Western & Southern
Thanksgiving Day Run & Walk
McDonald's Kids Run
CINCINNATI  •  9AM - NOV 23  •  2017
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Extra-Ordinary Experience for the Ordinary Runner

Train with the Tri-State Running Co.

Training with people is one of the most powerful ways to love running. If you're looking for a fun and energizing training program to prepare for your Thanksgiving Day run, the Tri-State Running Co. has 10k training programs targeting different levels of running experience and interest. Do you ever wonder how extra-ordinary you can be?

The super-fun programs begin on Sept. 16 at both locations and include all planning, guidance and motivation from a large coaching team. You will receive a technical running shirt along with many other great things, including a 10% discount on the race registration, and even social happy hour events.

Get the "Early Turkey Bird" special price through Sept. 14. Get your running shoes on and sign up fast. Seats are limited!

Hello, extra-ordinary you!

- sponsored by Western & Southern
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What are some strange ways stress can affect your body?

"Stress can do some unique things to your body, affecting it in various places," said psychologist Dr. Sarah Cox, who specializes in women's behavioral health at TriHealth.
  • Muscles and joints. "Stress can cause pain, tightness or soreness in your muscles, as well as spasms of pain," said Cox. "It can lead to flare-ups of symptoms associated with arthritis, cramping and other conditions. That's because stress lowers your threshold for pain."

  • Heart and lungs. "Too much of the stress hormone cortisol may make heart and lung conditions worse," said Cox. "These conditions include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and asthma. If you have pain or tightness in your chest or heart palpitations, see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out a serious condition."

  • Gut. "We have an advanced neural network in the brain and a simpler one in the gut that communicate.  Stress can trigger GI symptoms through this brain gut axis — from simpler symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation to more complex conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux (GERD). These GI symptoms can then feed back to the brain and cause more stress," said gastroenterologist Peter Dryer, M.D. with the TriHealth Digestive Institute.

  • Shoulders, head and jaw. "We call this the 'tension triangle'." Stress can trigger tension headaches, tightness in the neck and jaw, and knots and spasms in your neck and shoulders," said Cox.

  • Immune system. "You need a strong immune system to fight disease, but poor sleep patterns and stress weakens your body's defenses," said Dryer. "It makes you more likely to catch colds or the flu, for example."
- sponsored by TriHealth
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TIME to Train

Why is yoga so good for runners?

"Yoga can help balance strength, increase range of motion and sync breathing," said renowned yoga instructor Ellen Bradley, owner of Modo Yoga. "If you bring your body into balance through the practice of yoga, you can run long and hard for years to come."
  • It helps reduce the physical toll. Runners experience too much pounding, tightening and shortening of the muscles and not enough restorative, elongating and loosening work. Yoga will help restore the muscles and increase the quality of your runs and your running career.

  • It reduces the risk of injury. Yoga helps with balance, symmetry and alignment, thus reducing your risk for injury and pain. The body is the sum of its parts and impairment of one affects them all. Even chronic injuries can eventually self-correct through a gentle yet consistent yoga practice. 

  • It increases energy and endurance. Yoga teaches you how to tune into your breathing — the fuel for our bodies — and you learn to move in harmony with your body and to experience the joy of running.
- sponsored by Running Spot by JackRabbit
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Why are some people so lucky?

It's not really about luck. Lucky people...
  • Work hard... quietly. They don't boast, toast or celebrate. They do. Toiling away at their craft day-in and day-out. They don't announce it on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter. Lucky people get busy working.

  • Surround themselves with positive people who build them up not tear them down. Life is hard enough as it is without having to worry about negative people slowing you down.

  • Have grit. Lucky people have a crystal clear objective. Whatever their cause/passion or adventure, lucky people have a magnet attracting them to their goals.

  • Accept imperfection. They know the right time will never come to them. They have to go out and make it the right time.

  • Don't gossip or pay attention to the critics. Shrugging off a desire to gossip or respond to critics, lucky people smile and keep walking forward.

  • Lead from the heart not the head. They feel more than they think and are driven more by emotion and passion. Thinking is important but often we let our minds direct us forward.

  • Focus on the goal, not the plan. Plans can change. Chaos can interrupt the best laid plans. But goals don't. Happy marriage, talented kids, meaningful work and a successful career — these usually remain constant but how we get there can change over time.

  • Move forward. They take lots of action and have a bias for trying things, even if they may fail.

  • Remain in the day to day. Letting go of the past and focusing on the present moments, lucky people direct their effort at what they can control right here and right now.

  • Believe in themselves. They're not arrogant. They believe in this inner strength... this resiliency of the human mind that can achieve great things.

  • Are always curious. They want to understand how things work. They have a childlike wonder.

  • Zig and Zag. They know that getting to success is never a straight line but a path full of curves and barriers, and many detours and recalibrations.

  • Stay grateful. Recognizing that life is a gift, lucky people act with great humility.
- sponsored by Always

What are important things a manager can do to set a good example?
  • Being punctual. "This means the manager shows up to meetings on time and ends meetings on time," said Alvin Roehr, CEO of The Roehr Agency. "It seems like a little thing, but it really inspires others to be punctual as well."

  • Giving a person their full attention when they are talking. When a manager gives their people their full attention when they talk, it encourages others to do the same. "This helps create a culture of respect and makes communication far more effective," said John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern.

  • Following through on their commitments. "When a manager responds to people and makes decisions in a reasonable timeframe, it makes their team run smoothly," said Roehr. "It also reinforces the importance of trust and reliability within the company culture."

  • Being professional. A manager needs to be particularly mindful of what they say around their team. Research shows that their topics of conversation will define their employees' topics of conversation.

  • Having fun. "Happy teams are more productive and stick around longer than unhappy teams," said Roehr. "Managers should spend time each day socializing."

  • Holding productive meetings. Many employees see meetings as a place where productivity goes to die. "But that attitude can change if a manager has meetings focused on action," said Barrett. "It leads to less meetings, and makes our employees far more efficient."

  • Acting with integrity.
    "A manager who acts with integrity will create a team that acts with integrity," said Barrett.
- sponsored by TQL
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I'm fine with older people passing me. It's the power walkers that I have a problem with!

- Julie Isphording
Title Sponsor:  Western & Southern Life
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ROEHR Insurance AgencyMt. Lookout ChiropracticTri-State Running Company
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