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Whether you are working, working out or simply playing outside, you need to be attentive to the heat. If sweat doesn’t evaporate adequately from your body, even the healthiest of individuals can become ill. According to the CDC, those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age,...
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Even if you’re not a Carolina grad or fan, it’s hard not to like this commercial. But being an obsessive Tar Heel fan isn’t the only reason I like this TV ad. I, too, have memories of my grandfather (“Nannanny”) walking me over to the local gas station in Gadsden, TN, to buy me a...
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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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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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The USDA recommends that we eat less by avoiding oversized meals. I couldn’t agree more, especially in a culture of all things supersized. However, as I mentioned in a blog post last week about my health calendar experiment, I find that eating more meals, as opposed to fewer of them, helps maintain body weight and...
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Carla Reinisch is a 31 year old Washington D.C. resident with a self-proclaimed “chubby” yet athletic build. She may have a couch potato body, but she’s far from being one! Though she hopes to be a faster runner one day, she keeps signing up for long races, where the priority is distance, not speed. She is...
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Yesterday, I dedicated a post to a question I often receive: HOW DO YOU GRIND OUT THE LONG TRAINING RUNS? My time-tested tricks include varying the routine, seeking sunshine, changing tunes and ignoring the pain (among other things). Working backwards today, however, I believe that mindful preparation goes a long way to painlessly enduring a...
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And no, I’m not talking about beer, wine or margaritas. Here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind when you’re running longer than an hour. 1. Do drink beforehand. Make sure you are well-hydrated leading up to a long run or race (monitor the color of your urine to make sure it’s...
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I recently wrote about the running MUST DO’s, so first-time marathoners can get off to a good start in their training. Now it’s time for a few PLEASE DON’Ts. I am sharing the deadly sins I committed when I completed my first marathon back in 1994 in New York City, in hopes that you avoid...
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