Here are some articles as seen on other sites and publications:
I'm sure it's clear by now that I like to write and run, and there are times when I'm running, that i'm writing. In this space you'll find some articles I've written about running in more formal settings and some articles I've found that may bring up good discussion topics on your next run.
December 2013 Issue:
IF SIDEWALKS COULD SPEAK
When I got the opportunity to write for Run South Florida Magazine and found myself drawing a blank a couple days from my first deadline, I slowly started to feel those all too familiar “I-have-a-race-coming” kind of nerves overwhelm me.
January 2014 Issue:
We’ve all heard that the key to success is to expect the unexpected. Knowing that, as runners we train through rain, menstrual cramps, empty stomachs, headaches, bad courses, fatigued legs, windy days, hilly parks, dehydrating Miami sun, little sleep, snotty noses and/or congested chests….all in hopes that come race day, we will be ready to perform no matter what. Quality training preps us for more than racing well. It strengthens and enables us to dig deep, and run through when life blindsides us with curveballs. Read More...
February 2014 Issue:
RUN LIFE – BODIES IN MOTION STAY IN MOTIONPhysics is all about why and how things move. Coincidentally, we are all trying to figure out why and how we can move faster and farther. Understanding these laws revealed some explanations for theses questions and maybe a few others. In essence, our sport is just plain physics. Read More...
March 2014 Issue:
You’ve put in all the miles, workouts, and training. You’ve made some lifestyle adjustments, social calendar modifications, and upgraded your (physical) components. You’ve hydrated, rested your legs, and carbo-loaded. Now, all you need to is run through this list of Need-Haves, Should-Haves, and Must-Haves in order to be head to toe race-day ready.
SHARIF SALEM-SOFA TO HALF MARATHON AND BEYOND
The beauty of our sport is that when we are losing faith in human nature or in ourselves, we see people and runners like Sharif who reestablish and strengthen that faith. As they run by with pink mohawks or curly fluffy wigs, participate in runs contributing good cheer and positive energy and simply adding a refreshing perspective. It’s no wonder he was honored as one of the top 5 most influential runners in SoFla last year at the Miami ING Banquet. It’s people like Sharif who take the time to reveal that hidden sofa in each one of us.
April 2014 Issue
ESI SHABANI, FUELING THIS COMMUNITY WITH MORE THAN JUST RICE
Esi’s relationship with running hasn’t been about getting in shape, but rather RE-SHAPING his way of living, thinking, and giving! This sport has helped him become more organized, calmer at work, and simply put, a better person to be around. Running and Triathlons have inspired him to set new goals in life and give him the training plan to go after these goals.
Your Pace or Mine?
On a real date, men can decide in 15 minutes if a follow-up date is in the cards while women give it about an hour. Fortunately, on average, runs fall somewhere in between that gamut. If you are able to tap into that “Je ne se qua”, you didn’t one-step, you didn’t drop the other (intentionally), and you didn’t rant and rave about your training without leaving talking time for the other, the explosion of neurochemicals secreted, increases the chance that as you reach the end of the run, you are a little more addicted to this sport, happier, and maybe a little attached to this said friend or stranger who just ran stride for stride with you for the last couple of miles. Read More...
May 2014 Issue
June 2014 Issue
Cristiano Piquet: The Superhero Within
July 2014 Issue
August 2014 Issue
September 2014 Issue
October 2014 Issue
November 2014 Issue
December 2014 Issue
January 2015 Issue
February 2015 Issue
March 2015 Issue
Hector Picard; focusing on CAPabilities not DISabilities
Articles coming soon...
Take 10 minutes for yourself
Taking time to workout is often seen as a LUXURY, not a necessity, and it often one of the first things to get bumped off the list when things start getting too busy with the hectic-ness of endless “Things to do” lists; getting home from work, making dinner,and all the other things that fill our lives. We sometimes forget to make a little time for ourselves!
How to Keep your New Years Resolutions
Let’s be honest ladies, who doesn’t have “exercise more”, “eat healthier” or “lose weight” on their 2011 New Years’ resolution list? If it’s not on there it’s probably because you haven’t written a list yet.
Ideas for keeping kids Active afterschool
With back to school around the corner, all you parents are probably scrambling to soak in the last of the craziness that summer brings along with it before preparing yourselves to tackle the new school year. The school year, I'm sure, will bring back some order to YOUR lives but will be a bit of a difficult transition for your kids, especially if they’ve only had ONE subject all summer, recess, and are going back to a school that has decided that, due to budget cuts, it will no longer be offering your child some time to LET OFF STEAM and EXERCISE.
Picking the Right Running Shoe
When it comes down to it, running is by far the simplest sport to do. All you need is a good pair of running shoes. With so many brands and styles of shoes, it can be an overwhelming task to pick the right one. If you've ever wandered down this path before without guidance, you probably paid for it dearly with lost nails, shin splints, and many blisters.
How to Improve your running form
Improving your running form is a simple 3 step process. If you are willing to challenge yourself, you can find out just how much better you can actually run once you start running properly and efficiently.
Set Fitness Goals the right way
New Years inspires people to make changes in their lives and set new goals for themselves, however soon the craze diminishes, and people start making excuses of why they fell off their goal course. The problem was that they didn't set a SMART goal. SMART is an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time. Try this goal setting tool to help you set goals that you can accomplish.
Summer's Here; Beat the Heat
Summer is officially in full swing now with days that feel like 105 degrees already, and it's only going to get hotter. It's not the time to hang up your running shoes and wait for cooler weather to come back into your life. Your running will really benefit from a solid base-building summer. All you have to do is make a couple adjustments.
Dealing with Injuries...emotionally
Dealing with injuries can be a painful physical problem, however, dealing with them emotional is even more difficult. No matter how careful you are or how much you stretch, you will probably come face to face with an injury in your running career. Some injuries will really try your patience and dedication. When you do find yourself at that crossroad, remember that if it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger. While you are nursing your injury, use the following tips to help get through the emotional roller coaster.
Listening to your Body May lead to Injury Free Running
Listening to your body is the key ingredient to traininginjury-free. Running is a sport that has developed a reputation of being grueling and strenuous. It challenges individuals to push their limits. Other runners may advise you to push through the pain, be strong, keep going when they see you might be in pain. They mean well, but sometimes that isn't in your best interest. You might be hesitant to give in to the pain and stop for a plethora of reasons ending in the hardest to deal with, feeling like you let yourself down. It doesn't make you slower or weaker if you don't finish a workout or a run due to some pain. When your body says NO, don't just GO, pause and check it out.
Here are some racing tips to keep in mind when approaching a big race. Take these for what they are, suggestions.
Use for your Used Running Shoes
Don’t know what to do with all those old running shoes lying around in the back of your closet, just taking up space, that you even forgot you still have? Well one of the Exhibitors at The Running Event, Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation (PPPF), has the solution to your problem. They will not only help you zero out your carbon footprint, but help you make the world a better place. How exciting is that!