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About sineadpt

physical therapist, PhD candidate, bike fiend, swim nut, run loony, multisport athlete, bike fitter, coach, general life enthusiast

Memorial day heart-rush  

I have the best job in the world. Not only is it the top of the most desirable healthcare jobs, but it is the most rewarding, challenging job I can imagine. My job, is to re-unite people with their bodies. … Continue reading

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  The new normal…  

The new normal has no norms; it involves change, flux, and constant motion. Since my departure from my business of 13 years, I have been shuffling my thoughts, my patterns and my ideas. The one constant is that I am working, … Continue reading

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Winter running 101 … Aka: Keeping your hard-core on… with EH track bad-asses

Have a goal: write it down, tell your friends. Boston 2014. Central park March ½ marathon, Katie’s 5k in Spring. Whatever. Pen it. Post it. Plan it. The vision and goal will get your warm cuddly ass out of bed … Continue reading

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Kettlebell benefits from a PT perspective…

We have devolved relatively recently, from a hunter-gatherer-moving culture, into a sitting-slouching-computer-culture: Even the active amongst ourselves need to examine how many hours in the day are we consistently moving? How long do we sit for extended periods of time … Continue reading

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Inhale, pause, exhale. Then move.

The New Year, the depth of winter with short days, long nights, sometimes harsh weather limiting outdoor activity, brings time to reflect back, and to plan forward. With awareness of my Celtic ancestry, it falls squarely between Samhain, the final … Continue reading

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Ironman Lake Placid camp 2013

Act 1: Scene 1 The team: Jen + Dave Gatz, Sam Cila, and me! The Location: Larry Parker’s Fireman Ironman training camp, Lake Placid, NY The Extras: oh, just some world class athletes, world champions, you know.. One hundred hot … Continue reading

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Wanna run faster? Longer? Injury free? Master efficient running first!

Have you ever wondered why you feel more like a lumbering rhinoceros when you run, rather than a gazelle? Have you ever watched the pro’s at the end of a race, finishing with a still smooth gait, while the mid- … Continue reading

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Pushing the edge: Thoughts from Hyner view…

Almost a week has passed since the Hyner 50k challenge, and my legs are beginning to feel close to normal. The muscular havoc that results from running 6:29 in the hills of PA, cannot be underestimated, but as the creatine … Continue reading

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cross training, cross country (skiing)

..and with a forecast of a steady ZERO degrees (F), we were packed up and heading out into the wild west woods of Maine. The prior night, while driving the final miles near Kingfield, still in cell-phone contact with the … Continue reading

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The “secret day”

EHHS track 6am: I plod my way around the school perimeter under headlamp beam, picking up pairs of reflective eyes darting from my path. I gather my thoughts, thinking of family at home, winding thoughts and breaths and prayers together … Continue reading

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