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Weight Loss Experimentation: Calories in/ Calories Out in the Real World

Jul 1, 2013 | 6 Comments

I love trying new physical adventures. Over the years, I’ve played a wide variety of sports, both team and individual. Each one presented different physical and mental skills which helped me grow as a person. Each one was a unique puzzle that challenged me in a new way. I’ve been looking for a new challenge since the allure of running ultras waned. Shelly and I have been training at an mma gym, which includes Brazilian jiu jitsu. There’s Read More...

Six Reasons You Shouldn’t be too Hard on Religious Folks

Jun 28, 2013 | 7 Comments

Anyone that follows and participates in my Facebook discussions probably noticed a pattern- I like to tease Christians. A lot. I routinely make Raptor Jesus jokes. I toss out hyperbole-laced rants about the logic of religion. I use religious imagery and ceremony is blasphemous ways.

Most of my friends understand I’m just joking around. I have tremendous respect for those that have strong beliefs. Well, not enough respect to prevent teasing… but Sometimes, however, people will chime Read More...

Life Skill #1: Applying “Experiment of One” Globally

Jun 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

George Sheehan famously said “We are each an experiment of one.” This idea was a central theme in both my running books. While he may have been referring to running, the advice should be applied to life outside running. There are very few (if any) things that can be universally applied to every single person. What’s good for the goose is almost never good for the gander.


We’re different people. We have different genes

Is the Technical Running Shirt Backlash the Next barefoot Running Fad?

Jun 24, 2013 | 13 Comments

In “Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel“, I discuss a wide variety of topics related to running. One of the more controversial themes was my rant against technical shirts in hot weather. The idea follows rather simple physical properties- wearing tech shirts increases body temperature, which hinders performance in hot weather. It also feasibly increases the probability of hyperthermia, heat stroke, and death.

Dramatic, I know.

anyway, over the last three weeks, I’ve had

Training Without Competing?

Jun 23, 2013 | 3 Comments

I the running universe, it’s not uncommon to encounter runners that have zero interest in running races. They have no need to compete. The “training” runs fulfill whatever it is they need fulfilling, whether it be fitness, stress relief, the intrinsic joy of the physical movement, socialization… whatever.

For those that DO run races, training usually focuses on improvement when competing. They may still train for the reasons listed above, but there’s a competitive edge to their Read More...

Downloadable Reading of the Squirrel Wipe Book By Run Barefoot Girl

Jun 16, 2013 | No Comments

Trying to decide if you want to take the plunge and buy a copy of my trail running and ultra book “Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel?” My friend Caity reads a sample on her Run Barefoot Girl! podcast.

Check it out here:

Check out Caity’s other podcasts, too. If you’ve never head her before, I guarantee you’ll immediately fall in love with her show!



The Authentic Paleo Diet: Guest Post from Chris Pedersen

Jun 14, 2013 | 9 Comments

The following is a reposted article written by my Facebook friend Chris Pedersen. ‘m a big fan of experimentation, especially if it involves playing cards! Enjoy!

The Paleo diet has become popular among those wishing to begin making healthy choices in what they consume for their daily meals.  GMO’s, additives, processing methods all cause suspicion in regards to the impact on health that modern food has.  Health benefits aside, it is hard to argue against Read More...

A New Diet Book? And It Is 100% Free?!? WTF?

Jun 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

Yes, it DOES seem to good to be true! I’ve written a diet book and it’s completely free!

This is the only weight loss (or weight gain depending on your goals) you’ll ever need. AND IT’S FREE!

For your convenience, I made it available in a variety of formats including:

ePub- For most eReaders

Mobi- For Kindles

PDF- For computers and other assorted devices

Warning: For