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My first impressions of the new Mizuno Wave Sonic slow jogging shoes

My first impressions of the new Mizuno Wave Sonic slow jogging shoes

OK, the new Mizuno Wave Sonic running shoes are made as racing flats and not as slow jogging shoes. But as slow jogging shoes I intend to use them. And also as erging shoes and as kettlebell swinging shoes and even as gym shoes and for 9Round kick boxing.

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Season greetings from Chris and Jack Abraham

Season greetings from Chris and Jack Abraham

I hope you've had a wonderful 2017 and are having a delightful, friend-and-family-filled, holiday season! I wish you the most prosperous and love-filled 2018 imaginable!

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Crypterium converts bitcoin arcana and cryptocurrency confusion into practical magic

Crypterium converts bitcoin arcana and cryptocurrency confusion into practical magic

Once cryptocurrencies are as simple and easy to use every day as dollar bills the benefits of cryptocurrency--lower transaction costs, speed of payment, removal of national boundaries, and so on--become real. Crypterium will free you to easily spend your cryptocurrencies IRL.

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My favorite running shoe is still Saucony Jazz

My favorite running shoe is still Saucony Jazz

No matter what I try I always fall back in love with my Saucony Jazz Original running shoes. That's not true, actually. I started off only running in Nike Pegasus running shoes--The Original Nike Pegasus to be exact--back in middle school. The original Nike Pegasus bears a striking likeness to Saucony Jazz Originals.

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I was a teenage Russian troll

I was a teenage Russian troll

In my early and mid-thirties I was part of a super-discrete, amazingly-effective, super-covert, mercenary troll army that lived and worked out of two floors of Rosslyn Twin Tower Two in Arlington, Virginia, the United States called New Media Strategies.

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A very traditional potato latke / potato pancake recipe even your mother would love

A very traditional potato latke / potato pancake recipe even your mother would love

My mom and I had a few traditions: lunchtime wine at the Olive Garden, margaritas at El Paso Café, a Beefeater gin on her birthday, a really nice medium Filet Mignon at Outback, and lunches at Jewish delis. We would always start with a plate of potato pancakes--latkes--with sour cream and apple sauce.

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SpyderGrip Green Lynx 2.0 Review

SpyderGrip Green Lynx 2.0 Review

I bought this SpyderGrip Green Lynx 2.0 over a year ago, I think, but haven't used it much because I didn't think it could carry that much. Tonight, however, I checked it out and I was easily able to fit my Samsung S6 Active into the neoprene pouch.

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Hill People Gear Snubby Kit Bag Review

Hill People Gear Snubby Kit Bag Review

Over the last couple-few years I haven't gone for a run without wearing my Hill People Gear Snubby Kit Bag on my chest. For me, it's how I like to carry my personal stuff when I am on a run, race, or jog.

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Why I named my digital PR firm Gerris Corp

Why I named my digital PR firm Gerris Corp

All y'all want to know what a Gerris is? Well, it's short for Gerris lacustris or the common pond skater or common water strider.

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The best treadmills for runners, joggers, and walkers at home

The best treadmills for runners, joggers, and walkers at home

I just received an email from Mei telling me about an article that she wrote for Reviews.com about the best treadmills after reading my article on this site, Hiit: 3 Minutes Of Anything Is Hard.

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Please never forget to stretch after all your workouts like I do

Please never forget to stretch after all your workouts like I do

Even if you're just taking it easy and not even breaking a sweat during your exercises, including constitutional walks and family saunters and even really slow rows on your rowing erg, never forget to give yourself a nice stretch every time your done with your exercises, even if you just get just a little bit of a warm-up.

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My personal keto diet mistake: overeating my calorie deficit

My personal keto diet mistake: overeating my calorie deficit

Rule One of the Ketogenic Diet: if you want to lose weight: absolutely only eat when actually hungry (don't let thirst fool you). I've been messing this one up every day so far (I started keto 16-days ago).

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Important things I'm learning about the ketogenic diet 12 days in

Important things I'm learning about the ketogenic diet 12 days in

After twelve days, I have learned just a few things about my own personal ketogenic diet--or, at least how I am going to run my keto diet:

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Sedentary lifestyle injuries are infinitely worse than sports injuries

Sedentary lifestyle injuries are infinitely worse than sports injuries

I remember the days when I was so fit that a sports injury was always looming but it was only temporary. My fitness and wellness aided and accelerated my recovery every time--even if it took just a little help from a doc or surgeon. 

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My keto diet has killed my appetite and hunger dead

My keto diet has killed my appetite and hunger dead

I have been eating according to the keto diet for eight days, according to /r/keto on reddit.  After a little more than a week, my appetite has really been suppressed and it's taken a lot less keto-friendly food to sate my hunger.

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SweatNow makes trainers celebrities and students communities

SweatNow makes trainers celebrities and students communities

SweatNow, a free app for iOS and Android, allows all of us who only go to classes, studios, and gyms for specific trainers, coaches, teachers, yoginis, and instructors, to follow them wherever they go whenever they go there.

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The 2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge Begins November 23

The 2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge Begins November 23

Some news from Concept2 about their upcoming individual challenge, the 2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge:

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Start preparing for the Concept2 Holiday Challenge today

Start preparing for the Concept2 Holiday Challenge today

Unlike most Concept2 Challenges, the Holiday Challenge demands a lot from us from the very beginning: 6,451.61 meters-per-day, on average, to accumulate 200,000 meters over the 31-day Concept2 Holiday Challenge—which is a lot if you're not used to high-mileage rowing. But you can do it!

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Our Sculling Caper

Our Sculling Caper

September 8, 2002, Washington, DC – It is true that Mark had talked to Paul about being okayed to be allowed to take out Sculls onto the river; it is true that Mark and I rowed in college at GWU. When Mark and I arrived to rent racing sculls from the Thompson Boat Center (from where Mark and I rowed during college), I hadn’t rowed any shells in ten-years, and I had never rowed in a single scull in my life.

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2017 Concept2 Skeleton Crew Challenge Starts Today!

2017 Concept2 Skeleton Crew Challenge Starts Today!

Today is day one of Concept2's annual Halloween individual rowing challenge, the 2017 Skeleton Crew Challenge! It's simple, on the nose, and fun: row at least 31,000 meters between October 25th and October 31st—Halloween! 

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Reclaim your LinkedIn connections as contact emails via Download your data

Reclaim your LinkedIn connections as contact emails via Download your data

In this article, I will reconnect you with your LinkedIn Contacts—Connections— in a format you can use: first name, last name, company, position, and—most importantly—email address. It's still easy but not completely intuitive. Don't let LinkedIn hold your LinkedIn Connections hostage, extract all that value from all your commitment to your LinkedIn business connections.

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Returning to Dungeons & Dragons after 33 years away

Returning to Dungeons & Dragons after 33 years away

My Dungeon Master (DM) is awesome. After the game—during which I was played as an NPC (Non Player Character) because I couldn't make the game—he wrote me the most amazing recap and also updated my character from level 3 to level 4 and sent me my updated character sheet in a gorgeously-rendered PDF (inline, attached below). Enjoy! Real names have been erased to protect real people.

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It’s not what Dove meant, it’s what people see

It’s not what Dove meant, it’s what people see

Dove has historically actively pursued women’s diversity in race, color, size, shape. This is a controversy of context in a world that is not only allowed but empowered to excerpt, crop, edit, and define meaning.

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WAMU 88.5 FM is Dropping Writers Almanac, Science Friday, & The Best of Car Talk Beginning October 2nd

WAMU 88.5 FM is Dropping Writers Almanac, Science Friday, & The Best of Car Talk Beginning October 2nd

The end of an era at 88.5FM. WAMU is dropping Writers Almanac, Science Friday, and The Best of Car Talk beginning October 2nd in Washington, DC, pointing us, instead, to their podcasts.

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