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Sodium 101 for athletes

Do you usually flip over a food package to read the nutrition facts label? If so, is the amount of sodium in the food something you notice? Grab your favorite packaged snack or meal and check out the amount of sodium per serving of that food. The amount of sodium listed on that nutrition facts […]
Lizzie Kasparek Lizzie Kasparek 6 min read
healthy food choices: Homemade Green Kale Chips

5 easy meals for runners

It’s easy to make healthy food choices at the beginning of marathon training. You’re excited, energetic and still have some time to cook and meal plan before your mileage ramps up. Registered dietitian and ultramarathoner Lizzie Kasparek with Sanford Health knows how challenging it can be to find time to both reach your running goals […]
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
shin splints: hysiotherapist assisting woman in performing exercise on foam roll

Shin splints: ‘Too much, too soon’ injury

What it is: Shin splints are a classic “too much, too soon” injury, according to Brett Beil, a strength and conditioning expert with Sanford Health. They are a common injury among newer runners or those who increase their mileage or intensity too quickly. They’re caused by micro tears to the anterior tibialis, and the pain […]
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
Kathy Lein running the Boston Marathon

Nurse practitioner runs 84th event: ‘Race to train’

"If I always have something on the calendar, then I have no problem keeping up the training.”
Lauren Peters Erling Lauren Peters Erling 3 min read
author Jacqueline Palfy at physical therapy

Sports doctors & mom’s mental health

I was treated like an athlete, like what I do matters, even if I’m not winning, like my lifestyle of choice was taken seriously.
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 14 min read
women running fargo marathon

New runner logs 27 races in her 27th year

Physical therapist who dreaded running in her teens logged from 5Ks to a full marathon. "Run for you or whatever your motivation is.”
Margot Peterson Margot Peterson 5 min read
Kendall Railing explains the importance of reviewing your running shoes.

Your running shoes: Do they need a medical checkup?

If you’re running in your lawnmower shoes, it is time to get a new pair of running shoes. Runners not only need to analyze their training plan but also conduct a checkup on their current running shoes. Just like replenishing your body to stay strong, the shoes you use can affect your run as well. […]
Scott Seiler Scott Seiler 3 min read
Kyle and Levi Gagner

Dad races while pushing son with muscular dystrophy

When he’s in his chair, the wind in his hair, on a run with his dad, he couldn’t be happier or more excited.
Jane Heilmann Jane Heilmann 4 min read
missy larson fargo marathon

Sanford Fargo Marathon: Run with a purpose

Missy Larson can’t wait for the Sanford Fargo Marathon on May 19. She’s looking forward to the excitement that builds around the starting line, racing with runners of all ages and hearing shouts of encouragement from hundreds of fans along the half-marathon route. “I’d have to say, the fans and spectators that line the streets […]
Emily Fink Emily Fink 5 min read
Mother and daughter duo run Fargo Marathon 5K

Mother-daughter duo train for Sanford Fargo Marathon’s 5K

FARGO, N.D. — Carrie Brower-Breitwieser’s running stride is mimicked by the faster, softer pitter-patter of her 6-year-old daughter Audrey, who runs beside her. The duo is preparing to run the Sanford Fargo Marathon’s 5K this May, but this isn’t their first race. In fact, Audrey already has 12 5Ks under her belt. Her interest in […]
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 6 min read