David Freeze, Author at Salisbury Post

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: How hot is too hot to run?

Every year, I get asked about running in the heat. I don’t miss days due to the heat, but I’ve learned that running is the ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Feeling alive again — Nick Deal gets new kidney

By David Freeze For the Salisbury Post Donna Deal drove home with husband, Nick, in the car. She knew just where the accident had happened ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:10 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Pending state 5K record set in China Grove

The China Grove Main Street Challenge 5K has often attracted top athletes, hoping to run at their best on a very fast course. Starting just ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Cora Kirkman celebrates 100 years of a life beautifully lived

SALISBURY — Surrounded by 100 friends and with a heavy NASCAR theme, Cora Kirkman enjoyed her 100th birthday celebration at Oak Park Retirement. Kirkman and ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:10 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: 178 miles in Nevada and California

Each year, I look forward to the Reno/ Tahoe Odyssey, a team run that covers 178 challenging miles. The Mission Senior Living team consists of ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: My shortcuts to better nutrition

Last week, I shared my thoughts on five ways to get faster. This week, I’m going to address a few easy ways to improve your ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, June 4, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Getting faster in five steps

Most of the runners I talk to that are seeking advice want to know one of two things. The first group wants to talk about ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Mt. Ulla Tractor Ride rolls again

Ryan Sloop had several purposes for organizing the second annual Mt. Ulla Tractor Ride. Consisting of about 35 tractors at the start, most of which ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, May 21, 2022 12:02 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Resting heart rate and why it’s important

People who exercise regularly eventually get around to paying attention to their resting heart rate. Some even use the resting heart rate as a measure ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, May 21, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Daughters of American Colonists dedicate marker at Thyatira Presbyterian’s cemetery

In a ceremony on Saturday, May 7, representatives of the Daughters of American Colonists visited Thyatira Presbyterian Church on White Road near Millbridge to dedicate ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, May 14, 2022 12:05 am

Columns

Gotta run: Jasen Weber chooses different types of marathons

Most runners want to run regular marathons, 26.2 miles on roads with reasonable courses. Jasen Weber goes a different way. Both of his marathons were ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, May 14, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Just passing through: Japanese cyclists stop in Salisbury during cross-country ride

Just 11 days ago, Kosuke Inano and Masaya Hayshi, left Washington, D.C., on their bicycles. They stopped in Salisbury on Tuesday evening, spent the night ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, May 14, 2022 12:00 am

Local

Y Service Clubs celebrate 100 years worldwide

The Y’s Men International is a global fellowship of affiliated clubs oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA and communities in which it is present throughout ... Read more

by David Freeze, Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:02 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: With plenty of walking too!

My good friends at the Rowan Public Library South Branch made sure I got on the reserved list for a book named “52 Ways to ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

The Hatman legend continues to grow

Charles Sloop doesn’t let fame change his game When a man of some importance travels, he is seldom alone. Charles Sloop knows the game, whether ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:10 am

Lifestyle

She came home to stay: Betty Stirewalt will retire from Food Lion on 87th birthday Friday

Betty Stirewalt and her husband, Glenn, lived in Bluefield, West Virginia. Glenn was a banker there and Betty worked at the local Kroger grocery store. ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:05 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Dreams and what Ed Dupree would say about them!

All of us should have dreams, thinking about big things that are bucket list dreams and going to be a challenge to complete. I’m talking ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

A marathon to be remembered forever

Two local men had different tracks on the way to last Monday’s Boston Marathon, both having become serious runners after focusing on other things for ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:10 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Why grip strength is a good measure of overall health

As various aspects of the COVID pandemic are relaxed, I’m glad that handshakes are returning. I grew up in a time when meeting someone new ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:00 am

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Gotta Run: A busy week ahead

The week just ahead has plenty of running options and I think its going to be fun. At least two well-known Rowan County runners are ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:00 am

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Gotta Run: Can’t wait to get back to running again

It had been 14 days since I could exercise or do much of anything physical. Everything started with a severe kidney stone issue very early ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:00 am

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Gotta run, but I can’t! Learning about blood infection

Last week’s column addressed some help from Jeter Chiropractic for a nerve issue in my right leg and some discomfort in my lower back. I ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, April 2, 2022 12:10 am

Lifestyle

Telling the truth about life on the road: Musician returns to church after giving up alcohol and drugs

John Gillespie has nearly always been talented musically. It was expected, with a dad good enough to play with Loretta Lynn, Sonny James, Red Sovine, ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:05 am

Lifestyle

Rowan Helping Ministries honors volunteers

After postponing the annual banquet for two years, Rowan Helping Ministries hosted an in-person event at the First Baptist Church of Salisbury Ministry Center on ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Two races coming up, along with spring Beginning Runners Class

The first two races of the spring season are set to go with the local running scene back to normal after reduced events during the ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: How to make the best of your yearly physical

I have made sure to get my annual physical for as long as I can remember. Many active folks think if they exercise, eat well, ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:04 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Anti-aging to the max

Americans are obsessed with aging. Or, more accurately, with avoiding it. Between all the skin creams, Botox, chin tucks and rejuvenation supplements, the business of ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, March 5, 2022 12:00 am

Lifestyle

After wreck on the way home from hospital, Deal in need of second kidney transplant

Nick Deal was on top of the world. Deal told his family and friends he would be able to regain his life with his new ... Read more

by David Freeze, Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:02 am

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