Category Archives: inspiration

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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A slump of my own creation.

I’m sitting at my desk staring at the snow that’s pouring from the sky, realizing how badly I don’t want to run later. And how easy it was for me to hit snooze through my entire morning, when I could have been out doing the 8-mile hill workout on my schedule. It’d also be easy for me to blame said snow. But I can’t. Because even if it were 60 degrees with not a cloud in the sky, I still … Continue reading

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Co-creation. Know it.

Today’s post comes from guest author, Patrick S. Prepare to go super deep. I have recently been confronted with some personal challenges of epic proportions. [ep-ik] –adjective Also, ep·i·cal. 1. noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usuallycentered upon a hero, in which a series of greatachievements or events is narrated in elevated style:Homer’s Iliad is an epic poem. 2. resembling or suggesting such poetry: an epic novel on the founding of the country. 3. heroic; majestic; impressively great: … Continue reading

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Share the dailymile love: a six step guide to becoming an amazing dailymiler

What are you doing right now? I know, you’re reading my dailymile blog post. What are you going to do after you’re done? Head back to dailymile, right? If you’re not going to post your own workout, I’ve got a few suggestions for what you can do while you’re there. Spend a few minutes scrolling through your newsfeed, trolling for unloved workouts. When you find one without a single comment, leave one. Do it again and again. Cover every lonely … Continue reading

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the dailymilepedia: a dailymile encyclopedia

New to dailymile? Still trying to find your way around? Puzzled by the lingo. Here’s help in the form of a glossary of sorts. Call it dailymilepedia if you like. DMer: An athlete who posts workouts on dailymile and is a part of the dailymile community is often called a DMer on dailymile. (There, now I can use that word in the rest of this post.) Leaderboard: Your leaderboard is the place you go on dailymile to see how you … Continue reading

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Zap the Zero: A dailymile confession

It’s all about eliminating that zero from your training log today on the dailymile blog, and if you need a little more motivation to get out and run beside’s the Zero Manifesto, check out my dailymile confession. [youtube ry6xI-1Sxhg]

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The zero manifesto: logging miles for the leaderboard

By guest author, Greg S. If you’d like to be a guest author, email your idea or post to the editor. A common grievance heard here on dailymile, most typically on Monday, bemoans the weekly reemergence of the nefarious zero in the weekly mileage indicator. While a majority of dedicated dailymilers undertake to quickly “zap the zero” (especially those who engage in the art of the predawn workout), there are circumstances, such as injury, other priorities, or a lack of … Continue reading

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Couch Potato to Marathon in 2 1/2 Months

From guest author, Tom Reaves. If you’d like to be a guest author, email your idea or post to the editor. You would think that being active duty in the military, a service member would be in pretty good shape. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In my branch, a physical fitness test is performed twice a year. In order to pass the test, a member is required to do a few push-ups, a few sit-ups and run 1 … Continue reading

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My ultra mentality by Farra K.

With the Hardrock Hundred Lottery last Sunday and ultra season kicking off soon in the spring (and me shamelessly trying to soak up every bit of knowledge I can from our community because my first ultra is only two months away), this week and next we’ve been focusing a bit more on the ultra scene. Our guest blogger today is Farra K. otherwise known as Ultratrailchick. She’s not new to the blog, remember her stunning debut as the dailymiler of … Continue reading

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Get out the vote! (For the 2011 dailymile team)

For the past week devoted dailymilers were asked to participate in the 2011 team application process by putting together a video about why they want to be part of this group. Then on February 6th, 82 dailymilers submitted their videos to be posted for the entire community to see. Yesterday, voting opened and if you’re a dailymiler, you can go VOTE for your team leaders. Vote for five people that you think strongly represent what you believe the dailymile community … Continue reading

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