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Things I found — 8/28/14

By | August 28, 2014 1:46 am | 0 Comments

A random collection of things I found while surfing the ‘net that I think are worth sharing:

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 * The key to eating healthy is planning ahead. This basic slow-cooker chicken will give you a good base for creating a quick dinner.

* Need that extra motivation to get your butt out of bed in the morning? How about that good old fashioned mom tool — shame. Pavlok Fitness Bands will give you “not just the carrot, but the stick,” too.

* Ever get a metallic taste in your mouth when you run? Here’s why.

* In Ferguson, running bridges the races.

* Kristen Armstrong shares 10 lessons learned in her 42nd year. “Sometimes we train to run far. Other times we train to run fast. If we train to run joyfully we find our pace for life.”

T-shirt of the Week

This one is eerily true for me this week:

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Things I found — 8/21/14

By | August 24, 2014 1:35 am | 0 Comments

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* From Run the Edge: “She is 40. She has two children. And now she is the oldest woman to win a gold medal at the European championships 10,000-meters.”  This video says it all..and it is pretty awesome.

* Why stair-climbing is good for runners.

* I’m not an energy bar fan, but…I know many of you are, so here are 6 of the best news ones, according to Outside Magazine.

* Is there such a thing as exercising too much? (uh..definitely and, for some, it’s an addiction).

Funny Stuff

* Running inventions we’d like to see. Mark Remy cracks me up again.

* Peyton Manning doesn’t want you to drink Gatorade: THIS is awesome.…and, seriously, they should do this. The number of people drinking Gatorade for no damn reason just blows my mind. It’s nothing something you should be drinking unless you’re running many, many miles.

T-shirt of the Week

I know a few people who need this shirt:

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Things I found — 8/14/14

By | August 14, 2014 1:39 am | 0 Comments

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Why running –no matter the distance — makes you live longer.

Want to find new routes, ward off injury, or stay safe? There’s an app for that.

Robin Williams had deep running roots.

New to running? Don’t make these 9 mistakes.

Need to incorporate some cross training? (Trust me, you do) Try this 8-minute medicine ball workout.

 

Funny Stuff

Context is everything. Here are 22 words that have a totally different meaning when you’re a runner.

T-shirt of the Week

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Things I found while surfing around — 8/7/14

By | August 7, 2014 2:21 am | 0 Comments

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Sometimes these types of articles annoy me and I realize I’m preaching to the choir here, but there’s some thought-provoking info in Salon’s 10 reasons America is morbidly obese.

Are you new to running and just can’t seem to get your breathing right and/or keep getting side stitches? Runners World has some good advice for you. 

I love this woman for being true to herself: Maggie Vessey’s Racing Outfits Punch up Track Fashion. A true trendsetter.

Got a bumper zucchini crop this year? Here are 35 healthy things you can make with it.   I can’t wait to try this and this (I totally just bought a shredder thing so I can make it) BTW…if you are drowning in squash, I’m jealous because I’ve gotten, like, two zucchini and one yellow squash out of my garden this year. I don’t think the square foot gardening thing is working out for us.

Runner Claire Wyckoff elevates running route mapping to an art form — making drawing with Nike+ Map.

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In no way related to health or fitness or running, but too awesome not to share. Also, she reminds me of my daughter when she was a baby. Enjoy!

 

T-shirt of the Week

You know who you are. LOL.

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Things I found — 7/24/14

By | July 24, 2014 1:55 am | 0 Comments

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* This blog post — Do you have good scars? — is pretty awesome. Seriously…read it.  Very inspiring.

* What goes through your mind on a run? 75 thoughts every runner has when out for a run.

* Need motivation to exercise? Reader’s Digest say they have 13 tricks you haven’t tried before.

* Outside  magazine says smaller runners have the advantage at Badwater.

T-shirt of the week

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Things I found — 7/17/14

By | July 17, 2014 2:56 am | 0 Comments

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* Wouldn’t you be the s$%# if you showed up at the races with this tailgating bad boy: The Coolest Cooler

* Need a new challenge? How about the world’s toughest race?

* How much does sitting negate your workout benefits? (This is sort of depressing for people like me…who sit all day)

* Tempo runs explained.

Funny Stuff

* A Non-Runners Guide to Runners by Mark Remy

* 8 of the worst things that happen while running

Tshirt of the Week

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Things I found — 7/3/14

By | July 3, 2014 1:48 am | 0 Comments

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Long, but interesting read about the Western States 100: The Toughest Footrace in the World.

Doing the Color Run this Augusts? Here’s everything you need to know to rock it (according to this blogger, anyway).

How to learn to love hills.

Love racing? Love beer? Then here are some runs for you!

Are calluses bad for you as a runner? Outside magazine says, probably not.

Funny Stuff

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T-shirt of the week

For you science geeks:

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Things I found — 6/26/14

By | June 26, 2014 7:38 am | 0 Comments

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What’s the best workout for weight loss? Outside magazine says it’s not just one thing.

Newbies tend to get injured because they try to do too much, too fast. Here, according to Runners World, are the 6 best exercises for new runners.

Speed laces may not be the best choice.

Behold: the most punishing man in fitness. This guy — founder of the Sparta race — is insane, but in a good way, I guess. Great read.

Funny stuff

Running your first 26.2? Heed this humorous (though mostly true) advice from The Oatmeal

T-shirt of the Week

Will have to wait….Wordpress will not allow me to open popup boxes, so…I can’t add images. Yeah..this is a real problem. 

 

 

Things I found — 6/12/14

By | June 12, 2014 1:46 am | 0 Comments

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Does combining two performance-boosters (caffeine & carbs) make a difference in race times? Not really.

You say you love running and cats…then this is the Twitter feed for you.

ElliptiGo: Meb’s No-impact workout weapon.

Need some inspiration? Read all about Harriett Thompson, 91, a cancer survivor who just finished a marathon in San Diego.

I find the headline to be a little dramatic, but Huffington Post says this is The One Exercise That Just Might Change Your Running Forever.

Tshirt of the week

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Bayfront Connector trail (a hidden gem worth exploring)

By | June 5, 2014 11:04 am | 0 Comments

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Ever notice the paved path that runs alongside the Bayfront Connector in east Erie? I’m routinely surprised at how many local runners/walkers/bikers are completely unaware of it…or how to get it on it…or where it goes.

The trail starts on the campus of Penn State Behrend and runs all the way to Frontier Park (it may appear to end in place, but it doesn’t until Frontier). From there, you can grab bikeway path on 6th street and go all the way to the Sara’s at the Peninsula for a 11 mile (one-way), downhill trip from Behrend.

I recently wrote a blog post all about the trail for Penn State Behrend’s blog. Check it out here. It contains links to a “map my run” map and estimated mileage for several distances (all from Penn State Behrend).

One thing I didn’t cover (as the post was written for the school’s blog) was parking. In summer, you’re OK parking in the Erie Lot or the Logan House lot without getting a visitor’s pass, but when school is in session, I’d suggest you stop by Police Services (directly across the street from the Erie parking lot) and getting a free visitor’s pass. They make it easy with a convenient drive-thru window.