Category Archives: how we succeed

How one runner lost 198 pounds

Mike Bauler has lost 198 pounds since last January and has completely turned his life around. This May, he will be completing his first ever marathon while running with DetermiNation. In this Q+A, he explains how he did it. How did you start? I played football in college so any running distance over 100 Meters was discouraged. I have always been competitive, but nearly 30 there are not many options athletically besides beer league softball (which I play too). I … Continue reading

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The Power of Partners

There’s something wonderful to be said about a great run on a beautiful day with nothing but the sound of your feet on the pavement, the sound of breath moving through your lungs, and the feeling of strength behind each foot strike. But let’s be real. How often does that actually happen? Exactly. More often than not, if left to my own devices, which I often am, I’m not going to get my butt out the door without a fight. … Continue reading

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Add running to your done list

I’m a compulsive list-maker of things to do, which I leave laying around my desk, house drawer, an assortment of electronic files or in random pockets. As a result, I find old to-do lists all the time that are so dated they’ve become “done” lists. I like these lists even more, because usually enough time has passed to make everything on the list either accomplished or no longer relevant. I prefer to focus on what I’ve checked off these lists, but … Continue reading

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Learning how to ride my bike… again

“Learning how to ride my bike… again” is the ninth post in a series about the human side of dailymile: How We Succeed. As a part of this series, dailymilers write about their experiences as athletes struggling to overcome obstacles and solve problems with the help of their friends on dailymile. Being an athlete makes our bodies stronger, but having the support of a crowd of athletes makes our minds stronger. This series highlights the side of training that requires … Continue reading

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Ladybug’s ball

“Ladybug’s ball” is the eighth post in a series about the human side of dailymile: How We Succeed. As a part of this series, dailymilers write about their experiences as athletes struggling to overcome obstacles and solve problems with the help of their friends on dailymile. Being an athlete makes our bodies stronger, but having the support of a crowd of athletes makes our minds stronger. This series highlights the side of training that requires more than muscle power. To … Continue reading

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Running alone while in a group

“Running alone while in a group” is the seventh post in a series about the human side of dailymile: How We Succeed. As a part of this series, dailymilers write about their experiences as athletes struggling to overcome obstacles and solve problems with the help of their friends on dailymile. Being an athlete makes our bodies stronger, but having the support of a crowd of athletes makes our minds stronger. This series highlights the side of training that requires more … Continue reading

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We get by with a little help

“We get by with a little help” is the sixth post in a series about the human side of dailymile: How We Succeed. As a part of this series, dailymilers write about their experiences as athletes struggling to overcome obstacles and solve problems with the help of their friends on dailymile. Being an athlete makes our bodies stronger, but having the support of a crowd of athletes makes our minds stronger. This series highlights the side of training that requires … Continue reading

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Run where your feet are

“Run where your feet are” is the fifth post in a series about the human side of dailymile: How We Succeed. As a part of this series, dailymilers write about their experiences as athletes struggling to overcome obstacles and solve problems with the help of their friends on dailymile. Being an athlete makes our bodies stronger, but having the support of a crowd of athletes makes our minds stronger. This series highlights the side of training that requires more than … Continue reading

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Running through fear, running with trust

“Running through fear, running with trust” is the fourth post in a series about the human side of dailymile: How We Succeed. As a part of this series, dailymilers write about their experiences as athletes struggling to overcome obstacles and solve problems with the help of their friends on dailymile. Being an athlete makes our bodies stronger, but having the support of a crowd of athletes makes our minds stronger. This series highlights the side of training that requires more … Continue reading

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How we succeed series is postponed

Every Tuesday we post a story for our series, How we succeed. However this week we’re doing something different and posting stories about the barefoot and minimalist running movement. You can read previous How we succeed stories, and check back on March 29th for the continued series.

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