Helpful Tips on Running a Marathon

Running a marathon is on many people’s bucket list. People sign up and pay for marathons but end up flaking. This can be due to lack of preparation or a crippling fear that fast replaces the excitement of running a marathon. The only way to cripple this fear is to prepare in advance. Some of the most helpful tips when it comes to running a marathon include:

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Some people think that training  well in advance is useless. This could not be more wrong. In fact, the sooner you start preparing for a marathon, the sooner your body can get into shape. Once you start training, you have enough time to improve on your time. This helps you to have a clearer goal than just finishing the race. It will also help your body to adjust early enough, making the marathon less of a grueling challenge.

One thing to note is that you end up training a few weeks to the marathon if you put off training months before. This procrastination is common and only helps prepare your body long enough to finish the race without necessarily achieving any other goal.

Eat Well

Your body is a machine. In order to run, it must have the right fuel. It is therefore ill-advised to load up on carbohydrates, eat recklessly and without boundaries. As you train for the marathon, it is equally important to come up with a diet plan that will help your body get in the best shape. This will ensure that your body is well prepared for the race by providing it with the energy it needs to thrive throughout the race.

Avoid Spending Too Much on Gear

Once you have signed up for a marathon, it is very easy to get carried away shopping for running gear. People end up spending loads of cash on running shoes, t-shirts, wrist and headbands, short and pants. While it is important to look good while running, it is not the priority. You do not want to fall into the marketing trap and end up with a lot of expensive gear that you will barely use. What’s more, this gear does not increase your chances of winning the race. All you need is a comfortable pair of running shoes and decent shorts and a t-shirt to run the race.


Lubrication is most overlooked during a marathon. As you run, so many body parts rub against each other causing friction and chaffing. While this might not be an issue during the run, it could lead to burns and peeling afterwards. This is a problem that takes a long time to get rid of. Therefore, it is important to use a special lubricant to prevent friction and chaffing. Lubricate each moving body part without hesitation before your big race.

Pace Yourself

At the beginning of a marathon race, it is very easy to get carried away by the starting gun. Once people hear this shot, they sprint off hoping to maintain the same pace throughout till the end. This is not a good idea. You will end up tiring yourself even before the race is halfway done. The best tip is to pace yourself. Take your time and pick a pace that is sustainable and manageable. The aim is to finish the race and get favorable time. Sprinting off at the starting line can kill both these goals.


So you ran and finished the marathon? This is something to be proud of. However, your body still needs care even after you cross the finish line. Taking a shower is a good idea but you should not jump right into it. Fill your bathtub with water and add ice cubes. Soak in this ice bath for a few minutes before taking a shower. The bath helps relax your muscles and reduce the effects of the marathon. It helps prevent soreness and every other painful sensation that comes from running a marathon. It is a hard thing to do but it will help you get back to normal sooner than if you skip the bath.


Running a marathon can be very exciting. Factoring in the money paid to run the marathon will also motivate you to do your best. Strive not to put off your training or downplay the role of your diet in body care and endurance during the race. Ensure that you also take good care of yourself after the marathon to avoid any extended soreness and joint pains after the race. Signing up for a marathon is only the beginning. You need to consider what is important for your body before, during and even after the marathon to make the race worthwhile.

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How Can You Support Huntington’s Disease?

What Exactly is Huntington’s Disease?


Huntington’s Disease (HD), additionally called Huntington’s chorea, is an acquired mind issue that outcomes in loss of physical control and mental limit. Manifestations ordinarily show up between the ages of 30 and 50, however may seem prior or later. HD is portrayed by dynamic physical, subjective and mental decay.

Those harassed with what is now and again likewise called Huntington’s chorea in the end can’t walk or impart the way they once did. They require help eating and drinking and notwithstanding toileting and get to be reliant on others for just about everything.

Support Groups for the Disease

In spite of the fact that once considered an uncommon sickness, HD is one of the all the more every now and again experienced inherited ailments. Across the nation, an expected 30,000 individuals have Huntington’s Disease.

Since Huntington’s sickness causes the dynamic loss of capacity and demise, it’s essential to expect care that will be required in the propelled phases of the illness and close to the end of life. Early exchanges about this kind of consideration empower the individual with Huntington’s ailment to be occupied with these choices and to impart his or her inclinations for consideration.

People impacted by this disease fall on the floor and pass out suddenly. They hit their head on walls and doors and then not only they need treatment for the injuries but also expenses are incurred for gate repair and repairing damaged walls and door. They exhibit an sudden damaging immune response to certain germs and dust. It is always recommended to clean and vacuum carpets in the house and keep the general environment clean.

Things you can do to help somebody with HD:

Give them trust! – Let them know you need to be there for them.

Help them unwind and understand that HD doesn’t need to totally overwhelm their life.

Help them keep up a feeling of commonality. This can be as simple as going for a walk or getting espresso with them routinely.

Allude them to associations that can help them interface with the HD people group and stay up with the latest on the most recent improvements in HD research.

The Annual Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k Walk/Run


The  annual Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k Walk/Run was started to raise money to find a cure for HD. You are welcome to click here to join and support!

Results of the Race

The 7th annual Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k Walk/Run


The 7th annual Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k Walk/Run got off to a great start and was a huge success. Record number of participants showed up from different parts of the country and the organizers had to scramble last minute to book hotels and airport car to pickup and drop off the participants.

The race went well and the results are now posted.  You can visit for the results.


We are proud to be partnered with UR Medicine. All the proceeds from the Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k will stay local and provide funding to support the Bill Lawler Huntington’s research fund.

The race and walk course is a fast, fun and scenic course through Downtown Rochester and along the river path.

It was a great family event with prizes for the kids!

For those who want to know more about the disease here is an excellent informative video.


History of Huntingtons 5k Run


This is the 7th annual Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k Walk/Run. Bill Lawler is a retired RPD Police Investigator who was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD) 7 years ago. HD is a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which at present there is no cure. Bills friends and family started the Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k to raise money to find a cure for HD.

We are proud to be partnered with UR Medicine. All the proceeds from the Bill Lawler Huntington’s 5k will stay local and provide funding to support the Bill Lawler Huntington’s research fund.

The race and walk course is a fast, fun and scenic course through Downtown Rochester and along the river path. We have people coming from all over USA, including Detroit, New York and California!

It is a great family event with prizes for the kids!

Race Day Info:
Start times
9 AM   (1.5 mi walk)
9AM    (5K Run)

Sat May 14th @7:30am
Shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 registered
Purchase additional tech shirts by click on the “Store” tab above.

Top Male/Female
Top 3 runners in each age group
Top Fire or Police Personnel

Post Race Festivities:
Live Music, Food and Beverages at Matthew’s East End Bar and Grill

Packet Pick Up and Registration:
Thursday May 12 12pm-8pm at Matthew’s East End Bar and Grill
Friday May 13, 11am-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports @ the Armory (155 Culver Rd, #110, Rochester NY)
Saturday May 14, 7:30am (Race Day) at Matthew’s East End Bar and Grill (200 East Ave, Rochester NY)