Last Week’s Fitness News: Back to Normal?

Happy weekend, friends. This week was intense. Between “intensive” week at school, putting together the BostonStrongNYC run, and finishing up with my training for the Long Branch Half Marathon, I’m spent. Good thing I start my rotation tomorrow…

YIKES!

Congratulations to all the Eugene, Big Sur, NIKE Women’s DC and everyone else who raced this weekend. How did you do?

The running world is starting to get back to normal-ish. I know there have been changes to the Finish Line protocol at the New Jersey Marathon/Long Branch Half Marathon next weekend. Anyone else know of any big changes to pass along?

  • I’m happy to report (or to pass on the report) that only 30-something people injured at the Boston marathon remain in the hospital as of yesterday. Sadly, at least 14 of the victims had to have a limb amputated. I’m grateful that there are other people who have had traumatic amputations in adulthood who have been to speak with them and encourage them to that life will go on, including Achilles founder Dick Traum and Marine Sergeant Gabe Ramirez.
  • And as you may have seen earlier this week, the entire running community is here to support the victims and their families. We hope that came across in the BostonStrong<city> runs that were held Monday all over the world! You can read about BostonStrongNYC from ChristineKassandraMichelleTheodora, and Gia.
  • There are many businesses donating proceeds to The One Fund, including: Erica Sara Designs, Adidas, Sparkly Soul Headbands, and Oiselle. Are there others that I can tell people about? Tell me! I’m happy to good gossip about companies.
  • Behind this beautiful Boston Magazine cover.

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Beautiful.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Posts may be sporadic as I try to figure out my schedule at the hospital. Safe to say I’ll be plenty busy!

Now go out and run!

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2 thoughts on “Last Week’s Fitness News: Back to Normal?

  1. Very interesting article regarding NSAID consumption prior to marathons. However, its a very highly flawed retrospective study. (Two big points among others: 1) Majority of people took baclofen which is not widely used at all in the US and I believe is not OTC) and 2) prior medical histories of people were not explored thus leading to many potential confounders. I agree that its worth discussing and perhaps a prospective study would be much more helpful in answering this question.

  2. BIC Bands headbands has a limited edition Boston headband and the entire purchase price is donated to One Fund! The kids at the school where I teach have started a collection to donate to One Fund as well.

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