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David Freeze, Author at Salisbury Post

David Freeze

David Freeze: Biggest adventure day coming next

I have decided that California isn’t my favorite state, not even close. I started out from Pine Valley this morning. I will admit to spending ... Read more

by David Freeze, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:00 am

Local

David Freeze begins cross-country cycling journey in San Diego

My flight west on Monday morning went well until just before the initial descent into San Diego. A passenger collapsed just as he passed my ... Read more

by David Freeze, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:10 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Aaron Plummer begins his streak

Almost two years ago, I met Aaron Plummer on an assignment to cover his daughter’s health problems. Merritt was 3 years old at the time ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00 am

News

A new ride begins! San Diego to St. Augustine in about 40 days

My trusted bike, the long haul Surly, is on the way to Bernie’s Bike Shop near the beach in San Diego. My plane ticket is ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:09 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: How does running help depression?

I got an email a few nights ago asking me to address how running or exercise can help depression. I immediately thought that any day ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00 am

News

The Wright stuff: Pilot Larry Macon receives FAA’s highest award

SALISBURY — About 62 years after his first airplane ride, Larry Macon was named a “master pilot.” On Monday at the Mid-Carolina Regional Airport, Macon ... Read more

by David Freeze, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:05 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: Meredith Bonner ready for big senior year

Meredith Bonner started at East Rowan High as a freshman basketball player and was, in her own words, unhappy with her skill. She continued to ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 11, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Why so many runners have sleep problems

I have been reading quite a bit lately about runners who don’t get enough sleep. Why? Because I am one of them and have begun ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 4, 2021 12:00 am

Books

EncouragingU: Summer Stories just released

Readers may recognize the names of some of the writers who came together to create “EncouragingU: Summer Stories.” It was written by Doug Creamer, David ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, July 4, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Shelia Gillespie has her streak going strong

Over the years, I’ve written about all types of runners, representing all speeds and all ages. Shelia Gillespie and her husband John are my nearest ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, June 27, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Beating dementia with exercise, round 2

It’s common that I get a few comments each week from those who aren’t serious runners but read this column anyway. The quantity of those ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:00 am

China Grove

Runners return to downtown China Grove for annual 5K

The 22nd annual edition of the Main Street Challenge 5K returned to China Grove on Friday night. Originally started by Ricky and Edie Smith at ... Read more

by David Freeze, Monday, June 7, 2021 9:09 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Overcoming fitness fears

I worked at the YMCA for about four years and one of the best conversations revolved around getting started in fitness. Fear and concern usually ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, June 6, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Big rigs rumble into the Price of Freedom Museum

By David Freeze For the Salisbury Post Weaver Road, between Patterson and Millbridge roads, is usually a sleepy and quiet road on Saturday mornings. And ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:05 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Main Street Challenge 5K and a Heather Fidler update

China Grove’s 22nd Annual Main Street Challenge is on tap for Friday evening. Usually the largest 5K in the county, this race has a long ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:00 am

David Freeze

Gotta’ Run: Frank Adams Jr. has the family genes

The first time I saw Frank Adams Jr. run, I thought immediately of his grandpa, long-time sportswriter and well-known runner Ed Dupree. Frank favors his ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Listen to your heart!

Having a few poor runs is just part of being an everyday runner. Sometimes things just don’t click and some or all of the outing ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Price of Freedom Museum gets donated landscape project

The South Rowan High School Future Farmers of America has a certain reputation in the school’s coverage area for taking on projects, large and small. ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Using a bike to help your running and overall fitness

My running heyday (that means the best timed results) was back in the mid-’80s through the ’90s. I was mostly a self-taught runner, although a ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Upper body strength, what you can do?

One of my favorite things to do each year is returning! The dragonboat festival is set for July 24. Our running club members look forward ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Heather Fidler in pursuit of better health

Long before the coronavirus became an issue, I had a regular monthly column following two people on an extended wellness journey. We had some fun ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Spring is here, so how can you get started?

After 45 years of running, I have a pretty good handle on what works for me and why I run in the first place. That ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 18, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: What to eat before exercise?

Eating before exercise is something that comes up in every group class and with almost every individual I work with. We all need to eat ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 11, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: Brayden Self sets good example for young runners

It is always exciting for me when I see a young runner who enjoys the whole aspect of racing. I first met Brayden Self a ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta Run: When is the right time to get new shoes?

Our latest beginning runners class is going very well. Attendance is up from the fall and it is sure exciting that spring is here. I ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:42 pm

Lifestyle

Making a different commitment: Runners set new marks at Rowan Helping Ministries

Through January and February, the 2020 road racing season was off to a great start. Salisbury’s signature running event, Winter Flight, had been a huge ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: How to get more and better sleep

If you are missing sleep either through struggling to switch off at night or waking up with something on your mind, you need to be ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyle

Gotta’ Run: It’s time to get outside and here’s why

The wet weather of the winter and cold temperatures always make me look forward to spring. Just in the last couple of weeks, the longer ... Read more

by David Freeze, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

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