Despite the fact that companies have been making kid’s treadmills for over two years now, they have suddenly been thrust into the spotlight by news outlets and health savvy bloggers. The subject has been broached by
Dear Race Directors Everywhere, I would like to preface this letter by stating that I have absolutely no experience as a race director. However, I’ve run enough races to think that I have an expert understanding of how they work in much the same way that any airline passenger knows how a plane works and [...]
Somewhere along the line you’ve probably heard someone say that running is a cheap sport to take up—all you really need is a pair of running shoes. If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, then you know that this is an outright lie.
The first rule of race pictures is that no one looks good in their race pictures. The second rule of race pictures is that no one looks good in their race pictures.
An interesting outfit, but I’m not sure I’d want to run in it for a number of reasons. But this “Chicken Runner” did so in the 2007 Chicago Marathon. Checkout the original photo and comments over at Fuzzy Gerdes’ Flicker site. Got an interesting running photo, leave a comment with the details. Recent Posts from [...]
If the races I ran had this lane, it’s likely where you would find me…lol. Thanks Jeanne, aka WebSphinx for letting us feature your photo from the Arlington 9-11 Memorial 5k. You can see more photos on her Flickr Site or better yet, check out Jeanne’s blog. Got a photo you would like featured, leave [...]
The half-marathon is one of the most challenging and most enjoyable race distances many runners will ever experience. And yet, for years it has suffered a reputation as the Rodney Dangerfield of road racing: it doesn’t get any respect.
Inventor Spot takes a look at 10 interesting sports ads, of which Nike’s “You’re faster than you think” campaign in Canada is one. Running ad campaigns that go beyond the trite or the commercial are rare, but they do exist. Brooks’ Run World Run campaign was a hit in 2004, featuring this video (music by [...]
A certain someone is running a certain race this Sunday. Although today’s inspirational video might seem like blatant advertising, it is not. It all makes sense.
Run fast – run really fast – like this guy.
Mr. Fields would have made a lousy runner. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. Then give up. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.” – W.C. Fields
All I have to say to Mr. Foxx is that “someday” will be a lot farther off for some of us! “Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.” – Redd Foxx
Your chances of an injury rise proportionally with the amount of the entry fee you just paid. If a race brochure says “no dogs or strollers,” you will see a dog get hit by a stroller. You will set a PR the day your chip falls off at the starting line. If that cute guy/girl [...]
I think Joan’s been hangin’ with the wrong runners! “The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.” – Joan Rivers
Do you think George may have stumbled on the difference between elite versus non-elite runners? “Have you ever noticed? Anyone going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin
Lots of funny layers! Here is a compilation of very funny running related satirical writings I dug up on my favorite source of fake news – The Onion. NYC Marathoner ‘Just Went Out There and Had Fun’ 6000 Runners Fail to Discover Cure for Breast Cancer Retired Marathon Runner Discovers Eater’s High (a very funny [...]
From the Official User Gallery of the 2007 Flora London Marathon. Enjoy! (Thanks to Pamalamadingdong for the tip!)
[via Dr. Fun]
*Ambrose Bierce’s collection of dark and bitter definitions for common terms. So, the boy’s been playing soccer with Groton Parks and Recreation. The cool bit is that the games are behind the town library. The library’s a new(ish) building by New England standards–late 60′s. (As an aside, it’s pretty freakin’ cool–built in the late ’60s [...]
Because it’s just really funny (don’t ever get famous). [source: Duncan Larkin] -
You can say “fartlek” and “yassos” without giggling. Wait. That”s almost impossible. If you”ve ever done one of those two workouts, that counts. You can convert kilometers to miles or vice versa. Sometimes, you can even do that while running. You know exactly how many miles there are in a marathon. You have had at [...]
[via Doctor Fun]
We’ve run with them, near them or seen them doing their thing from afar. They are the runners exhibiting the rude, gross behaviour none of us wants to see. Interested in joining their club? Here’s how you do it: 1. Spit and blow your nose wherever and whenever it feels right with no regard for [...]
This is just too funny not to post. Retired Marathon Runner Discovers Eater’s High. Via The Onion Radio News.
What Happened? Six months ago I ran a fabulous 30K and was seriously on top of my running game. I had just come off a hard winter training session and was looking forward to breaking my 5K PR this summer. Then I got a new job. And moved. To another state. And gained 15 pounds. [...]
Considering he created this comic in 2000, I don’t think so! I introduced Doctor Fun to you on September 2nd and I like his stuff so much, I thought I’d feature him for a few Saturday’s. Here’s today’s edition. Enjoy!
This is from the only comic series we know of that at least partially finds its humor within the subject of running. Via Doctor Fun.