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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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2 June 2016

Running to overcome addiction

In West Virginia and around the nation opiate addiction and the effects on lives and families is a catastrophe and no answer is in sight. People have asked me if I have ever met anyone who has come off opiates successfully without substituting another opiate or drug. In over twenty years of medicine the list […]

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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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14 March 2016

Stuck on the Sidelines: Why Your Running Injuries Keep Coming Back

By Elinor Fish For years Julia had some kind of running-related injury. It began as a soreness in her right foot that then moved up to the knee. After changing her shoes and running form, she experienced some relief. Then while training for a half marathon, the pain flared, this time in her right hip. […]

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6 March 2016

Love Your Maximalist Shoes? What You Need to Know

By Amanda Loudin Jason Bahamundi will go to his grave clutching his pair of Hoka One One running shoes. The finisher of five Ironman races and multiple ultramarathons swears by the big, cushy shoes—and he’s not alone. The brand saw sales increase 350 percent from 2013 to 2015 and most running shoemakers now have a […]

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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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23 February 2016

Million Dollar Marathon, Kindle eBook by Philip Maffetone

The first work of fiction from Phil Maffetone: Million Dollar Marathon. It’s a novella (aka short story) that is now available on Amazon Kindle. When Xi, a shepherd from one of the most remote parts of Tibet, flees across the Himalayas to India, he doesn’t know what awaits. But his very act of fleeing—alone and […]

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9 February 2016

Warm-up, Cool-down and Injury Treatment

By Dr. Steve Gangemi In the final part of SockDoc Stop Mindless Stretching series, we focus now on Stretching as Warm-Up and Injury Prevention. Stretching should not be the sole activity performed during a warm-up before or cool-down after your movement (or exercise) program. Should it be a part of your routine at all? Most of us […]

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3 February 2016

Yoga Flexibility, Yoga Stretching, & Mobility

By Dr. Steve Gangemi Continuing our 4 part SockDoc Stop Mindless Stretching series, we focus now on Flexibility, Fascia, and Your Nervous System. Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not Sanskrit for stretching. It actually means to join or unite, and it is a combined spiritual, mental, and physical practice. Assuredly, most yoga poses do focus on flexibility […]

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