Many women report making strength and speed gains after giving birth. When Alex Allred was four-and-a-half months pregnant, she became the 1994 U.S. National Bobsledding Champion and made the Olympic team. The woman who took second, she said, was three months pregnant. That may not be normal for a time when many women feel like curling up on the couch.
When a friend suggested walking a half marathon to Kevin Gonzalez in 2010, he wasn’t sure about the idea. A postal worker by day, Gonzalez had been a good runner in high school but was overweight now. He decided to walk the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon on a whim and finished in a little more than three hours. Since then, he’s walked more than 100 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races, lost a lot of weight and aims to racewalk his way through the Marathon Majors.
Life hacks have become so ubiquitous that there’s now a blossoming debate about whether they have a place at all in endurance sports, where doing the work and going through the process is probably part of why you started running in the first place. Running is a journey. It’s not about the destination. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make enjoying that journey a little easier.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".