Thursday, three runners.

It’s Thursday, I woke up so thirsty this morning.  For real.  Do you think there’s a coincidence or hidden meaning there?  Nah, probably not.  Anyhow, let’s get to it because I’ve got a lot of things from the week that I’ve read and I want to share with you.

running vs walking

First things first, this article really caught my attention because as you know I’ve had some back and neck issues (broken record much?) and I haven’t been running.  I have been walking but I never feel like the workout is anything close to what I feel when I run and apparently there’s good reason for this.

The article is by Amby Burfoot of Runner’s World and it’s a great read.  Check it out here.

trackers

I get a lot of questions from readers who want to know how I like my Garmin and also my Fitbit HR.  They are both excellent and I highly recommend them but there are a lot of other trackers on the market too.  That’s why this next article got my attention.  PC Mag compared the top fitness trackers of 2016 and they’ve got all the reviews for you.  You might be surprised at their choice for top tracker.  Read the article here.

Ever wondered what the acceptable amount of fat is?  Ever heard of yellow or brown fat?  Yeah, me neither but this next article explains it all.  Click on the image below to read it.

fat percentages

It pains me to tell you about this next article.  Last week I told you about Karina Vetrano who was killed while out running near her home.  Sadly Karina is one of three runners killed in only nine days.

Vanessa Marcotte investigationThat’s not only scary, it’s unacceptable.  Making matters worse is that these women were killed during daylight hours, daylight, when someone should have seen something, noticed something, anything, but they didn’t.

Vanessa Marcotte 27

Karina Vetrano, 30

Alexandra ‘Ally’ Brueger, 31

Read about how all three of these deaths are affecting the running community.

Be safe out there.  Please.  If you can’t run with a partner, run in a well populated area, and try to avoid any remote areas.

Tell me something that you do to stay safe when you go running.

2 thoughts on “Thursday, three runners.

  1. I run at a very busy time and people will ask me what’s wrong if they don’t see me running. I’m so lucky that my employer give me time of in the mornings to go run and come in later. It helps a lot.
    ps I love your blog and have been reading it for a couple of months.

    • Thank you Almarie, I’m so glad you love my blog. I love it too but I might be a tad bit biased, 😉
      You’re employer sounds so awesome! That would be one way to make me love a job, that’s for sure.

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