October 28, 2018

I have been learning about dozens of biomarkers that evaluate my health from regular InsideTracker tests over the past few years. Through the results and recommendations tailored to me, I have made changes that have shown improvements. Among the most notable: taking a...

October 26, 2018

I’m a big fan of the bowls being offered by various Mexican, Mediterranean and other chains these days. As a Celiac who cannot eat gluten, these have been a great replacement for when I am traveling and need a quick, healthy bite.

At home, I have prepared my own bowls,...

October 12, 2018

Even though the Chicago Marathon was my 24th race of 26.2 miles or more, I’ve learned to respect the distance. Anything can happen on marathon day.

That’s why during my training cycle for the Oct. 7 Windy City race, I was pleased to practice with the Gatorade Endurance...

September 20, 2018

When I realized that a marathon time from a previous race qualified me for the 2018 Chicago Marathon, I immediately added it to my to-do list.

While the Boston Marathon and Leadville 100 have been my bucket-list races, the Chicago race drew me in because of its proximit...

September 5, 2018

It’s finally time. After nearly 50 years on this planet, my eyes need some assistance.

My eye doctor confirmed the news during a recent appointment. Beyond the eyeglasses — just for reading now, thank you very much — she also suggested doing drops several times a day an...

August 4, 2018

I have been a longtime fan of Oofos recovery footwear. In fact, almost exactly a year ago I reviewed the Ooahh Sport sandals.

This summer, thanks to being a BibRave Pro, I had the opportunity to test a new Oofos product, the Oofos OOMG Fibre Low Shoes. Learn more about...

July 17, 2018

As someone with Celiac Disease who cannot have gluten, it can be a challenge to find quality food options. Adding to my diet puzzle is the increasing need for protein that I face as a middle-aged endurance athlete.

I have tried at least a dozen different protein, energy...

July 11, 2018

After being sidelined from running due to emergency surgery in late spring, I have been chomping at the bit to resume my workouts. While I was able to return to light running in mid-June, I finally received permission from my surgeon to resume full training on July 9,...

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 13, 2018

Somehow I had the rare combination of a scar from emergency abdominal surgery, which forced me to miss my first 100K, and a leftover blister from my 50-miler three weeks earlier.

As I recovered from my surgery, I did a lot of walking. Upon returning home from the hospit...

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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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