Sprint Without Sloshing and Trot Without the Trots

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Mar 22, 2013

There are many discomforts a runner can experience during training and racing. Usually it involves the gastrointestinal system, and sometimes, it can be quite embarrassing. Most of us have encountered some form of GI distress during a run and have taken steps to remedy the cause so we don’t have another discomfiting moment. The cause and remedy are often evident, nevertheless, there are conditions we experience so often […]

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Stretching and Injury Prevention

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Mar 20, 2013

After hours of sleep or sitting at a desk, the most common action upon standing is to stretch. The muscles are relaxed and have experienced decreased blood flow as there is less demand for strong circulation while immobile. Stretching helps to stimulate circulation and bring newly oxygenated blood to the tissues. The heart rate increases and we take a deep inhalation filling up our lungs, moving in just […]

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It’s My Run, Not Yours

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Mar 5, 2013

The late morning air was thick and moist, an atypical humidity for Marin County that I never appreciate. I was riddled with lethargy and general grumpiness that I attempted to correct with a strong cup of coffee and a few vertical bounces, much like a football player hyping himself for a big game. My game was big. I had committed to running with a friend at a certain […]

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The Skinny on Being Skinny

Posted by relhats in Blog, Uncategorized on Mar 1, 2013 Absurdly Small Diet Meal

I’ll admit it: I like to restrict calories. Well, I don’t “like” to restrict calories, I do it because I’m neurotic and obsessive and a perfectionist, and I want to be an ideal weight in fanciful hope of delivering a speedy, flawless performance. Too many calories would mean I’d put on weight which would hamper my running ability, right? Actually, it just makes me hungry and think about […]

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Getting chicked

Posted by relhats in Blog, Commentary, Uncategorized on Feb 20, 2013 men-and-women-symbols[2]

Mother Earth, Venus, Triple Goddess, protector, siren: women are temptresses and nurturers. It is not a duplicity but a congruency that is imperative to our spirits and our ability to provide, strengthen, and guide. Women should have the dignity to uphold this duality and claim their status as the fierce Empress–she does not submit to a patriarchal society, but rather is an architect of it. For years men […]

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