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Nov 042015
Catching Up With OKC Memorial Marathon Champion Scott Downard

Scott Downard, overall winner of the 2015 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, takes a moment to himself after his 2:31.30 finish. Scott has come close to winning several times and was finally able to break through, even after fighting asthma through a large segment of the race. (photo by KT King, The Oklahoman)   I had the pleasure Continue Reading «Catching Up With OKC Memorial Marathon Champion Scott Downard»

Apr 172015
Overlooked and Underappreciated: Alternative Cardio

For some people, running is an exhilarating thing that offers an escape from life’s toughest moments and it can serve as a form of inexpensive therapy. Then there are people like me: People who associate running with those dreadful memories of high school sports. The day my coach got so angry at my teammates and Continue Reading «Overlooked and Underappreciated: Alternative Cardio»

Aug 252014

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” – Billie Mobayed The scant number of craftsmen specializing in the art of Kintsugi don’t hide the damage but instead bring attention to it Continue Reading «Kintsugi»

May 272014
Beware of Repetitive Movement! Work It, In Other Ways (And Don't Forget To Rest)

It has been a very busy season, which leads me to address a simple but powerful concept I use with a lot of our athletes: cross-train in movements that you don’t normally do in your activity. I often see a seasoned runner or cyclist come into the office from injuries after working through a grueling Continue Reading «Beware of Repetitive Movement! Work It, In Other Ways (And Don’t Forget To Rest)»

May 222014
Crying Kids and Painful Knees

If any of you are like me, you may have a couple of kids.  I have four.  If you are “fortunate”  enough to have kids you know there are going to be about 354 crying episodes per day that make you want to lock them in a closet until they turn 40. Wait…I’m the only Continue Reading «Crying Kids and Painful Knees»

Mar 142014
"75% Of People Don't Care About Your Problems; 20% Are Glad You Have Those Problems"

I’m assuming the title grabbed your attention. Goal Accomplished. Now if you want to find the meaning and purpose behind that quote… read on. I try not to sensationalize myself or my “comeback,” in terms of my running. But, if you’re one of those people that have had a legitimate injury and have lost touch Continue Reading «”75% Of People Don’t Care About Your Problems; 20% Are Glad You Have Those Problems”»