Chiefs Place Charles on PUP List

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs


Vice President of Balance Innovations, Gary Rixson possesses more than 20 years of experience working in business development, operations, and various leadership roles. Outside his professional life, Gary Rixson follows the NFL and is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs recently placed star running back Jamaal Charles on the physically unable to perform list, but head coach Andy Reid says the move is not indicative of any delay in his recovery from an injured knee.

Charles is looking to bounce back from ACL surgery after injuring his knee in a week five loss to the Chicago Bears last season.

Reid says that Charles is on track, but that the team wants to be patient with his recovery. With capable replacements Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware in the backfield, the Chiefs can afford to take a cautious approach with Charles’ return timetable.

The Chiefs are able to remove Charles from the physically unable to perform list when he receives medical clearance from doctors, though it appears that may not happen anytime soon.


Tips for Marathon Runners on Race Day

Gary Rixson currently works as a business development consultant based out of Kansas City, Missouri. In his free time, Gary Rixson likes to stay active by running. He ran the 2012 Chicago Marathon and the 2013 Tough Mudder obstacle race.

Training for a marathon can take several weeks or months for an experienced runner, and even longer for a person competing in their first distance-running event. In addition to the long-term preparation that goes into marathon running, a runner can take some actions to improve the likelihood of a successful race on the same day as the event.

A simple tip, for example, involves visualizing success. This can be done any morning or night, but it is particularly helpful on the morning of the race. The most common example of visualizing success involves imagining one’s self crossing the finish line. Some of the world’s most successful runners admit that positive thinking before and during the race is critical to running a good marathon and can help overcome physical difficulties mid-race.

Of course, athletes must also avoid getting too caught up in the activities of race day and remember to follow their typical routine, including warm-up stretches. Calf, quad, and hamstring stretches, as well as neck rolls and knee raises, can be especially beneficial when it comes to loosening the muscles and preventing injury during the race.