Well, everyone, you made it! It’s Friday and the long holiday weekend is finally upon us. I will be taking my Physics final this afternoon and flying home to see my family tonight, arriving just in time for Christmas Eve. So excited!
I will be so happy to get on that plane and finally be able to relax and start my holiday. Because holidays don’t really start until finals end, you know? Yes, our tree and stockings have been up for a while and I’ve been playing Christmas music while I wrapped presents, but with an exam still looming, Christmas just hasn’t really arrived for me or JB just yet. That will all change when we step into the Obi-wans’ house at midnight tonight and wolf down some of Mrs. Obi-wan’s cookies. Mmm…cookies.
But before all that, let’s recap what’s happening in the world of health and fitness this week. It’s been a busy week!
- 2012 NYC Marathon lottery & applications open January 2nd, if you want to drop $255 on a marathon
- This high school football team struggled to overcome hunger to win the state title. Wow. Just…wow.
- Delayed at the airport? There may be a gym in or near your airport. Bring your sneakers and get a workout in!
- This doctor is starting up rehab for cancer patients. Amazing.
- It’s not specifically fitness, but this student came back from being in a coma. Christmas miracle, indeed.
- What a 26.2km Hansons-Brooks Distance Project workout looks like (hint: killer)
- The NY Times poo-poos GPS watches. A runner’s very detailed, descriptive rebuttal (well played).
- Congressman Sensenbrenner criticizes the size of the First Lady’s posterior. Seriously? Does he have a mirror? Or two eyeballs? Oh, and then he apologized.
- Seattle cops mock a runner while he lay near death after being hit by a truck. Disgusting.
- World records were set on all 5 World Marathon courses this year. By Kenyans.
- Masters runners (> 60 years old): running is good for you, but don’t forget to strength train.
- Yes, I do wish everyone knew these things. Thank you, Kim, for the article.
- Childhood obesity makes me crazy. I can’t even talk about it without getting furious.
- More than 300 athletes have entered the Olympic Trials marathon. Holy moley!
- Acetaminophen is linked to childhood asthma. Yikes.
- Fellow Ulcerative Colitis patient and footballer Darren Fletcher takes a medical leave from Manchester United due to his condition. Get better soon!
For all of you who are traveling over the holidays, travel safely. I hope each of you finds time to enjoy the beauty of the season and spend a moment or two with someone you love.
Merry Christmas (Happy Chanukah!) to all and to all a good night.
Now go out and run!