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Fall Update from The Running Goddess

Bettina, Trisha and Frank at the NYRR 18M Tuneup in Central Park

Fall is finally here and with it the NYC Marathon!  I’ve been a dedicated trooper putting in all the requisite long runs, speed runs, tempo runs, ab work, weights … and loving it. I hope this email finds everyone well

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A Brief History of Lasdon’s Trails


One of the perks of being involved in a race is the wonderful people you meet. I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of a lovely woman named De during race registration at my store, Cross Sport Woman. After chatting

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An Apogee Q&A with The Running Goddess

APOGEE Fitness & Wellness is thrilled to partner with The Running Goddess 5K this year and lock arms with a great cause spearheaded by 2 dynamic women. We got a chance to sit down with the Founder, Bettina  Sementilli &

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Ruthie’s Run to KEEP the Change

Book clubs are common. Not so common is when the material in a book touches a nerve so deep that a group feels compelled to take action. After reading Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity by Nicholas Kristof and

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Frank and the Color Purple

When CoolRunners first came up with the idea of an all women’s race, I was curious: how could we be more inclusive while still supporting women’s causes? I knew I wanted to run and I was sure other men would

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Annie on Breaking Through

Although I am still kind of a newbie to running, I greatly appreciate having it in my life.  It’s something that I always wanted but could never attain.  I had this preconception that running is merely a solitary sport, yet

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Eleanor Sheds Her Sorrow

I wasn’t always fat. In fact, I was really athletic and played field hockey and varsity soccer in my youth.  So, I was always fit and active … until I wasn’t. At first the pounds crept up slowly. I went

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