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Marine Corps Marathon Changes To Flatter Course

Marine Corps Marathon Changes To Flatter Course

For all you runners out there doing the race, the course is changing this year!

“When runners embark on the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon in late October, they will have a flatter course to traverse than they did the past six years.

On Tuesday, race organizers released the map for the 38th running of the marathon, which, most notably, does not include the 150-foot grade that challenged runners as they made their way around the Georgetown Reservoir. It’s a change veterans of the marathon like Fort Washington’s George Banker welcome.”

A Marathon Run On A Glacier

A Marathon Run On A Glacier

Yes, this is a REAL thing. There is a race out there, god help them, where people run a marathon… on a glacier. Why? Because apparently zombie runs, 26.2 miles, Tough Mudders, and any number of other races we already have out there is just not enough.

As much as I admire these people, I think I’ll have to draw the line here. Although, I bet there are less zombies in really cold places. I bet they’d stay outdoors too long, and their limbs would freeze stuck and become unmovable.


This sounds awesome! Although I haven’t heard of chia seed… must investigate that.

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  Chia Seeds are a super food.  They deliver a maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories.  They are high in fiber, calcium, omega-3, antioxidants and protein.  Chia Seeds have been found to reduce food cravings by preventing some the food you eat from being absorbed into your system.  Chia seeds absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel.  Not only does this make you feel full longer, this chia gel also works to hydrate your body.  

There is evidence that shows they reduce blood pressure and are a heart healthy food due to the large amount of Omega-3 they contain (more than salmon!).  Omega-3 also fights against inflammation causing arthritis pain.  Due to the fact that chia seeds slow down the break down of carbohydrates into simple sugars, they work to control your blood sugar, which is fantastic for all sorts of reasons (diabetes…

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Mission 15, “Scouting Mission”

scoutingI really wanted to remember a fun quote from this Mission for you guys… but I don’t. It did have some funny ones.

So, I went for a run a lot earlier than normal today. The sun is starting to go down faster, and I find myself more and more feeling less in the mood the later I wait. Since I am also doing the GameSkinny internship and still working on helping AI’s Solidarity Campaign, it’s just better to get it out of the way.

This mission started out seeming like it was just your normal, run of the mill scouting trip. Three runners go out, I among them. Zoms weren’t really noisy last run or two–what was there to worry about? That was, until we stumbled upon something to worry about…

Unfortunately for you, I don’t give out spoilers! So if you want to know what I guess you’ll have to just run the mission for yourself.

Training Report

I felt tired today, for no particular reason. My muscles in my right thigh were bothering me, also. I try to stretch a little after each run, but I think I need to get a foam roller and be more serious. I’ve already injured myself in the past from running, and mostly because half the time I don’t know what I’m doing.

I have also been trying to drink a LOT more water. It’s kind of my one problem. For a while now (I’d say at least 2 years, maybe more), I have been eating pretty healthy. And other than booze every now and then when I am having fun, I don’t drink much besides coffee. No soda, at least. Yet, I also don’t drink much of anything that is healthy for me either, and that includes water.

If I hope to really get into the right fitness for this half marathon, I’m going to have to change that!

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