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Review: B.O.A. Gratefully Undead

I recently got the chance to try some running clothes from Built on Athletics (B.O.A.), a specialist running clothing company out of California.  They have fantastic quality clothing, and recently decided to use their small size and focus on the running space to do regular series of special patterned gear.  The …

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newbodies Don’t Forget on Test Day

You know that feeling when you’ve been studying for a test, and despite how well-prepared you may be, you’re still nervous because you never know what you might forget when you’re actually in the test, or what you didn’t study and have no tools to handle when the teacher throws …

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Review: Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N1 v2

the buildup The Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris 2 is the best shoe I’ve ever run in. Wait, what? Isn’t this a review of a pair of Pearl Izumis? It is, but this all starts with the Wave Evo line. You see, I’m a forefoot-striking, splayed-toebox, light-shoe, zero-drop kinda guy. The …

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It Doesn’t Matter

“It doesn’t matter how many fresh Bentley’s you have.” -Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Wyclef Jean’s 2000 song “It Doesn’t Matter“ As true today as when it was written. Seriously though, this ideahit me today while I was out for a run. I’m training for the 2015 Chicago Marathon as …

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Body Shaming Shames Us All

  Body shaming. It’s a phrase that’s being used a lot lately, with many celebrities speaking out against it. More importantly than the phrase being used a lot, the practice of it is being used all too much. And it’s not just for people who are overweight, not pretty enough, …

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The Ins & Outs of Adrenal Fatigue

You may be asking, “What is adrenal fatigue?”  Or, actually, you may be asking, “What is ‘adrenal'”? ‘Adrenal’ refers to the adrenal glands, which sit above the kidneys and are part of your body’s ability to handle stressful situations and keep you going in the face of danger – think …

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Mindfully Meditate

Mindfulness – it’s a term that’s being used a lot lately. Do you know what it means? Do you know how to do it? What about meditation – we sort of get what it is, but it may be hard to put into the clearest of terms, and many find …

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Is It Too Much for You?

There are times in my marathon training when I feel like it’s too much.  My legs hurt, my body is exhausted, and I’m mentally spent. There are times when I think about the kids and families at St. Jude and what they’re going through, and it’s too much.  My eyes …

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