Eric Upton

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Resisting The Resistance

The alarm goes off at 4:30 am and my mind says, “Hit the snooze, dude!“. But my heart says, “Get up and run!“. I win the battle of the alarm clock and lumber by way out of sleep.  I migrate toward the kitchen to start the Keurig and admire it’s blueish glow as I wait…

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Dealing With Heat

It’s 8 o’clock at night. The sun is creeping out of sight over the horizon. I’m lacing up my ASICS and starting to anticipate what could be one of the hardest runs of my career. “Quit whining, Uppie. So it’s 8 o’clock. What’s the big deal?”. It’s still 100°F outside with over 80% humidity, that’s…

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Why Didn’t They Tell Me?!

Ok, I’ve been running over a year and at no point did I ever see shoes get tied like this. This has frickin’ saved my toes over the last week! I recommend ye ol’ runners to watch and try, if you haven’t already. If you have, why didn’ YOU tell me?   httpv://

Less Than A Month To Go

August 22nd is the first official day of “Marathon Training” for me. That sounds very ominous to me considering I’ve just finished the laziest week in years. I ran one time in the last 7 days. The vacation was good, pounds were added and now it’s time for me to get back on my palomino….

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Tools Of The Trade – Calorie Tracker

The first thing I really started tracking when I was losing weight was calories.  I used a really nifty iPhone app called “Calorie Tracker” by But first, you’ll want to go to and enter some pertinent information such as your height, weight, weight loss/gain objectives and your activity level. You’ll want to be…

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Your Goals, Your Rewards

So, I get lots of questions about how I lost 140 lbs. The answers aren’t glamorous at all. 1) I watched the food that I ate and budgeted my calories. 2) I became active and recorded my efforts. People usually do not respond well to those two answers. Likely because they both look and sound…

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Relay For Life – Bossier City

Candi and I will be participating in this event with a few friends. This will be our first Relay For Life and we are looking forward to supporting this cause. Click Here to support and/or join our team.         Event Details Relay For Life April 8, 2011 Airline High School Track  …

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Race For The Cure – Northwest Louisiana

  Komen Northwest Louisiana Race for the Cure® September 18, 2010 Dear Friends and Family,  I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Northwest Louisiana Race for the Cure on 09/18/2010 in the fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime and the more we raise,…

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