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David Freeze, Author at Salisbury Post

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Listen to your heart!

Having a few poor runs is just part of being an everyday runner. Sometimes things just don’t click and some or all of the outing ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Price of Freedom Museum gets donated landscape project

The South Rowan High School Future Farmers of America has a certain reputation in the school’s coverage area for taking on projects, large and small. ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Using a bike to help your running and overall fitness

My running heyday (that means the best timed results) was back in the mid-’80s through the ’90s. I was mostly a self-taught runner, although a ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Upper body strength, what you can do?

One of my favorite things to do each year is returning! The dragonboat festival is set for July 24. Our running club members look forward ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Heather Fidler in pursuit of better health

Long before the coronavirus became an issue, I had a regular monthly column following two people on an extended wellness journey. We had some fun ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Spring is here, so how can you get started?

After 45 years of running, I have a pretty good handle on what works for me and why I run in the first place. That ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: What to eat before exercise?

Eating before exercise is something that comes up in every group class and with almost every individual I work with. We all need to eat ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Brayden Self sets good example for young runners

It is always exciting for me when I see a young runner who enjoys the whole aspect of racing. I first met Brayden Self a ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: When is the right time to get new shoes?

Our latest beginning runners class is going very well. Attendance is up from the fall and it is sure exciting that spring is here. I ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:42 pm

Lifestyle

Making a different commitment: Runners set new marks at Rowan Helping Ministries

Through January and February, the 2020 road racing season was off to a great start. Salisbury’s signature running event, Winter Flight, had been a huge ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: How to get more and better sleep

If you are missing sleep either through struggling to switch off at night or waking up with something on your mind, you need to be ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: It’s time to get outside and here’s why

The wet weather of the winter and cold temperatures always make me look forward to spring. Just in the last couple of weeks, the longer ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Balance your dominant and weaker side for best exercise

Over the years of running and coaching, I get asked a lot of questions. One of my favorites goes something like this, “I’ve noticed that ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Frank Ramsey thought Salisbury was a great place to grow up, with lots of activities for youngsters, like Little League and Pony League baseball. All ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Latest news on runners’ hearts, Marchinko update

Last Saturday, mid-morning, I started getting texts from other runners. For a few weeks, many locals with lots of miles and marathons were keeping up ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Disc jockeys: Locals embrace sport on the move, use local courses

Just a few short years ago, pickleball was the fastest growing sport locally and across the nation well, but disc golf is now the sport ... Read more

by David Freeze, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:10 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Exercise and caffeine, the good and bad

Runners everywhere have used caffeine to their advantage for years. I was one of them. Through the 1980s and ’90s, I raced nearly every weekend, ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Don’t even think about doing these things at your next race

Runners and walkers are nice people, almost always. But once in a while, one of them will forget their ethics and manners. After participation as ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Pandemic getting kids outdoors again?

The average American child between the ages of 8 and 12 spends 1,200 hours a year in front of screens, according to the American Academy ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Memorable moments from the 38th Annual Winter Flight

A different location still brought out a crowd of 292 participants for Rowan’s best known race. The dairy cows lined up to watch the runners ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Ainsley’s Angels are back today at Winter Flight

A few years back, I heard from a former running client about her involvement with Ainsley’s Angels. Allison Tuck’s son is handicapped and couldn’t run ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Winter Flight is back, with changes

Salisbury and Rowan’s biggest race, the 38th Annual Winter Flight, is back with its 2021 version, with the race date set for Jan. 17. Normally ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Pauley-Brown wins Yadkin Valley Conference and Winter Flight news

At just 14, Emberleigh Pauley-Brown has surprised everyone with her cross country success as a high school freshman. She’s been a fixture in local races, ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Jerry Kanipe needs to run

I listened to Jerry Kanipe talking one morning, just before the Ed Dupree 5K was about to start. He told Luann Fesperman why he needed ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Core strength makes for better running

It’s been about a month since I took a day off from running. That isn’t much to a guy that once went four years between ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Marchinko competes again after a broken neck in June

Bob Marchinko had just finished a run and saw a big tree limb on his roof. He said, “I grabbed my ladder and went up ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Good race directors, under-appreciated but required

In a normal year, Salisbury and Rowan will have about 30 races. Some have a long history, a few are brand new but every single ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, November 29, 2020 12:00 am

David Freeze

David Freeze column: What I’m thankful for

It has been one of my great privileges to write this column now for more than 10 years. I’m not sure exactly which year this ... Read more

by David Freeze, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:00 am

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