July 28, 2018

Gabe Joyes says he’s been an athlete all his life. But it wasn’t until six years ago when he learned about a disease he’s had since birth.

“Most of my life growing up revolved around playing soccer,” says Joyes, who played the sport in middle school, high school and at...

July 26, 2018

Melissa Kahn hung up on her friend who had just challenged her to run a half marathon.

“I had recently lost 110 pounds and thought my hard work was done. Until her phone call,” Kahn remembers. The next day, however, she changed her mind, called her friend back and reluc...

July 7, 2018

While he’s best known as his “Barefoot Ted” character, Ted McDonald is much more. Ultra runner, for sure. Entrepreneur, of course. Laid-back philosopher, absolutely.

I had the pleasure of speaking with McDonald, er Barefoot Ted, for about an hour recently. As we chatted...

June 18, 2018

Gatorade has long been associated with keeping athletes hydrated during competitions ranging from professional sports to endurance events to high school games.

I have used various forms of Gatorade to stay hydrated during marathons and replace electrolytes after a long...

June 6, 2018

Today, it’s Global Running Day, exactly four weeks after I underwent emergency abdominal surgery.

It’s a day when runners take to the streets, to the treadmills, to the trails. They post on social media, hashtagging their easy runs, sprints, long runs and fartleks with...

June 3, 2018

Jeff Browning grew up running. He ran around the Missouri farm, doing chores. He ran to meet his friends at a creek a half-mile away. He ran to raid his grandparents’ freezer for ice cream.

“Satellite television wasn’t an option in rural America in the 1970s and 80s, an...

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...

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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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