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20 April 2018

Boston 2018- This is Why We Run

In reflection Boston 2018 was probably one of the most enjoyable days I have had on the course (this was my 24th Boston) .   I had great fun with friends.  Lots of laughter at the conditions and finding the biggest puddles. But it was nothing for the runners like what it was  for anyone giving […]

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14 April 2018

How to Run Boston 2018- Going for 31st Straight Year Sub 3

Welcome to Boston!  Monday will be my 24rd running of the Boston Marathon and 18th consecutive.  I’ll be out there this year trying to come in under 3 and that will make it 31 consecutive  years of  of running a marathon under 3 hours.  33 consecutive years is the world record so my kids are keeping […]

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8 April 2018

April is Foot Health Month- Take Off Your Shoes and Walk

To celebrate April Foot Health Month something new and something old (and timeless). The living legacy of Dr Wikler is my good friend Dr Ray McClanahan.  Ray  is sharing what Dr Wikler so simply and elegantly described in 1961 in the book excerpt below (the book has been long out of print). For something new […]

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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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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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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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14 June 2017

Want to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes- Try This!

“The future of our state’s economy depends on solving the health crisis.” –Delegate Matt Rohrbach at Try This After 12 years living in my state of West Virginia I can now honestly state I live in a Healing Community. What is a Healing Community? Emphasizes the social context as key component and carried out in […]

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3 May 2017

A Day in the Life in Shamma Sandals….and the Science of Why

I have been loving my Shamma Running Sandals well over 2 years now. I have run hundreds of miles of training runs, 2 marathons, and an Ultra.  When traveling now the only footwear I bring is a pair of sandals unless it’s cold or I need something formal. Here is a tour of last Sunday […]

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23 April 2017

Q and A With Maffetone Method Facebook Group

Tony Konvalin who is a fellow Dr Phil Maffetone Enthusiast and also host of the fun and informative Bluegrass Runner Blog asked some questions about how I apply Phil’s methods over the years.  Here it goes. Look forward to presenting alongside Phil this weekend at Healthy Running San Luis Obispo. You can still come! www.healthyrunning.org I […]

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