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August 16, 2018

Excuse my absence. I was caught up with summer vacation and a group training (trail running) plan (I still am). I know I have been doing a number of posts on running recently, but what can I say, I love it. I am finally back out there exercising, getting in some mounta...

June 22, 2018

Even before I became a massage therapist I was learning tools to better recovery from life and running. Somethings I even learned from experimentation or on instinct. All you need are a few tools, many of which you carry around with you all of the time. Then start rubb...

May 25, 2018

Winning: Did you do something beyond your comfort zone?

Winning isn't always about coming in first. For most of us it is about pushing our bounderies of comfort and persevering. Day-to-day this may be going farther than you have before or having a breakout workout. Duri...

May 10, 2018

On Being Coached

If it is hard for you to share your feelings, challenges, stresses, or failures you won't get much out of being coached.

May 3, 2018

Dynamic Stretching vs Static Stretching

I often get asked by my massage clients if they should be stretching. The answer is most definitley probably. If it doesn't hurt, go for it! Then the lesson starts. 

There are two types of stretching that one can typically do, dyna...

March 29, 2018

It's April. And. It's April. Sounds like a good reason to offer up an offer. The thing is, you have to figure out what it is. I will start you with two clues. Easter egg and pop culture. Oh, and the link to my website. Ah, you're already on my website. Or is that in my...

March 1, 2018

     Pain is temporary. But how temporary? Temporary enough to call it a day? Push on? Or something in between? When you are in the thick of it there are only four questions you really need to ask yourself when experiencing pain. Those questions you should keep in mind...

February 22, 2018

T. Redd Miller helps us get to know Ma Sage, our resident massage therapist a bit better. She is known for her skills as a Clinical Massage Therapist and off beat humor. 

TRM: Welcome to the Physiotivity team.

MS: Thank you. It's wonderful to work with all of you.

TR...

February 15, 2018

Today and for the next two days I am at Harvard's pool dealing with what are thought of as sensations of summer: chlorine and high humidity. I am here for the Women's Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. For the last few years I have been doing sports massage...

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Books I Have Read Recently

Origins by Dan Brown

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

North by Scott Jurek and Jenny Jurek

Vanishing New York by Jeremiah Moss

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky

Training Essentials for Ultrarunning by Jason Koop

The Brave Athlete by Simon Marshall, PhD & Lesley Paterson

Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Science of Running by Steve Magness

Where The Road Ends by Meghan Hicks & Bryon Powell

The River Why by David James Duncan

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Today We Die a Little! by Richard Askwith

Running To The Top by Arthur Lydiard

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

Quiet by Susan Cain

The Story of The Human Body by Daniel E. Lieberman

Four Million Steps by Tommy Neeson

Racing The Rain by John L. Parker, Jr.

Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall

Run or Die by Kilian Jornet

What Make's Olga Run by Bruce Grierson

Performance Nutrition by Krista Austin & Rob Seebohar

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.

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