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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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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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In the past, I have blogged before about the importance of writing things down. While training for the Boston Marathon this winter, however, this exercise has proved especially beneficial. Background I have been training for a while for Boston for a while. After completing the City of Trees marathon last fall, I maintained a consistent...
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I’ve noticed a recurring theme among friends my age recently. Though at first we are afraid to fess up and admit our new reality, eventually the truth comes out. In a deluge of back and forth banter that sounds like sixth graders trying to outdo one another. The theme? Body aches and pains and injuries...
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Are the words “marathon” and “fun” oxymorons? I’m about to find out this Sunday when I participate in the City of Trees Marathon in my home-town of Boise. My running partner, Chris, posed the challenge on email yesterday just after I informed him I’d (finally!) signed up for the race. I usually don’t wait until...
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In interviewing runners for my first-time marathoner book, Knocking Down Walls, I found that injuries were more the rule than the exception. In fact, when I attempted my first marathon in 1992, I developed a stress fracture and had to throw in the ‘running shoes’ for another time. Since then, I have run 13 (about to...
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In interviewing runners for my first-time marathoner book, Knocking Down Walls, I found that injuries were more the rule than the exception. In fact, when I attempted my first marathon in 1992, I developed a stress fracture and had to throw in the ‘running shoes’ for another time. Some injuries are minor and can be...
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I’m currently training for my 14th marathon – the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon on June 25th. I was able to talk two of my friends into being partners in crime (sadly, one had to drop out because of a business conflict). My original partner in crime has never run a marathon, so each time...
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When I first made a request for volunteers to include in my book, Knocking Down Walls, I heard from all kinds of amazing people. I’ve always taken the opportunity to run outdoors for granted, treasuring the time to breath fresh air, soak up sunshine and see the sights. That’s why the note from Jenny Zelcer...
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A sprinter in high school, Heather Montgomery never imagined running 26.2 miles. But after watching the Disney Marathon two years ago, she vowed she would come back and run the same race. By gradually increasing distances and surviving Mississippi’s humid weather, Heather finished her first marathon in January at Disneyworld. Read more about Heather’s journey...
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