Insulin, Boomerang, and Run Your Fat Off

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about insulin. Perhaps that’s because my 19-year-old cat, Boomerang, who has been my companion for 14 years, was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes, which is the most common metabolic disease in the world, is an ironic disease—you have all this fuel (glucose) sitting in your blood, but your muscles […]

Mile, Chasers, and Running Away

On Saturday, I drove up to Lakeside, California in Orange County to run in an All-Comers track meet. I have always loved racing the mile. It’s intense, just like my personality. These all-comers track meets tend to attract a lot of middle school and high school kids, but not a lot of adults. Adults tend […]

Talk to Yourself

I talk to myself. A lot. Out loud. It helps me to think. To create. My mother used to tell me that only crazy people talk to themselves. I guess I’m crazy. Believe it or not, successful people talk to themselves. Often, they have on-going conversations with themselves, verbalizing and solidifying in their own heads […]

Goals, New Year, and Compasses

Some people may find it odd that I rarely talk about goals. It’s not that I don’t have any; just that I would rather focus on making them happen than talk about them. Most people are talkers. They talk and talk and talk and nothing ever happens. The few times I have had a regular […]

How Fast Should You Run?

Runners ask me all the time how fast they should run for various types of workous — easy runs, tempo runs, intervals. Most runners run either too fast or too slow to obtain the desired result. To determine the correct speed, you must know the purpose of each workout. Always remember that the goal of […]

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