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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Losing Weight Through Exercise and a Healthier Lifestyle – Stories of Personal Transformation on dailymile

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Image by kastner via Flickr Last October I wrote a post on this blog about my personal story of weight loss achieved through running. In that post I mentioned a controversial article that was published in Time Magazine in early August of 2009 that questioned the efficacy of exercising to lose weight (“Why Exercise Won’t […]

Runblogger Runcast #12 – Building a Running Support Network: dailymile, Twitter and Local Running Clubs

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Episode #12 of the Runblogger Runcast discusses the building of a running support network.  Having others to support you as you train and race is essential, particularly on those days when you just don’t feel like heading out the door. In this show I discuss some of the sources of support that have worked well […]

Running Abe’s to Burn Donuts: How On-Line Silliness Translates into Real-World Motivation Thanks to dailymile

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I’ve blogged on several occasions about my love for Twitter and dailymile as on-line sites that provide phenomenal motivation to keep me running. That motivation takes many forms, from the direct support of fellow runners, to the self-inspired desire to put in extra miles or a harder workout to live up to the bar set […]

Dailymile Challenge: Dashing Through December for Charity is Complete

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Back in late November I decided to start a Dashing Through December challenge on Dailymile as a way to provide a bit of winter running motivation as well as do something positive for a charity whose mission I strongly support. The description I posted for this challenge on the Dailymile site is below: “After a […]

Celebrating The Support of Fellow Runners Through Video on Dailymile

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Last night I posted a video on Dailymile.com celebrating my finishing of a challenge put forth by a fellow runner. Michelle (@bklynrunner on Twitter) was shooting to reach a goal of 1000 miles for the year, and that goal hopefully was reached today. In the past 24 hours, the support shown by fellow runners for […]