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Good Life Halfsy PR-fect

On Sunday, November 5, 2016, I ran the Good Life Halfsy half-marathon for the first time in Lincoln, Nebraska. Yes, I ran my Halfsy off! The official time of 1:38:19 confirmed a new half-marathon PR: crushed my 1999 half-marathon PR by more than a minute using...

Overtraining

Overtraining: that dreaded taboo topic that no one should touch. Let’s go there. Raise your hand(s) if you’ve ever overtrained (raising both hands). It’s an important subject that surfaces periodically in many runner/athlete’s lives, including...

Rocky Road

Last Saturday, I experienced a rocky run in racing in the Cornhusker State Games 5k Road Race in Lincoln. I knew recovering from my back injury that this race would be a challenge. In fact, I almost did not enter due to injury/recovery. However, I decided to run this...

Injuries: How to Prevent, Treat, and Recover

Today’s blogpost topic is Injuries: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. I haven’t written about injuries in a long time and it is an important topic that many if not most of us will encounter at some point in our lives and athletic careers. So what...

Run Heartily!

Today on February 29, Leap Day 2016, I spoke about running, heart health, and holistic health on Blab. We discussed the importance of activity, relaxation, stress management, sleep/rest, nutrition, and weight loss for better heart health. Happy Heart Health Month! (Every month should be a healthy month.) Enjoy the show!

Today on February 29, Leap Day 2016, I spoke about running, heart health, and holistic health on Blab. We discussed the importance of activity, relaxation, stress management, sleep/rest, nutrition, and weight loss for better heart health. Happy Heart Health Month!...

Restoring Monday Mile Routine

Happy Move it Monday and first day of February! Today I recorded a brief Periscope message on the restoration of my Monday Mile easy running day routine. Deviating from this recently has caused me to be more fatigued and I’m finding that I haven’t really been taking it easy one day a week. If I’m […]

Happy Move it Monday and first day of February! Today I recorded a brief Periscope message on the restoration of my Monday Mile easy running day routine. Deviating from this recently has caused me to be more fatigued and I’m finding that I haven’t really...

Vacationing R&R Tips

Writing about some of the hardest things for me: 1) rest & relaxation (R&R) and 2) the importance of getting away, escaping even if it is just for a weekend. Rest and relaxation is very difficult for us type A personalities, we don’t like to slow down and stop unless we are sleep-deprived and/or sick […]

Writing about some of the hardest things for me: 1) rest & relaxation (R&R) and 2) the importance of getting away, escaping even if it is just for a weekend. Rest and relaxation is very difficult for us type A personalities, we don’t like to slow down...

Miler & MoveItMonday

Happy Move It Monday! aka “Miler Monday” for me! I’ve discovered that instead of taking Mondays off from working out (old me), I will actually run on Mondays but limit it to a mile (no more than 2). So last night it snowed so today I ran on the treadmill but not very much. Beautiful […]

Happy Move It Monday! aka “Miler Monday” for me! I’ve discovered that instead of taking Mondays off from working out (old me), I will actually run on Mondays but limit it to a mile (no more than 2). So last night it snowed so today I ran on the...

Beware the STRIDES of March!

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: Remember the “Beware the IDES of MARCH” line in Julius Caesar (Act I, Scene 2 for us Shakespeare geeks), the famous Shakespeare play? Caesar foolishly ignored the warning of the soothsayer and the rest is history. Well, tomorrow is the Ides of March (March 15). And running is […]

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: Remember the “Beware the IDES of MARCH” line in Julius Caesar (Act I, Scene 2 for us Shakespeare geeks), the famous Shakespeare play? Caesar foolishly ignored the warning of the soothsayer and the rest is...

CAN YOU FEEL THE POWER OF REST?

And Now for Something Completely Different…something I know absolutely nothing about as a run-streaker: The POWER OF REST! R-E-S-T, you know that four-letter word that runners love to hate? That word is critical to runners’ growth, development, and recovery. I used to think rest only meant “running days off”. But I’ve learned that the run-streakers […]

And Now for Something Completely Different…something I know absolutely nothing about as a run-streaker: The POWER OF REST! R-E-S-T, you know that four-letter word that runners love to hate? That word is critical to runners’ growth, development, and...