How to Live a Wellness Lifestyle

Seven of the top 10 leading causes of death are preventable diseases. That is a sobering stat. Along with being on the top 10 cause of death list: Heart disease, cancer, lower respiratory issues, stroke, diabetes, influenza, and nephritis have a direct correlation with one thing – your lifestyle. Let me say that again in fewer words. Seven of the leading causes of death can … Continue reading How to Live a Wellness Lifestyle

Dawn on Miami Beach

Making Yourself Uncomfortable

Comfortable – (adj.) providing physical ease and relaxation. Comfortable is excellent when it comes to clothing, your favorite recliner, or your bed. But, when it comes to you’re your training, your work, anything that isn’t clothing or furniture, you are best when you’re uncomfortable. Comfort breeds complacency. It keeps us in a steady state without growth. And, sometimes can lead to declines. In running, or … Continue reading Making Yourself Uncomfortable

361 Degrees Pacer

Flexibility, Positive Outlook, & Sacrifice

It’s been a while, but the training hasn’t stopped. During this new normal we are all going through, sacrifices have been made on all parts. I’m not here to write another coronavirus post. I’m here to say, like everyone else we have been working through it and kicking asphalt. With two kids, a wife who is a nurse, and thankfully my job still in place, … Continue reading Flexibility, Positive Outlook, & Sacrifice

Tree-lined running path at Indian Hammocks Park Miami

For the Love of It – Journey to the 305 Half Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the 305 Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! “You compete better and stronger with a heart full of love, rather than with fear of failure.” No matter what you did when you were little – sports, art, music, etc. … Continue reading For the Love of It – Journey to the 305 Half Marathon

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Maximize Training, Maximize Results; Same Training, Same Results

When it comes to marathon or half marathon training plans, generic calendars abound. Running experts from around the world have published calendars from Jeff Galloway to Hal Higdon and beyond. Then there are run clubs and run coaches who post vanilla calendars online. These calendars are great starts for first time racers. They do what they are supposed to do, guide and get you to … Continue reading Maximize Training, Maximize Results; Same Training, Same Results

Race day tug-o-war

Marathon Training & The Fight Within

“Training is as much for your legs and lungs as it is for your mind.” I told that to a friend I’m helping through her first marathon training cycle. It’s along the lines of something one of my running mentors told me. It is three weeks before our race and she had “that run” last weekend. You know the one – where everything seems to … Continue reading Marathon Training & The Fight Within

Miami Marathon and Half – More Than Just My Hometown Race

Disclaimer: I received free entry and VIP to the Miami Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out bibrave.com to review, find, and write race reviews. As I think about my relationship with The Miami Marathon, it would be real easy to check the It’s Complicated box under status. Sure, it was my first marathon (2014), where my current PR … Continue reading Miami Marathon and Half – More Than Just My Hometown Race

Road iD: No Price for Safety or Customer Service

Disclaimer: I received RoadID Sidekick to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Being an extremely superstitious person, I’ve always felt if I made a purchase for my safety then it would trigger something bad to happen. It sounds dumb, but apparently I’m not alone in this. One of the … Continue reading Road iD: No Price for Safety or Customer Service

Holidays are here

The Brine | Issue 6 | Holidays & Training

Halloween decorations are put away, retailers are inundating us with toy commercials, and holiday music is already in the air. The craziest of seasons is upon us. And, every year it threatens to derail training plans. Oftentimes it is successful. Keeping your training plan in tact during the holidays is not difficult. However, it does take some planning and self-control. Done correctly, you can still … Continue reading The Brine | Issue 6 | Holidays & Training