In Washington state, obesity is now officially considered a disability—and protected under state anti-discrimination law. This means that “it is illegal for employers in Washington to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese…”
Alex Hutchinson: How to Talk Yourself Into Better Endurance
“When You Get That Wealthy, You Start to Buy Your Own Bullshit.” …About how you earn and spend your time and money conflicts with your expressed values.
Our friend Harvey Lewellen (Oregon Track Club), the American record holder in the 80-84 and 85-89 Hammer Throw, set a new world record…
Video (8:23): Seniors push athleticism to the limit
The average user touches their phone 2,617 times a day. Creepy.
Alberto Salazar says slow early pace helped Hassan break the 1500 world record. …More. …She’s tougher than thee and me. Routinely barfs during interval workouts.
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops for Third Year in a Row …Less dramatic, but obesity, “recreation” drugs, and alcohol continue to reap an early harvest.
The Zero-Minute Workout …30 minute podcast with Michael Joyner.
Tyler Cowen/Marginal Revolution: How I practice at what I do
Jen A. Miller/NYT on Running. With links.
Steven Pinker: Go Ahead and Get Emotional in Negotiations
‘These kids are ticking time bombs’: The threat of youth basketball …Perchance there’s a clue for you, the aging athlete.
How Emotional Intelligence Boosts Your Endurance …Yes, you/Don woulda/coulda/shoulda run faster.
You Tube: Ultra-Geezer” Gene Dykes undergoes performance testing. Owns the fastest 70+ marathon time. …More.
Justin Gallegos to race the Chicago Marathon
Just finished/liked: Furious Hours
…Spoiler alert. Major reason(s) Harper Lee never wrote another novel is that she was crazy-rich from Mockingbird and damaged by alcohol.
My advice: Read
Justin Gallegos: Sports Changes Everything
Q&A with Bernard Lagat …Perhaps the greatest distance runner in human history.
Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone. ~Carlos Castaneda
Read du jour: America Is Losing Its Grip. …”We are raising a generation of weaklings, more prone to everything from premature aging to mental disorders.” …Do you do yard work? Weekly I do a 3-4 mile walk with an 80 year old. Has multiple and serious heath issues. Takes aboard over 30 pills a day, mandated by his M.D. Yesterday, after our walk, I asked if he would chill for the rest of the day. “No,” he said. “She (his wife) makes me weed the garden most afternoons.”
Ultramarathoner Amelia Boone: The Recovery I Needed
Your phone is the adult marshmallow test you fail 250 times a day. ~Jason Kottke
Toughest July 4th race? Probably Mount Marathon. See video.
Study: A Kind Partner More Important Than Compatibility …Jerks are bad news. Who knew?
Calculate Your Carbon Footprint. Wouldn’t you like to know the footprint of every politician, you know, who tell us it’s everyone fault, but they themselves don’t need to pay the price.