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BJ

In the course of reading about running Iâ??ve come across many articles that focus on motivation, running form, minimalism, and places and reasons to run. Iâ??ve read stories by people who have accomplished ultra marathons, Ironmans and amazing consecutive day streaks. What I... Full Bio
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To Compress or Not to Compress? by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've noticed quite a bit of discussion recently about compression clothing.  Some people have questioned whether it really works, some have claimed it is overrated, and lots ... Read on »
Vitamin I by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'd like to start the week off by paying tribute to the substance that often allows me to get through a Monday after many a tough weekend of training. I call it Vitamin I ... Read on »
Not A Runner's Body by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometimes in life you have to be realistic. In 33 years of life I have never been the strongest guy, the smartest guy, or the best looking.  I've come to terms with all o ... Read on »
Saturday Gear Review: Seat Shield by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You just finished a great 10-mile run on a Saturday morning.  You feel alive, you feel powerful.  You're body is glistening with sweat.  And then you remember: you forgot to ... Read on »
1/2 Marathon Training by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Two weeks ago I started a new training schedule in preparation for the Frederick Half Marathon and 5K in May.   So far, so good: I'm well on my way to earning the Nut Job me ... Read on »
Chia High by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For a while now I've been hearing all about chia.  It's the seed craze made famous most notably by the book Born to Run, and is supposedly one of the secrets behind why the ... Read on »
Baltimore Marathon Recap by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Alright, it has been exactly four months since I ran my first full marathon, the Baltimore Marathon, and it's time I finally gave a race report. Before I get into a full ... Read on »
Running Valentine by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Running, you have helped me get through some tough times. You helped take my mind off of loneliness and boredom when I was stuck in Iraq for 15 months . You helped calm m ... Read on »
Running With Crazy by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Actually, her name is Daizy. She's the most adorable evil puppy ever , and I've decided that I'm going to make her into a running dog. I'm going to turn t ... Read on »
#RunForSherry by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running   Yesterday was a sad but inspiring day. Thousands of people went out to run, some in groups and some by themselves, and dedicated their miles to the memory of Sherry ... Read on »
Saturday Gear Review: Vibram Five Fingers by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The debate has raged in the running community for some time now. Barefoot or shoes? Here's my two cents: It doesn't matter.  It's all about you and what works for your b ... Read on »
What to Run For by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There are plenty of reasons to run:  fitness, weight loss, frustration , fun. If those choices are not enough for you, then do like thousands of others and run for a char ... Read on »
Getting Lost (Again) by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of the few perks of commuting to work is the chance to stop at any location between work and home to get in a run. I took advantage of this on Monday, choosing to sto ... Read on »
Will Run for Medals by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I operate on deadlines.  I'd love to think that given enough time I could do anything, but if you don't give me an imminent deadline, nothing will ever get done. That's w ... Read on »
Falling Off the Wagon, Getting Back On by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have a confession to make.  I fell off the wagon in mid-October. I didn't turn to drugs or alcohol. I stopped running. This might sound inconsequential to some people ... Read on »
My Mobile Locker Room by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Over time you develop habits.  I'm no different.   One of my habits, for better or worse, is how I use my truck as a mobile locker room. It's cluttered, bu ... Read on »
Last Year's Memorable Running Shots... by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running And they're not always memorable for the right reasons!  Most of these were taken by me, but others were submitted by my Twitter friends.  Let me know if you have any great ... Read on »
Craziness... by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night I went for a stress relief run.  You know the type: it's the run you go on when all you want to do is get away from everyone and spend an hour by yourself.  All I ... Read on »
1/2 Marathon Running Plan by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Alright, I've committed to run in the Frederick Running Festival 5K and 1/2 Marathon on May 5/6.  That gives me 13 weeks to reclaim a base that can put me in a position to P ... Read on »
Running Fashion? by BJ Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday, the #DailyMission question on DailyMile asked what runners felt about comfort versus fashion.  This led me to my own question: In terms of running, what is fashi ... Read on »