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Choosing a Gym Membership (That You’ll Use)

Choosing a Gym Membership (That You’ll Use)

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

After my startling discovery of gaining 15 pounds, I knew I had to do something.  The snow and ice prevented me from going out for much of a run (this is the worst winter I’ve seen in years), so I realized I needed an alternative. Finding a Gym Last year I joined a local gym.  […]

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The Ankle Bone is Connect to the Hand Bone?

The Ankle Bone is Connect to the Hand Bone?

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Over the summer I fractured a bone in my ankle.  I was doing some yard work, stepped in a gopher hole, twisted my ankle, fractured a bone and I was out of commission for about a month or so. Before fracturing my ankle, I was involved in laying down decorative rock around the pool, painting […]

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Forget the Gym; Give Me a Bag of Sand

Forget the Gym; Give Me a Bag of Sand

| July 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Why bother with the expense of a gym membership when for the same amount of money I can invest it in a home project. I get to do the heavy lifting and have something more to show for my investment than a gym T-Shirt bearing the gym’s logo. Think about it for a minute. You […]

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Running Sneakers for Walking, Swimming Shoes for Running?

Running Sneakers for Walking, Swimming Shoes for Running?

| June 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Admittedly I’m early in the running barefoot game, but I’ve got to say that running in my water shoes is a pleasure. After the initial shock to the system of using foot and lower leg muscles that have been dormant for quite some time, my body seems to be adapting nicely to the change; no […]

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A Delayed Barefoot Running Ouch!

A Delayed Barefoot Running Ouch!

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Okay, I didn’t listen to the experts and start ‘real’ slow with this barefoot running stuff. I thought I was going slow with running/walking two miles. While I felt great the day I ran/walked I realized the next day that I had nudged a few muscles that I had not used in a while. It […]

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The Barefoot Running Revolution

The Barefoot Running Revolution

| May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Okay, it’s not a revolution, but folks are running barefoot. They have found that tossing their shoes out have helped them run with fewer injuries. I’m not talking about Kenyans, Tarahumaras or any other culture where running barefoot was a way of life, I’m talking about Brits, Yanks and other countries who bought into the […]

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Are Expensive Running Sneakers Really Necessary?

Are Expensive Running Sneakers Really Necessary?

| May 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

As mentioned in my earlier post, after reviewing the many sneaker options at Runners World and becoming somewhat educated on my running style and running type I was prepared to spend $130 on a pair of sneakers. Not wanting to purchase them online (after all, you really need to try on sneakers before buying them), […]

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Buying the Right Running Shoes – A Huge Decision

Buying the Right Running Shoes – A Huge Decision

| May 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Now that my tensor fascia latae muscle is on the mend, it’s time for me to get serious about developing a running routine.  In accordance with my chiropractor’s instructions, I decided to speed up my running pace.  He believes the problem I had with my tensor fascia muscle as a result of running too slow. […]

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Tensor Fasciae Latae Pain – Was it the Sneakers?

Tensor Fasciae Latae Pain – Was it the Sneakers?

| May 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

My last post I wrote about my painful tensor fasciae latae muscle (my daughter calls it my mocha latte muscle). Anyway, I won’t reinvent the wheel here, if you want to hear my tale of woe you could read it here. Painful TFL Progress It’s been a 10 days since writing about the painful muscle. […]

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What is a Tensor Fasciae Latae and Why does Mine Hurt?

What is a Tensor Fasciae Latae and Why does Mine Hurt?

| May 6, 2010 | 144 Comments

I recently had the dubious pleasure of discovering a new muscle in my body. The muscle is called the Tensor Fasciae Latae. This lovely little muscle is located in the hip area. If you haven’t discovered yours, count yourself lucky. How I discovered My Tensor Fasciae Latae I started running again. I decided to get […]

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