There is absolutely no question that week belongs to Diana Nyad, the 64 year-old World Champion swimmer who, after 5 attempts, completed the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida.
Without a shark cage.
For 53 hours.
Please. Let’s not even talk about what I did this week. It’s all Diana and she rocks my socks right off.
You go, girl.
In other (more mundane) news, here’s what you missed this week:
- Usain Bolt is retiring after Brazil. To do what, exactly, is unclear.
- I wonder if Bolt has symmetrical knees?
- The newest fitness craze is about to hit NYC. My friends at Throwback are totally in the mix.
- Speaking of crazes, if you’re into the yogurt boom, check your Chobani because some are being recalled.
- If you haven’t been beaten over the head with the importance of hip abductor strength by me yet, maybe you’ll listen to these guys.
- Preventing and repairing ACL injuries has come a long way but nothing’s perfect.
- Rear foot strikers, rejoice! (I say run how you run and don’t force a change)
- In other foot-related news, minimalist footwear ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
- Remember last week’s news about Competitor Group no longer supporting elite athletes at their races, here’s a good response as to why we should all care about this huge change to our sport.
- My friend (& fancy-schmancy jewelry designer) Erica wants to be your cheerleader.
- Also, exercise helps prevent respiratory disease-related death, said Captain Obvious.
- Not totally related, but the NY Times wants your breast cancer story.
- And finally, file this under Awesome News: Flywheel Sports is offering a Student Rate of $20 per class. Woohoo!
Happy Friday, y’all. Anyone racing this weekend? Running long? Sneaking off to the beach for one last summer frolic (ahem, Birdie). Tell me about it so I can live vicariously through you as I study for my CSCS exam!
Now go out and run.
And happy birthday to sweet baby James.