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Moutain Mama: a Q & A With Single Dad And Full Time Adventurer Thomas Minton

After I posted a couple interviews with single moms, readers responded. “I love what you’ve written about single moms, but what about single dads?”

So I sat down with Thomas Minton, one of the most inspiring parents I know.

Thomas is a physical therapist who focuses on running-related and sports injuries, a Pose Method Certified Running Technique Specialist, a USA Track and Field Coach, and a Red Level Bike Fit Professional. He’s also a single dad. Basically, Thomas is an all-around bad ass.

I was in the thick of it, working an office job for forty-hours a week and mostly raising a toddler alone, and Thomas Minton’s advice saved me. When my son was an infant, it was easy to tie him to me and go for a hike or run with him in the stroller. Once he started walking there was no containing him.

Thomas showed me how to turn a playground into a gym.

 

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Thomas Minton is a Pose Method Certified Running Technique Specialist located in Asheville, NC. Click here to find out more about T. Minton and to contact him.

 

 

 

Here’s how to prevent runner injuries

Research indicates there are about 54 million runners or joggers in the United States. This is great news for health and fitness experts, who recommend at least 150 minutes of activity a week for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Unfortunately, there is a darker side to this story. Injuries related to running affect up to 85 percent of runners each year. This is a problem of epic proportions when one considers that running comprises 30 percent of all sport activity.

Why are so many people getting injured? The answer involves technique — more specifically, lack of proper technique and training.

Running is the only sport in which technique is traditionally ignored on a consistent basis. Most coaches and athletes incorrectly assume running is a natural activity that everyone just learns without instruction. The injury statistics simply do not support this false assumption.

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About the Author: Thomas Minton, PT, Cert. MDT, CRTS is in Asheville, NC, and is available for consultations and technique training.