The Journey of a Walking/Running Therapist

2 Comments by / July 6, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running

“SOLVITUR AMBULANDO: The problem will walk itself out.” ––Latin Proverb. The Journey of a Running Therapist A Sometimes Mindful Runner ©1997, 2009 Austin’Ozzie’ Gontang, Ph.D. The issue will always be, “When was your last run?” Not what you did last month or last year or ten years ago. The sojourn, however, is often of interest […]

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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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First and Foremost; Be A Good Animal

1 Comment by / March 13, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Mindfulness

George Sheehan in his writings said we are called to be Saints, Poets, Philosophers, Artists, and Athletes. His would add emphatically at the end: But first and foremost; Be a good animal. To that end and that beginning Frank Forencich created Exuberant Animal to promote health, positive physicality and physical happiness. Click here to get […]

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Running Shoe Recommendation adidas – adizero PR

0 Comment by / January 28, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Recommended Running Shoes

adidas Running – adizero PR (Rave Red/Black/Metallic Silver) – Footwear The adidas adizero PR running shoes are true minimalist shoes. They have a good feel for the road and are light and flexible and have a comfortable wide fit. In fact, for adidas I would suggest you size half down as they can fit loose. […]

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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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Nipples, Bloody Nipples

4 Comments by / January 27, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Running, Oz on Injuries

Organization: Int’l Assn of Marathoners In article <32F70659.6CCE@dynamite.com.au>, Brian Fredrickson <fredbr@dynamite.com.au> wrote: > Vincent Woolf wrote: > > First, I should thank the helpful posters here on rec.running. Though I > > haven’t posted questions before, I’ve found advice here that has helped me > > fight off the evil shin splints (stretching, better shoes, […]

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