Debbie Morrison

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How to Promote Yourself Without Looking Like a Jerk

Self-promotion can be uncomfortable for many people. That’s certainly true for foreign professionals in America, who have to navigate different cultural mores in the most bullish nation on earth when it comes to personal branding. But even for many Americans, it’s a tricky prospect: how can you …

fried egg sandwich with bacon and blue cheese

Due to a delightful clerical error (a scheduled babysitter when we forgot Alex would be home from work), I got to have a weekday lunch with my …

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10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

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How older athletes can fight the effects of aging

How much age-related physical decline is inevitable, and how much is the result of the changing priorities and social pressures that force most 45-year-olds to be less physically active than they were in their teens and 20s?<p>It's a tricky question, but one place to start is with the remarkable group …

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Outrunning Depression

A teen running group seeks the mind-body link.<p>The opening paragraphs from my article on running and depression in today's <i>Globe and Mail</i>:<p><i>For the teens in Dan McGann’s twice-a-week running group, exercise is therapy. That’s not a metaphor: They’ve all been referred to the group by their doctors after</i> …

The Toll Roads

You should be receiving a Notice of Toll Evasion in the mail soon. If it was your first time driving The Toll Roads without paying, the notice will …

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Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement. …

Homeless Runner Raises $10,000 At San Francisco Half Marathon

Ronnie Goodman, a homeless artist and runner, finished in 1:43.<p>Ronnie Goodman, a homeless artist with an inspirational story, finished the San Francisco Half Marathon on Sunday and raised close to $10,000 for Hospitality House, a charity that helped him pursue a career as an artist.<p>The 54-year-old …

27 Apps Every Runner Should Know About

How Do You Compare to the Average Road Racer?

Check your times against last year’s averages for 5K, half marathon and more.<p>If you're a 38-year-old woman who runs a 2:19 half marathon, or a 33-year-old man who runs a 28:46 5K, consider yourself a perfect representative of American road racers.<p>As seen in the graphic below, those were some of the …

4 Things You Thought Were True About Managing Millennials

There seems to be an endless fascination with Millennials at work. There are studies, books, articles, blog posts, and white papers — all about what makes them so different from the generations that came before. And as they continue to enter and occupy the workforce, more and more is written about …

How to Avoid Collaboration Fatigue

It’s nearly impossible to escape a meeting or conference call without someone touting the virtues of collaboration. After all, researchers have linked collaboration to increased innovation, and many have compellingly argued for collaboration’s role in better leadership performance. Collaboration …

San Francisco Marathon, Homeless Runner Partner on Fundraising

Ronnie Goodman hopes to raise $25,000 for organization that provides services to homeless people.<p>Ronnie Goodman, a homeless San Francisco resident, will run a half marathon in conjunction with the San Francisco Marathon on July 27 with the hope of raising $25,000 for Hospitality House, an …

WATCH: Homeless Runner on What Running Means to Him

Ronnie Goodman win run half marathon in San Francisco this month as fundraiser.<p>The story of Ronnie Goodman, a homeless resident of San Francisco who is a dedicated runner, continues to inspire attention.<p>As we reported last month, Goodman, 53, will run one of the two half marathons being held in …

The Pros and Cons of Massages for Runners

Research finally reveals just what massages can—and can't—do for runners.<p>There is good reason massage therapists are part of an elite runner's entourage. And why the lines for a postrace massage seemingly extend for miles. A rubdown—even a deep, intense one—feels great. Runners report that massages …

Where To Focus Your Attention While Running

New research suggests it's better to monitor your feelings than your form.<p>In 1977 Bill Morgan and Michael Pollock wrote one of the first and most influential papers in sports psychology. They interviewed a group of elite distance runners, asking the runners what they thought about in the heat of …

Feed Zone Portables: Crispy Rice Omelet

<i>A simple, real food solution to take on your next long ride or run from the cookbook</i> Feed Zone Portables.<p>Crispy Rice Omelet<p><b>Servings:</b> 6 <b><br>Time:</b> 20 minutes<p>…

Do Low-Carb Diets Improve Endurance Performance?

Famed researcher Tim Noakes thinks the answer could be yes.<p>Noted South African endurance sports expert Tim Noakes, M.D., is nothing if not an out-of-the box thinker and researcher. In the mid 1970s he was part of the group that first showed marathoners could suffer a heart attack, disproving a …

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Trail Running | Competitor.com

Oct 12<p>How to Combine an Ultramarathon with a RV Trip in the<p>by Miriam Diaz-Gilbert<p>Oct 20<p>16 Weeks to Your First 50K<p>by Hal Koerner<p>Sep 20<p>What It Looks …

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Strava 4.0, when one is better than two

Strava, the free fitness app that allows users to track runs and bike rides with GPS -- and compare workouts to their friends -- released its …

Dynamic Warmups Make You Stronger, Faster

<i>Five minutes of this before one run can make a world of difference.</i><p>You know you’re supposed to warm up your muscles and joints before you head out …

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9 Ways to Make Extra Cash From Spring Cleaning

Spring is near, which means it's time to grab the cleaning tools and usher in the season with a thoroughly tidied home.<p>After cleaning up the clutter, …

How Your Thoughts Affect Your Running Efficiency

Positive feedback produces improvements in running economy.<p>This is one of those studies that seems simple and even a bit silly, but actually has something quite profound to say. Researchers at UNLV recruited 20 experienced runners, divided them into two groups, and measured their running economy …