Mindfulness: Listening When the World Speaks

0 Comment by / January 23, 2013 / Posted in Breathe, Injury Prevention, Meditation, Mindful Leadership, Mindful Walking, Mindfulness, The Running Mind

Now almost two months ago, the STOP sign outside my window gave me the message of what to do after my thyroid surgery. Last Sunday, coming in from the garage after the Marathon Clinic, I was thinking of all the things I wanted to get done so I could watch the NFL games. I don’t [...]

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Playing with Walking Mindfully

1 Comment by / October 4, 2011 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Mindful Walking, Mindfulness, Running Form & Style

If you watch the way most people walk you will notice that the lower leg snaps forward and the person (and probably you) land on the back of the heel of the shoe first. If you look at the heels of your regular shoes, you will most likely notice that the outer edge of the [...]

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30 Years of Rolfing & Lessons in Mindfulness

3 Comments by / December 6, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

“If you can imagine how it feels to have a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and at ease with itself and earth’s gravitational field, then you will understand the goals of Structural Integration.” – Ida P. Rolf Ph.D. Jim Haselmaier wrote me inquiring about Rolfing as he had been a Rolfer at [...]

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Mindful Running: Ya never know your impact.

2 Comments by / November 24, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Interesting where one’s thoughts end up being shared. I was looking up some info on Barefoot Running and came across this quote quoting me from a 2001 post of mine on Ball/Heel/Ball Is The Correct Way To Run. Pleased to have an impact on barefoot running and proper running. In a March 30th, 2004 Yahoo [...]

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Better Running Through Walking & My Biased Reflections

0 Comment by / June 2, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Oz On Marathoning, Psyching Series, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Marathoning is about mindful movement. The article Better Running Through Walking in the New York Times gives some helpful hints and testimonials to the run/walk approach championed by Jeff Galloway for many a year. Over the next 5 months as Tara Parker-Pope prepares for the New York City Marathon on November 1st, there will be [...]

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Strengthening Hams & Quads?

0 Comment by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running

In article <3583C576.7C2CC21C@flash.net>, Phil Margolies <pmarg@flash.net> wrote: > Ozzie Gontang wrote: > > There are a number of popular stretches which are either unsafe for > > everyone or unsafe for anyone who isn’t very flexible to start with – these > > include the hamstring stretch mentioned above, the “hurdlers stretch” > > (seated, [...]

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Pump Up The Body

0 Comment by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running

Poor posture when sitting leads to slouching when one tires while walking or running. Improper walking or running reinforces poor posture. Both worsen. Improve your posture and correct the slouching habit effortlessly: With your feet flat on the floor, sit forward on the edge of a chair. In this position you ‘ll be sitting on [...]

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Sockless: Response to Mad Miles

0 Comment by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running

Responding to Mad Miles…kinda like that…I’ve been sockless for about 20 years. Art Justice a long time running friend has been sockless for about 5 years after losing in a triathlon in his age division by 30 seconds…the time it took to put on his socks before putting on his shoes. I use Spenco neophrene [...]

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Give Me Oxygen and Give Me Breath

0 Comment by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running

What your body an brain need first and foremost to survive is an element that is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. Oxygen. It has always been free for the breathing. If my brain is without oxygen for more than a few minutes there will be severe brain damage or death. Several years ago on That’s [...]

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Problem is the Calves Not the Achilles Tendon

3 Comments by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running

Tendons for all intent and purposes are not suppose to stretch. The muscles above the Achilles tendon, soleus and gastrocs are suppose to do what muscles do: Contract and relax. Your calf muscles are contracting but only partially relaxing. When a knot in the calf occurs it tightens up to protect itself and won’t let [...]

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