Strava Mile

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Are you an athlete on Strava? Did you run the Strava Mile? (Side note, if you are, follow me and I’ll follow back and Kudos everything you do, promise!) If you are (and you did), you know that in June, Strava hosted events around the country (and, in fact the world) for folks to come…

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Hiking As Cross Training (Black Toenail Chronicles Vol. 3)

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Cross Training Hiking

I’m finally getting back to it. My back is getting better and I’m able to run a few miles at a time. I’m confident at this point that I’ll make it to the finish line of the 2017 NYC Marathon. And just to be clear, I won’t be setting any records, world or personal. Cross…

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Join Me at the Runner’s World Half & Festival!

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I’m super excited to be part of the 2017 Runner’s World Half Run Crew! Starting on October 20 running through the 22, Runner’s World will once again host its Runner’s World Half and Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – just miles away from its Emmaus headquarters. What does this mean for me? Well, as part of the…

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The Black Toenail Chronicles Vol. 2

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As you know, recently my running life has been a bit of a bummer. At this point, I’ve been through a series of epidural steroid injections (three to be exact) and have started physical therapy. I’ve got an interview with my doc on deck in the next few weeks to take you through the whole…

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Published in Runner’s World!

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I'm Published in Runner's World

I was excited to write an article for Runner’s World! Below is the article, full transparency, my wife helped edit it and was an ace up my sleeve. You can find the article through this link. So without further ado: Tackle Your Next Half Marathon With These Five Tips My name is Eric Rayvid, I’m…

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Smoking and Running

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Smoking and running

Here’s something I don’t understand, runners who smoke. Now, don’t get me wrong, I understand smoking, I was a smoker for more than half my 47 years and I loved almost every second of it. I Was a Smoker My favorite cigarettes were: Right after waking up After a stressful meeting After hard work With…

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