Friday, July 13

Weekly roundup: Friday potluck

Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love: Friday potluck!

Size matters!

Thanks to Dr. Pete Larson of Runblogger and Tread Lightly fame for summarizing a new research study titled "Bouncing Breasts: A Credible Area of Scientific Research" (Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, July 2012). Stop snickering! It's legitimate science!

In all seriousness, several female scientists evaluated the relationship between breast size and motion while running. Their scientific verdict: the bigger the boobs, the more proper support matters.
(Um... I could've told 'em that.)

Fortunately the more detailed scientific analysis will be used to build a better sports bra.

And continuing with the 8th grade humor theme...

Sweat isn't smelly!

The next time someone complains about your post-run odor, tell that person it's not your fault. Sweat has no odor. We should all blame the bacteria who feed on our perspiration.

It's a bad week to be named Kaleb.

This week two Florida teenagers, both (oddly enough) named Kaleb, were bitten by alligators. Fortunately both boys survived to tell their harrowing tales.

Do you know what to do to avoid becoming alligator food?

Why we shouldn't assume "average" means "all"

Women, on average, have lower muscle mass and higher body fat percentage than men. As a result, we've segregated our athletic endeavors and awards systems. We tend to think of women as gymnasts and men as weigh lifters.

But sometimes people buck the trend in spectacular fashion. Consider Billie Jean King, Ann Trason, and now world-class weight lifter Sarah Robles. Robles outranks any American weightlifter (man or woman).

Despite her talent, there are no endorsement deals headed Robles' way. According to Buzzfeed, Robles can lift more in pounds (560+) than she makes in money ($400) each month. Olympic dreams will never make her rich, but she competes anyway for the love of the sport. (To learn more, read Robles' blog.)

How to protect yourself from the plagiarist pirates:

Have you ever had your blog content re-posted without your consent? This has happened to me on more than one occasion. IFB offers suggestions for how to deal with plagiarist pirates.

Quote of the week:
‎"Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race or about how many miles you ran last week. It is, in a much more important way, about community, about appreciating all the miles run by other runners, too."
Richard O’Brien

Happy Friday, friends!

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