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26 March 2017

How to Run the Boston Marathon 2017- Trying for 30 Years Under 3:00




April 17 will be my 23rd running of the Boston Marathon and 17th consecutive.  My only Boston misses since 1989 were for military duties and a foot surgery. I’m not much for streaks and run Boston, Marine Corps, and Air Force Marathons every year to get out on the course with friends, fellow Service Members, Vets, […]

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22 March 2017

An Unlikely Journey from Cancer to Minimalist Ultra Runner- My Friend Randy Kreill




Sharing the amazing journey back to health from my barefoot and sandal running friend Randy Kreill.  I got to share some beautiful trails with Randy in Yellow Springs Ohio on a recent USAF trip.  Randy and I have civil discussions on diet.  He is all plant and I add some bacon 🙂  I wish the […]

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19 March 2017

Wake Up the Springs This Spring- Try These Simple Drills




Feeling stiff and slow after the winter. Wake up the Springs this Spring! Here are some safe and simple drills I do almost daily at the end of a run. Drills maintain the spring in your step, your coordination, and speed. I so 4 to 6 sets of each.  Takes about 10 minutes but a […]

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18 March 2017

Thomas Cunningham- Maffetoning to Boston!




Sharing the story of online friend and fast Masters runner Thomas Cunningham.  It’s never too late to learn new things about your inner machinery.  Thomas see you in Hopkinton! Your butcher is right….the Ribeye is awesome and you cannot mess it up. ………………… I ran my first marathon in 1994 in a time of 3:44. […]

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7 March 2017

Burn Fat for Health and Performance: Becoming A “Better Butter Burner”




Sharing a post from my presentation at Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 and at Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians in Seattle.  It was a privilege to be part of the speakers at these events and together we are trying to create a new paradigm restoring health around the world. Fitness expert Covert Bailey in the 1970’s […]

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26 February 2017

Can you run the Leadville 100 in Sandals and Burning Fat…Yes You Can!




Sharing the amazing journey of my friend US Army Captain and Physical Therapist Captain Samantha Wood.  We are here together learning and sharing at Low Carb Breckenridge.  Congrats Sam! Here is a short of a much longer race report from http://nprehab.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-leadville-100-saga-final-edition.html It was 3:58 in the morning in downtown Leadville.  There were roughly 650 runners […]

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11 February 2017

Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking and Bros & Bras Join Forces to Launch Running HQ




It has been a really tough decision and something we’ve had to consider every year when we look at what we are trying to do in the community balanced by the sustainability of a small business. We are approaching year 8. I never thought we’d still be here but our community support and seeing people rediscover […]

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30 January 2017

From LA Beach to Miami Beach sharing the Joy of Health




Cops die young, and not from accidents and shootings.  It should not be that way. LA (or anywhere else) is not LA LA Land for First Responders.  I had the privilege of addressing a large group of LA Law Enforcement officers a week ago and our agenda for the full day summit at the Redondo […]

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7 January 2017

New Year, New Simple Habits, and New Running and Health Seminars for 2017




Happy New Year to all. Here is a picture of my first run of the New Year!  What fun in a foot of fresh powder in Canaan Valley WV. What is your goal for the New Year?  My simple advice is to make resolutions you can turn into a habit. To create a healthy habit […]

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16 December 2016

John Glenn- 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 running. He was the […]

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26 November 2016

Happiness is finishing the JFK 50 mile and still feelin good :)




“… if you set out on an adventure and you’re absolutely convinced you are going to be successful, why bother starting?” – Sir Edmund Hillary. I will start this post with the end.  Happiness is finishing a 50 mile race smiling and with spring still in the step.  There is a strange exuberance coming to the […]

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17 November 2016

Can you run a marathon in under 3 hours at age 50 on bacon and eggs and in sandals?




Marine Corps Marathon after action report. Semper Fly 2016 at my 24th Marine Corps Marathon and proud to represent the USAF. The weekend started at the AMAA Marine Corps Marathon Sports Medicine Conference where my topic was “Running with Diabetes” and a focus on low carbohydrate adaptations to endurance sport.  I followed a Sports Nutritionist […]

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28 October 2016

Semper Fly- How to Run the Marine Corps Marathon 2016




Welcome to the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon! As part of the US Air Force Running Team, my Patriotic Marathon ritual includes 23 Boston Marathons and 16 consecutive, 23 Marine Corps Marathons and 16 consecutive, and 17 Air Force Marathons and 14 consecutive.  The average time of these 60 plus finishes of these three races is […]

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19 October 2016

Jennie’s Story on Her Journey to Becoming a Runner




This week sharing the story of my friend Jennie Brackens who with the tribe of Bros and Bras are changing the landscape of health and fitness in our community.  We all talk about “exercise science” , but more important I think is “exercise humanity”.  Thanks Jennie for sharing this amazing story on why we run and […]

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26 September 2016

Two Week Natural Running Tour of Duty




Natural Running friends reporting back from two weeks on a natural running mission!  Now we are less than a week from the 8th Freedom’s Run, the largest running  event in West Virginia and highlighting what we hope is a path for a healthier future.  Come visit October 1!  More at www.freedomsrun.org The first trip was to […]

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21 August 2016

Honoring Bikila- The Man Who Changed The World On Olympic Marathon Day




Abebe Bikila in Rome 1960 Leesburg 20k on Olympic Marathon Day. Correct Toes are great product if you have foot deformities caused by modern shoes. 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 […]

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7 August 2016

Footprints in the Sand




This blog post will contain few words as the pictures tell the story.  I started distance running in Avalon NJ barefoot in the sand as  12 year old running with my brother Chris who was prepping for cross country.  We would do 10 miles barefoot without thinking much of it.  This was in the late […]

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15 July 2016

“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 has changed my life and his […]

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12 June 2016

Disease Free and Half the Man He Used To Be- Meet the Amazing Phillip Brenneman




  This week I share the amazing story of my Indiana friend Phillip Brenneman.  Phillip and I share things frequently over Facebook and email and his story is one that will change your life if you are facing similar challenges.  Read on and you will understand the nothing comes easy, but if you believe you […]

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21 April 2016

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. So this […]

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23 March 2016

“Cereal Killers” Coming to Shepherdstown Monday March 28 -Stars of “Run on Fat” share their Epic Journeys




**    FREE SHOWING OF FILM 5:30 AT SHEPHERDSTOWN OPERA HOUSE PRIOR TO TALK  ** This Monday 7pm March 28 at Two Rivers Treads we will teach you how to “Run on Fat” and meet the stars of the recent movie – “Cereal Killers 2- Run on Fat”. Over the last few years in this column […]

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5 March 2016

New SNAP Policies Congruent with the Evolution of our Species?




  Diseases caused by poor eating habits destroy lives and cost the nation trillions in health care. Our current Dietary Guidelines and food policies clearly aren’t working. Just this week the CDC announced obesity is on the rise despite the fact that more adults are exercising. Huh? We though that more exercise would reverse this […]

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17 January 2016

2015 Dietary Guidelines for America- Sailing for Safe Harbors or keeping course toward the Full Catastrophe




In my opinion and those of others who treat patients the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for America (DGA) will not stall the Diabetes Epidemic and we continue Full Steam to the Full Catastrophe. But there are more runners now than ever before and exercise was going to fix all this stuff? You may not pay much […]

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1 January 2016

Put Your Right Foot Forward for 2016- 10 Simple Things




10 Simple Things for 2016 Happy New Year from the Natural Running Center. We hope you have achieved a goal and learned something new about how your mind and body works in 2015. Here are 10 simple and safe things to try in 2016 with the goal not to be more “fit” in the terms […]

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17 December 2015

Low Carb Revolution Comes to West Virginia




Why were nearly 100 citizens including the wives of two NFL Hall of Famers gathered at Sam Michael’s Rec Center on a weeknight in October? Over 150 showed up at meeting #2 in November where we shared a low carb dinner at the Clarion. My friend Melanie Miller was igniting the social media world and […]

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