WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
My favorite on Buzzfeed this week: 25 Things non-Runners Don't Get About Runners.
What's wrong with showing off your black toenails?!?
And doesn't everyone plan vacations just to try out a new running trail?
If you call for a pizza after your next long run, this pizza proximity map is for you... it shows the (average) closest pizza place for every county in the U.S.
I guess people in the mountain west don't have much pizza around?
My twitter buddy @Tai_Fung wrote a great post about one of my favorite local running routes: the Mount Vernon Trail.
STUPID PEOPLE TRICKS
So... Do you remember those (now former) Boy Scout troop leaders who destroyed an ancient rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park?
Yea... they're such a nice bunch of people that the guy pushing the rock was in the middle of a lawsuit claiming a back injury that resulted in "great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of joy of life" and that the injury was "debilitating."
Your back injury was soooo debilitating that you couldn't push a giant boulder?
So there's joggling (juggling while running), but what should we call knitting on the run, runnitting? Clearly it needs a name, because at this year's Kansas City Marathon one runner set a new world record for the longest scarf knitted while running a marathon. (I wonder what his training runs look like?)
Thanks @chiarraigrrl for the link!
IN MY KITCHEN...
Continuing the pumpkin-flavored trend from last week, I baked pumpkin-raisin bars.
To make the recipe healthier, I substituted whole wheat flour for the all-purpose flour, and I used only half of the recommended sugar. (I think the sugar could be cut down even more, especially with a hefty portion of raisins added to the batter...) Still, these were a good, portable breakfast for the week!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time."
HAPPY FRIDAY, FRIENDS!