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Feb 262017
 
Enjoy Being

Friends, we share the same condition, an existence marked by similarity. We uniformly experience a constitution of existing in the here and the now. Our faces may never meet and our souls never connect. But together we walk; we walk this journey together. This is a journey, more eerily similar than any of us care Continue Reading «Enjoy Being»

Sep 262016
 
Inside the Race: Reflections on 2016

As the summer racing season is coming to an end, I often find myself reflecting on the happenings of this season.  2016, you were pretty great, and so many situations inspired me, made me laugh, and made me excited for next year.  I only have time to share just a couple funny stories with you, and Continue Reading «Inside the Race: Reflections on 2016 »

Sep 082016
 
Everyone is an Athlete: 9 Misconceptions about Strength Training, Genetics, and Bad Habits

As a trainer in the 21st century, one of my primary goals is to dismantle all the false information gleaned from the internet.  Our burden and our curse is living in a time where information is right at our fingertips.  Recently I had the pleasure of answering the following questions.  Instead of repeating myself a hundred times I have Continue Reading «Everyone is an Athlete: 9 Misconceptions about Strength Training, Genetics, and Bad Habits»

Aug 312016
 
Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression

  (from September/October 2016 Issue, Oklahoma Sports & Fitness) You train for weeks, months, maybe even a year or more. You and your family make sacrifices for your training — everything from only eating at certain restaurants your body can tolerate during your training to waiting for you to complete a training session so the Continue Reading «Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression»

Aug 232016
 
Microbiome and Endurance Exercise

When it comes to dietary considerations for endurance exercise, carbohydrates, iron, and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium are nutrients that are commonly of focus.  Perhaps protein consumption comes to mind when thinking about recovering from a long or strenuous run. Foods that favorably affect the bacteria colonies that populate our intestines, such as indigestible Continue Reading «Microbiome and Endurance Exercise»

Aug 162016
 
Up Closer: Oklahoma Running Giants In The Olympic Trials

As we tune into an amazing two weeks of Rio Olympic coverage, it’s fitting to shed some light on a few of the Okie’s that vied to be one the infinitesimally small pool of athletes that gets the honor of competing on the grandest stage of all in track and field. These are some athletes Continue Reading «Up Closer: Oklahoma Running Giants In The Olympic Trials»