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Despite the passing years, I still remember the first time I ran outside. It was probably my second year of college around nine years ago. I’m guessing that I might weighed in at around 200 pounds at that time. I wasn’t overweight by any means, but, as you can tell,...
Sugar is one of the worst things we can put in our body, yet we continue to consume loads of it without a second thought. Not convinced? Try this out. Go to your kitchen, get a spoon, and swallow 30 spoonfuls of sugar. That sounds insane, right? Here’s the truth. The experiment...
You’ve hit a positive groove with your running routine, and you’re feeling pretty damn good about it. Then, out of a clear blue sky, you find yourself sniffing, sneezing, and not feeling so great. Damn it, you just got a cold. Should you skip the road miles and opt for...
Yesterday I had one of my best long runs in a long time. I felt strong and in my element. Everything was spot on. Unfortunately, as soon as I got home, I felt super nauseous. Instead of enjoying my post-run ritual, I spent it doubled over the toilet, spilling...
I’m writing this during my recovery week. As a runner who’s cursed endowed with a type A personality, I’m not a big fan of rest days.  As I’m enduring them, I can’t help but wonder if I’m getting fatter (instead of fitter) by the minute. In my defense, the reason...
I start every day with a hot cup of coffee. I rely on caffeine to wake me up and keep me going strong, and I know I’m not the only one. Coffee and other stimulating drinks are used by millions of people daily to boost wakefulness, improve focus, and...
Run for a few months, and you’re bound to pick up a few bad habits. I’m talking from personal experience. For the longest time, I’d developed a few unhealthy running habits that I wasn’t even aware of. These bad training practices messed with my running success, helping me achieve nothing...
I love trail running. It helps me gain fitness while getting outside and enjoying nature. In fact, nothing compares to the natural high of getting off the beaten path. Despite all the positives trail running has to offer, sidestepping roots and rocks, traversing single track paths, and navigating twists and...
Summer is almost here, and that means longer days, warm weather, and time spent outdoors hitting the pavement and soaking up the sun. What’s not to love? For all of the positives outdoor exercise—especially during summertime—can bring an extra layer of challenge to your skin. When running in the merciless...
I spend most days sitting for hours on end, whether I’m working or “Netflixing” (those episodes of Daredevil won’t watch themselves.) For a long time, I had no idea how sitting negatively affected my posture. As we’re going to see in today’s post, proper posture not only makes you look...