Someone Else's Plate

A Worldwide Day's Worth of Food via TIME

Incredibly interesting and thought provoking.

It also made me hungry.

You can find more information about the book in it's entirety here.

Face lift, Schmase-lift!

I'm not sure if this is a case of Captain Obvious or not, but check out the results of a new study coming out of Israel:

Endurance exercises can make you look younger!

I wonder what the human distance equivalent (in terms of relative stride length) to the rats' 20 minute treadmill runs would be.....

Tool Time!

For all you DIY mavens out there, here's a handy list to guide you in your gym gear construction!

Homemade Equipment Lists via Ross Training

Get busy!

Naughty or Nice?

If you've got a runner, walker or cyclist on your Christmas gift list (or if you're looking for a really belated Hanukkah present), you really can't beat the Road ID .  And right now they're offering 10% off orders placed before the 25th, so get on it!  Not to be morbid, but god forbid anything should happen to any of us while we're out and about running, wouldn't it be good to be wearing something with all our emergency contact information?

Plus, they come in all sorts of purdy colors!

*disclaimer* I am not affiliated with Road ID in any form, nor will I receive any compensation for this blog post.

Potato Creek Trail Runs

If any of you are situated in the Midwest (or have a hankering to travel) check out this inaugural set of races being hosted by a very cool dude:

The Potato Creek Trail runs will be an event for all skill levels and age groups.  The course will have varying distances that will cater not only to the hardened ultra runner but also to the first timers who are new to the sport.   Theses races will not only serve to expose athletes to the joys and excitement of trail running but will also expose  an entire new, and diverse group of people to the natural beauty that exists at Potato Creek.   The intent is to slowly and carefully grow the race each year; making certain the athlete has a quality experience  regardless of number of entrants.   Events include a 13.1 Mile Mini Marathon, 26.2 Full Marathon, and 60K Ultra Marathon. 

They've got both online and mail-in registration, and I'm sure the finishers' medals will be kickin'!  Check it out!!

If my little brother weren't getting hitched the night before, I'd be there with bells on!! 


Rumor has it that the bill may effectively be dead in the water currently; the senators added new taxes to the bill, an action that must be initiated in the House of Representatives.  So, the debate currently raging across the internet may in fact be a moot point right now.

S510 - Pros and Cons: