Race-Walking.aspx Dave McGovern, World Class Racewalking https://www.racewalking.org/ … Continue reading

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What Happens After a Few Weeks on Whole30

I started the Whole30 eating plan for a couple of reasons. I have digestion issues and thought it would help me pinpoint the foods that are the cause. I have not been making good food choices for a while, and … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale: Pineapple and Smoothies

Recently, a doctor recommended I eat half of a pineapple every day because of the natural anti-inflammatory properties of the fruit. No problem, I thought. I love pineapple. When I actually tried to eat that much pineapple several days in … Continue reading

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Podcast 16 — Bountiful Gifts Walkers Only Half Marathon

June 4 was the inaugural Bountiful Gifts Half Marathon in Massillon, Ohio. This walkers only race also features a 5K and 10K. The night before this year’s race, I had dinner with race director Jackie Prosise and interviewed her for … Continue reading

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Episode 15 — Half Marathons: Air Force & Run with the Amish

Maybe I should title this episode The Missing Files. Or maybe A Couple of Nice Races. (We use the word nice a lot!) Last fall I recorded a race recap of both the Air Force Half Marathon and the Adams … Continue reading

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6 Lessons from Walking Two Halves in 6 Days

Two half marathons in six days! Yes, I was crazy enough to do that this spring. The first half marathon of the year is always a little bit tough, so it was unusual for me to plan two back-to-back early … Continue reading

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Cap City Half Marathon — Race Recap

The Capital City Half Marathon is one of my favorite races. Race director David Babner has done a good job supporting walkers over the years, and he has worked hard to make this race a world class event. (Walker awards would make it a “great job” of supporting us.) Continue reading

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Glass City Half Marathon Race Recap — April 24

This year was the 40th anniversary of the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. Because I’m from Toledo and my mom was a Mercy nurse, I’ve wanted to do the half marathon for a couple of years. The 40th anniversary seemed … Continue reading

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