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Habits shape every area of your life. If you are overweight, pre-diabetic, and at risk for developing heart disease, your habits are counterproductive for good health. On the flip side, if you are fit and healthy, you have implemented habits that support a healthy lifestyle. However, you don’t need to hit the gym every day …

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I could feel the adrenaline running through my veins. I was going to do it. I would sign up for the race I set my sights on after rekindling my passion for running in 2020. I would run 215 miles across Scotland. I didn’t know what to expect and much less about how to train …

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How would you feel if you’d achieved your fitness and health goals? Imagine having a lean and muscular body that is flexible, pain-free, and moves quickly. Imagine receiving compliments for your athletic physique and healthy lifestyle. Imagine accomplishing significant athletic feats – finishing that marathon or standing on that bodybuilding stage. If you are like …

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One area I struggle with is focus. My hyperactive brain likes to overthink, double-check, and question every decision I make. I find it hard to discern the most important activities and lose myself in working on details for too long. I get lost in planning and can spend hours crafting a perfect day, designing my …

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When my brother got married this year, he and his girlfriend decided to celebrate with a Rockabilly-inspired party. This set the tone for the whole wedding, and everyone who attended knew in which direction the party would go. The defined theme of the party helped me make the appropriate choice for the dress – I …

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Over the past 15 years, I have become an expert on different diet philosophies. It all started when I discovered the life-changing magic of running in 2006. I was a forestry student, and my growing interest in environmental issues made me think more about my lifestyle choices. At the same time, I wanted to provide …

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Quick question. What would you say if I asked how you would describe yourself as a runner? Would you tell me that you are “not a real runner” because you are slow? Would you tell me that you are a “back of the packer” or permanently injured? Would you tell me that you hate strength …

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“The lucky kit it is then,” I thought to myself. This is the kit I wore when I finished my first ultramarathon at the podium just one year ago. This is the kit I wore in all the races that followed. The kit that reminded me of my girlfriend, Katja. I felt anxious but at …

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On July 10th, I toed the starting line at the Laufhaus Backyard Ultra – my first backyard ultra race. A backyard ultra is a race where participants must cover a loop of 6706 meters (4.167 miles) every hour on the hour. The one who can last the longest is the winner. All other participants are …

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To successfully finish an ultra, you need to learn how to fuel for the event. Yes, I know that the low-carb runner Michael McKnight has shown that one can run 100 miles without calories. However, I don’t recommend trying to crush your first ultra on zero calories. Instead, you should focus on fueling early and …

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