Western & Southern
Thanksgiving Day Run & Walk
McDonald's Kids Run
CINCINNATI  •  9AM - NOV 23  •  2017
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Don't Run Out of Smiles

Free Race Day Pictures for Everyone!

TQL thinks you and your family are outrageously beautiful when you run and walk so they are going to sponsor our free race day pictures. Hundreds of photographers will take lots of pictures of you in every pose — especially the finish line pose — and you will be able to download them absolutely free.

TIME To Register the family and capture that perfect family photo at the finish line. Picture this — one big happy, healthy family with smiles that stretch for miles!

- sponsored by Western & Southern
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What are some common foot injuries for runners?
  • Bunions 
    "People who develop bunions usually overpronate," said Robert Raines, MD, TriHealth Orthopedic Surgeon, Foot/Ankle Specialist. "This means that instead of using the muscles that support the arch, you are relying on ligaments and bones to support the foot with each step, allowing your arch to collapse, and when you push off you are using the great toe rather than the ball of your foot to power forward."

    Symptoms include tenderness and pain at the inside of the great toe. "You can use ice and rest to decrease inflammation, get a shoe with a wider toe box, or seek out an orthopedist that specializes in the foot," said Dr. Raines.

  • Stress Fractures
    "A stress fracture is usually the result of a combination of poor diet and overtraining," said Dr. Raines.   

    Symptoms include tenderness over the middle or most distal portion of the metatarsal (long foot bone) with moderate swelling on the top of the foot. Any loading or weight bearing is usually quite painful, and often athletes will have continued pain with rest. "Initial X-rays are negative because the stress fracture is so small," said Dr. Raines. "Stress fractures are best managed with ice, decreased loading or non-weight-bearing, and casting in severe cases."

  • Plantar Fasciitis
    "Plantar fasciitis is inflammation and micro-tearing of the plantar fascia," said Dr. Raines. "This presents as pain with first steps in the morning, tenderness along the arch and heel, and thickening of the plantar fascia."  

    Research shows that athletes who are overweight, have tightness in the muscles of the calf, and have weakness in the supporting muscles in the foot are at highest risk.  

    "Stay mobile in your lower half, wear good shoes and be smart in your training," said Dr. Raines. "And if it keeps hurting, rest."
- sponsored by Running Spot by JackRabbit
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Are you icing that injury all wrong?

"During the healing phase of any injury, heat should be avoided," said chiropractor Dr. Steve King from Mt. Lookout Chiropractic. "However, many people don't know how to use an ice pack as effectively as they can." Try these tips:
  • Apply ice/cold pack 2-3 times daily.

  • It's best to ice according to this schedule: 20 minutes on/20 minutes off/20 minutes on.

  • Icing for longer than 20 minutes at a time can cause damage to the tissue or even frostbite.

  • Make sure the area is warm to the touch before beginning the second round of icing.

  • Never place ice packs directly on your skin (unless you're performing a moving ice massage). Always have a thin towel in between the ice pack and your skin.

  • Continue icing for the duration of your treatment plan, especially after any activity. "We have found ice to be a true friend of our training groups for their post-run 'warm' down," said Cameron Simoneau, owner of the Tri-State Running Co.
- sponsored by Always
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What are the top 13 life stressors?
  1. Death of a family member
  2. Terminal illness — one's own or a family member
  3. Physical incapacitation, chronic pain or chronic illness
  4. Drug or alcohol abuse
  5. Divorce
  6. Marriage
  7. Loss of job or job change
  8. Moving
  9. Change of school
  10. Primary relationship problems
  11. Academic problems
  12. Work problems/extreme loneliness/lack of community membership or friendships
  13. Financial problems
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What are the four qualities that great CEOs share?
  • They are decisive.
    "It is better to make a fast decision than to wait longer to make the perfect decision," said Alvin Roehr, CEO of the Roehr Agency. "A bad decision is better than a lack of direction. Most decisions can be undone, but you have to learn to move with the right amount of speed."

  • They know how to get buy-in, although they aren't dependent on it.
    The best CEOs don't just give orders — they know how to gain influence and get people excited about their initiatives. "Not everyone is going to agree with each decision, but getting more people invested in it increases its chances of success," said John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern.

  • They focus on long-term strategies over short-term priorities.
    The most effective executives spend 50 percent of their time thinking long term compared to the average CEO who spends about 30 percent. This allows CEOs to adapt more quickly, because they are more prepared when market dynamics change.

  • They do what they say they'll do.
    Harvard research found that CEOs are both brutally honest and prioritize brutally, which leads to them being reliable. "My priority is to consistently follow through on commitments, focus on key initiatives, have strong planning skills and set realistic expectations," said Barrett.
- sponsored by TQL
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You should keep an open mind, but don't be so open-minded that your brain falls out.

- Julie Isphording
Title Sponsor:  Western & Southern Life
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