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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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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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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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Do A Day

If you don’t know, I’m vegan. And I haven’t been for long (since January). If you did know, then now you know even more. I’m not going to talk about why I’m vegan in this post (I did that before). Instead, I’m going to focus on how I’m vegan. OK, …

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Form Over Function

1979's The Jerk

I have meant to write this for a while, and the impetus for doing it is a runner I’d see around my hometown occasionally.  I just saw her the other day, and that reminded me I need to write this piece. In the engineering world, the term “form follows function” …

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Race & Place or Ride with Pride?

I just got back from a truly epic charity event out in San Francisco.  It’s called the Canary Challenge, and the purpose is to raise money for the Canary Foundation at Stanford.  The Foundation is trying to develop a blood test for early detection of cancer.  The idea being that …

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But You Don’t Have The Body of A…

I hear comments like this all the time, whether from someone about themself or about others.  “Oh, but I’m not built like a runner.”  “You don’t have a cyclist body.”  “I’m too skinny to lift weights.” The thing is, if you do it, you are it.  You have the body …

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Health Is Not a Mid Life Crisis

Today, I ran to work. I love doing that. I call running and cycling to work “CUYOP” – commute under your own power – read more in my blog post on it, and check the hashtag activity on Twitter). It’s a great way to start the day because of how …

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