The other day my son Boyd (now 4 years old) and I went to the library and checked out our weekly pile of books including some old favorites and some never reads. We always check out more than we can carry and get an extra weight workout in during this process. Children’s books are one of my guilty pleasures. I love reading books to kids (especially Boyd), because I can then listen to their insightful comments and predictions. I also find the level of imagination required by the authors and illustrators to be very interesting.Read More
With a new year, come new goals. Nutrition and financial often take top priority. If you are looking to save a few bucks and clean up your nutrition, look no further than your kitchen. Packing a brown bag lunch, instead of purchasing mid-day grub will save you hundreds of dollars a year (think of all the new Mizuno’s you can buy), and by preparing your own meals, you are in control of ingredients and how your food is prepared. The following recipe tastes better than take-out, will have you saving money, and is the perfect brown bag fuel for an after work run.Read More
Who doesn’t like a nice, relaxing massage? Not only can a massage relieve stress and tension, it can do wonders for a runner’s body. You won’t find the massage I’m talking about at a spa for relaxation. This massage has a purpose – to reveal your body’s running and life-induced tensions. Sarah MacLeod is a both an ultra-distance runner and registered massage therapist, and credits her ability to withstand multi-day racing by being in touch with her body and understanding what it needs. So how can massage help you prevent running injuries?Read More
2012 has been a tough year for you, injury-wise. What have you been dealing with?
Initially I was diagnosed with a sacral stress fracture. After that had healed up (within 6-8 weeks) I was dealing with a lot of soft tissue inflammation in my shins, making it near impossible to run without limping.Read More