The Mouth Behind the Mask

by Denis Faye | April 9, 2021

Last month I ran my second fake COVID-19 marathon, a self-flagellation ritual meant to keep me semi-sane as I wait out the pandemic. My first fake marathon happened last October. I ran along the beach from Torrance to Marina Del R

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True North: Running Route Planning for Neurotics

by Denis Faye | January 26, 2021

My German friend Patrick wants to do the Los Angeles Marathon this year on the 21st of March. Unfortunately, the race has been rescheduled to a more vaccine-optimistic TBD date in the fall. They also changed the route, removing t

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The Stupid Call to Adventure

by Denis Faye | January 14, 2021

Last Monday, I awoke to rain outside my window and a voice inside my head. Both beckoned me to do something stupid that day. They didn’t care what I did, as long as it left a mark. Fatigue suggested otherwise, so I shuffled to t

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She’s Going Down!

by Denis Faye | September 10, 2020

COVID-19 played only a minor role in my new running habit. The real catalyst was my dysfunctional competition complex. When I train with others, my outsized desire to crush everyone in my vicinity is matched only by my limited abi

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450 Miles in 45 Hours: My Birthday Challenge to Beat Cancer

by Denis Faye | March 26, 2015

A couple years ago, Steve Edwards gave me a bike. I don’t mean a beat up, rusty ol’ beach cruiser, but rather a high performance, decked-out Cannondale road bike. At the time, I had little more than a passing curiousity in cyc

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I’m, like, totally powerful now

by Denis Faye | August 29, 2014

Hey everyone! I got a promotion! Going forward, you may call me Beachbody “Director of Nutrition Content”, “sir”, or just “jive turkey.” My new role at Beachbody is basically the same as my ol

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Batman don’t get no cancer

by Denis Faye | August 11, 2014

Long time Nerd Herders out there are probably well aware of Steve Edwards, my mentor and long-time collaborator. More than anyone else, he’s the person who opened my eyes to the importance of helping others look after themse

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The BWR: Let’s hear it for exercise-induced nausea!

by Denis Faye | April 29, 2014

  If you’ve been a member of the Nerd Herd for a while, you know I’m a Steve Edwards Birthday Challenge devotee. Every year on my birthday, I do something hard and fun, just to make the most out of this bag oR

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Birthday Challenge, Nerd Style

by Denis Faye | May 10, 2013

Last week was my birthday. I turned 43, which isn’t really a landmark celebration unless you happen to live in a society that uses a base-10.75 numeral system, in which case it would have been like I turned 40. But that isn

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Further Adventures of the Bionic Nerd

by Denis Faye | November 22, 2011

Fitness Nerd down! Fitness Nerd down! Sorry for the absence, Nerd Herd. It’s been a tricky couple of weeks. I didn’t publicize this quite the way I did last time, but last week I went in for my second round of bionic implement

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