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I Hate Carrying My Keys When I Run

I Hate Carrying My Keys When I Run

I hate carrying things when I run, like keys and other things you can’t just, leave laying around. My friend Drew Jackson has been into running quite a bit and was wearing this little pouch thingy on his shoes. He explained what it was, and I had to have one. I love it ~ I bought mine at the Footzone in Redmond, but I’m pretty sure any running store will carry the product. It velcros around the laces and works […]

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Run Faster with Yoga

Run Faster with Yoga

Half Moon Pose can make you run faster. “Get Out” I say, Elaine style. Yes. It’s true my friends. “How can this be?” You ask. There are several reasons: 1. Skeletal Alignment: Many years ago a running friend told me ‘You can run faster if you eliminate additional energy from bouncing around into moving forward.’ In Yoga, your body begins to align itself and when your running, these inefficiencies of the body are essentially removed. I feel very German at […]

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When I was a kid

When I was a kid

On Saturday, I felt ambitious and did a session of Bikram Yoga and went for a 6.5 mile run. I waited about an hour in between, to assure (what I thought) was a proper Recovery. But the ligaments on the backs of my legs are still sore and my hip muscles are recoiling like a snapped rubber band. Monday was my day to relax, and I’ve been randomly stretching my legs to keep them from tightening up. The Yoga session […]

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The Accidental Pinch on Granite Peak

The Accidental Pinch on Granite Peak

When Bill and I first agreed to hike Mt. Rainer, it generated an image that was very much in the abstract. You can see this mountain either on 520 or crossing I90 bridge on a clear day, and yet the idea of “climbing” does not elicit any reality of the cold or physical exertion. Hiking Granite Mountain nudged me closer to Rainer’s truth of cold weather, snow, and windy gusts. At the trail head, a few took off without us […]

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