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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. … Read More

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Ankle Fracture

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… Read More

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Rocks

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… Read More

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Water Shoes

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… Read More

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Feet

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… Read More

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Running Sneakers

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… Read More

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Running Sneakers

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)… Read More

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Running Sneakers

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… Read More

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Running Sneakers

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… Read More

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Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle

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… Read More

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