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Mission Statement  - To encourage health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running/jogging to stay fit resulting in “A Healthy Brotherhood”

 

by Rod O'Donnell  (printed before in RUNOHIO with a few updates by RUNOHIO) - Speed, strength, agility, and flexibility are four key ingredients to the success of any football team. Track and field requires the same. If the two sports work together, both benefit. A well-organized and disciplined track program is a great way to remain in a competitive situation in the spring and improve in all areas listed above, thus helping the fall sport.

The JOURNAL OF YOUTH RUNNING is introducing RUNNING SHORTS as a tool to communicate important messages in a timely manner. This addition to our format is triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. It is important that we send the message that the running community is not going to surrender to the crisis. Even with no track season, no road races, and running clubs suspending all activity, runners will not stop running, stop coaching, or stop encouraging others by example to be fit, strong, healthy. 

Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD  - Once upon a time (before WW-II), daily life revolved around structured meals: enjoying a hearty breakfast, a dinner (at noon), and supper (at night). When women entered the workforce, eating patterns changed—lighter breakfasts and lunches, with bigger family-focused dinners. Fast forward to pre-COVID 2020, youth sports and life’s busy-ness totally disrupted dinner-times; structured meals got lost in the shuffle.

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Running is one of the pastimes that hasn’t particularly suffered from recent world events; outdoor exercise has been permitted in most areas and that has led to a resurgence of interest in running.