100 Mile March: A Running Goal

It’s true, the feeling that you get when you run, especially when you run well, is unmatched. It’s a combination of strength and fulfillment that are difficult to explain, but are immediately recognizable once you’ve felt them. With that being said, the idea that every run changes you couldn’t be more accurate, which is whyContinue reading “100 Mile March: A Running Goal”

Which Wearable: A FitTech Poll

There are a ton of options out there in wearable technology, and that number is growing exponentially by the day. Aside from the fun things like Google Glass, FitTech is exploding too; from major brands with Nike+ to upcoming debuts like OMsignal, there are a ton of options out there. That being said, the teamContinue reading “Which Wearable: A FitTech Poll”

Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU

In a college town that consists of little more than an expanding campus and a run-of-the-mill athletic department, it’s easy to overlook the absolutely excellent events that take place. Outside of the Valley of the Lilies Half-Marathon and 5k, and when Western alum Manteo Mitchell pulled in Olympic Silver at the London Games, there hasn’tContinue reading “Airport Assault: Road Racing at WCU”

Connected Runners: Basno Digital Medals

“Why do you run?” That question alone is a pet peeve that nearly every runner faces on a constant basis. There are runners all over the world, from occasional joggers to elite runners that can run five minute miles for incredible distances, but the one thing they all have in common is the simple factContinue reading “Connected Runners: Basno Digital Medals”

Chris Powell: My Training Inspiration

Image: ABC Chris Powell is known around the world as a weight loss guru, transforming not only body image, but the way people feel about themselves as well. Every summer, ABC’s hit show Extreme Weight Loss comes back, and I find myself inspired, not that I could lose more weight or eat healthier, but thatContinue reading “Chris Powell: My Training Inspiration”

Professional: A Lost Standard?

Doping in cycling, hazing in the NFL… It sounds to me like some of the people identified as “professionals” are actually the exact opposite. After I wrote about bullying, I was pointed to the current story about the issue surrounding the Miami Dolphins. In case you haven’t heard, the NFL is investigating the Miami DolphinsContinue reading “Professional: A Lost Standard?”