Things I found — Nov. 15

By | November 15, 2012 1:02 am | 0 Comments

 

Worth reading

* Best Winter Running Gear of 2013

* Race Bib Keepsakes (5 cool ideas….Christmas is coming!)

* Why We Freeze After a Run

* Proof that runners—even elites—can learn to love winter

* 8 Tips for Overcoming Exercise Addiction (Yes, there are worse things to be addicted to, but….like any addiction it will take over your life. Trust me.  I can pick ya’ll out of a crowd of runners, too. You can’t kid a kidder).

“Wanting to exercise all the time: Yeah, yeah, it’s the problem everyone wishes they had. But the compulsion that drives someone to be a gym rat is hardly enviable. First, just like eating disorders aren’t about the food, compulsive over-exercising isn’t about the fitness. People used to say to me, as I walked in the gym for my second or third workout of the day, “You’re so passionate! You must really love Turbokick/Zumba/Weight lifting/Running/Acrobatics with flaming hula hoops on a high wire!” And while I did – and do – genuinely love working out, my exercise addiction had zilch to do with love. It was 100% fear-based. I was afraid I’d get fat. I was afraid of being weak. I was afraid of being at home alone all day with my four very young children. I was afraid I’d never be good at anything again, ever (black-and-white thinking for the win!). But most of all I was afraid of being left alone with my own thoughts. What I really loved about my chronic overexercising was that all the pain and sweat made it so I didn’t have to think about what was really bothering me.”

* Meb wants to take Bolt down a notch

* Petraeus’ downfall started with a run (Not judging. I honestly don’t care who either one of them sleeping with…and I don’t get the outrage over it all, but I’ll also say this…Broadwell is one fast mistress & as the Wall Street Journal puts it: She’s Faster Than You).

Perhaps Petraeus never saw this eCard:

Quote of the Week

While I take offense to the “real runner” comment here )because if you run you ARE a “real” runner), the sentiments are right on. Seriously people…you have to stop.

 

T-shirt of the Week

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