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20 February 2018

Arch Height vs. Arch Function

By Dr. Ray McClanahan Today we’re diving into a hot topic: Arch Height. Most footwear companies are talking about it, every shoe store or doctor’s office tries to fix it. So we’re here to tackle some big questions today. What does a healthy arch look like? More so, is arch height even important? Let’s start with […]

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1 January 2018

2018: Imagine…..And the world will be as one

Imagine …. Whenever I am in NYC I jog through Central Park West and find the Imagine Mosaic which marks the site where John Lennon was killed.  All who gather there are each imagining something. It seems we all want to attack each other and discredit the good work people are doing to create a […]

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28 December 2017

Go Tell It On the “Mount”ain

We often get emails that make us smile. This one from physician colleague Dr Jacob Hofer caught me by surprise in early November. Good Morning Mark, I thought you might be interested. . . our cross  country team won the class C sectional race (see below) and will be going to the state championship next […]

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27 December 2017

Jogging as Therapy to Taming the BEAST- the story of Two Rivers Treads own Sarah Hodder

It’s a pleasure to share the amazing story of Two Rivers Treads very own Sarah Hodder who in addition to helping community runners every day, achieved a rare ultra-running feat in 2017. Sarah not only tamed the BEAST series, she was the top female finisher!  Tell us a little about your sports/athletic background before finding […]

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9 December 2017

Reserve your spot now! Working with SteadyMD to build the world’s first primary care practice, completely online, just for runners

Runners and athletes are often not embraced with a sympathetic ear in medical offices.  “Stop running it will wear out your joints”, “you must take this cholesterol medication”, “you need these meds for life”, and other non -evidence based opinions can be imposed on you and you feel in a position of having to argue […]

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7 December 2017

Betsy Hartley a Hero’s Journey- From 400 Pounds and Severe T2 Diabetes to 100 Mile runner and Healed

This week I share the amazing story of my Oregon ultra running online friend Betsy Hartley. Betsy and I share things frequently over Facebook and her 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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18 November 2017

Put Your Own Mask on First- LCHF, CrossFit, and Fireproof Badass Lady

Sharing this week an amazing story of transformation from a paramedic on the edge of health to 47 yo Firefighting true badass lady.  I met Tracy Anderson several months ago when she needed cardiac clearance to do a job which requires her to move 35 foot ladders by herself (they weigh 200 pounds) and haul […]

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24 October 2017

True Yoda Of Health Dr. Phil Maffetone Visits For Free Seminar Friday November 3 At Restored Charles Washington Hall

It is a privilege to host my good friend Dr. Phil Maffetone as he returns to West Virginia as we continue our mission to create a healthy community. Dr. Maffetone was an early challenger to the standard American diet and the food pyramid. His books in the early 1990s challenged the low fat diet and […]

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19 October 2017

Semper Fly! How to Run the Marine Corps Marathon 2017

Mark Cucuzzella MD, Professor West Virginia University School of Medicine, LtCol US Air Force 2006 and 2011 Air Force Marathon Champion; Co-Race Director Freedom’s Run Welcome to the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon! As part of the US Air Force Running Team, my Patriotic Marathon ritual includes 22 Boston Marathons and 16 consecutive, 23 Marine Corps […]

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15 October 2017

Healthy Running West Virginia with Dr. Phil Maffetone Nov 3-4

Natural Running Friends, Hope you are all have a wonderful and active fall. Not too late to join us for Healthy Running WV course Nov 3-4 (fri-sat) with my good friend and Yoda of Sport Dr. Phil Maffetone. Small course so register now www.healthyrunning.org . All proceeds from course go to our Freedom’s Run non profit . […]

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31 August 2017

The Hereditary Bunion Myth: Part II of III

By Dr. Ray McClanahan After reading part one of the Hereditary Bunion Myth, you are likely asking yourself an important question – If a bunion deformity is a non-hereditary, progressive dislocation of the big toe joint caused by footwear; how do we prevent one from occurring and progressing? The answer is both simple and difficult. Simple, in […]

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20 August 2017

Floris Gierman (aka Florrest Gump) on Getting Fast by Running Slow

Today sharing the amazing and joyful story of  internet friend Floris Gierman who took his marathon time from over 4 hours to 2:44 by embracing the slow 🙂 Just this weekend Floris (age 34) ran the Tunnel Vision marathon in 2:55 at a Heart Rate ave 157 (see his results here) Floris is an endurance […]

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23 July 2017

Athlete Perfectionism: The Hijacked Brain

Sharing a guest post from my college teammate at University of Virginia Meg Waldron.  Meg is doing great work helping the minds and spirits of young runners around the country. For young runners and parents this is an important read. Psychologists define perfectionism as a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and […]

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22 July 2017

Giving Back Trough Small Business

I got a surprising recognition this year from the State Journal of West Virginia.  The State Journal is the leading business journal and each year recognizes the top 10 influencers in business.  Somehow my name through our wonderful small retail Two Rivers Treads made the list of Top 10 Who’s Who.  Sharing a nice story […]

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6 July 2017

Natural Running Friend Camille Herron wins the World’s Greatest Race- The Comrades Marathon

Enjoy the most amazing running story of the year. NRC Friend Camille Herron brings back the spirit of the legendary Anne Trason (last American winner 1997 and the star Female in Born to Run) and wins the Comrades Marathon (which is 55 miles in the hot African sun). This race is likely the most challenging […]

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