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Summer Snow

Summer Snow

When Cody and I first moved here I was post-surgery and rather weak. I dragged myself up this mountain. We returned 6 months later for another crack at it. I am pleased to report my legs and lungs were at their best and we cruised up the trail, enjoying the greenery. The day was blistering hot, but as we neared the snowbanks, a cool breeze shifted over our skin. It was just the refreshing energy boost we needed. We turned…

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When Did You “Peak”?

When Did You “Peak”?

One of my favorite movie lines is from “Aloha” when Bradley Cooper’s character is fighting with Emma Stone’s character. In the heat of a spiteful battle of wits he yells, “Oh you peaked in dance school.” Emma gasps because as the audience learns earlier in the movie, she was twelve in dance school. I recently was thinking about how good of shape I was in when I ran track in high school. My diet was horrible, but my cardio and…

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5 Ways to Improve Running Form

5 Ways to Improve Running Form

The key to injury prevention is moving your body in the way it was mechanically, naturally designed. That means training our body out of lazy, bad habits and reminding it how to use proper form. Cody and I pound the trails running every Saturday and Sunday. We charge up and down hills, prance across logs, and jump and dodge rocks. This puts strain on our tendons and muscles. It also strengthens them. I recently noticed poor form on my left…

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