Practicing what we preach isn't always easy. Sure, I tell people to be patient when something hurts: rest, maybe walk or ride a bike instead for a week or two. But would I do that myself? Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Handling an injury
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As you read this, we'll be less than a week from - cue music: dun dun DUN! - Thanksgiving! Yes, the holiday of gluttony. Of course, it's also a great time to be with family and/or friends and to think and talk about things that you're thankful for. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Tackling Thanksgiving
One of the great running-related features of "The 'Meda" is that we have a terrific collection of teenage runners here. Right now is a tense time for these high schoolers because the section meet (the "North Coast Section/Les Schwab Tires Championships presented by Farmers") is coming up on November 22 at Hayward High School. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Teen runners shoot for spots in state meet
As I promised at the end of last week's blog, here is a recap of the PAC-12 Cross Country Championships, held last Friday.
It was a rare opportunity for Alamedans to watch a major college conference championship event so close to home. The meet was held at the Municipal Golf Links in Oakland - that's the course you see when you drive along Doolittle Drive past the Oakland Airport, just before the San Leandro border. The only unfortunate thing about this meet was that - despite being in the middle of one of the worst droughts in history - it rained. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: A PAC-12 Cross Country Champs recap
I had an opportunity the other night to speak and demonstrate strength exercises to one of the medical weight management groups at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. The Kaiser nurse working with this particular group had briefed me on the program that these super friendly folks were on - it was intense. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Improving your health
I hate to be a "Debbie Downer," but sometimes things don't go the way you want them to go. I'm talking about getting injured. No, I'm not writing about this topic because I'm injured, but it's useful to think about this when you're healthy so that you know what to do when it happens.
"When?" Not "if?" That sounds kind of pessimistic - shouldn't we always think positively? Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Recovering from injuries