Tag Archives: mental health

Have you ever been broken?

Recently a young runner friend who is just a year out of college made a confession on Facebook. He related his experience with depression and urged others to seek help and counseling. Depression can leave a person feeling defeated and … Continue reading

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The Dragoon and The Blaggard

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us like a good revenge story. Almost every Clint Eastwood movie from the 1970s was about revenge. You know the plot. Cowboy gets beat up. Cowboy goes into hiding. Cowboy … Continue reading

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Meet Maura, a great little runner to know

A few weeks ago following an Experience Triathlon Run Club, I sat and talked with Elena Tawney, a former high school runner and soccer player that has taken up the triathlon. We shared some stories about running and she brought … Continue reading

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Suzy Favor Hamilton and the rush to judgment on mental illness

A recent issue of Sports Illustrated ran an excerpt from the upcoming book by Suzy Favor Hamilton. You may recall she is the former track star that through her own need for excitement began working as a highly paid escort. … Continue reading

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What a 5K for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and National Mental Health Awareness week can teach us all about healthy minds

By Christopher Cudworth For the last six or seven years it has been a joy to rise on an early October morning to support a local race in Batavia, Illinois called the NAMI 5k. The race raises money each year … Continue reading

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Hardly a day goes by

By Christopher Cudworth May is Mental Health Month and this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Like all workaday weeks, it begins on a Monday of course. So here’s a thought. For those with anxiety, every day feels like a Monday. It’s a constant dread and wonder … Continue reading

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Running through the benefits of a “gap year”

I was 22 years old when the President of my employer at the time walked into my office and said, “We’re moving all our marketing functions from Chicago to Philadelphia. We’ll pay for your move and give you a raise.” … Continue reading

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The 10 Principles of a Good Coach

By Christopher Cudworth The most important trait of people who are successful in athletics, and in life, is that they believe in themselves. Which means that the most important job of a coach at any level of sport, from kindergarten … Continue reading

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Have you used this important technique to make your race pace feel easier?

By Christopher Cudworth Standing at the 2-mile mark of the Chicago Marathon, we watched the race leaders pass the split clock at 9:30. You may wonder, “How do they do it? What makes it possible for those runners to race … Continue reading

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No Stranger To Fiction

By Christopher Cudworth As I lay on the hospital operating table with my body held down with two straps and my arms extended to either side as if being readied for crucifixion, the thought occurred to me that the events … Continue reading

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