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T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday... You are consistently faced with the decision to just stop. What is the purpose of busting your ass and putting so much intense stress on the body? It is so much easier to stop and walk, or not even go out in the first place. There can be a… Continue reading T³ #002: The Magic of Fighting Through the Yuck

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The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

Your typical gym routine lacks purpose, and you might just be wasting your time. Talk about a bold statement to start, eh? Now let me clear that up real quick before you say, "who the hell does this ginger headed kid think he is? Telling me my goals don't matter, I go all the time… Continue reading The 3 Essential Fitness Tools to Fuel Your Adventurous Lifestyle

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T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

This Week, On Trail Tip Thursday... Learning and controlling how to pace yourself can be one of the tougher aspects of running. It takes time to feel what running speed feels right for you when looking to avoid gasping for air like a fish out of water (that lunge on fire feeling isn't too fun).… Continue reading T³ #001: Build Your Pace Over Time, Or You’ll Run Out of Fuel

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Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

Welcome! If this is your first visit to Mindful Trailrunner, I would like to extend gratitude for wanting to see and hear what I have to say. I get it, you might be thinking, "what the heck is trail running?" and at first, I said the same exact thing! Trail Running has one major difference compared… Continue reading Trail Tip Thursday: Welcome to T³

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You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”

It's So Easy, A Caveman Could Do It. Has it occurred to you that if you've learned how to ride a bike, it is almost impossible to forget? When you are a kid, it's a right of passage and freedom, especially once those training wheels are popped off. Throw a baseball card in the spokes,… Continue reading You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”

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Didn’t Your Mother Tell You to Eat Your Damn Vegetables? Here’s the REAL Reason Why

My diet used to be absolute piss poor. There is not the slightest chance I will try and throw a curtain over my pre-collegiate habits. After 90% of highschool days, religious rides to McDonalds or the deli for a mayo slathered hard roll sandwich. To even throw more fuel in the fire, that could be… Continue reading Didn’t Your Mother Tell You to Eat Your Damn Vegetables? Here’s the REAL Reason Why

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What’s The Deal With Your Butt Muscles?

If there was ever a title to catch your attention, I’m pretty sure this would be up there in the rankings. Your mind might be wondering what the heck I mean and for a good reason! People enjoy the glamour of having a nice looking butt; both the one who built it, and those who… Continue reading What’s The Deal With Your Butt Muscles?

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Article Review: “Stronger Lats for Stronger Lifts”

Grab a cup of coffee, a hearty nutritious breakfast, kick your feet up and get ready to make some knowledge gains! In my usual morning routine, I'll take about an hour to read through some articles and blogs to get my mind firing, and make some notes on what peaks my interests: Eric Cressey, Tony… Continue reading Article Review: “Stronger Lats for Stronger Lifts”

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Coffee: Why, When, and How to Drink it

Whether it's on your drive to work, or sitting home on a crisp Sunday morning, there is always that craving for a nice cup of joe. Some people can slam coffee down all day and are able to fall asleep the second their head hits the pillow, while others have one tiny bit of caffeine… Continue reading Coffee: Why, When, and How to Drink it