A random collection of running/fitness/health related stuff I found
You CAN do mornings
Are you one of those people who can only stare incredulously at fellow runners who say they get up at unGodly hours like 5 a.m. to run? I used to be one of you and then my work schedule changed and I had no choice but to be a morning runner. And, now, I can’t imagine running in the evening. I love morning running — it’s cool, it’s peaceful, it’s serene, and it’s over & done before you even start your workday (nothing hanging over your head all day).
If you’d like to make the transition to mornings, here are some great tips for you. I’d add one thing that I’ve found very helpful. I put all my running gear in the bathroom the night before so that when I get up at 5:15 a.m., I can go in the bathroom, close the door, turn on the lights and “wake up” a little. It sucks to get dressed as you stumble around in a dark bedroom.
Pin these fitness buffs
If you haven’t a clue what the heck I’m talking about, just move on. It’s too complicated to explain this virtual pinboard and why people — particularly women over 30 — are hooked on it.
And the winner for Best Marathon Spectator Sign of 2011:
Frank Shorter’s big win in the 1972 Olympic Marathon is frequently cited as the event that sparked the running boom, but some scientists now say that the brain has a lot to do with it, too, as we, literally, became addicted to the “runner’s high.”
Crap diet = Crap mood
Hmmm…. Mickey D’s may want to rethink that “Happy Meal” moniker after reading this report that links fast food consumption to depression.
This blog post is an important safety reminder for women — and, ultimately, it’s a very inspirational story. I love the last line.
T-shirt of the week
Available for $28 here.