This is a great blog for anyone trying to lose or maintain their weight while working full-time in an office (always a challenge). While it is focused on office workers, it has lots of value for people regardless of where they work. See:
The Office Diet
If you go from “just finishing” a race distance to “how fast do I have to run” to beat a time of X, then you want to check out the Running Times Magazine’s Running Times Pace Charts. They have charts in both miles and kilometers, and cover the most popular race lengths.
Fall is coming soon, and with that will come long distance races. As I am getting ready to run a half-marathon, I will be definely checking it out. You might want to as well.
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What is RedBubble about? I took this from the “About” page:
- a place to share the illustrations you create at night,
- a forum to seek feedback on the story you’re writing,
- a creative antidote to the day job,
- lunch break entertainment,
- a gallery to inspire,
- a marketplace to buy and sell unique works of art and,
- a place to be inspired by like–minded people.
What I also like is their approach to artistry. They
believe that everyone’s an artist. We think creative expression and communication should be encouraged and celebrated.
If you are an established artist, RedBubble looks like a great place to get people to see and even buy your work. And if you are not established — heck, if you are not sure you are an artist, but often feel the need to create — then RedBubble could be the place to allow you to make that happen.
So go on, click this button!
Nicholas Kristof has an interesting article on how he tried to applied to stage a protest during the Olympic Games in Beijing. I am not sure that Chinese citizens would have as easy a go of it as he did, although he acknowledges this.
I’d like to believe what he says in the end, that China will ” become more open and less repressive — not because of the government’s kindness but because of the people’s insistence.” This will be good for the people of China and China itself.
For more on the story, see this.
(flickr photo courtest of Thomas Hawk’s photostream)