New Yorkers: Marathon info session + free tech tee... →
I think I’m going to the Tuesday session if anyone has interest. I have no idea what to expect, but hey, free shirt!
New York Times: Elite Marathoner Is Right at Home... →
Elites! They walk among us!
NIKE+ WOMENS (VIRTUAL) HALF MARATHON :) - January...
tinaoffandrunning: i love this- here’s a link to the site and to register! I mean, they’re just biting the Soaring Wings style, but yeah, I guess this is cool.
Nutritionally, green juices are my (choose your...
I don’t believe they work consistently, I would never base an entire plan around them and I look down on those who do. Mathematically I know it’s better to practice better every day than try to cram at the last minute. And yet in a pinch I’m like, “Well, it can’t hurt and it’s better than doing nothing.” This post brought to you by lack of sleep and the...
UPDATE ON RnR NOLA REGISTRATION
runningwithguts: Promo code is now SAINTSWIN, not SAINTS. SAINTSWIN. SAINTSWIN. SAINTSWIN. Got it? Great!
RnR New Orleans 2012 →
Okay, if I understand this page correctly… 1. Every time the Saints win, RnR discounts the marathon and half marathon registration the next day by the number of points between the Saints and the other team. 2. The Saints beat the Colts yesterday 62-7 which could be some kind of record. 3. That’s a $55 discount… 4. On a race that’s $90 (half) or $95 (full), so it would...
Saturday Long Run Song
(to the tune of “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”) There’s a stranger in my bed, there’s a pounding in my head Spandex all over the room, iPod’s loaded up with tunes I smell like a Powerbar, sun is rising in the yard Later on we’ll barbecue, hope I don’t blister or bruise ‘Cause my face and time will end up online — I’m screwed! Oh well, it’ll be a blur but I’m pretty sure it...
Philosophers have explained space. They have not explained time. It is the...– Arnold Bennett. His book How To Live on 24 Hours A Day is kind of the original self-help (from 1910!) and you can read it for free in email installments here. I probably reread this book about once a year whenever I get a case of the “There’s never any time!”s.
fact of the day
meredish: Sixty-two percent of adults intend to exercise regularly, but only 46% do.* *OMG… I am a part of that 46%!! WOOO!! WE ARE THE 46% (Too soon.) (Also, here’s the source for that fact, because I like having sources for things.)
Robots among us
I can only conclude that the programming of music at my gym is done by computer from the frequency that Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation” comes up in the rotation. Despite its title, this is not a song about motivating yourself to work out. It might get your ass there anyway (not judging!) but, no.
Right after I finish volunteering this morning I’m going out for my long run. Naturally this means I have already been offered donuts AND pizza and turned them BOTH down. *single tear*
This is your Tumblr on sleep deprivation
Decide to write deep and meaningful post about picking up yoga again, pigeon pose, bendiness and the importance of trying things that you think you will never be good at. Go on Flickr and search for images of people doing pigeon pose for helpful visual illustration… …and also to see if any of them capture that feeling you get in the pose, where you aren’t quite giving up but...
iRunner Blog: Army Of Skirts Fun Charity Run (NYC,... →
It would be funnier if I were planning to do this in a skirt and I were a dude. But you want to come with me anyway!! The organizer is staking $5 per attendee for charity. (Also I have no idea where my running skirt is. But I can definitely find it by Sunday.)
Today I threw out 2/3 of a pint of Ben & Jerry’s new Schweddy Balls flavor. I didn’t do it to hurt you. I did it because I didn’t like it that much, and yet at the same time I knew if I kept it around I would eventually eat the whole thing, probably in 1 more sitting, and then (this is the key) feel bad about myself and not have enjoyed it that much. Even now I feel kind of...
"When you’re dressed as an 8-foot sausage, you can...
Adding to my fitness bucket list: running as a sausage in the Milwaukee Brewers sausage race. All I have to do is know people and be famous, apparently.
"Whoops...I Ran a Half Marathon!" →
reachyourpeak: Paolo di Canio unwittingly completed the town’s half marathon after losing his bearings on the fun run course. The 43-year-old Swindon Town manager was supposed to sound the horn to start Sunday’s main race before completing the two-mile short course. But the Italian took a wrong turn and ended up finishing the full 13.1 miles in one hour 49 minutes – 36 minutes behind...
My body does so many things for me. It breathes, pumps blood, blinks, runs,...– Dances With Fat
Stuff We Love: Veggies Far Better Than Supplements... →
womenshealthmag: If you want to reap the health benefits of broccoli and other cruciferous veggies, supplements just won’t do, according to new research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The study shows that glucosinolates, a class of phytochemicals found in cruciferous vegetables that may reduce the risk of breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer, is poorly...
Kind of seems unfair
Thanks to a stray comment from icanhasmarathon I just remembered that the high school band standing near us at the Chicago Marathon did multiple renditions of “The Lazy Song” while we were cheering. Shush, don’t remind them!
I watched the Chicago Marathon and it was awesome
Bright and not that early Sunday morning I trekked down to Sox/35th in Chicago near the southernmost end of the Chicago Marathon course. It was a very pleasant day if you were leisurely walking and not running anywhere. I stationed myself near the 23-mile mark on purpose because I wanted to see what the ugly face of the marathon looks like. I hate to disappoint… most people I saw...
Chicago Marathon 2011 Rejected Spectator Signs
Don’t forget to tweet! Run like you’re a Republican candidate (not Chris Christie, Sarah Palin or Tim Pawlenty) You’re still beating the El! There’s a deep-dish pizza at the end of this road. Run like the Lake Effect is in effect Run faster, Rick Perry is winning (according to some polls) Deep breaths, deep breaths… not that deep… okay Run like...
Anonymous asked: I only took an afternoon off from work when I got my wisdom teeth out - and was good to go the next morning. It's really not a huge deal! Also you may only need local anesthesia depending on the angles of the teeth and all that. AND if they're not threatening your other teeth you don't really have to take them out at all.
Short Mom: Chicago Marathon Runner Tracking →
shortmom: westcoastrunner: WHOOOO HOOOO!!!! I found the tracking app so that all of us NOT in Chi town this coming weekend can track all of our favorite Tumblrs! https://tadpole.textingforward.com/bacm/ Per the site you need to enter in the bib #s of your favorite runners and you will get text updates at the 10k, HALF, 30K And finish. Soooooo…..Moxy, Shortmom, Ashamed….and everyone else… ...
The diagram worked!
Yesterday I went to yoga and ran, and today I feel — well, not spectacular, but more on top of things. And as if on cue I had the following conversation with my deli guy: DELI GUY (eyeing my gym bag): Going to the gym? (After this he made some arm-curl hand motions, heeee.) ME: Yeah? DELI GUY: Or did you already go? ME: No, I… meant to go this morning, but I didn’t get up...