What Is Wrong With You People? (No, not you. Them.)

As my wonderful regular readers know, my various activities include owning and running a Zero Waste services business for athletic events. And I do my best to follow the “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” program, in that order. Less waste is always preferable, even with composting and recycling options. So when I got an e-check recently instead of a …

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Something New, Something Old, Something Trail, Something Road

I had a classic yin-yang run yesterday. We went to our campground up north this weekend, and I brought everything needed for my regular Saturday long run. Shirts, shorts, socks, hat, handheld water bottle, gear belt, all that stuff. Except my road shoes. As I am not a barefoot runner, this was a problem. Fortunately, …

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Eating, Running, and Burning: How to Break the Rules

RUNNING WORLD, BEWARE! I AM NOMAX, THE BREAKER OF RULES. Running, like many activities, has well-known “rules” everyone can recite and that the periodicals periodically parrot. Such as, “9 Things You Should Never Do Before Running” and other such click bait implying that breaking them will wreck your training and cause your <insert favorite body …

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Searching for Shoes: Return to a Past Love

First run since the Gnaw Bone 50K tonight! Coming on the heels of two ultras, and having just recovered from the cold I caught last week, it was predictably challenging. It was also about 85 degrees out there - not easy on a body still used to winter temps. But one part of me was …

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