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Things I found — 9/19/13

By | September 19, 2013 1:03 am | 0 Comments

Worth Reading

* Training for a marathon? Here’s how to avoid injury.

* Treadmill, Elliptical Trainer, or StairMaster: Which gym machine is best for weight loss? The answer may surprise you (and it’s DEAD on, in my personal experience.)

* Looking to hit the hills? Check out some of these routes (and upcoming races) at Penn State Behrend (yeah, I wrote this, but it’s OK to put myself on the “worth reading” list, right? Right? ;-) )

Funny Stuff

* 20 great triathlon spectator signs. (I swear to God, I would stop dead at sign No. 2 and make him drop trou…er, sign.)

* 6 ways to pass the time while waiting for Boston confirmation.

T-Shirt of the Week

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Available here in a variety of styles and colors.

 

Things I found — 8/29/13

By | August 29, 2013 1:54 am | 0 Comments

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Western States Winner Pam Smith on Training with Kids.

NPR: ‘Why this Compulsion to Run long distances?’ A Runners’ Beautiful Confession (“…but when I run the world goes quiet.” Me, too, Oatmeal)

“Widespread” doping in Track & Field? *gasp* But, seriously, does this news really shock anyone? I hate to be jaded, but it’s seriously a matter of time before they bust Bolt or one of the other running superheros.

4 easy post-workout snacks that aid recovery.

Cool stuff

Make your own marathon brag board (below). Step by step instructions here.

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Fun stuff

I don’t think that “Sunny Orange Creamsicle” would fit on a race bib though. :-)

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 T-shirt of the Week

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Available here in various styles..and various prices.

 

 

Things I found — 8/22/13

By | August 22, 2013 1:56 am | 0 Comments

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* Find out why slugs may be a runner’s new best friend.

* Why it pays to be a newbie.

* 5 Key Speed Workouts.

* 8 “healthy” foods that are too good to be true.  (Seriously, was anyone really fooled by “veggie chips?”)

Funny Stuff

Watch Anti-Irritation Expert, John McEnroe, prepare real men for the potential “pit”-falls of running a marathon. (Hilarious).

 

White is not enough

You’ve probably noticed the days are getting shorter and if you think wearing white is sufficient for night running,  watch the video here. Then, buy yourself some reflective gear. Seriously. As my wise old friend Chuck always says, “Runners make ugly hood ornaments.”

Also…a tip: Carry a flashlight with you and when a car comes, turn it on and point the light at your feet. They’ll see your feet shuffling and know you’re a runner.

Tshirt of the week

I need like five of these:

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Available here (but IMHO way overpriced at $44)

Things I found — 8/15/13

By | August 15, 2013 1:44 am | 0 Comments

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Effortless recipes for athletes who don’t like to cook (Guilty!)

* Lindsey Lohan wants to run a marathon. Sure, many are scoffing at this news, but c’mon, we all know that running CAN change your life and it seems to me that Hollywood’s troubled starlet could stand to swap some old, unhealthy addictions for a new one. I believe in you, girl.

* After a Heart Attack Wylde Parnelle Has Logged 3,750 Miles

Funny stuff

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Tshirt of the Week

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Available here for $28.

 

 

 

Things I found — 8/8/13

By | August 8, 2013 1:19 am | 0 Comments

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* Protein is key to satiating meals and, therefore, key to weight loss (you eat much less when you eat protein). Here are 9 Portable Protein Sources for Athletes (though I disagree with peanut butter…it’s full of sugar and peanuts are legumes, not nuts).

* Can’t figure out what your next race should be? Take the pop quiz to find out what your next challenge should be.

* Dogs don’t sweat, so be cautious about taking your favorite four-legged partner on a run on a hot, humid day (no matter how much they WANT to go). Heed these 12 safety tips for running with your dog in the heat.

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Gear of the week (I’m getting bored with T-shirts)

Check out these cool MantraBands!  Mantras can get you through a tough race. I’ve got several mantras and they’ve changed over the years. The one I relied on in the PA Grand Canyon marathon was “Relentless Forward Progression.” I don’t see that one here, but I’m thinking I won’t need that one again anyway.  “Carpe Diem” or “Enjoy the Journey” might be better choices for me now.

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Wanna be a Poser?

Also…don’t forget about Pose-method classes that are now available in Erie. Here are the details:

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Running oxymorons

By | August 6, 2013 1:39 am | 0 Comments

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Things I found — 8/1/13

By | August 1, 2013 1:38 am | 0 Comments

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Worth Reading

* Ironman Andy Potts shares his best training advice. (I think we should all start eating like little kids. I truly think we all eat too often…that eat small meals all day thing is bunk, provided the meals you do eat have protein and fat in them..yes, FAT…don’t be afraid. Trust me on this.).

* Next time someone tells you that running is bad for your knees, hit them with these 9 Ways Running is Good For Your Body.

* Planning to celebrate your latest running achievement with some new ink? Check out these 41 Running-Inspired Tattoos.

* If you’ve taken some time off from running, whether by choice or by doctor’s orders, here are 16 comeback songs to inspire you when you’re ready to lace up again.

Video of the Week

T-shirt of the Week

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Things I found — 7/25/13

By | July 25, 2013 1:05 am | 0 Comments

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* Are you familiar with the hilarious website TheOatmeal.com? Did you know the author of Oatmeal is a distance runner? Here’s why.

* Fortunately, I’ve never had this problem, but…I know many runners do, so…here are 8 Tips for runners and GI Distress.

* There’s a new marathon in the tri-state ‘hood. Canton, OH, will be hosting the Pro Football Hall of Fame marathon in April. There’s a 1/2, too, which is perfectly timed to be a training run for anyone planning to run Cleveland in May.

Funny Stuff

* Uh….well, we runners are creatures of habit: Runner repeatedly poops in yard.

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T-shirt of the Week

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Things I found — 7/18/13

By | July 18, 2013 1:47 am | 0 Comments

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* Here’s a cool resource: Different shoelace configurations designed to accommodate foot pain and fit issues.

* Women’s running: 20 Signs You Know You’re a Runner. (I definitely do 80% of these, including 20, 13, 12, 10 & 3).

* Top 10 Running Mistakes. (I’m guilty of at least two of these, but…I’ll say that a few years ago, I’d have been guilty of half of these. With running age, comes wisdom.)

* Tyson Gay tests positive. I tend not to put anyone, even elite athletes, on pedestals, so I can’t say I was all that disappointed in this news.  I had to google him, frankly. Then I shrugged my shoulders & thought…Meh. Don’t most professional athletes dope now? Perhaps that’s a sad statement/assumption, but it seems to be a pretty accurate one.

* What You Can’t Tell About a Woman From Her Body Shape (I definitely learned this from racing — you can never judge a runner by their body. Stop comparing. Be amazed with what your body can do for you.)

Funny stuff

For the non-runner in your life ($5.25 at Zazzle.com):

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T-shirt of the Week

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Available here in various styles for $25+

Things I found — 7/11/13

By | July 11, 2013 1:04 am | 0 Comments

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* Runner’s World tells the story of Bill Iffrig, the guy who we all watched knocked to the ground repeatedly in that Boston Marathon bombing footage that kept looping for days (then he ended up bottom-down in that Sports Illustrated cover), and what a story it is.  (Yes, I’m a month behind in reading). If you haven’t read this, you should — he’s a fascinating guy. And, I had the same reaction the reporter did when I saw him — that 78-year-old man just ran a little over 4-hour marathon!

* Can’t stand energy gels? Here are 12 tasty alternatives.

* 30 Reasons We Appreciate Running.

* The New York Times did a profile of the other most recognizable victim from the Boston Marathon bombing— Jeff Baumann, who lost both of his legs.

Funny stuff

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Appropriate given our recent North American Rainforest weather.

T-shirt of the Week

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