Friday Fitness News: Diana Nyad Rocks

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.

Nonstop.

This is the moment.

The finish. (Image courtesy of msn.com)

The finish.
(Image courtesy of msn.com)

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:

You need to live here for 3 minutes 3x/week. Do it.

You need to live here for 3 minutes 3x/week. Do it.

  • 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.
She makes pretty things.

She makes pretty things.

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

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.

Friday Fitness News: Dump

I’ve been slacking on my Friday Fitness posts. Partly because they’re pretty time consuming, partly because I’m too busy enjoying my Fridays to sit down and write a post. That will probably change pretty soon since I’ll be sitting a whole lot more when school starts.

On a cheerier note, happy Labor Day long weekend, everyone! I hope you’re all at the beach, attending a clambake, wearing your best summer whites right now.

Before and After. (Image courtesy of Andrew Dixon and Huffington Post)

Before and After.
(Image courtesy of Andrew Dixon and Huffington Post)

Sheep Meadow looking very fine this Fall day!

I love to run in the Fall!

  • I will be attempting to make my own energy “gels” this weekend. I just can’t find one pre-made that doesn’t taste like liquid candy. Yuck.
  • A fascinating article on why we love certain doctors and not others.
  • GB and Aleah have started blogs. You should follow them: GB for all things sweaty in NYC, Aleah for the best jams to pump you up.
My buddies.

My buddies.
(Images shamelessly stolen from their blogs)

In a totally unrelated category, you can support a seriously awesome company that makes undergarments for ostomates, Awestomy!. It’s really hard to find the right apparel to support an ostomy and I encourage those of you who followed my 5-month ostomy journey to consider supporting their Kickstarter campaign. I did!

Everyone wants to feel good about how they look, even with and ostomy!

Everyone wants to feel good about how they look, even with and ostomy!

Phew! Friday Fitness News dump done! Thanks for sticking with me. That’s a whole lot of randomness in one post.

Happy Labor Day weekend, y’all. Anyone racing this weekend? Any news I missed? I’m gonna go get new school supplies for the big day on Tuesday. See y’all in the next school year!

Now go out and run.

*For the record, this is actually very similar to the type of strength training I do at Refine Method and I have found it to be enormously complimentary to my running.