After a long hiatus of posts, I would like to formally extend a sincere apology. It has been quite a year. A few weeks ago, I finished my fifth marathon, completed my second-to-last semester at Burlington County College, and changed locations at my current job. In light of all of this celebration, I thought it would be appropriate to turn back the clock and experience my favorite story and application (Zombies, Run!) again.

Yesterday, I ran the very first mission, which starts off the story of Runner 5 and Abel Township during the zombie apocalypse. It was exciting, re-imagining the beginnings of the story that has consumed by whole running life.

In the real world, I just finished gathering gifts, wrapping them up, and writing cards for all of my friends and family. It will surely be a great Christmas season this year.

If you know me, you are probably a little confused. An atheist celebrating the Christmas holidays? I will acknowledge that, although it is a little strange, it is not uncommon.  Winter festivities are not just the celebrations of one religion.  In fact, it originates from Pagan traditions, a fact that most Christians are surprised to learn.

I like giving gifts to others at the end of the year. As a creative person, it helps me organize and create boxes that celebrate all of the different personalities of my friends and family. And bring some laughter for the odd, small gifts within each gift box.

I will be back to writing shortly, especially as Runner 5, going back in time to relive Abel Township, New Canton, and Dr. Van Ark. Until next time, goodbye!

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The season has wrapped up, and the baseball teams are already within the playoffs. All of them vying for the World Series. And I'm not the only one that noticed... there are an estimated 75 million people that watch baseball on a regular basis.

Baseball has been around for a long time. In fact, the first professional game was played in New York on June 19, 1845. There was another interesting fact within that year. The United States Congress established a uniform date for elections, of which would occur on the first Tuesday of November. The world was setting up the future just a century and a half ago...

Almost 90 years after the first baseball game, the National Baseball Hall of Fame was created, dedicating thousands of players throughout the years to their performances. In that same year, the Minneapolis Twins has won 102 games. 

I'm sure that baseball will continue to a favorite past time for many people around the world. No matter how much the NFL wants to steal its thunder. 

 

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Did you know that some studies have shown that music can boost someone's running performance by 15%? That's crazy. Now I understand why some races do not allow headphones for those running professionally, like this one.

Music can have a significant advantage that almost matches performance-enhancing drugs. I'm sure it has something to do with the pulse of the beats, the emotional connection to the lyrics, and the rhythm of the song. But of course, finding songs that match your running style is hard. There is a website to help, called Run Hundred. It emails its member a top five list of great running songs every week, with the specific BPM on each song to help identify the speed.

If you've ever been to a race, the majority of participants probably had earphones. In 2012, 55% of 10K race participants have been male. That's good news, considering men are more likely to be overweight and stressed. And studies have shown that running can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

I'm sure I may have convinced you to go out for a run, right? Until next time, take care!

 

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If you have not noticed, I enjoy running. Whether it's running from zombies or running to beat my personal best, the rush of running along a sidewalk clears away all stress and anxiety. Thanks to the infographic below, I know that there are over 570 marathons that are held annually in the United States.  That is quite a lot!

So far, I have raced in the Philly Marathon and the Marine Corp Marathon. I am thinking about running the New Jersey Marathon next year. With the amount of marathons that occur in this country, it might take a very long time to run them all. But it is a perfect way to travel the country and experience the wide range of culture. 

The most interesting thing that the infographic shared would be the statistic that over one billion pairs of running shoes are sold every year worldwide. That's incredible! Who knew there were so many runners?  

But I guess I should not be surprised. I mean, human beings have been running since the dawn of our species. We may not be as fast as a cheetah. However, humans have strong endurance and can persevere through countless miles. I'm sure that the rise of popularity with marathons is a way for humans to get back to the basics; to run, for as long and as fast as possible.

The last statistic that the infographic shared was 58% of runners in race events were female in 2012. That is awesome, and I am sure it reflects women's attitudes about looking their best. And running is the perfect way to tone your body and feel amazing, especially after conquering a marathon. 

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Although summer might be over, most college students will be heading back to their dorm rooms away from their childhood homes. Usually, students get different dorms with different roommates, as well as a whole new class schedule. All while away from your hometown.

But it is ok to feel homesick. You are not alone! My sister has just recently went back to Gwynedd-Mercy college in Philly, and she already feels a bit homesick. But I plan on sending short postcards and gift boxes to her every once in awhile to offer a nice surprise. Small gifts in the mail always bring a smile and push away homesickness. A phone call or text always works as well.

Just do not think that anybody is immune to homesickness. It does not matter about your age; homesickness affects most of us.  

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