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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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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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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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