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Summer running offers different challenges

July 27, 2012 Sir Roger Bannister once said, “Experiments in the laboratory are not of much practical value to athletes. more »»

Why Music Matters: Beyond Mental and Emotional Health

May 25, 2012 Last week we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Phil Maffetone to our small town. Phil has authored more than 20 books on health and I place him on the short list of the true shamans of wellness. more »»

Celebrate Family Fitness, Joy of Running

April 27, 2012 I had the privilege to speak for the second straight year at the Boston Marathon Sports Medicine Conference hosted by the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA). more »»

Nature, Play, Running, and the Rebirth of Fartlek

March 23, 2012 Last week I had the privilege of addressing an audience of local youth in a TEDx event. The topic was “Connection to Nature”. more »»

Upgrade activity, diet for a healthier spring

February 24, 2012 Feeling well all day is a constant dance between activity, what you eat and stress reduction. In the last 30 years, we have looked at these areas in isolation without success. more »»

Walk correctly before running

January 27, 2012 Since we just celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day as well as West Virginia Physical Activity day we’ll start this piece on walking with one of his famous quotes. “If you can’t fly then run. more »»

Let your toes come out in 2012

December 30, 2011 Many start the New Year with bold resolutions, but for any fitness resolution to succeed it starts with the feet. We defy old-school thinking of narrow-shaped, ill-fitting conventional shoes. more »»

This I believe

November 25, 2011 Editor’s Note: Mark’s column this week is his essay from Shepherd University’s “This I Believe” essay readings. more »»

Freedom's Run: A community makes it happen

October 28, 2011 You all are the heros of the day. For those of you who volunteered or ran Freedom’s Run, I hope you all have warmed up. And to the volunteers, it is easier to run than to work a cold, rainy rac. more »»

Students of Lydiard

September 23, 2011 I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the first Lydiard Invitational Coaching Seminar in Boulder, Colo., last weekend. more »»

Freedom's Run: a continuing effort in 2011

August 26, 2011 Consistent with how things often happen in small towns, a large idea was born in a small shop on German Street in Shepherdstown three years ago. more »»

'It is spring, and I'm the hunter'

July 29, 2011 In my opinion these are the only truths in science: “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution,” Theodosius Dobzhansky, and “The truth changes,” author unknown. more »»

Why natural running and why now?

June 24, 2011 A family physician who has worked in primary care clinics for 20 years, I entered this field of medicine since it seemed to be the area where one can have the most influence and impact on healthy... more »»

Top 10 things I’ve learned from running

May 27, 2011 1. 1979 – Humans were designed to run barefoot, and it was a fun, natural activity(source - my uncle and barefoot beach runner Dr. Anthony Cucuzzella). more »»

Boston Marathon 2011: Fighting back the tide

April 21, 2011 BOSTON — More than 28,000 runners from around the world challenged the rolling hills through Boston on April 18. In its 115th running Boston has become the temple for runner. more »»

Shane Harris: Into the Rabbit Hole of Running

March 25, 2011 There is a scene from “The Matrix” where Morpheus shows Neo two pills. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. more »»

Cities united in quest for perfect shoe

February 25, 2011 Clarence Darrow made this statement during the 1920s: “Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. more »»

Shepherdstown, first to cure running injuries

January 28, 2011 So why would a family doctor research running injuries, experiment with running technique and shoe designs and even open a store selling only flat shoes? The answer is a quest to run pain free and... more »»

 
 

 

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