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Breaking a 7 Minute Mile: Mission Accomplished

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I recently wrote about how I was able to shave down my 1-mile time to 7:16 and wasn’t quite sure if I should push it farther and try to break the 7-minute mile mark. Part of me was saying, ‘yeah, go for it,’ but the other part of me was thinking that it might be incredibly tough. After all, cutting down an additional 16 or 17 seconds is a lot more than people think. The other part of me was saying to just start running some longer distances. I guess I was kind of torn on where to go next. I […]


Running

Running One Mile in 7:16

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I have always said that there are two things in this world that I really don’t enjoy…math…and running! It’s something that has always seemed like a huge chore to me, and for the life of me I could not understand why these delusional people have kept telling me about the joys of running. Seriously, running for fun? Just the thought of it would rattle around in my brain for a moment before getting tossed aside like it was some type of joke. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the purpose of running and all of the great benefits it […]


Don’t Let Anyone Fool You: Getting in Shape is Hard Work

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If you’re looking to get into shape, and somebody tells you that you can take some magic supplement (besides steroids, or something illegal) that will have you shredded and in the best shape of your life within weeks is flat out lying to you. When you see people that are in physically great shape, they have put in a lot…let me say that again…Getting in shape is A LOT of hard work. Falling Into Bad Habits Again It’s been at least a couple of years now that I dropped about 40 pounds or so, and along the way I have […]


Cayenne Pepper: Discover the Magical Weight Loss & Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

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What is the Cayenne Pepper Diet As the name suggests, the cayenne pepper diet is based on a hot and spicy chili pepper that bears the same name. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMM), Native Americans have used this pepper for about 9,000 years not only to treat various ailments but also as a pain reliever. The main ingredient in this pepper, capsaicin, is also widely used in Asian countries including China and Japan for medicinal and dietary purposes. For instance, practitioners of traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indian medicine use it to treat circulatory problems, arthritis pain, stomach […]


Your Lunch is Costing You More Than You Think!

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Many of us live in a world where we rise to the sound of a blaring alarm clock, smack it a couple of times to snooze for a few more minutes, and then pull ourselves out of bed. The rush is on to make it into the shower, out the door, and on our way to work in record time. The rush of the morning made it nearly impossible to pack a lunch, so many of us choose to eat lunch out two to three times per week. One thing that we don’t realize is that those lunches are costing […]