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QT: Running While Dealing with Seasonal Allergies (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 244 released in October of 2016 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.

Growing up, I really didn’t suffer from seasonal allergies at all.

But once I moved to Florida for college, I discovered just how miserable seasonal allergies can be.

The Effect of Seasonal Allergies

I don’t know what it is that I’m allergic to, but something down here gets me good in the spring and in the fall.

Or at least, something USED to get me… Read more

QT: Maintaining Flexibility in Your Running is Often a Necessity (Best Of-ish)

Usually, the post for the “Best Of-ish” Episodes is simply copied/pasted from the original post and I embed the new audio file here. When I first broached this topic back in October of 2015, my post writing wasn’t as “developed” as it is now. So this is the old post with a few new bits added in as well…


I’ve talked a lot about the need for runners to work on improving their flexibility.

As a whole, we are incredibly inflexible.

Bad Running Habits: The Pre-Run Static Stretch

But as it turns out, our inflexibility often relates to more than just our hamstrings, calves, and hip flexors. Read more

#truthinmemes

QT: Too Cold to Run? Stay In and Still Make Progress (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 514 from January 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on a previous topic.

Thanks, in large part at least, to climate change there is some seriously cold weather crushing many parts of the country at the moment. (Or at least there was the first time this topic was discussed…)

It’s been bad enough in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere in the past week or so, that even many of my hardiest of cold weather running friends and clients have been forced into the treadmill on more than a few occasions.

And the soft as butter Floridians? Yeah, they are losing their minds! 

#truthinmemes

#truthinmemes

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Penguin Slip

QT: Winter Running Without Slipping and Sliding (Best Of-ish)


Rumor has it, winter is rapidly approaching in many parts of the country/world. 

Coulda fooled me, as it was 73* at 4 AM the other day!

I Digress

Every winter I hear runners talking about how lucky I am that I can run outside in the winter while they are confined to the treadmill because of the ice and snow where they live.

Not for nothing, but you can still run outside in the winter too. Just ask Jenn Walton. Read more

Holiday Drinking

QT: Surviving the End of the Year Madness (Best Of-ish)


The end of the year is a crazy time for most of us.

It’s easy to focus on the craziness surrounding Christmas and the week between that and the New Year, but if you think about it for a minute the entire month can be one big blur.

Depending on your profession, there is the madness associated with tying up all of the loose ends of one year before diving headfirst into the next one.

If you have kids of a certain age, there is going to be a holiday concert at school that you’ll have to go to.

And if you’re “fortunate” enough to have kids at a couple of different schools at the same time, you’ll be blessed by the “opportunity” to see basically the same holiday concert more than once.

Lucky

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