Hello from Venice…yup, still here.
This morning I ran another 8 miles on the Legacy Trail and it was cold, by Florida standards. It was 45 degrees with an 11 mph headwind. Of course it will be 70 in a few hours so I guess that’s pretty much perfect weather (and you probably hate me right now if you live anywhere north of here.)
I’m starting to get a little nervous about the race I have this weekend. The family is coming out for this one and I just really want to do well. And by well, I mean finish.
I checked the forecast this morning and it looks like perfect race weather so that’s a good thing!
This morning when I was checking the weather I decided to read some of the headline news before going on a run. Since we’re still in Venice (and maybe on borrowed internet) I’m a little behind on the major news stories. Anyway, after perusing the major stories I came across this article:
The researchers found those who jogged one to 2.4 hours a week at a slow or average pace with no more than three running days in a week had the best survival rates. Anything longer than that left runners with death rates closer to those who didn’t run at all, the authors said.
I kept reading and not 2 minutes later, I saw this article.
Here’s an excerpt from that one:
The finding “suggests there may be an upper limit for exercise dosing that is optimal for health benefits,” study co-author Dr. Peter Schnohr, of the Copenhagen City Heart Study and Frederiksberg Hospital in Denmark, said in a statement. “If your goal is to decrease risk of death and improve life expectancy, jogging a few times a week at a moderate pace is a good strategy. Anything more is not just unnecessary, it may be harmful.”
Basically it’s two articles citing the same study and using similar verbiage. It annoys me to no end. And then I saw the same damn story on Fox news. The study as I read it, seems inconclusive, and I think something is rotten in Denmark. Of course it’s now being cited all over the place, go figure.
Why don’t I see multiple articles and news stories about how sitting on your ass is bad for your heart? Just sayin.
Lastly, I may have mentioned that Hank has a girlfriend. Her name is Rosie and she is a pitbull. He loves her. Of course, he hasn’t been around that many female dogs and he’s a horny little booger, but in any case, he loves Rosie the pitbull.
The point in all this is that Rosie’s owner is very careful to keep her away from Hank when she’s in heat. He doesn’t want Hank to impregnate his little girl. I used to be offended by that seeing as how Hank is such a little thing and Rosie is so, well, she’s big.
Then I saw this:
I am no longer offended but maybe a little scared. That thing is so ugly it’s almost cute.
What do you think of the Pitshund?
Did you hear about the study on running in Denmark?