Category Archives: Running

Starting from Scratch

  My last blog post was from December 2014. At that time, I was really happy to share the big news. I just finished running my 1,000th mile in a span of only 14 months. I weighed 145 pounds, and … Continue reading

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I Ran 1,000 Miles!

As of November 30, 2014, I reached a milestone on my road to staying fit. I ran 1,000 miles since October 8th, 2014! That’s roughly the driving distance from Washington, DC to Miami, FL or from Madrid, Spain to Brussels, … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy To Stay Fit

No matter how hard I have been training in the past two years, the key to improving my running speed is weight loss. In my previous article, the Physics of Running, I present a graph showing that a runner weighing 100 pounds … Continue reading

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The Physics of Running

“I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it.” Lord Kelvin I have always been curious about the world and how things work. Perhaps that’s why … Continue reading

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How I Track My Running

There is nothing more exciting for me than to see how I improve and get better at doing something. Since October 8, 2013, I have been using an Excel Spreadsheet to track my mileage every week. I also keep track … Continue reading

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Food for Thought and Running in Puerto Rico

Last weekend, I drove out a few hours west of San Juan to visit my friend Pedro in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. We met up at El Buen Café (the literal translation is The Good Café), where I enjoyed a delicious … Continue reading

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No Pain, No Gain: My Top Running Injuries

In his book, Running Fast and Injury Free, Gordon Pirie writes: “Statistics compiled by the American Medical Association indicate that as many as 70 percent of the more than 30 million “serious” runners in the United States can count on … Continue reading

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