Things I Found — 11/13/14

By | November 13, 2014 3:12 am | 0 Comments

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Knee problems? Strengthen your hips.

Thinking about getting inked? 38 Amazing Running Tattoos

Women’s beer mile world record shattered.

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Things I found — 11/6/14

By | November 6, 2014 1:16 am | 0 Comments

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* The harsh truth: Running on Instagram versus Running in Reality

* Who is making big money off your race fees? Running’s most lucrative marathons. (This does not suprise me….I think the $175 registration fee for Boston is insane, but I love my husband so I paid the ransom)

* For the ladies: The undress lets you change in public…without ever getting naked. Interesting. At first I was like….stupid…but then I watched it & thought…well…hey…it would be useful. Women…what do you think?

* Are online race registration companies scamming you? Let’s just name names, folks — we’re talking about Active and the answer is…Probably. Word to the wise — if you register for any events on Active…be very, very, very careful about what you agree to and read every single line, box & pop up.

Useful info


In case your kids still have any candy…that you’re still sneaking when they go to bed:

candy calculator - burpees

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Things I found — 10/30/14

By | October 30, 2014 1:36 am | 0 Comments

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* Outrunning depression: Teen Running Group Seeks the Mind-Body Link.

* Best throwaway gear to keep warm before a race. Though…if you show up in a bathrobe, you may be laughed at. Of course, it’s no less ridiculous than the widely accepted black garbage bag everyone walks around in.

* I didn’t even know there were obstacle course specific shoes, but…apparently there are & Runner’s World reviewed them.

* This Runner’s World writer is right: Thin-shaming is as bad as fat-shaming and…there is a real person behind all those blog posts and article your read on the Internet (and elsewhere). BTW, I almost never read comments on any articles or blog posts on the web (I am notified of mine, so I do see those) because it often destroys my faith in humanity.

* Can you chew your way to a PR?  Good news for me as I’m a chronic gum chewer.

Video of the Week

This is pretty freakin’ awesome. And, I’d have totally done this, too:


T-shirt of the Week

Yep, this is me:


Things I found — 10/23/14

By | October 23, 2014 2:13 am | 0 Comments

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Muscle imbalances can lead to injury. Here how to fix them.

It’s not easy, but if you can master the negative splits strategy, you will enjoy a real advantage in races.

Crack a few: Eggs are GOOD for runners.

A different kind of 400s track workout. Change your 400s speedwork up a bit with this workout.

Why you should start loving and appreciating your body as it is right now.  (And, as runners, we should REALLY appreciate it because it does some kick-a#$ stuff for us!)

What does it mean that so many voices out there insist that the body is something to despise because it is too fat, sinful, ugly, sexual, old or brown? That we teach each other, in thousands of blatant and quiet ways, to think we are shameful? That our bodies are something to be overcome, beaten into submission or to be despised?


Gear of the week

Ladies, check out this new Bia Sport watch designed just for you by a female triathlete. At nearly $300, it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever see it on my wrist, but….a girl can dream, right?


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It’s just common courtesy, right?

Things I found — 10/9/14

By | October 9, 2014 4:05 am | 0 Comments

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* Athletes, Listen Up: You Should Be Eating Fewer Carbs When Training

* An Ultramarathoner trying to run across the country in an inflatable ball had to be rescued by the Coast Guard.

* Planning to go to Boston in 2016? Here’s what you need to know

* 7 perfect fall recipes.

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Things I found — 10/2/14

By | October 1, 2014 1:09 am | 0 Comments

A random collection of blog posts, articles, videos and other stuff I found while surfing the ‘net.

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* Running shouldn’t be the be all and end all of your fitness routine. Check out these 7 ways to become a better runner without running.

* Q&A with Shalane Flanagan On Targeting American Marathon Record In Berlin

* 25 3-ingredient smoothy recipes.

* Exercise is ADHD medication.  Makes you wonder if all those kids on medication are really just in need of an extended gym class…or more regular breaks in which they could move around/burn off energy.

* The Runner’s Guide to Better Writing.…which reminds me of this Will Smith classic in which he reveals the keys to life – Running & Reading.

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Things I found — 9/25/14

By | September 25, 2014 1:39 am | 0 Comments

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Now…here’s a truly unique place to go 26.2: Americans can now legally run a marathon in Cuba

Runners World has The Untold History of the Beer Mile.

No surprise to me, but a recent study reveals that runners run better companies.

Give your smoothie a boost with seeds.

Funny Stuff

The 7 Worst Theme Races Ever

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Things I found — 9/11/14

By | September 11, 2014 1:18 am | 0 Comments

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File this GOOD news: According to Atlantic, wine & exercise is a promising combination

This is fantastic: 10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

So is this: Stop Telling Women Their Bodies Suck (Amen. Seriously…stop. I’m so done with it. All of it. Including “women’s events” in which they do nothing but try to sell you things to fix all the sh%^ that’s wrong with you).

If the short film on the Kickstarter page is any indication, this film is going to be pretty cool.  (What moves you?)

True ‘dat (or ‘dis):


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Things I found — 9/4/14

By | September 4, 2014 2:05 am | 0 Comments

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5 Ways Running Makes us Better Parents. I know this (below) is true for me:

“Parenting can be lonely or challenging. The more you have people around to support you, teach you, challenge you, show you, talk with you, laugh with you, and love you, the easier things will be.”

If you can master the art of running negative splits, you’ll have a huge advantage over 90% of your competition in races. Here’s how to finish strong.

Like to go long…really long? Heed Hal Koerner’s ultrarunning commandments.

While it’s not really practical for long distance runners, I assure you it works: A Call For a Low-Carb Diet that Embraces Fat


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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: