Entertaining Your Mind While You Run Without Music

By: on May 10, 2013

I don’t run with music. You cannot use any device in a triathlon, and I am training for an IronMan so I might as well get used to it. Also, as I...

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Leave the Garmin at Home

By: on May 8, 2013

I've been running for about 15 years, which means my running pre-dates Garmins and other GPS devices. Which means that I had to learn to run without any type of device beeping my mile...

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30 Days To A Happier and Healthier You

By: on April 26, 2013

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle Springtime has finally arrived! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it seems as...

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Marathon Runners too Strong for Terrorists

By: on April 17, 2013

“It just doesn’t make sense,” said the mother of a 29-year-old victim of the Boston Marathon bombings. No, no it doesn’t .  But when does a bomb exploding in a civilian-heavy area seem like the...

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My Conversation with Laurence Reed

By: on February 15, 2013

I recently met Laurence Reed while running on the treadmill at our club in Chicago. Laurence is university hospital administrator in Iowa City. During our hour or so run (he made me look slow...

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Tips To Get Out Of A Training Funk

By: on February 13, 2013

You followed a strict training regimen to get to your A race, you were impeccable in your race day preparation, you had a great event, and then it happened. Once you were done,...

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Winter Running: When Training Loses Its Appeal Because Your Buns Are Cold

By: on January 30, 2013

It’s cold outside, warm inside and the idea of making an appearance in those frigid temperatures is less than appealing. Nothing quite stings like winter running, but you don’t have to live on the...

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The official first day of my resolution – January 1st, 2013

By: on January 3, 2013

While I started my New Year’s resolution last week (to get a head start) most people did not and therefore I needed to park in the secondary lot at the club today. Now, I got...

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Get Real About New Year’s Resolutions!

By: on December 31, 2012

January rarely sneaks in. Its arrival is met with screams of regret thanks to bottomless cookie tins and far too many holiday parties. Ah yes, January 1st, the day that marks the transition from...

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New Year’s resolution – Will 2013 be the year of the keeper? (Part 2)

By: on December 29, 2012

In part one of this blog, I discussed my goals for 2013. Namely that I wanted to lead a fit lifestyle and not set such specific goals that might derail me if I did...

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