Archives: August 2014

Sof Sole Running Select Sock Review

I managed to score a couple pairs of these socks at the Expo for the Virginia Beach Rock & Roll Half Marathon. I was nervous about fit because I am a size 12 shoe wearer, but use a size 13 running shoe. They were kind enough to let me open a pair and try them on the spot. They fit great, so I bought two packages of 2 pairs each. 

I was a little worried and restrained myself from buying more. Because sometimes socks fit well   fit well at the store and then give me problems on the run. 

Stickers, magnets and finisher medals… Hell yeah!

There are those who think we are jerks for displaying 13.1, 26.2 or another distance on our cars. Actually, some may call us worse. I’d like to address that.

I understand from where some of the venom originates. Some people may feel that we are arrogant and displaying how tough or strong we are. Worse still, we are rubbing their faces in it. This is not the case. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

Training with Purpose

The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result – Unknown

I have been corresponding with a couple of runners lately.  They have been suffering either with injury, or a combination of frustration and burnout. They were wondering what could be the cause. Running just wasn’t very fun lately.

When glancing at their history, I noticed that all their paces were the same. Even worse, the paces were remarkably close to their latest race times. That sent up alarm bells. There was no variance in training. This was likely the problem.

Gain running time by prepping food


I was just interviewed for an upcoming episode of Tips of the Scale — a really inspirational podcast about people who have lost copious amounts of weight and seized control of their lives. One of the topics we discussed were food choices and how to fit in food preparation with otherwise busy lifestyles. I shared one of the tricks that my wife came up with. This has helped us immensely for eating food that is both delicious and healthy.

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