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I’m in the final rounds of editing my marathon book, and my editor, Iris Sutcliffe, suggested I add a chapter about the biggest lessons learned as a grizzled vet. I’m not sure I like being referred to as “grizzled,” but I can certainly share the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the course of running...
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With record setting temperatures all around the country, it becomes more challenging to run – or exercise outdoors in any manner. Fear not! You can still get outside and enjoy the scenery, but you must proceed with caution! Here are a few suggestions to help you cool, when the going gets hot. Get up early....
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Having experienced a number of injuries in recent years – ITBS, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures – I have explored a variety of therapeutic options to heal my wounded body parts, including PT, orthotics and new shoes. My goal in buying new shoes has typically been finding a pair that is more supportive and more protective....
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Not only is CrossFit growing immensely in popularity, but every time I turn around, someone is trying it out and suggesting I do the same. As Part I of my Cross Fit exploration, I am interviewing Cam Hall, fitness trainer and certified CrossFit Instructor. A talented all-around athlete and former football standout, Cam Hall played...
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Last weekend, I had the privilege of watching the final day of the Exergy Tour – a five day cycling event in the Boise area, with the world’s top professional cyclists in attendance. It was like watching a Tour de France of women – in Idaho! This year’s tour was especially significant because, for many,...
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Whenever I give a talk or deliver a presentation, I pride myself on the Q&A. It’s my favorite part of the speech –  the opportunity to let my guard down and be myself. Well, a few weeks ago when I delivered the keynote for a group of professional women in Bozeman, MT, I was myself  alright...
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Today, I welcome guest blogger Luke Neely, my 8-yeard old who is constantly teaching me a thing or two about life. He is going to share with us his favorite ways to integrate exercise throughout his day. I don’t know what all the fuss is. All you grown-ups complain about having no time to exercise,...
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I recently read an article entitled “Focus is Great, But Not Without Zoom,” by author Traci Stanard. In the piece, she compares personal fitness to reading a manual – reading the whole darn thing can be intimidating, so it often sits on the shelf unopened. An easier approach, as she suggests, is to read a...
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Yesterday, I provided my story of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon. Due the unusual heat on race day, and subsequent warnings from the BAA, I thought it would be interesting to share some race stats. Race Stats: Number of registered runners: 26,716 Number who started the race: 22,426 Number who finished the race:...
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  One thing I have learned after fifteen marathons is to forego any race day expectations. Regardless of how much training and planning you do, there are always factors beyond your control. Never has this been more true than the 116th Boston Marathon, held this past Monday. I lived in Boston 15 years ago and...
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