The new season of Homeland begins Sunday, so if you were wondering what kind of gift to send Claire Danes, it’s obvious she needs an Armpocket!

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - October 2, 2015 at 09:02

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Feelgood Story of the Week

Via, the organizers of the Montreal Oasis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon chose four half-marathoners at random and, well, see for yourself.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - September 30, 2015 at 09:44

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Black Lives Matter to Protest at Twin Cities Marathon

The St. Paul, Minnesota chapter of Black Lives Matter announced plans to disrupt the running of the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday.

“We don’t plan on having any physical contact with runners, but we do plan to make ourselves the finish line,” said Rashad Turner, one of the organizers of the protest.

KARE 11 asked Turner why the group intends to protest the marathon specifically.

“There’s a lot of money involved. Unfortunately, we live in a country where the right people don’t create change until their money is affected,” said Turner. “People who feel like they can sit around and be silent and not participate in bringing white supremacy to an end, they are just as guilty as the systems that perpetuate white supremacy.”

I like to stay out of serious issues here, but I have to say if there is one place that is devoid of white supremacy, it’s a marathon.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - September 29, 2015 at 09:50

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New Nike Ad Salutes Last Place Finishers

To the tune of Aretha Franklin’s “Every Little Bit Hurts,” this new ad from Nike Running shows what the marathon looks like to most of us.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - September 28, 2015 at 08:16

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Friday Five: Things I Can’t Stop Picturing

I haven’t passed my 8mm kidney stone yet, which has given me plenty of time to think about what’s to come. Here are five images running through my mind.

And then, of course, there is the worst image of all: Al Swearengen passing his stone in HBO’s Deadwood (content warning for language and eeewwww factor). Video embedding is disabled for it, so here’s a still picture if you don’t want to follow the link.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - September 25, 2015 at 09:01

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Move Your Ass for the Man-Mule Race

If you find yourself in northeastern Nevada this Saturday you might want to try your hand at the 37th Annual Man-Mule Race. Originally a 20-mile race between men and mules between the towns of Elko and Lamoille, it has grown over the years to a series of events and races.

Now it’s open to all forms of non-motorized transportation, including bicycles, mountain bikes, roller skis, in-line skates – even goat carts. There’s an obstacle race and a poker run, which is something I had never heard of before.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - September 24, 2015 at 11:49

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Tri It Out

IronMan is sponsoring events all across the country to introduce people to triathlons in the easiest, toe-in-the-water way possible: the Indoor Triathlon Hour. It consists of a 10-minute swim in a pool, 30 minutes on a stationary bike, and 20 minutes on a treadmill. They also approximate the transition experience. Here’s a promo video.

This is a pretty cool idea, particularly for people like me who are weak swimmers, can’t ride a bike, and wouldn’t dream of attempting the real thing. If there’s a location near you, it’s only $20 if you register before the end of the month.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - September 23, 2015 at 10:14

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