There are those great moments during a run, when the pain of the first mile or two subsides, hands and ears start to warm up and legs and lungs start to feel like there were made to be tested, that everything stressful in our world seeps away. The only thing your mind focuses on is the next hill, the next sprint and the scenery unfolding in front of you. A run provides a temporary escape that lets you focus your mind for the day ahead and let what happened yesterday fade away. This is why we strive to be outside, and this is why we love waking up in the morning. The Feed:
Late start today due to some work obligations this morning. I’ve managed to consume about 1000 milligrams of caffeine already this morning, so it was with great excitement that I opened this informative little graphic containing all sorts of cool coffee facts. I’m moving to the Bean Belt.
You should head over to the Clymb for their latest gear event. You should also check out the Clymb dude’s blog entry about the Vancouver Olympics. He has a lot of good pictures up that makes Vancouver look even more appealing than it sounds.
A really interesting study on how taxing “junk” food and subsidizing health food can affect a person’s shopping habits. The study shows that taxing crappy food is a much better way of reducing people’s tendency to purchase such food. And what about making health food cheaper? People tend to use the extra money for, you guessed it, junk food. F*ck.
Completely random video time: ESPN writer and podcaster Bill Simmons is a huge reality show junkie. I bring this up because he continually talks about how suprised he is that one of the idiotic Real World kids has yet to commit murder. I think one of them is getting close: