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QT: The Key to Your Success is What Goes on Beneath the Surface


You know I love me some social media!

These days, Instagram is probably my platform of choice with Twitter still a solid second.

And as much as I’m not the biggest fan of the Book of Faces, I still check in there quite frequently.

But when it comes to social media, especially running social media, far too often what you see is not exactly the complete picture. Read more

QT: It’s Ok to Make Running a Priority (In Fact, It’s a Good Thing!)


If you’ve ever been on an airplane, no doubt you’ve heard (or ignored) the pre-flight spiel from the flight attendants.

  • Use your seat cushion as a floatation device.
  • Seat backs and tray tables upright and locked.
  • Put your oxygen mask on first.

The oxygen mask? That one is kind of a big deal. Read more

QT: So Much for Which to be Thankful


Next week is Thanksgiving, at least here in the States, and as such, I thought today might be a good day to talk about some things I’m thankful for.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like the whole “actual being thankful” part of Thanksgiving gets a pretty short shift these days.

Sure, I think most of us at least give a passing thought to being thankful for our friends/family.

But for a lot of folks, myself more included than I’d like to admit, Thanksgiving is as much about watching football and eating all the things as it is about taking a moment being truly thankful for the many blessings in my life.

So I’m going to do that today, and hopefully, make a point of doing so on Turkey Day as well. Read more

QT: Walking the Food Tight Rope this Holiday Season


All. The. Food.

Ready or not, the food holidays are coming and they are coming quick!

As runners, how do you walk the food tight rope during the holiday season?

Do you just go ahead and eat all the things? Do you try to hold the line and remain disciplined? Or do you try to find some semblance of middle ground? Read more

QT: Having the Right Soft Tissue Recovery Tools for the Job is Helpful


Is there anything more laughable than the idea of anything truly being one-size-fits-all?

Over the years, I’ve made it pretty clear what I think about one-size-fits-all advice.

Coaching or training philosophy. Nutrition. Race day strategy. Recovery.

Anyone that is trying to tell you that there is only one way to do something and every other option is wrong is someone you should be very leery of.

Recovery is one area where I haven’t been as vocal about the value of having different options available. Specifically, I’m talking about soft tissue/self-massage options.

There are no shortage of recovery tools that are available.

And as far as I can tell, each one has certain things they do better than others. That said, they all have their own shortcomings as well. Read more