Monthly Archives: September 2011

Marshaling Ferocity and Weight Loss

Probably one of the worst things about this disease is the weight gain. I absolutely hate the fact that I’ve gotten so much fatter. You see, I’ve always had problems with eating. I was always a pretty chubby kid when I … Continue reading

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Kind of a Rough Week

I haven’t updated in a minute for two reasons: college, and I haven’t been able to run. After that fantastic run I last wrote about, I started to get myself in trouble by biting off more than I could chew. … Continue reading

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Feeling Like A Real Runner

I took yesterday off because my knees felt kind of weird after I went for a quarter-mile barefoot run on Tuesday. Today, I came back and did a mile and a quarter in FiveFingers. It was a truly a great … Continue reading

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GOOOOOOOAAAAAAL…S?

It’s well-known in sports psychology that having a specific set of realistic and detailed goals helps improve athletic importance by giving the athlete something tangible to work towards. With that in mind, I decided to write out a few of … Continue reading

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Classic

I’ve been in a holding pattern lately. Half mile run, then 15-20 minutes on the bike. The lack of distance is a bummer, but  I made another breakthrough with my stride today. I was experiencing pain right behind my fourth … Continue reading

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Taking a Different Approach

I’ve been into the whole “minimalist running” thing ever since I started wearing the various incarnations of the Nike Free exclusively about two years ago. I worked my way down to the 3.0 model, which is very light and feels … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Two Kinds of Pain

Today, the area where I previously had a stress fracture (right on the 4th metacarpal) was hurting all day on both feet. Thus, I was confronted with the age-old question that countless runners have faced: to tough it out and … Continue reading

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