All Articles by Anna Horsch: Page 2

Malia’s unique ambition

When Malia Glover’s kids approached her and said they wanted her to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona 5K with them, she recalls saying, “I always tell you guys to step out of your comfort zone, so let’s do it.” The single mother of five (ages 2 through 17), who is a full-time Manager, Provider […]

5 Reasons Why Stretching Calf Muscles is So Important To Runners

As runners, we think of our feet, back, hamstrings, knees and plenty of other body parts before we get around to thinking about our calves. But many don’t realize how stretching calf muscles could help runners in several ways, including giving them better health and faster times! Understanding that stretching is incredibly important isn’t news […]

Five Pre-Race Fueling Tips

Having the energy you need to on race day is imperative. What and when you eat over race weekend can have a big influence. These five tips will help you dial in your nutrition and hydration, so you can dial up your performance when you hear the starting gun. Practice with your long runs. You’ve […]

After Recovering From Surgery, This Preteen Was Ready To Race

Patrick May was just three weeks removed from major surgery when he stood with his mother at the starting line of the 2015 UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh Marathon 5K. They were planning to walk, and Patrick’s ability to do even that was cause for celebration. The month prior, the seventh grader had two […]

Getaway for Good

Experience the ultimate racecation with your girlfriends on Northeast Florida’s beaches. Every year in the second weekend of February, over 10,000 runners flock to the beaches of Northeast Florida. It’s not a winter migration, however, it is safe to say many women have taken the journey of a lifetime to get there. Two time breast […]


Mellie and her friends balance their active and social lives together—most recently enjoying a race-cation to Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego!

Quadriplegic Athlete Races First Half Marathon

On June 4, 2017, James Sa took his place on the starting line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. He took a deep breath and started to tame the butterflies; it’s not about getting rid of them—it’s making them fly in formation. James isn’t unfamiliar to a race environment, but this would […]

Quadriplegic Athlete Trains for First Half Marathon

On July 31, 2011, the starting gun fired at an obstacle course race in Michigan, setting off the cheers of more than 40,000 racers. One of those racers was James Sa, a college student who was hyped to display his athletic prowess on the challenge ahead of him. A newcomer to the sport, he was […]

Brooks looking for regular-yet-superstar athletes

As you celebrate Global Running Day and the joys of running by lacing up to join thousands of like minded-runners around the globe, let yourself relish in what you’ve accomplished with your running and dream about where it can take you. Around the block, quality time with friends, good health, a start line, a finish […]