Paul Jackson 5K Race

Moose At UdOn September 21, 2013, the Paul Jackson Fund, a charity located in Westfield, N.J, will host a 5K run/2 Mile Wheelchair Friendly Walk/Kids Fun Run at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.  The charity is a fund of last resort for those in financial crisis due to long-term diasability or illness. I started training for a 5K race at the Runner’s World Half and Festival in…

Shin Splints: How to Ease Your Lower Leg Pain

19.shinsplintAlthough a shin splint is commonly used to describe various pains between the ankle and the knee, it actually refers to a specific inflammatory condition of the tibia — a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome. A type of “overuse injury” to the legs, the most common causes of shin splints include excessive running, poor conditioning and over-pronation (flattening of the arch). The result is…