ISSUE #10 of 16 - 2017 NEWSLETTER

Western & Southern
Thanksgiving Day Run & Walk
McDonald's Kids Run
CINCINNATI  •  9AM - NOV 23  •  2017
TIME To Register!
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Do You Know Her? We're Sure You Do!

Nominate Your Always® Favorite Mother, Daughter, Sister or Friend to 'Ring In' the Start

For the first time in race history, 100 special women and girls will be on stage at the starting line to send off the runners and walkers with a 'cowbell symphony' in addition to the usual air horn.

Do you know that woman who is always involved in something — making a difference in her community and the lives she touches? She has charisma. She's deeply good. She makes you feel valued. She inspires others with her extraordinary strength, bravery and perseverance. She is the one who goes the extra mile.

She's the one who Always®, Western & Southern, Inner Fire Fitness, MIX 94.9, Q102 and B105 want you to nominate to have the best day ever!

Note to self: Oooooh, price increase starts on Friday. Snag a place at the race today!

- sponsored by Western & Southern
Healthy TIME
Healthy TIME

Can you die of a broken heart?

Yes, you can. It's called "Takotsubo cardiomyopathy" (find that in your spell check!).  "It's an unusual condition in which heart function is compromised by severe physical or emotional stress such as the loss of a loved one," said Marshall Winner, MD, TriHealth Cardiologist. "The symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack, but while takotsubo cardiomyopathy can be fatal, most sufferers recover quickly."

- sponsored by Running Spot by JackRabbit
TIME to Train
TIME to Train

What are some good reasons to run a race?
  • Accountability
    "When you sign up for a race, it gives more meaning to your daily runs," said Cameron Simoneau from Tri-State Running Co. "Now you're accountable to preparing to be your best by a specific date. Sometimes it just takes a 'race deadline' to jumpstart your routine." 

  • Fitness assessment
    "Often, races are just measuring sticks — opportunities to honestly assess your fitness," said Dr. Steve King from Mt. Lookout Chiropractic. "When you've pinned a race number to your shirt and lined up with other people, it will show your strengths and weaknesses and energize your desire to make some improvements."

  • Get out of a rut
    "Every runner gets stuck in a rut," said Simoneau. "The best way out of it is to find a new challenge and a new source of inspiration."

  • Camaraderie
    One of the gifts of running is the opportunity to meet all kinds of people. "A good place to find them is at a race or with a training group preparing for a race," said Simoneau. "There's a genuine 'we're all in this together' mentality among runners who are trying to get to a finish line."

  • Inspiration
    If you're looking for motivation, it's all around you at a race. "There are older runners still crushing their goals and newer people who are running farther than they ever have," said Dr. King. "People are running while fighting cancer and other illnesses — their strength and determination is overwhelming."

  • Be better
    It's you against the clock, you against you. "A race takes you to a new level, increases your confidence and helps you realize your dreams," said Dr. King. "Just stand at a finish line and watch the reactions of everybody who crosses it."

  • Encourage others
    If you're not feeling your best, show up and get yourself to the starting line to help somebody else. Pace a friend and encourage the people around you. It's a great feeling when you're helping others. It will make your heart grow in more ways.

  • Give to a good cause
    Knowing that your run is benefitting something much bigger than you makes it more meaningful than ever.
- sponsored by TriHealth
Family TIME
Family TIME

How do you become your own best friend?

To thy ownself, be gentle! Here are some friendship guidelines to help you be kinder to YOU:
  • Real friends delight in your happiness.
  • Real friends care about what's happening to you.
  • Real friends never punish you for being honest, having feelings or setting boundaries.
  • Real friends don't try to live your life for you.
  • If you're in dangerous territory, real friends will tell you.
  • Real friends like just being with you; they don't need you to entertain them.
- sponsored by Always

How can you get someone to listen to you?
  • Stay on point.
    "Once you have someone's attention, you may be tempted to cover all your concerns at once," said Alvin Roehr, CEO of the Roehr Agency. "Pace yourself. The more subjects you talk about, the more difficult it is for a listener to focus."

  • Don't monologue.
    "Keep your listener engaged by pausing frequently to ask a question, to get an opinion or simply to breathe," said John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern.

  • Pick the right time.
    "If you have something important to say, don't bring it up when someone is already working on something else, is preoccupied or has time constraints," said Roehr.

  • Don't talk in circles.
    "When you repeat the same point over and over, the other person will tune out," said Barrett. "People may also try to avoid you."

  • Know when to say when.
    "Every person has a different attention span," said Barrett. "When you sense that your listener has reached their limit, wrap it up and save it for another time."
- sponsored by TQL
TIME to Laugh 

To quote Elmer Fudd, "Be brave Wideo Wabbit." Take a chance. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Be more adventurous. Ask for more. There's a small chance you won't get it, but who will you be if you never try?

- Julie Isphording
Title Sponsor:  Western & Southern Life
McDonald'sTriHealthThe Running Spot by JackRabbit
AlwaysBusam SubaruTQL
MCM CPA's & Advisors Kind SnacQ102, MIX94.9, B-105, 97.3 THE WOLFks Inner Fire Fitness
ROEHR Insurance Agency Kind Snacks Tri-State Running Company
Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors, LLC Mt. Lookout Chiropractic Simple Truth
Kroger Local12 WKRC Hoist Rapid Hydration
MODO YOGA Ampac Wealth Planning Corporation
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