Best Holiday Gifts for Runners
In about a week, as shoppers come out of their turkey-induced food comas and shift into Christmas mania, a looming question will emerge in the minds of many: “What on earth do I get all of these people?!” With so many people and so many different interests, it often seems impossible to satisfy everybody on your list without having to give up on retirement or take out a second mortgage. The holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation, family, and most importantly, love. Don’t let gifting stress take over; Zensah has many affordable gifts for runners or athletes in your life.
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300 pounds, high school, girls, high blood pressure… These are the things that made me change from the sedentary, video gaming, junk food eating kid to who I am now. Who I should be and who I strive to continue to be. I was 300 pounds in high school and on the fast track to diabetes, heart disease and diagnosed high blood pressure. My doctor told me that I needed a change and my social life, mood, and physical limits confirmed it. I wanted to be a professional firefighter, but being diagnosed with high blood pressure would eliminate me from any type of hiring process I may go through to get on the job.
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Joe Umphenour at Rev3 Florida
This past weekend, Rev3 Florida was meant to be two things: a tune-up for Ironman Arizona in three weeks and a gauge to see how my strained calf had healed. The calf had cropped up five days after the 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas and had forced me to skip the Branson 70.3. I had to take about three weeks off from running until Dr. Mathews and his ART skills at Mathews Chiropractic could work on it to the point that it was ready to be run on again. Austin 70.3 was the original targeted race and Florida had actually been my second choice, but I decided to do the Rev3 race instead because we were concerned that Austin’s hilly, off-road run would needlessly aggravate the calf and thought the warmer temps would be better for it. Plus, being in Florida, I thought I might have the chance to go to Epcot at Disney World for the Food and Wine Festival.
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