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The Re-evolution of Running

West Virginia can’t wait … So try this

Come to Buckhannon WV June 1 for Try This Health Professions Day and stay for full Try This conference June 2-3. West Virginia can't wait and we can lead the USA. We will be hosting one of the world's authorities on food science Gary Taubes. Gary is the author of NYT Bestselling "The Case ...

From LA to Miami Beach sharing the Joy of Health

Cops and firefighters die young, and not from accidents and shootings. It should not be that way. Los Angeles (or anywhere else) is not LA LA Land for First Responders. I had the privilege of addressing a large group of Los Angeles Law Enforcement officers last month and our agenda for the ...

Orbit the block a few times a day

Last week we observed the passing for one of the last true American heroes, Senator John Glenn. Glenn truly had "The Right Stuff": Combat pilot, Supersonic test pilot, first American to orbit the Earth, 5 term Senator from Ohio, and oldest astronaut in US history.Glenn also knew the value of ...

Busy weeks of running

Can you run a marathon in under three hours and the JFK 50 Mile at age 50 on fat and in sandals?It's been a busy few weeks running my 24th Marine Corps Marathon proudly represent the U.S. Air Force and recovering for a quick turnaround to line up with local trail friend at the 54th JFK 50 mile ...

Freedom’s Run gets families moving

On Saturday, Oct. 1, a major foot race comes to our area which has this year gained national recognition for the not just the longer runs which journey through the National Parks, but for the shorter family oriented events. Runners from over 40 states are signed up for this years ...

Honoring Bikila – The man who changed the world on Olympic Marathon Day

In 1960 Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia became the first Olympic Champion from Sub-Saharan Africa and the first to win the race barefoot. Over the last 50 plus years the East Africans have dominated distance running. Today Kenyan Eluid Kipchoge and Ethiopian Feyisa Lelisa took Gold and Silver but ...

Middle school ‘Running Revolution’ spreads to Berkeley County

It is a myth that today's children who have access to "sports nutrition," personal trainers and a plethora of fitness equipment and programs are more fit than past generations. The reality is today's youth are a minute per mile slower than 30 years ago in the mile run and a third are obese. In ...

West Virginia Day 2016 creating a new healthier (and happier) state

Reflecting on this day I think it was the commencement of a new way of life and new partnerships to finally raise the health of our state.The day kicked off at 8am with the amazing CTFM which is offering our amazing SNAP Double Bucks program to help families with food insecurity regain and ...

Slow jogging to better health with no pain

I had the privilege to write the forward to a just released book "Slow Jogging- Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have fun with Science Based, Natural Running" by Dr. Hiroaki Tanaka. My friend Dr. Tanaka is one of the most inspiring scientists and self-experimenting athletes I've met. Dr. Tanaka ...

Official Footwear of the Boston Marathon 2016 – The Human Foot

Monday I ran my 22nd Boston Marathon and as a 49yo veteran of this 120 year old event the goal now is fun, sharing the experience with colleagues and friends, and advance the science of how we have evolved to run. Every year there are new special "Boston Edition" shoes from every manufacturer. ...