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David Freeze, Author at Salisbury Post

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: SideKick Learning Center completes One Mile Challenge

Races are beginning to happen again and an unusual one took place on Wednesday. SideKick Karate sponsored a mile run and walk for breast cancer ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Too much sugar?

Last week, I got several wonderful replies from people who plan to get more vitamin D, either by spending increased time in the sun or ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:00 am

News

Gotta Run: Runners and everybody else need vitamin D

Just last week, there was a new release from health officials saying that vitamin D levels not only affect how likely a person is to ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Misleading food labels

I’m writing this on Thursday morning and just back from one of those glorious runs that really jumpstart the day. I watched the Yankees/Indians playoff ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

All this for Merritt: Grace Lutheran fundraiser on tap with differences

At three years old, Merritt Plummer doesn’t meet a stranger and she seems comfortable in nearly every situation. And she’s happy almost all the time, ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run — Fighting back against age

One Saturday morning a couple years ago, I happened to be doing some work on the Daily Mile track at Rockwell Elementary School. That is ... Read more

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

Clubs

Brian Tadlock wins SUV in Y Service Club Raffle

Brian Tadlock of Landis won the Y Service Club raffle on Sept. 12 and can take either a 2020 Ford Escape SUV or $18,000 in ... Read more

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

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: I don’t know everything about running

I recently came across a website (factretriever.com) that specializes in little known facts. The list had 52 running entries and these are the ones I ... Read more

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

Lifestyle

The gym has saved Cindy Miller’s life

Recently, there has been lots of talk about gyms and the importance, at least in my circles, of why they need to be open. I ... Read more

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

Lifestyle

David Freeze column: More information on historic Sloan Mill

It’s always fun for me when I get a large amount of feedback on a column or a feature story. Almost always, the story has ... Read more

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

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Beginning runners class and other recent news

While most states are having regular races again, there are some limitations. Almost none of the big marathons will happen this fall. That means that ... Read more

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

Columnists

David Freeze column: Found — the site of a historic mill

For most of my life, history has fascinated me. I read all the time, book after book, and most have some historical element. And I’ve ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Gotta run: Pushups drive magical transformation

Elaine Brown has been a long-time friend and member of Salisbury-Rowan Runners. Also a W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center employee, she currently helps organize ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Gotta run: Edie Brantley Smith finds her home

One day I walked into the Amoco, now a BP, convenience store in China Grove and wondered why Edie Bateman was in town. I knew ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:00 am

Health

David Freeze column: Robin and Isaac no more; meet Charles Newsome

Sometimes things just don’t work out. I had mentioned earlier that the hot and humid days of summer are hardest for exercise beginners if at ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:00 am

Health

Gotta’ Run: Humidity and other updates

Running is a daily struggle right now with the oppressive south Florida-style humidity. On a recent morning, I planned to do 5-6 miles but tempered ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run — Blumenthal goes a very long way

The Last Annual Heart of the South (HOTS) is a 340-mile unsupported journey run in which participants had 10 days to finish. Participants parked cars ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:00 am

Health

Gotta’ Run: The best kind of sibling rivalry

Noah Julian is the reigning Rowan Country high school runner of the year. This fall, as a senior, he welcomes his brother, freshman Eli, to ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:00 am

Health

Robin and Isaac: Time for a solid rebound!

Just a week after running the Shiloh Missions 5K, Robin Satterwhite and Isaac Miller have closed out the month of June, halfway to their year ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 am

Faith

David Freeze: Shiloh Missions 5K breaks long Rowan race drought

Usually spring and early summer in Rowan County are filled with weekend running events. Faith is always busy during the week leading to the Fourth ... Read more

by David Freeze, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Smart exercise in heat and humidity

Last week’s column about my struggle with dehydration during heat and humidity generated considerable response. This issue can derail nearly everything we do including overall ... Read more

by David Freeze, Monday, June 22, 2020 8:13 pm

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: A real-life hydration issue

There is always something good about living in an area where we can experience all four seasons. I used to joke that each month was ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Addressing common knee pain

Many of you know Robin Satterwhite from the Post’s 2020 wellness program that she shares with Isaac Miller. Robin didn’t make a lot of progress ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Robin and Isaac: Moving forward with best month yet

Usually the two folks participating in the Salisbury Post wellness program have lots of alternatives for exercise. With the YMCA and the Forum shut down ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Red Hot Mamas hit the road for charity

Two of my best female running friends in Salisbury have decided to try something with new with their long-distance relay group, The Red Hot Mamas. ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

David Freeze: Huge hay crop showcases teens’ strong work ethic

Rowan and surrounding areas have been busy with a bumper spring hay crop for the last two weeks. Hay-making equipment has been running at a ... Read more

by David Freeze, Monday, May 18, 2020 2:41 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Local races now pending the virus

By the end of May, we are usually winding down a successful series of spring races and other events. Spring 2020 may end up with ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Robin and Isaac: A month of no gyms, mixed results

Robin Satterwhite and Isaac Miller have finished four months in the Salisbury Post wellness program. The time has flown by quickly but neither participant is ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:00 am

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