Every day is a holiday!
Today is National Tell a Story Day.
So, there once was a man from Nantucket...
Today in dumb people tricks:
An elite triathlete might spend several months' rent on a bike. If you're going to ride hundreds of miles each week, carbon fiber and aerodynamic details might be worth the investment.
But style is priceless, no?
Guess how much this bike costs.
(C'mon, just guess. I'll give you a hint: It's Chanel...)
Far be it from me to begrudge anyone who wants to get fit! But I strongly suspect that many people who buy that Chanel bike will never actually ride it. After all, with a stratospheric price tag, it becomes a status symbol, not fitness equipment, right?
In the "more reasons to love running" category:
Research at the University of Illinois shows that exercise, running in particular, can make you smarter. (At least there's evidence that running makes mice smarter.)
Other research at the Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory (also Univ. of Illinois) documents a wide variety of cognitive benefits from aerobic exercise, including improved street-crossing skills. Their most recent research shows that aeorbically fit children are better at navigating street crossings - not just "outrunning" oncoming cars, but actually better judging safe crossings - than their less-fit peers.
Deep thoughts (aka quote of the week):
Happy Friday, people!"Why aren't you signed up for the 401K?I'd never be able to run that far."Scott Adams, Dilbert (4/2/01)
What's your guess on the bike price tag?
What's the most expensive piece of fitness equipment you've ever purchased?