America's Fittest City

The sweat test

Buddy, don't take it easy — get out there!

I recently heard a kid at the park complaining about being sweaty. He went over to his parent and got some water and was told to “take it easy, buddy.” I realize this is a ...

Get on it!

Move fast if you want to do a half marathon in August

If you’re thinking about doing a half marathon event this month, you better get on it. The Stairway to Heaven trail half-marathon is already sold out but it looks as though the America’s Finest City ...

Work for the Oreos

You've got to move if you want the treats

The number one thing you need in order to maintain or improve your fitness is movement. You’ve got to move to get healthy. That’s obvious. Right? What if you’re having trouble moving? It might sound ...

Exercise creates a better brain

Want to be 50 and loving it?

Here's an interesting theory about exercise: if you exercise regularly then you have less anger. It might not make you a better person, but it releases the mental and emotional energy that can accumulate in ...

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon sells out

A few additional spots up for grabs.

The first edition of the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is sold out. However, there will be additional spots up for grabs at Road Runner Sports this Saturday, December 28. The event will take place ...

St. Jude's Give Thanks

How much would you pay to run a family friendly 5K in order to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital? On Saturday, November 23rd there will be a 5k at De Anza Cove for St. ...

Shamu and you

Walk a mile or four with Shamu?

Everyone's best buddy Shamu, the killer whale, is raising money for The Rady Children's Hospital. The name of the the event is the Shamu and You Walk. I’m not sure how much walking Shamu is ...

Lose the duck feet

When's the last time you thought about your hips and posture?

If we want to improve our running gait to be less prone to injury, where do we start? Posture, posture, posture. If we want to improve our posture where do we start? Hips, hips, hips. ...

The cure

I finally cure plantar fasciitis.

Here we go, I’m about to cure plantar fasciitis. Well, at least help prevent it. There is no agreement as to what causes plantar fasciitis but the only way to fix it is rest. If ...

Pain in the foot: part one

The plantar fascia and you.

Plantar fasciitis. The mere whisper of these words will make a runner tremble. Maybe you think runners are too delicate and fragile. How about Eli Manning? He’s a tough football player. Yes, but he’s a ...

No more knock knees

I took my kids to S10 to have them look at my daughter's stride.

I went back to S10 Fitness but this time I took my kids. My daughter Emma is nine years-old and when she runs her feet kind of swing out to the sides. We could say ...

The end of the elites

Competitor Group announces the end of elite runners in their events.

I wrote about the evolution or deterioration of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon from a marathon event to a half marathon event with a marathon option. RunBlogRun broke the news on the continued popularization of ...

How's your needle and cotton?

Tai Chi and running could save your running life

I continue to be surprised at the number of runners who haven't heard of Chi Running and of those who have, how few of them do it. Chi Running is a system of running developed ...

National leg day

The debate rages over legs versus chest.

I overheard a conversation at the gym recently. The conversation was about Monday being national leg day. Before long the conversation took a dark turn toward Monday being national chest day. Is Monday national leg ...

All American Hero Run

Not Greatest American Hero?

With all the themed running events, I was so excited when I first saw this one because for a split second I thought this was The Greatest American Hero 10K and 5K. Believe it or ...

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