All posts tagged: Health

A man is sitting in a grainfield practicing breathing techniques.

A method worth exploring?

It’s been a strange irony that I, lying in my bed, should stum­ble upon a book that deals so inti­mate­ly with the very thing that had brought me low. Covid had robbed me of my strength and left me short of breath, and yet it was in the midst of this strug­gle that I found dis­trac­tion and, yes, a tune up.

A person wearing running shoes is sitting on the floor, only the upper legs visible.

Only assholes do that

As I step out into the chilly air, I can feel the weight of the past year bear­ing down on my shoul­ders. My Achilles ten­don still aches, a con­stant reminder of the injury that has slowed me down for so long. And yet, despite the pain and the set­backs, I lace up my shoes and begin to run. It’s the first day of a new year, and I am deter­mined to make it a suc­cess­ful one.

Quick Links — Week 43

«NNor­mal Kjer­ag Full Review — Kil­ian Jor­nets trail run­ning shoe» — Run­ning with Marc, YouTube « ‹Push the bound­aries›: Aus­tralian ultra­run­ner on pace to break dai­ly marathon world record» — Don­na Lu, The Guardian «I just ran my first marathon. Here are the 20 prod­ucts that got me through my train­ing» — Jil­lian Tra­cy, CNN «What Love Has to Do With Run­ning After 50» — Sarah Humphrey, Trail Sis­ters «For Ukrain­ian Run­ners, a Bru­tal Race Made Sense When Lit­tle Else Did» — Jared Beasley, The New York Times «How to Make Your Own Ener­gy Gels» — Becky Wade, Out­side Mag­a­zine  «Present — Redis­cov­er­ing the joy of run­ning» — Suun­to, YouTube «Run­ning doesn’t wreck your knees. It strength­ens them.» — Gretchen Reynolds, The Wash­ing­ton Post  Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.

Quick Links — Week 42

«Fol­low­ing Trails Through An Unsta­ble Future» — Astra Lin­coln, Trail­run­ner Mag­a­zine «Why I Love My Local Gear Shop (More Than Any Big-Box Store)» — Jakob Schiller, Out­side Mag­a­zine «The 9 Longest Trails In The World» — Amber Say­er, Marathon Hand­book «Fall is a great time to try trail run­ning. Here’s how to get start­ed» — David Glad­ish, The Seat­tle Times «Is Run­ning Car­dio?» — Lizzy Den­ing, Live Sci­ence «I Run With Noth­ing But Cof­fee In My Stom­ach. Is That Destroy­ing My Insides?» — Alex Bor­suk Hasenohr, Trail­run­ner Mag­a­zine «Cat Bradley | Reflec­tions On Pro­fes­sion­al Trail Run­ning» — Sin­gle­track Pod­cast, YouTube «The Sober Life» — Emi­ly Rudow Quick Links are usu­al­ly added once a week to this blog and cov­er every top­ic possible.