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For-the-Love-of-Links Friday | 15 February 2008

Time for a doped up rendition of For-the-Love-of-Links Friday. That’s right. I’m doped up on both varieties of ‘Quil: Day and Ny. I have a tubular head cold and am accumulating quite the mountain of dead, snotty tissues on my coffee table. Regardless of my brain’s fuzziness, I feel like writing, so here’s the summary of what I’ve been reading this week:

Who’s a Fatty? Men’s Fitness released its annual rankings of America’s fittest and fattest cities. Springfield, MO, isn’t listed, but Kansas City was ranked the 15th fittest city. (St. Louis wasn’t listed.)

Olympians Now Allowed to Blog Who knew that until now the International Olympic Committee didn’t allow Olympic athletes to blog? This article at RunToWin.com summarizes blogging limitations and guidelines for Beijing Olympians. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t blog during an important event in my life, so it’s good to know that these athletes can share what they’re doing this summer.

Runner-Blogger Shoutouts This week, these three posts/articles piqued my interest. First, there’s the argument for giving the half marathon the status it deserves rather than letting it be the red-headed step-child of road racing.

Second, DistortedVeracity linked to a fascinating review of Dean Karnazes Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner and the parallels of running and religion.

Third, I really enjoyed MomOnTheRun’s article about postpartum depression and running. I think God is getting me ready to one day be a mom because lately I find all things pregnancy-related fascinating. We’re not ready to jump off that cliff yet, but we’re praying about that time.

And last but not least, here’s one more reason I’m thankful to be a woman in America.

That’s all the craziness for now. More next week…

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