Historical Press

Written by Coach Mindy


You may never have heard of the names of these publications. They were created in response to two major events of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

In 1972, Frank Shorter, an American runner, won the Olympic Marathon which inspired people to lace up their sneakers, and the first running boom was born. Note that running shoes as we know them today, were barely available, and were mainly manufactured in men’s footwear sizes. When I started running in 1978, I wore Keds® sneakers. It wasn’t until the early-to-mid-80’s when I bought my first pair of running shoes called Etonic® Trans Am.

In 1982, the fitness revolution was kicked-off by Jane Fonda with her “feel the burn” tapes that I watched on my Betamax® video cassette recorder. Soon after, Judi Sheppard Missett’s Jazzercise® took hold across the country, as well as Richard Simmons’ Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos.

The second running boom was born in the 1990’s which is when I started my competitive running years, as well as my professional coaching career. As a trailblazer in the movement, I received requests from publications to write about the sport, which are featured on this page.

Most of these articles are screen shots since the internet was not yet born, or the publication no longer exists. They are arranged chronologically starting with 2017 and traveling back to 1992. Because the sport of running has come so far over the past 30 years, you may get a chuckle from some of the older writings.

I hope my love of running, as well as my desire to impart that love through my coaching and writing, will inspire you too.

Natural Awakenings Magazine

April 2017

To Succeed in Running, Stick to a Plan

Philadelphia Business Journal

June 2016

Healthiest Employers: The Wonderful World of Wellness

Metro Sports New York

March 2009

Be Mindful; Achieve Running Competence with 4 Stages

New York Runner

Spring 2007

Why Are You Running?

Metro Sports New York

August 2005

The Perfect Runner

New York Runner

Summer 2005

Listen To Your Heart

Fitness Help

Winter 1997

Winter Clothing That Is Fit To Perform

Fitness On The Run

Fall 1995

Training Booklet

Home Health & Fitness

Summer 1998

Take It To The Streets

New York Runner

Fall 2004

The Biomechanics of Running

Metro Sports New York

April 1998

Life On The Road

IDEA Personal Trainer Magazine

October 1996

Program Design: Running Programs

Windy City Sports

July 1994

Fit To Perform: Clothes Designed For Summer Running

Fitness Runner

July/August 2004

Running in the Urban Oasis: Central Park

RRCA Footnotes

Summer 1997

Rubbed The Wrong Way

Sports City New York

September 1995

Heart Rate Monitors Help Improve Your Performance

Brooklyn Spectator

September 1992

The Fit Life