Bill Gates: My new favorite book of all time. …It’s very, very good. Contains loads of facts and reasons to be optimistic. But as on some level you/we are tribal thinkers, unthinkingly prone to spout whatever our crowd holds dear, be prepared to be upset.
We also liked Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
More? Here is a 66 minute conversation between Jordan Peterson and Steven Pinker
Our photos from 03/05/16
Have you seen Free Solo? Consider
Alex Hutchinson: There’s a Complex Connection Between Exercise and Anger. …Why mom told us to go play outside.
Aetna (who sends me a check each month for 13 years of employment) offers $25-per-night rewards to employees (monitored via sleep trackers) who manage 20 nights of sleep for seven hours or more in a row. …Why We Can’t Sleep
Komif Kejelcha of the Nike Oregon Project broke the world record in the indoor mile with a time of 3:47.01, breaking the world indoor mile record time of 3:48.45 set by Hicham El Guerrouj back in 1997. Details.
Global survey of the happiest, healthiest countries: U.S. is 37th! U.S. hampered by excessive obesity, depression, inactivity…
Jen A. Miller/NYT: Active Recovery. With great links.
On Sunday, because of the ice and cold (30 degrees), the TrackTown Fitness Sunday workout was indoors at The Moshofsky Center. Nice.
Vin’s form advice for the day. 1. Arms swing forward, up and down, hands from hips to nipple line or above. 2. Land on mid foot. 3. Run tall. …Ben Blankenship, finalist in the last Olympic 1500, was there to model.
WWII vet celebrates 100th birthday with a 5K. Video. …No, you’re not too old.
March Oregon Track Newsletter here. Includes our Q&A with Harvey Lewellyn, 90, and a world champion thrower. …I’d trade our house cat for his hairline, but she says no.
Tim Tibow on motivation
Alberto Salazar sez: Kejelcha gunning for world records on Sunday.
Yesterday we shoveled out our huge driveway, again the pride of the neighborhood. Now this morning under another four inches of snow.
What Push-Ups Can Tell You About Heart Health. …Push-ups? See what you can do, if you can survive shoveling snow.
Heart health? In the next day or so we will post a Q&A with Harvey Lewellyn, now 90, a world class thrower, a career logger, topping 200′ trees with a 36″ chainsaw. …I just emailed him Conversations With My Friend Old Doug, the Fir Tree
Becca Gillespy Peter/Facebook: I’m tired of USATF and IAAF crippling our sport.
10 to 12 inches at our place in Eugene, on a cul de sac. Not plowed, and won’t be.