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On the MOVE - The Weekly News

...to the Finish Line We Go!

Cue the finish line pose and put on your party pants! It's time to celebrate running in Cincinnati on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Cincinnati was voted one of the top places in America to run a 'Turkey Trot' by Men's Journal Magazine.
  • Cincinnati is the site of the eighth largest 10k in America on Thanksgiving Day. Together we can win this category!
  • The 10k is the largest family 10k in the country. Turn running time into family time and enter our W&S largest family award division.
  • Rick Reid, a runner who collapsed at the finish line last year, was saved by UC Health EMS and is coming back this year. Watch his courageous and inspiring story.
  • Same great course as last year! It's the only race you won't be in a hurry to finish.
  • Free pictures thanks to TQL. We will capture you from start to finish.

Just imagine the breathtaking holiday photos and you — yes, YOU — with a smile on your face.

You've got this! Register today!

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The Right MOVE - Healthy Tips

The Right MOVE - Healthy Tips

What are some simple ways to become a better runner?

  • Loosen your grip. Try this simple trick: Roll up a sheet of paper and run with it for a few minutes. If the paper comes back crunched, you are squeezing too hard! Allowing your hands to loosen up translates into reduced tension in the shoulders and less wasted energy.
  • Foot fetish. Your feet hit the ground every single time you walk. "To improve proprioception and fix tight, tired feet, place a small ball — like a golf ball — on the floor and gently massage from the heel to the ball of the foot," said Dr. Brian Grawe from UC Health.
  • Lead with your chest. Imagine there is a string tied to your sternum that pulls you forward as you run.
  • Find your breath. Match your stride to your breath. "This fixes side-stitches, allowing you to run faster and more efficiently," said Grawe.
  • Make sleep a higher priority. "Being well-rested improves performance, reduces inflammation and joint pain, and keeps you more motivated," said Grawe.
  • Save stretching for later. "It actually hurts your performance and sets you up for injury," said Grawe. "Warm up with a brisk walk or slow jog and stretch after you run."

- UC Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

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Keep MOVING - Training Tips

Keep MOVING - Training Tips

If you just started running, should you focus on getting faster or going longer?

Being able to run farther offers more long-term health benefits than being able to run fast. "As you increase your mileage, you build stamina and endurance and teach your body to burn fat effectively," said Dr. Steve King from Mt. Lookout Chiropractic. In addition, the extra miles do more than trim your waistline. "Those who regularly burn more calories are at a lower risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more," said King. So, one more mile before you say one more mile!

- Running Spot: Race Headquarters

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MOVE Your World - Work & Family Tips

MOVE Your World - Work & Family Tips

Happy people NEVER do this...

  • Mind other people's business. Forget about what others are doing.  Sometimes we struggle with insecurity because we compare our behind-the-scenes situations with everyone else's public highlight reel.
  • Seek self-worth from others. When we are content to simply be ourselves, without comparing and competing to impress others, everyone worthwhile will respect us.
  • Rely on other people and external events for happiness. The greater part of our happiness or unhappiness depends upon our outlook and not upon our situation.
  • Hold on to resentment. We've all been hurt by our own decisions and by others, and while the pain of these experiences is normal, sometimes it lingers for too long.  Forgive, and run on.
  • Spend time with negative people. Limiting our time with negative people and their world makes for a much happier way of life.

- Western & Southern

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MOVING Thoughts

MOVING Thoughts

What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?
- Erma Bombeck

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