Friday, October 19

Weekly roundup: Friday potluck

Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love: Friday potluck!
At this week's party, let's all lace up and go for a run!

After all, the news this week has been full of incredible running stories, like the guy who ran a sub-3 marathon. (Wait for it...) In flip flops!
(Take that, Paul Ryan!)

Athlete or armchair warrior?

Perhaps that title is too bold, but Jamoosh poses an interesting question (spurred by a recent marathoning article in the NY Times):
Is a marathon a race?
Or is a marathon an activity?
Do you participate in the event? Do you race? Or does it even matter?
Please share your thoughts in the comment section!
Finish line at the Eugene marathon & half (2010)
Pronate much?

Runblogger reviews the differences (or lack thereof) between stability and motion control shoes, and makes me wonder why I read shoe descriptions at all. The article is long, but informative, and the pictures are worth a thousand words.

The takeaway: find a shoe that feels comfortable and suits you.

Sprinkle when you tinkle?

SUAR posted an honest and informative summary of common urinary tract issues among runners. Even if you don't need this information today, you may need it someday.

Own worst critic

If you wouldn't trash talk another runner, why do it to yourself?

Is it time for happy hour yet?
Source: via Beth on Pinterest
Beer belly, literally.

I really want to put these two devices into the "stupid people tricks" files, but to be fair, they belong in "what will they think of next?"

New carrying containers offer a clever solution to a problem that plagues cheapskate drunks: most events ban outside booze. So if you can't beat 'em. Hide it?
The WineRack
The BeerBelly

The WineRack comes in a variety of sizes in a runner-friendly sports-bra style. (Hashers take note!) The bra holds up to 25 ounces (no word from manufacturers on whether or not it chafes).

The BeerBelly holds a whopping 80 ounces of booze. (I wonder if it comes with a Life Alert bracelet for the inevitable alcohol poisoning?)

(For what it's worth, the customer reviews on these products are PRICELESS.)

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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