How to Download Garmin Forerunner Data Directly to An iPhone, and Then Upload to dailymile

A few minutes ago I glanced over at my Tweetdeck screen and saw this tweet: This is why @dcrainmakerblog is the best: dcrainmaker.com/2013/06/garmin… — Sara J (@sarajacobson) June 11, 2013 Intrigued, I followed the link and my world changed. The skies cleared up, birds started singing, and my 3 year old told me he really […]

Thoughts on Paying for Services in the Online Running World: dailymile goes PRO

One of the things that has happened as this blog has grown is that I get email requests from all kinds of people about all kinds of things. Some people write to ask me to spread the word about their blog. PR companies email to ask me to promote their products (many of which I […]

An Awe Inspiring Performance: 100 Miles for Andy O.

One of the great things about the sport of running is that I get to repeatedly witness good people accomplish truly amazing things. I’ve written a lot on this blog about the power of the internet to bring like-minded people together, and so it was last year that I met a guy named Andy O’Brien […]

Running-Related Thoughts on a Trip to Boston

Image via Wikipedia I spent the past 3 day in Boston on a short vacation with my family, and surprisingly, the one thing that I didn’t do at all was run. This trip was about having fun with my wife and kids, and exploring a city that has been a part of my life since […]

Shifting Into Neutral – A Novice Shoe Buyer’s Experience

It’s sometimes easy to forget that we are all at different in our thoughts about running shoes. Some of us prefer lots of cushioning, whereas other, like myself, prefer a more minimalist style. It’s also easy to forget that those of us who have gone minimalist often started off in more typical cushioned trainers. It […]

Running Through Parenthood: More Tips From my dailymile Friends on How to Stay Active With a Baby in the House

About three weeks ago, just a few days after my son (third child) was born, I posed the following question to my friends on dailymile: “Help a new parent!!! As a father of a newborn, I’m looking for suggestions of how to handle training with a baby in the house from those who have been […]

Introducing the dailymile Community Blog: Inspiration, Motivation, and Information for Your Active Life

I was recently selected to be the editor of the new dailymile Community Blog (a big thank you goes to the dailymile Team for having faith in me!), and whereas this blog is written solely by yours truly, that blog is going to be a community effort in the truest sense of the phrase. The […]

Garmin Sync on Dailymile: Upload/Import Data from Your Forerunner

I am both a longtime user of a Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS watch (2+ years) as well as an active member of the social training community on dailymile. Together, I’d count my Garmin and the dailymile community as two of the most essential parts of my running toolkit, and when I first joined dailymile about […]

Introducing the dailymile Team – Myself Included!

I’ve talked quite a bit on this blog about a website that I belong to called dailymile. In a nutshell, dailymile is a social training site for posting workout data, and has an interface that is similar to Facebook, with the major exception being that it is geared directly toward active people who value exercise […]

Training Update – The Past 12 Months

Just a quick post to share my training progress over the past year. I’m pretty happy with the way things went through January (January was lower due to recovery from the Disney Marathon and a much needed one-week break from running), but February was a disaster due to two bouts of strep throat. With that […]