Stories from real runners, telling first-person stories of how running helped them to where they are today.
Kelly Kepner /
This runner shares the story of how her 100-pound weight loss program led to her new love of running.
Karen Auteri /
A new friend helped this runner break down the mental barriers she encountered while running a marathon so she could reach her goal.
Denise Sauriol /
While jogging to the starting line of a half marathon, this runner was involved in a car accident that forever changed her life.
Susan Eastman Walton /
One runner shares the harrowing story of how a trail run injury left her unable to run—and how excited she is to start running again.
Natanya Civjan /
One runner shares how she used running to heal her body and mind after a traumatic childbirth experience resulted in an unplanned c-section.
Patricia Haefeli /
One runner explains why she chooses to "run away" from her problems–and why that can actually be a good thing.
Jennifer Stahl /
Jennifer Stahl shares how she gave herself permission to embrace running for speed instead of compliments.
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert /
One runner shares her long history with ultrarunning and explains how the sport helped her heal from a major surgical mistake.
Eileen Weber /
Angela Cortez is the toughest 6-year-old runner around.
Hannah Hartzell /
One runner shares how a family vacation turned into a bonding experience with her younger brother.