“Weight!” Is it really all about Running?

“Among competing hypothesis, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.” — Ockham’s Razor I posted this quote a few days ago pointing out that while I can research to the high heavens why my back hurts (as if someone is putting kneedles into it or my knees ache like someone has been hitting…

PT Tidbits…the first day!

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.”                        — Colin Powell Today was my first official visit with the PT (Monday was an eval) and I came away with some great information as it relates to my knee,…

Lessons: Unforced Errors

If you are a coach or have coached, you are probably familiar with the term “unforced errors.” Every team, no matter the makeup, has mistakes that occur over the course of practice or games that are often due to many reasons (some include “a lack of mental focus” or simply “one choice over another”). These…

Running Lessons: Running Around the Christmas Tree

Each morning, when I head out for my run,  I venture through Faneuil Hall and then turn left or right at the other end – towards my routes on the South side of the city or towards the routes on the north side. For the most part, I honestly don’t know which way I am…

Class in Session! RTB Insights

It has been several months since I last posted a note to Lessons section of the blog (which does not imply I don’t continue to learn new things each time I run) so let’s get back into the swing of things and add a new “lesson” for your enjoyment! (Or critique) Today’s lesson is a…

Running Lessons: Patience!

   It has been a while since I last posted to the “lessons” section of this site so let’s add some content! Today’s word of the day (as I tweeted on the @Healthywaymag tonight) is “Patience!” Patience according to Google is The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or…

Running Lessons: The List

If you have seen “Forest Gump,” you have heard or read the following (as uttered by Forest himself) before… My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”                                     …

Running School: Improve that Cadence!

Think back to you were a kid in elementary school. Do you remember the shuttle runs/drill? Basically one would run to a line and then run back to the starting point. It was something that I excelled in because I had pretty good quickness and this agility allowed me to hold my own in the…

Lessons of my running year

  This morning, while going through my morning tweet feed, I came across the latest from Lolly Daskal (Lollydaskal.com). She titled her piece “sometimes you have to look back to move forward.” I think I have said this before but I have been reading her material for a long time and while she is not reinventing…

Running Habits

Every once in a while, I come across an article or note that applies to my own personal situation. This morning was one of those instances! I follow Lolly Daskal, an author of books and writer for magazines (including “Inc”) and she published a piece titled “7 Bad Habits That Stand in the Way of…

Hitting a WALL!

Today was one of those days for me where I just could not get going to run. I put the shoes on, got my gadgets in place and audible book ready. Decided on a place to run only to change it three times and then when I finally got to Maudsley Park today in Newburyport,…