June 2, 2018

Running, fitness and nutrition have been a part of Jackie Dikos’ life as long as she can remember.

“I’ve always been a runner,” she says, noting that she ran in high school and college, then did a couple of marathons after college. After having her first son in 2004, “s...

May 19, 2018

In the 10 days since my emergency abdominal surgery, I have (mostly) abided by doctor’s orders. Walking has replaced running. Core work and yoga have been shelved. A low-fiber diet has been swapped for my usual pescatarian lifestyle.

The physical healing is going as wel...

May 17, 2018

Dallas Smith turns 78 in June. But being a septuagenarian hasn’t slowed him down.

“I've already started thinking of myself as 78,” Smith says. “I think runners are the only people who look forward to having birthdays when they get old, hoping they get into a new age gro...

May 9, 2018

Jessica Murphy, co-founder of BibRave and avid marathoner, set out on a doable but inspiring challenge starting last year, running six marathons in six months in six different locations. Murphy completed the challenge, learning a lot along the way.

Right now, she is let...

May 5, 2018

Roughly three months into my new pescatarian lifestyle, I wondered how it had been affecting my overall health.

After recovering from a foot injury that had cut short my running from early January through February, I was able to get back to where I needed to be physical...

March 31, 2018

My running is off to a slow start this year, due to a foot injury that has limited my training.

I have been using the RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) method for plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis). The foot has healed slowly but recently got a boost wit...

February 27, 2018

During a recent trip to Florida, I stopped for dinner at Fresh Kitchen. It’s a small regional chain focused on healthy food, served in bowls. Customers choose bases (rice or potatoes generally), vegetables and proteins, plus sauces.

“Are you a pescatarian?” my server as...

October 21, 2017

I am roughly two weeks out from the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, followed eight days later by the Honor Run Half Marathon in Florence, Ky.

Running races on back-to-back weekends is somewhat new to me. In fact, I only did this once previously, which I mentioned in a...

February 2, 2016

So I couldn’t actually justify using the word “love” in the headline as was used in the Dr. Strangeglove movie title that gave me the inspiration for this post.

But I did find that running on the treadmill was actually palatable during bitter winter days or when sidewal...

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Evolving from injured runner to BQer

Marathon Training Academy podcast hosts Trevor and Angie Spencer discuss how Angie's training has helped me improve my marathon PR by 28 minutes, earn a BQ and conquer ultras.


Trails, coaching, diet  
and a whole lot more

Ryan Clayton welcomes me to his podcast where we cover topics from road and trail running to coaching to nutrition/diet to ambassadorships.


'Keep moving the goal line so you always have goals to work toward.'

Breaking the Barrier podcast host Andrew Lorenzo and I talked about goal setting and achieving.


'I am able to recover better from through an almost entirely plant-based diet.'

PlantTrainers hosts Adam and Shoshana Chaim discuss my evolving diet, endurance running and offer tips on how to become 100 percent plant-based.

My First Ultra host Scott Jones and I discuss my debut and lessons learned at the Buckeye 50K in Ohio.

'My fifth-grade teacher called me  molasses.'


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