Viewing the World Through a Child’s Eyes at the 2020 Southland Conference Cross-Country Championships

Have you ever had the chance to stop and watch the world through a child’s eyes? Especially your own child’s eyes. It is something magical. I had that chance recently when Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) had the chance to host the 2020 Southland Conference Cross-Country Championships (actually held February 2021 due to a delay thanks to COVID-19). Coach Corey Mistretta,…

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When did we stop playing?

Playing is something I am trying to do more. My kids ask me to play all the time and I try to oblige as much as possible. I think playing is part of who we are. If I think about some of my most memorable times growing up, most involved playing in some way. But when did we stop playing?…

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Shoe Casualty

You always remember your first time…in running.  The first time you broke four minutes in the mile. The first time you went sub-3:00 in the marathon. The first time you broke a school record. Well, I have done none of those so I will remember the first time I put a hole in the toe box of my shoe. Ghastly!…

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Sports Medicine Broadcast: Listener spotlight

Had the wonderful opportunity to tell my story of facing cancer and what I have learned as a result of it with Jeremy Jackson of the Sports Medicine Broadcast. The Sports Medicine Broadcast is an informative series of podcasts that Jeremy, and University of Houston Athletic Training Program faculty member Josh Yellen, host with guests from around the country. Subscribe…

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UCAN product review

“MEBCAN. RITZCAN. UCAN.” Well if Meb Keflezghi and Dathan Ritzenhein, two of America’s top distance runners, can run using UCAN as fuel then it must work for me, right? While every fuel is not for every person, I have found that UCAN takes the worry about having to think what to put into my tank before and during my run…