Mark Adamiak, 23, from Middletown, CT ran the 2017 Boston Marathon to support our Charity Partner, Playworks New England. We sat down to get the scoop on why he loves Playworks and sweating for good.
GROWING UP AND GETTING OUT WITH SPORTS: When Mark Adamiak thinks back on what he loved about his hometown of Middletown
Three cheers for teammates, the friends who never leave really leave you.
Being ski season, I want to give a shout-out to a gift that has lasted me a lifetime—the gift of a team.
That may sound odd coming from someone who spent her formative years immersed in an individual sport, battling daily for everything
When Oren Lieber-Kotz entered his freshman year at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, everything felt unfamiliar, so the competitive swimmer decided to try a new sport as well. When he tried ultimate frisbee, he was hooked—on the fast-paced, nonstop, no-contact sport and on its positive culture as well. Immediately, Oren started making good friends. While watching a
GOING BIG TO GIVE ALZHEIMER’S THE BOOT: “It’s all about asking, and asking with confidence,” says Alex LeClair. The senior at the University of Vermont is Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Service for his fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike). He’s talking on the phone while huddled under an electric blanket in his barely heated apartment. That
My name is Mason McNulty and I’m at sophomore at Haverford College. I’m co-chair of the Positive Tracks Youth Ambassador Board, and it is such an honor to speak about Positive Tracks’ U23 Challenges Program. I am lucky enough to have piloted the **first ever** 2016 U23 Challenge and am currently planning another
A teacher asked me how I describe leadership yesterday. Dozens of faces flashed to mind – not belonging to adults behind podiums – but to kids wearing athletic shoes and t-shirts. These days I characterize leadership via soccer and basketball, frisbees and 5Ks, dodgeball and dance-a-thons.
Much has been written and studied about the potential adverse effects on young bodies of running long distances. Good news is: as long as you build up to it, avoid running through pain, and most importantly, remain motivated by your own desire, you can go for it.
Are you a youngster – or
In the dark and cold New England mornings, I am reminded that the treadmill is really my friend. It’s easy to think of it as the “dreadmill”. Am I a hamster in a wheel? It doesn’t have to be a boring and mind numbing exercise. In fact, I have actually found that for some runs and
January is a time of new resolutions, new beginnings. What are your fitness goals for this race? For 2017? Many of us shy away from specific New Year resolutions, but having some specific goals can be very helpful to keep you motivated, particularly in these winter months. Are you looking to complete your