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Things I Found — 7/4/13

By | July 4, 2013 1:22 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

* The New York Times’ Room For Debate: Addicted to Endorphins “Is all this emphasis on exercise healthy, or dangerously compulsive? Can exercise like running be addictive?”  Some interesting food for thought here.

* A 12-Million Step Recovery Program. Don’t know how I missed this when it was published in the Washington Post in May, but…it’s an amazing story. “Walter Barrera chose ultra long-distance running over crack cocaine, he was able to slowly start putting his life back together.”

* 5 No-Cook Recipes for Summer.

* Turns out runners aren’t the only athletes embracing the minimalist shoe/barefoot movement.

* Kara Goucher: You Can’t Always Get What You Want. (Love this woman!)

 

T-shirt of the Week

Screw calm….

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Things I found — 6/6/13

By | June 6, 2013 1:48 am | 1 Comment

Worth Reading

* Planning to run your first 6.2?  Here are 10 Tips for Running a 10K.

* Runners, Yeah, we’re different. (I think I’ve done every one of these…you?)

* 4 ways to stop side stitches (from Shape.com)

* Tsk, tsk, NY Times, I think we all know the answer to this question: Is it Better to Walk or Run?

* Headed out of town? Tips for traveling runners

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Video of the Week

Your new cross-training routine? (I thought this was a joke, but…um….no, this is for real. And, if I see you doing it, I will absolutely laugh at you) “We’re going to really cut the noose, and let it loose with the Prancercise Gallop!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-50GjySwew&feature=youtu.be

 

T-Shirt of the Week

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Things I found — 5/23/13

By | May 23, 2013 1:44 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

* Dogs get high, too, but ferrets don’t.

* 10 biggest running mistakes

* Does it seem like it takes longer to recover the older you get? Um, it does. Here’s why.

* For the ladies: Jezebel: If You Must Think About your Weight, Here Are 10 Things to Think About  Warning: there are plenty of f-bombs in this article, but this is probably the greatest thing I’ve read in…well, ever. I’m at that stage where I’m pissed off about this situation we’ve all bought into. I’m sick of women’s magazines and fitness magazines and women’s expos that are full of ways for us to fix ourselves — lose weight, fix your hair, get the whitest teeth, cook better….f@#$ you, I’m fine the way I am.  READ THIS. PRINT IT OUT. GET MAD.

Video of the Week

Hmmm….now this treadmill workout could possibly hold my interest:

Ultra funny

For all my ultra-running friends.  (This is a JOKE…though, you have to admit….it’s funny because most of it is true, right?). LOL.

 

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T-Shirt of the Week

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Things I found — 5/16/12

By | May 16, 2013 1:59 am | 0 Comments

 Worth Reading

*Big Brother Fitbit Flex is watching tracking you. If you’re looking to get a handle on exactly how much exercise you’re getting every day and are considering strapping on a fitness tracker (think those armband things you wear that meausure your activities, calorie burn, sleep, etc.), word has it the new Fitbit Flex is the cream of the current crop.

* Should you eat before a morning workout? Probably.

* Too busy to train for a marathon? Here’s one that anyone…and I do mean anyone…can finish.

* The real cause of muscle cramps (it’s not what you might think) and how to avoid them. (I can vouch for this…learned it the hard way)

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Video of the Week

Leave it to SNL to do the best parody commercials ever. This New Balance commercial is hysterical:

T-shirt of the Week

In honor of tonight’s final episode of The Office, the classic Michael Scott’s Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For the Cure race T-shirt:

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Available here for $16.95.

 

Things I found — 4/25/13

By | April 25, 2013 1:31 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

* Do you feel like you’re faster in the dark? Here’s why.

* A Penn State Behrend alumna shares her 2013 Boston Marathon story.

* New York Times: A Moment from the Boston Marathon. Through audio, stories & photos, this interactive feature highlights as many people as the NYT could track down from one famous finish line photo.  Stunning piece of modern journalism.

* Just can’t lose that extra weight? Maybe it’s all in your head: 10 psychological hurdles keeping you from losing weight and how to overcome them.

Fun stuff

* Test your Running IQ (Um….I failed)

* 10 ‘Healthy’ foods that are actually bad for you — a hilarious take by The Onion on the classic fitness magazine story.

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T-shirt of the Week

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