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Question of the Week: Do you do coffee?

Today, I decided bring back the QOW (question of the week), and I’m kicking it off with an old classic: Do you do coffee? Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that acts as a stimulant drug. Caffeine is found in varying quantities in the seeds, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding on the plants. It is most commonly consumed by humans in infusions extracted … Continue reading

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Question of the week: are you a bobber or a stander (running in place)?

I’ll be honest, when I think about running in place at the intersection while waiting for that little greenish blue man to flash, I giggle a bit. The idea of it reminds me of an 80s workout video. All those people running in place, channeling their inner Jane Fonda. It seems that the running community has been split into the standers and the bobbers. This dichotomy has caused fierce judgement on both sides. The bobbers seem to embrace their extra … Continue reading

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Question of the week: where do you lube?

I remember my first experience with lube. It was during the Nashville Rock n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon. I had never run even more than a 10k before and I definitely didn’t know the logistics of lubrication. When my friend asked me if I wanted to borrow her body glide, my face turned beet read. Body glide… I was thinking, “could they make a more embarrassing name for anti-chafe lubrication?” Gingerly, I accepted my friend’s offer and applied to the at … Continue reading

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Question of the week: To loogie or not to loogie

Loogie: (n) A large slimy glob of spit, mixed with nose snot, that is formed by coughing up and hocking whats in your throat. Cooks in restaurants are notorious for making secret deposits on patrons food. (source: The Urban Dictionary) I have to be honest here, I am not a loogie-er. In fact, I had my first experience with this not too long ago on a hot trail run in San Francisco. It was liberating, and I was left wondering … Continue reading

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Question of the week: Do you do coffee?

When I go for a morning run, I usually wake up with enough time to have a quick cup of coffee. I don’t go for anything fancy, I just want it to wake me up and get me out the door [insert poop joke here]. From what I read in online science journals (ok, and Runner’s World… the go to bible for most of us) I found that caffeine, when taken in moderation, has mostly positive effects. This is good … Continue reading

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