After a lot of thought and consideration -- I have decided to retire One Foot in Reality and leave it as an Archive. I will still monitor it to keep the trolls at bay, but will not be posting here any longer.

If you are looking for my new posts, please go to www.haroldlshaw.com .

Thank you for all they years of following One Foot In Reality.




I do things my own way and do not represent anyone but myself.

Don’t do things the same way that I do, they might not work the same for you.

I’m only a runner, healthy-living and simple-living enthusiast who enjoys sharing: my experiences, ideas and primarily my story about my experiences.

All opinions and experiences expressed on this website are based on my own personal research and experiences. Please consult your doctor with any medical issues, trainer, nutritionist or other licensed professional before beginning a training program or attempting to do anything that I write about here.

The information provided herein should not be construed as a health-care diagnosis, treatment regimen or any other prescribed health-care advice or instruction. The information is provided with the understanding that I am not engaged in the practice of medicine or any other health-care profession and do not enter into any health-care practitioner/patient relationship with its readers.


1. Anyone may post comments. If you post, please recognize that your words are your own and may not reflect my opinion, view or beliefs.
2. Just because you wrote something here does not mean that it meets my editorial standards and I maintain the right to delete or edit as appropriate or necessary any for comment made on this weblog. Furthermore, I reserve the right not to post or remove material that is inappropriate to me, factually incorrect, have links to other sites or inconsistent with the public image that I wish to maintain for this weblog.
3. I will post comments when I determine it is appropriate, but I do not make any guarantees on the amount of time it will take for me to moderate a comment.
4. If you do comment on this blog, you do so with the understanding that I may use your comment in a future blog post and by posting the comment give me the permission to use all or any part of your comment.



This blog is a personal and real blog written and edited by Harold L. Shaw.
I do not:
  • presently accept forms of cash advertising (if this changes I will do a public notice).
  • paid insertions on this blog.
When I do a specific product review on this blog, it will most likely be a product that is a gift from family or friends or something I have purchased and personally use.

If I do receive sponsorships, discounts (beyond what is generally available), or free gear as a part of my running, writing about those things or products will be in conjunction of how they impact my Story and will be my personal opinion of how that particular product worked for me. All such products or opportunities will be properly disclosed as required by the FTC.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

Let’s be honest – Your experience with a product probably will be different than my own and may either be positive or negative. So do not use my experiences as the basis for decisions you choose to make.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest, with any former or current employer, sponsors or other entity.

Organizations I belong to and may either purchase or receive free gear to use or wear from these organizations:
  • University of Maine at Augusta and University College of the University Maine System - Part-time employee
  •  U. S. Coast Guard – Retired March 1996 to present
  • Member, Central Maine Striders Running Club – January 2012 to present
  • Member, U. S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer’s Association – June 1990 to present
  • Member, U. S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Association – October 1983 to present
Other Blogs I contribute to:
  • None
My active affiliate links are:
  • Google Adsense/Affiliates
  • Aging Runnah @ http://haroldlshaw.com
  • Pearl Izumi 2016 Champions Team Member - December 2014 - May 2015
  • Wear-Tester Puma - November 17, 2014 to present - never been selected to wear-test any product to this point.
  • A Veteran Runnah blog and social media marketing – did not renew the website terminated all connections to it on August 31, 2013
  • Amazon.com – Affiliate Link – terminated November 2013
  • FitFluential Ambassador – December 2011 to October 2013
  • Salaried Contributor to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – Real Health Website and Blog – September 2012 to August 31, 2013
  • Member, Mizuno Mezamashii Project – September 2012 to August 31, 2013
  • Optimal Run – Affiliate Link – April 11, 2013 to August 31, 2013
  • Swiftwick Blog Ambassador – December 2012 to March 21, 2013
  • Barnes & Noble – Linkshare Affiliate Program – Terminated on 1/3/12
  • Cabela’s – Google Affiliate Link – Discontinued October 2012
  • The Ready Store – Google Affiliate Link – Discontinued November 2012