Author Archives: jlgull

About jlgull

I'm a civil engineer working in the transportation industry. Basically, I manage the design, construction, and operation of highways and bridges. As an engineer and scientist I'm very analytical and this is reflected in my approach to fitness and racing.

Shut Up About Daylight Saving Time, It’s Actually Great

From Popular Mechanics: Besides making the world seem like a darker place, one effect of this event is a huge proliferation of articles proclaiming that DST is a garbage idea that needs to end. What these articles tend to ignore … Continue reading

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Weak Glutes

Another great video from Jeff Cavaliere on the importance of engaging your Glutes when you work out.  I have incredibly weak Glutes to the point where my family has a good laugh regularly at my expense about my total lack … Continue reading

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Gym Etiquette 101

Some good, and funny tips from NerdFitness about how to behave in a gym: The gym can be an intimidating place.  Besides the grunting and the weights dropping, there is a secret code of conduct that is totally foreign to any … Continue reading

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Spicy Flatbread Chicken Sandwich

This grilled flatbread sandwich is one of my favorites.  Super easy and quick to make, full of flavor, and filling.  Best of all, it’s high protein, low fat, low carb, and only 350 calories. Here’s the recipe…  

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Merrell Avalaunch

New trail runners from Merrell. These look like a pretty good upgrade from Merrell’s All-Out Crush shoe from last year.  They don’t have drainage ports but they seem to have everything else I’m looking for in an OCR shoe – … Continue reading

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Hip bone connected to the back bone

I’ve been feeling pretty inadequate lately after seeing a Physical Therapist to help with an injury to my bicep.  If you’ve never been to physical therapy it can be a really rewarding and eye opening experience.  I was blown away about how … Continue reading

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Do you even Paleo Bro?

From TheAtlantic – Neanderthal Dental Plaque Shows What a Paleo Diet Really Looks Like: By harvesting and sequencing that DNA, Weyrich has shown that there was no such thing as a typical Neanderthal diet. One individual from Spy cave in … Continue reading

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