My goal of having a productive weekend has evaporated with Monday’s sunrise and now I’m lamenting the fact that I didn’t spend more of it outside. Instead, I spent most of my weekend driving throughout the Milwaukee area trying to find a new pair of running shoes. I don’t think Asics makes shoes with the intention of a 200 pounder putting decent mileage in, as most of them blow out in about 3 months. Someone let me know when they start making carbon fiber reinforced running shoes; weight loss is not an option.
Colorado’s Trans Rockies Run starts today, which makes my whining about sore legs after an hour long run pretty pathetic.
The always lovely Heidi Swanson has a new recipe up for Buckwheat Cheese Straws, which appear to be a pretty healthy snack that you can keep around the house both decoration and snack food. Kind of like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, except healthy and without Oompa-Loompas.
This month’s Outside Magazine has its “Best Towns of 2009” rankings up, and much to my surprise Colorado Springs is sitting in #1. Which is simultaneously great, as the Springs definitely has some great outdoor options and is coming around a bit more as a town, and scary, as I fear James Dobson will read the article and decide combining rafting trip tours and religious and cultural intolerance will be a good source of revenue for Focus on the Crazy Family. Check out TWW’s Colorado Springs section here.
Usain Bolt set all sorts of records at the World Track and Field Championships this last week. Ever wonder how a freakishly tall dude can outrun those tiny little sprinters? Here is your answer.
And a shout out to Christy, Ted Mahon’s (wife? girlfriend? dogwalker?) who finished the Leadville 100 run this weekend in 7th place in the woman’s division. Lance has nothing on this craziness. Hopefully Ted puts up some pictures of the run, but until then check out his site for some great outdoor photography.