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My Wife the Humble Runner

When my wife and I were dating, I accidentally beat her at a board game. I could tell by the look in her eyes that was a grave mistake, and I ended up running for my life. I soon learned not to play games with my wife lest I lose (which is what normally happened), … Continue reading

Hiking at Colorado Bend State Park

My wife and I took a weekend trip to Colorado Bend State Park in the Texas hill country last weekend. Our plan was to get a full day of hiking in, rain or shine. The temperature was in the low 50’s when we arrived; very cool for May. It was also drizzling, and the forecast … Continue reading

Hiking Basics: What You Do and Don’t Need for a Day Hike

Hiking is a great way to stay in shape, get outside, and see some beautiful places in the world. It’s also easy to get started and requires little gear. Unfortunately, like most things, people like to complicate it. The last thing you need to do is ask what you need on a hiking message board. … Continue reading

Fitness in the Middle of Nowhere

The following is a guest post by Erin Haske of HealthFit Coaching. Erin has an awesome site and blog with tons of great information, so please go check her out. Hello, Nowhere! I’m so flattered to be invited to spend some time with you all, and while I can’t promise to make you laugh as … Continue reading

40 Years with a Whistle by Dan John

40 Years with a Whistle: Life Lessons from the Field of Play By Dan John   In the world of strength and conditioning experts, Dan John stands out as one who knows what he is talking about. The summer between high school and college, John went from a lean 162 to a lean 202 through … Continue reading

How to Run Five Miles (or More)

In a previous post I said, “Anyone can work up to five miles. Yes, even you.” And you can. I ran my first 5k over 30 years ago. Since then, I have no idea how many cross-country meets or road races I’ve ran. I’m not a great, or even good, runner, but I do have … Continue reading

Staying Strong After Forty

Other than my family and job, my main interest is training. Running and weight training occupy my free time and much of my thoughts. My routine changes, but right now I do a full-body weight training session every other day with running on the off days. I don’t program a rest day, as they tend … Continue reading

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