The We’ve Got Your Back 5K is just seven weeks away! Seven weeks is plenty of time to train up for a measly 3.1 miles. So there’s no excuse that you shouldn’t join Gary’s Straight Arrow Runners for this great event! If you’re stumped on where to start, here are some great training programs: Couch to 5K [...]View Article
If it wasn’t enough that we’re offering awesome contests to fundraise for the We’ve Got Your Back 5K, we’ve also got TEAM T-SHIRTS!!! That’s right, Gary’s Straight Arrow Runners has just opened an awesome CafePress shop where you can purchase all your team apparel and accessories. You’ll want everyone to know that you’re part of Team Gary when [...]View Article Fitness, Gary's Straight Arrow Runners, GSAR, races, running, The Spinal Research Foundation, We've Got Your Back 5K
After the injury from my half marathon, I swore off running. Being a late-in-life, new-to-the-sport, runner, this wasn’t terribly hard for me. But I’m lacing up the running shoes again!! But this isn’t just any race, I’m racing for my dad who is well on his way to becoming a Spinal Champion! This past February, Dad had reconstructive [...]View Article c25k, Fitness, Gary's Straight Arrow Runners, races, run, running, running shoes, The Spinal Research Foundation, We've Got Your Back 5K
[translation: Victory, Irving Berlin... Victory!] Contrary to what you might believe that title is supposed to mean, I am not gloating about the nearly unanimous dissent towards a comment posted on Monday’s blog post, 16.6 and Dropping! Rather, quite the opposite. I spent a lot of yesterday seriously thinking about “Irving Berlin” and the things [...]View Article ahimsa, compassion, Fitness, irving berlin, urdvha dhanurasana, victory, weight loss program, yamas, yoga
I am currently sitting in a hotel. A hotel that the website made look awesome. And because it is literally within walking distance of our flyball venue for the weekend I was all over it. This place has everything… A restaurant, a fitness center, a pool & spa, and did I mention it is within [...]View Article c25k, Eisenhower Hotel, Fitness, Flyball, Gettysburg, hotels, Travel
I considered posting at the end of Week 1, but to be perfectly honest I was embarrassed… disappointed in myself even. With the impending 2nd dose of the region’s “snowpocalpyse” I hurried off to the gym the eve before we were supposed to get dumped on by snow. I was excited. I felt awesome after [...]View Article belkin, Black Violin, c25k, Dude Where's My Car, Fitness, iphone, otterbox, run, running
Barefoot running, in theory, will allow your feet to work in the completely opposite way, with the ball of the foot striking first and then rolling back to the heel acting as a shock absorber for the rest of your leg.
On a whim I decided to try these Vibram Five Fingers. Actually, I decided after having seen a guy wearing them at our County fair and he didn’t get beaten up. I figured if he can walk around the County fair in these crazy looking shoes, then I should be able to wear them in public and not have too many problems. After a single day of wearing them around I was 100% sold!View Article barefoot running, Fitness, Flyball, human evolution, running, running shoes, vibram five fingers