Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not…

Racing for a Cau$e

As a finance and statistics nerd, who also happens to be training for a charity Triathlon event and on the brink of kicking off my fundraising efforts, I started wondering just how extensive the charity race world really was – here are some statistics for you fellow race nerds (from Running in the USA -2016…

Sticks + Stones – Bumps, Bruises and Blisters Don’t Stand a Chance

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz How many times do you hop out of the shower and overlook those stubborn signs of persistence and perseverance? …your scars Now, as a child I can admit to a number of so-called “not-so-intelligent” experiences that yielded some…

Drop the Mic – it’s Podcast Time

How do you pass the time on long runs, mornings filled with bumper-to-bumper traffic or just days when you need a little distraction? Sanity preservation tactic: Podcasts Over the last year of runs exceeding the 1-hour mark and living/coping with the bustling Boston traffic scene each and every morning, I’ve learned that my beloved Tom…

Twinkle Toes + Tips

Week 1 of the 30-week marathon training plan has commenced and there have been some great reflections, lessons learned and now the next step to my routine – increasing my average running cadence – from 164 steps per minute to 173 – the plan + the progress

Physical Therapy + Office = Time Saver

Multitasking – how many people see this word and think “hmmmm what exactly is that?” or (the more likely response in my case) “god please not again…” When life/work/hobbies/errands/spouses/children/friends/colleagues/your body/the world come calling all at once, sometimes squeezing in a few of your laundry list of items is not just wise but, frankly, a necessity……

38-Week Marathon Training Calendar Posted

Are you looking to gradually get back into running or are you a fellow runner training for Chicago in October and coming back from an injury?  Why not join me!   I have posted the entire Hal Higdon + Physical Therapy-inspired workout to a calendar feature at the bottom of the Homepage (check it out ⇓)…

The Bottom, the Itch, and the Redemption

“There is an itch in runners.”  –Arnold Hano The Marine Corp Marathon will always live in infamy in my sorted running history – as a former college athlete and born-again runner, I set out with a goal to prove to myself that 26.2 was achievable.  So started the itch? The Bottom… Not exactly – it…

Great excuse to run + great cause?

While staying warm this winter – why not warm our souls and help a great cause? Are you that rugged runner who wants to make a difference while clocking some winter miles? Why not sign up for REI / Ragnar No Buts Night Run Here is their commitment for those who pledge to run on…

So we meet again…

Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.  -Paul Tergat So we meet again on this breezy and blustery New Years Day in the Northeast – a day to remind us that all in life is not lost and that a new year may be the the key to unlock hidden talents…