Be Smart About Pain

So I’m sitting here writing this in pain. Why am I in pain? I’m injured. Why am I injured? I’m stupid. But let me explain a bit. I’m in a bit of physical pain because my right calf popped (tore?) during a run the other day. That happened because I fell …

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Lessons from my 1st Trail Race

Today, I did my first trail race. You could also safely say I did my first trail run. I’ve run on some trail-ish stuff, but it was more wooded paths. I also ran down a few mountains, but that was in short bursts and in hiking boots. No, this was …

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The Big Bad Food Monster

I was reading a fantastic piece on from the June 1st issue of Fortune magazine that I learned about from The Food Babe about how Big Food (the massive food manufacturers like Kraft, Kellogg’s, General Mills, ConAgra, Nestlé, Mars, Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, etc) is (or isn’t) dealing with the shift consumers are making …

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I Did A Runalysis

Last fall, I went to the Spaulding National Running Center, stripped down to small running shorts that got hiked up into baggy briefs, got covered in little reflective balls, and started to run on camera. It was, um, unflattering. But also really valuable. Here’s a brief video (well below the …

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Tracking It with MyFitnessPal

I recently blogged about how I’ve made the switch to a vegan diet, or what I prefer to call Plantpowered, to borrow Rich Roll’s term.  It’s been really good so far, and far easier than I imagined.  The results definitely speak for themselves in terms of my weight, energy and just general …

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