The road most traveled

Every year Automattic brings everyone in the company to a single location for what we call the ‘Grand Meetup’. One of the most interesting activities we do are flash talks, brief presentations that each person gives allowing us a way to know each other better. Here’s a transcript of mine: I was going to talk to you about […]

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Upper body

Once upon a time, I ran from the Denver Airport to downtown for a WordCamp conference. It was 30 miles each way. Much to my surprise, the part of my body that hurt most were my shoulders and arms. Apparently, dangling your arms for 8+ hours while bouncing down the road can lead to fatigue. […]

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Tire pull

The tire pull is my go-to non-running workout. It’s also the workout I choose when there’s not enough time for a decent run. It’s designed to be hard and intense. But not necessarily long… I practice two variation of the tire pull: Heavy – with a heavy pull, the tire is weighted to the point […]

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Tabata Hill Sprints

Running is a great way to create cardiovascular endurance, but a poor way to build power. Most runners / trainers will tell you that if you want to build power, you’re eventually going to be running hills. But I’m not a fan of working out, just for the sake of exercise. When you live and active […]

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