The Simple Joy of Being Active: Lessons Learned From Little Kids on My First Day as “Coach Pete”

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Image via Wikipedia “Wow, my heart is beating really hard!” Those were the words that made this one of the best days that I have had in quite some time, and they were uttered by a 5 year old boy. Before I elaborate, let’s step back a bit for some background… A few weeks ago, […]

Interview with Mark Cucuzzella of Two Rivers Treads, a Minimalist Only Running Store in West Virginia

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Over the past few months I have been corresponding via e-mail with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella on the topics of running form and running shoes. Mark has a very interesting background in that he is a family physician at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine in WV, an Associate Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and […]

My Interview on Jason Fitzgerald’s Strength Running Blog

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Jason Fitzgerald (Fitz) over at Strength Running recently contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in conducting an on-line interview for his blog. Fitz came up with some great questions about running shoes, injuries, and my quest to qualify for the Boston Marathon – I did my best to answer all of them, and […]

When in Doubt, Follow Your Passion

This post is going to be a bit off-topic from what I’ve been writing about of late, but it’s something that has been on my mind for awhile and I felt the need to share it. It’s not about running per se, but rather some thoughts on life and this blog that have come to […]

Shoe Preview: Saucony Peregrine Lightweight Trail Shoe

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Update 6/15/2011: Just posted my own full review of the Saucony Peregrine. Just got an email from a reader (thanks Rod!) alerting me to a new lightweight trail shoe set to be released by Saucony in 2011. The Saucony Peregrine is a trail shoe that shares a number of characteristics with the red hot Saucony […]

Fall and Spring Marathon Plans: What to Do About the Shoe?

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I’ve had a few people ask me about my racing plans for the Fall/Spring, so I thought I’d write a post to list my schedule, and discuss a personal dilemma that I’m facing with regard to shoe choice – yes, these are the dilemmas that keep me awake at night! Right now, I’m planning on […]