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  • He Might Throw His Hat Into the Race — But Would He Run as a Democrat or a Republican?

    09/15/2014 6:07:07 AM PDT · by taildragger · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Cue the 2016 speculations: The former president and CEO of Ford Motors isn’t ruling out a presidential run. Speaking at a radio industry conference in Indianapolis Thursday, former Ford head Alan Mulally kept his options open when he was asked whether he’d consider running for president, ABC News reported.
  • Study: Running 5 Minutes a Day Could Add Years to Your Life

    08/03/2014 12:24:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual’s risk of premature death by about 3 years. Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease in risk of premature death. The study took place over the course of 15 years, testing participants ranging in age from 18-100.
  • America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

    04/21/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Theoria · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 21 April 2014 | Bill Chappell
    In the men's field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners, after holding off Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile. According to race officials, Keflezighi, 38, ran a 4:56 split at mile 23, when he built a 20-second lead. That lead dwindled as the runners neared the finish line, but Keflezighi held off all challengers to win the race with an unofficial finishing time of 2:08:37. The crowd roared as the Eritrean-born runner who lives in San Diego crossed the finish line, celebrating a...
  • Two BART workers killed by train running during strike [Bay Area Rapid Transit, California]

    10/19/2013 3:15:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    sfgate.com / San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Erin Allday and Demian Bulwa
    <p>The two workers, whose names weren't immediately released, died at the scene after they were hit by an eastbound train, sources close to the investigation said.</p>
  • Book Review: Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

    09/22/2013 12:42:25 PM PDT · by DC Bound · 4 replies
    www.claytonlindemuth.com ^ | 9/21/13 | Clayton Lindemuth
    ...Most of us think in terms of Nature vs. Nurture. We have genetic traits that give us something to work with, and the environment we live in shapes us. Scott Jurek adds a dimension: he’s an agent in his own life. His will is equal to or greater than the other forces, and the success he’s achieved, the records he’s set, the boundaries he’s pushed, have been all him. - See more at: http://www.claytonlindemuth.com/2013/09/21/eat-and-run-book-review/#sthash.CxJOT43m.dpuf
  • This is what Hussein obama's gun running in the Middle East does to these countries.

    09/03/2013 6:52:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Patriots of America ^ | 9/3/13 | Twana Blevins
    A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources. Yet now Libya has almost entirely stopped producing oil as the government loses control of much of the country to militia fighters. Mutinying security men have taken over oil ports on the Mediterranean and are seeking to sell crude oil on the black market. Ali Zeidan, Libya’s Prime Minister, has threatened to “bomb from the air and the sea” any...
  • The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 -- LIVE -- May 26th, 2013

    05/26/2013 8:58:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209 replies
    IMS ^ | 5/26/13
    God Bless our troops.. leadership at the top or not. Getting ready to roll, the ceremonies are almost done.. Let's Boogie!!
  • The DNA Olympics -- Jamaicans Win Sprinting 'Genetic Lottery' -- and Why We Should All Care

    08/14/2012 2:43:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/12/2012
    Jon Entine, author of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It,” takes stock of the DNA London Olympics–where, as usual, African-descended athletes swept the running events while whites and Asians dominated in the water sports, field competition and strength events. What’s going on here? Segregation was on display in London over the past two weeks–which, surprisingly, should spark no concerns and may even help educate us all about the wonders of human biodiversity. Let me explain. Led by 100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt, Jamaican men swept the sprinting events at the London...
  • Caballo Blanco’s Last Run: The Micah True Story

    05/22/2012 4:31:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 5/20/2012 | BARRY BEARAK
    Micah True went off alone on a Tuesday morning to run through the rugged trails of the Gila Wilderness, and now it was already Saturday and he had not been seen again. The search for him, once hopeful, was turning desperate. Weather stoked the fear. The missing man was wearing only shorts, a T-shirt and running shoes. It was late March. Daytimes were warm, but the cold scythed through the spruce forest in the depth of night, the temperatures cutting into the 20s. For three days, rescue teams had fanned out for 50 yards on each side of the marked...
  • Body of missing ultra marathoner found in New Mexico wilderness (Micah True aka Caballo Blanco)

    04/01/2012 5:17:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 83 replies
    FoxNews/A: ^ | 4/1/2012
    Searchers on Saturday found the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True, who vanished four days earlier after heading out from a lodge for a morning run in the rugged wilderness near New Mexico's Gila National Forest. The body was discovered in a remote area of the Gila Wilderness, state police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald said. The cause of death was still unknown, but there were no signs of trauma, incident commander Tom Bemis said. "It's too early to say, there was nothing obvious," he told the Boulder Daily Camera. The 58-year-old True, whose extreme-distance running prowess is detailed in...
  • NEED INFO/ADVICE

    03/25/2012 6:01:19 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 51 replies · 1+ views
    I used to run a lot...in my younger years. In the mid 90s I was running 20-25 miles every sunday afternoon, and around 10 miles the other days of the week. It all ended in '96 when I developed knee problems and iliotibial band friction syndrome, snapping hip syndrome, and chronic tendonitis of the iliotibial band, and also serious problems with the muscle attached to the iliotibial band...and a few other things like ganglion cysts in my feet and meniscus issues with the knees, and some other stuff. I went to doctors. I took pills, took supplements, did strengthening excercizes,...
  • Obama running out of money?

    03/15/2012 6:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/12 | Don Surber
    How they campaign is how they govern — and vice versa. So it should come as no surprise that political pros are beginning to wonder if President Obama’s campaign is running out of money, even though he is unopposed in the Democratic primaries. Last week he brought in Bill Clinton to help him raise money. Ouch. Obama is Justin Bieber hoping to be saved by ‘N Synch. Follow the money. I did. Barack Obama sure is spending a lot of money: $63,236,869 through January 31. That left him $75,953,128 in the bank. He already has spent 45 cents of every...
  • Antarctic Ice Marathon runner: you need to be a little bit crazy

    12/08/2011 9:33:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12-7-11
    Thirty-six athletes from 17 countries braved the sub-zero temperatures to complete the 26-mile race at the bottom of the world. The start line for the race was at the Union Glacier Antarctic base camp in the southern Ellsworth Mountains, just over 60 miles from the South Pole. Ahead of the race, every competitor had to have their skin fully protected from the sub-zero temperatures. Clothing included a full balaclava, goggles, gloves and mittens, long johns, waterproof running trousers and several layers of thermal clothing. But the harsh conditions are all part of the appeal of the race. "I guess there's...
  • Perry releases ‘debate prep’ photo (is running again)

    11/12/2011 11:40:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 12, 2011 | PEGGY FIKAC, Austin Bureau
    “Debate prep in Spartanburg, SC !!”
  • Jon Stewart on Sarah Palin not running (video)

    10/10/2011 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 32 replies
    thedailyshow.com ^ | 10-6-11 | the Daily Show
    Kind of funny look at Sarah's announcement, by Jon Stewart.
  • Fox Valley Marathon Update: Barefoot Runner From Virginia Wins Race

    09/19/2011 7:39:20 AM PDT · by P8riot · 46 replies
    BataviaPatch ^ | September 18, 2011 | Jackie Birks
    Fox Valley Marathon winner Tim Cunningham crossed the finish line while barefoot in downtown St. Charles on Sunday morning. He didn’t lose his shoes along the way—he ran the entire 26.2 miles without them. “It was kind of a perfect day to run,” said the Charlottesville, VA resident, whose race time was 2:56:24. “The bridges were a little rough, a little slick at times, but it was good.”It was the 15th marathon for Cunningham, who spent the past year building up calluses on his feet. He started running barefoot when he could not afford five-toe running shoes; though he can afford the shoes now,...
  • Paul Ryan Not Running for President

    08/22/2011 12:09:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/22/2011 | Stephen Hayes
    Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan has decided for a final time that he will not run for president in 2012, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. Ryan, who began seriously considering a bid in late May after Indiana governor Mitch Daniels took himself out of the race, had consulted with top Republicans, including Karl Rove and Frank Luntz, as he contemplated his political future. And though many of those he talked with told him he would be a viable candidate in such a fluid race, even as a late entry, Ryan ultimately decided to continue his focus on debt and entitlement reform...
  • Washington's Ghost Is Accepting Applications

    08/22/2011 4:37:05 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 17 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Monday, August 22, 2011 | Anthony James
    Washington’s Ghost Is Accepting Applications © 2011 by Anthony James Many of my recent articles have revolved around the themes of Sarah Palin’s unique qualifications, and the fact that the RINO Right, the Liberal Left, and the Lamestream Misleadia were about to launch an all-out assault on The Tea Party. This article is just as timely, but should be seen more as a “call to arms.” In another earlier piece I wrote called “The Price Of Freedom” are these words: “Where, before, the battle was waged on the frozen hills and fields of Lexington and Concord, and across the swamps...
  • FULL SPEECH-Rick Perry: I'm Runnning For President

    08/13/2011 1:06:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    ***FULL SPEECH ADDED*** His presidential website is already live. He’s already announced on a conference call this morning that he is indeed running. And now he announces a run for the presidency before the nation:
  • Revelation: The Arc Of The Candidate

    07/17/2011 4:17:28 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 12 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | Sunday, July 17. 2011 | Anthony James
    With the release of director Stephen K. Bannon’s movie “The Undefeated” this weekend come a number of unanticipated revelations. That the movie opened with as strong a showing as it did in all of its test markets is a minor revelation, given that it was going up against predictable summer blockbusters like “Transformers” and "Harry Potter.” Another revelation that surprised many theater owners, and the members of the press who attended these showings, was the pandemic phenomenon of the entire audience at virtually every venue rising from their seats and giving the film an extended and enthusiastic standing ovation as...
  • Sarah Inches Closer

    07/13/2011 7:16:02 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 91 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | Anthony James
    Sarah Inches Closer© 2011 by Anthony James Sean Hannity just had Sarah Palin on as a guest with whom he discussed two approaching deadlines. One was the arbitrarily set deadline of August 2 whereby the Democrats are trying to twist the arms of the GOP, forcing them to raise the debt ceiling... basically, demanding that we give the junkie more smack. Palin’s answers and general approach to the situation were, as usual, spot on. Her suggestions that the GOP not blink, and instead demand that our chief executive actually lead on this issue by coming up with a plan to...
  • Fair Chase

    05/31/2011 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Palter · 23 replies
    Outside Magazine ^ | May 2011 | Charles Bethea
    On the plains of New Mexico, a band of elite marathoners tests a controversial theory of evolution: that humans can outrun the fastest animals on earth. THROUGH THE BINOCULARS I see them: nine tiny men in bright jerseys running in formation across the vast short-grass prairie of eastern New Mexico. They're chasing a tawny pronghorn antelope through the crackling stalks of late summer's fading wild sunflowers. The buck weighs about 130 pounds, like the men racing after it, but that's about the only thing they have in common. The pronghorn is the second-fastest animal on earth, while the men are...
  • Palin Plays Hard to Get ("She's not playing by our rules!")

    05/29/2011 9:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 186 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 29, 2011 | Jay Newton-Smell
    Almost any politician in America follows tried and true patterns when dealing with the media. They alert the media of an upcoming event, the media shows up, photos are taken, cameras roll. Sometimes questions follow. And then the media goes home. But not Sarah Palin. Palin alerted the media of the first stop on her northeastern road trip: Rolling Thunder. But after some event organizers expressed displeasure at her attendance on Friday, her staff refused to comment about the appearance, and some reporters wondered if she’d even go. No time was given – the event lasted from 7am to 5pm....
  • Man’s 3,700-mile run across America emphasizes importance of prayer

    01/19/2011 1:54:56 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | January 19, 2010
    Jeff Grabosky competes in a Washington, D.C. marathon in October 2009 Oceanside, Calif., Jan 19, 2011 / 05:43 am (CNA).- A Catholic man is running across America and praying the whole way. Despite the difficulties he has faced, he says he wants to use his talents to serve God and to help those he prays for.Jeff Grabosky, 27, plans to begin his 3,700-mile run in Oceanside, California on Jan. 20 and end in Long Island’s Smith Point in New York City on May 26.The primary mission of his run is to encourage prayer in America and across the world....
  • Dance troupe causes scare running through Lincoln Tunnel

    11/19/2010 7:22:10 AM PST · by inflorida · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2010 | PHILIP MESSING
    A camouflage-clad Florida dance troupe desperate to make it to a live TV talent show set off a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in merciless Lincoln Tunnel traffic and tried to sprint through the tube.The FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force was called in -- and a massive contingent of heavily armed cops surrounded the harmless performers, who stood teary-eyed in their showy costumes as hundreds of angry drivers were stuck in the snarl."They drew their guns on us at first," said Landon Burse, 24, the group's executive director who arranged the appearance on BET's "106 & Park"...
  • Sarah Palin Says She Could Beat Obama

    11/17/2010 2:34:56 PM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    ABC World News ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | By MARY BRUCE
    Sarah Palin says she is seriously considering a run for the White House, and she believes she could beat President Obama in 2012, the former Alaska governor told ABC News' Barbara Walters. Asked Walters: "If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?" "I believe so," Palin said.
  • Time's running out for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, countdown to Obama's July 2011 withdrawal begins

    10/25/2010 8:15:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/25/10 | James Gordon Meek
    The tick-tocking sound in Afghanistan is time running out for Team America - and the enemy knows it. It's not only Beltway pundits who have picked over the fine points of President Obama's fuzzy July 2011 Afghan troop withdrawal target date, it's the Taliban, too, from Kabul to Kandahar and Khyber to Karachi. Never mind that Obama and Army Gen. David Petraeus have hedged on that date, promising any pullouts will be "conditions based."
  • Barefoot runners prefer to go natural

    10/03/2010 8:58:32 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 37 replies
    The Record MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS ^ | Sunday, October 3, 2010 | MARY MEEHAN
    People might think they're crazy, but barefoot runners, even those who pursue punishing marathons sans shoes, say that freeing your feet from the confines of a sneak is just as God and nature intended. "It's kind of like trying to explain a sunset to a blind person," said Rick Roeber, the Midwest representative for TheRunningBarefoot.com,... He compares walking and running in shoes to typing with gloves on. It's just not quite right. "You have to try the experience to understand," he said. SNIP Elizabeth McCullough of Lexington, Ky., who started running barefoot earlier this year, went to Saxton's website for...
  • David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?

    In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins’ life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal— something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater...
  • David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?

    In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins’ life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal— something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater...
  • ‘RightNetwork’ aims for conservatives

    09/14/2010 5:15:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    AP ^ | September 14, 2010
    NEW YORK — Actor Kelsey Grammer is an investor and public face supporting a new network that launched last Wednesday with entertainment designed to appeal to political conservatives. RightNetwork, whose first series, "Running," follows the fortunes of a couple of Tea Party-backed candidates for public office, is also trying a new model to establish itself. It is initially making programming available through video-on-demand services, the Internet and through mobile phones, bypassing the route of traditional TV networks with a spot on channel lineups
  • How can Dems extend Bush tax cuts while running against Bush?

    08/30/2010 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 30, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The big strategy for Democrats in the midterms is to run against George W. Bush, even though he hasn’t been President for almost two years. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid hope to use a little misdirection away from their failed economic policies by claiming that Bush policies were so bad that Democrats couldn’t fix them. However, the centerpiece of Bush’s economic policies were the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts that will expire at the end of the year, and now Democrats want to extend at least some of them, and perhaps all of them, in order to keep from making...
  • Jindal 'absolutely' running for reelection

    08/16/2010 5:24:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said this weekend that he is "absolutely" running for reelection next year. The Louisiana governor, who has sometimes been mentioned as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012, said he fully intends to seek a second term. "I'm absolutely running for reelection," Jindal said during an interview with a local NBC affiliate. "You know, there's been a lot of speculation: would I run for another office, would I go to Washington, D.C.? I'm interested in helping to lead our state."
  • Wayward Alzheimer's patients foiled by fake bus stop

    07/26/2010 2:52:02 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 3rd 2010 | Harry de Quetteville
    A German nursing home has come up with a novel idea to stop Alzheimer's patients from wandering off: a phantom bus stop. The idea emerged after the centre was forced to rely on police to retrieve patients who wanted to return to their homes and families but had forgotten that in many cases neither existed any longer. "If we can’t find them then we have to alert the police,” said Benrath's director Richard Neureither. “It can be particularly dangerous if this happens in winter and they spend the night out in the cold.” Without powers to detain patients, he said,...
  • George Stephanopoulos Lashes Out at Republican Carly Fiorina: Are You Running for the Wrong Job?

    07/01/2010 5:22:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 7/1/10 | Scott Whitlock
    Former Democratic operative George Stephanopoulos on Thursday attacked Republican Carly Fiorina for opposing the current unemployment plan in the Senate. The Good Morning America host derided, "And are you running for the wrong job? How do you create jobs in the Senate if you don't pass legislation?" Stephanopoulos also recycled the California candidate's June 9 joke about Democratic opponent Barbara Boxer's hair. Citing the nearly month-old gaffe, he challenged, "I have to ask you about what everybody saw right after the primary, that hair comment, off-mic. Why not apologize for that?"
  • Service members run to honor fallen brethren

    03/01/2010 4:06:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Alun Thomas, USA
    CAMP TAJI – Service members from all military branches came together here to pay tribute to those who died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom through the “Fallen Soldier Half-Marathon,” Feb. 27. In grand style, Senior Airman Matthew Klundt, 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squad, carries an American flag as he crosses the finish line to claim first place in the “Fallen Soldier Half-Marathon” aboard Camp Taji, Feb. 28, 2010. Photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st Cavalry Division. The marathon was the idea of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade’s Master Sgt. Jovana Meyer, from Belton, Texas, who said she wanted to...
  • Running Dry: Belgium's Looming Beer Crisis (The 'ugly face of Capitalism', union job layoffs loom)

    01/21/2010 12:44:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 761+ views
    Time on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/10 | Leo Cendrowicz
    If there's one thing Belgium is known for above all else - more than Tintin, chocolate and female tennis stars - it's beer. The Belgians have a rich beer-making tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and more than 125 breweries today; beer, it is said, is the very lifeblood of the country. But trouble is, literally, brewing. Supplies of Belgium's top brands - Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe - are rapidly running low .. For nearly two weeks, picketers have stacked crates and set fires to block the entrances to the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer,...
  • Running shoes may cause damage to knees, hips and ankles

    01/04/2010 10:00:35 AM PST · by decimon · 54 replies · 1,682+ views
    Elsevier Health Sciences ^ | Jan 4, 2009 | Unknown
    Greater stresses on joints than running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes observedNew York, NY, January 4, 2010 – Knee osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for more disability in the elderly than any other disease. Running, although it has proven cardiovascular and other health benefits, can increase stresses on the joints of the leg. In a study published in the December 2009 issue of PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation, researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of running barefoot versus running in modern running shoes. They concluded that running shoes exerted more stress on these...
  • Palin to run in Red Cross Turkey Trot at Kennewick

    11/25/2009 11:57:25 AM PST · by euram · 16 replies · 1,213+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-25-09 | AP
    RICHLAND, Wash. — Sarah Palin takes a Thanksgiving break from her book tour to spend time with family members in Washington, starting with a 5K run to benefit the Red Cross.
  • Face of Defense: Captain Adapts Running Regimen

    11/12/2009 3:39:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Matthew E. Jones, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, Nov. 12, 2009 – Many soldiers find it difficult and inconvenient to conduct physical training in a field environment. Temperatures in Iraq can top out near 150 degrees, and running in a dust storm is no picnic. Army Capt. Alexander Quintinilla races in the Peachtree 10K at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, July 4, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew E. Jones  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But Army Capt. Alex Quintanilla, an automation officer in the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he began training for his first...
  • H1N1 Running Rampant Amid Shortage of Vaccine

    10/21/2009 10:31:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 897+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | Marrecca Fiore
    H1N1 flu is running rampant throughout the U.S., and the country will have received only 25 percent of the vaccine that was expected by the end of October, Sen. Joe Lieberman told a Senate committee hearing Wednesday. The grim news was the focus of a special hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, at which three Cabinet secretaries were called to address the panel: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. As of last week, there were more than 5,000 cases of flu reported, compared to 7...
  • Sarah Palin: I'm a runner

    10/06/2009 12:01:44 PM PDT · by An American! · 22 replies · 2,633+ views
    Runner's World ^ | August 2009 | Dan Simmons
    The former Vice Presidential candidate opens up about her running life and explains why she's still on the trail. Do you remember your first race? My dad was a track coach and he'd get all the neighborhood kids together and take us to Anchorage for track meets when we were very young. Anchorage is 50 miles from Wasilla. And ever since we were little, we'd do 10-K races as family fun runs. Tell me about a memorable run during the campaign that really stands out. Oh, my gosh, the one that really stands out I'm embarrassed to death to repeat.
  • Bolt shatters 100-meter world record[9.58]

    08/16/2009 6:05:22 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 722+ views
    AP ^ | 16 Aug 2009 | PAT GRAHAM
    Usain Bolt crossed the finish line, saw his record-setting time on the clock and spread his arms as if he were soaring like a bird. About all this guy can’t do is fly. And by saving his celebration until after the finish line this time, he showed how fast a man really can go on two feet. The Jamaican shattered the world record again Sunday, running 100 meters in 9.58 seconds at the world championships to turn his much-anticipated race against Tyson Gay into a one-man show. That was 0.11 seconds faster than the mark he set last year at...
  • SARAH'S MENTORS: DR GEORGE SHEEHAN (MD,RUNNER & PHILOSOPHER)

    07/20/2009 6:40:22 PM PDT · by curth · 1 replies · 469+ views
    Palination ^ | Monday, July 20, 2009 | Alaska Shrugs
    * "Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience.You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them; And the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." -Dr George Sheehan Sarah Palin is an avid runner.She grew up in a family of runners.Her parents were marathoners and H.S. track coaches. Sarah's father,Chuck Heath once ran in the Boston Marathon. Sarah herself ran Anchorage's 26.2 mile Mayor's Marathon. Before giving birth to Trig,Sarah was averaging 5-6 miles/day. Today she runs 3 miles every other day. As she has stated,"Running is my sanity." And,"I...
  • I'M A RUNNER: SARAH PALIN

    06/30/2009 10:12:49 AM PDT · by curth · 89 replies · 4,363+ views
    Runners World ^ | August 2009 issue of Runner's World | Dan Simmons
    From the August 2009 issue of Runner's World When did you start running? I grew up in a running family. My parents caught the running craze in the mid '70s and we grew up doing family runs. I've been running now easy for 35 years. Do you remember your first race? My dad was a track coach and he'd get all the neighborhood kids together and take us to Anchorage for track meets when we were very young. Anchorage is 50 miles from Wasilla. And ever since we were little we'd do 10-K races as family fun runs. So you...
  • The painful truth about trainers: Are running shoes a waste of money?

    04/24/2009 5:47:07 AM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 77 replies · 2,485+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4/19/2009 | CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL
    At Stanford University, California, two sales representatives from Nike were watching the athletics team practise. Part of their job was to gather feedback from the company's sponsored runners about which shoes they preferred. Unfortunately, it was proving difficult that day as the runners all seemed to prefer... nothing. 'Didn't we send you enough shoes?' they asked head coach Vin Lananna. They had, he was just refusing to use them. 'I can't prove this,' the well-respected coach told them. 'But I believe that when my runners train barefoot they run faster and suffer fewer injuries.' Nike sponsored the Stanford team as...
  • Rochester(Minnesota) Back in Running for Rail Line [Mn. Gov Pawlenty includes all options]

    04/05/2009 6:03:14 AM PDT · by Son House · 11 replies · 492+ views
    KAAL TV ^ | Apr 03, 2009 | By: Ericka Miller
    Today, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced that a statewide study of future rail lines would include all options. That's something, supporters of a line through Rochester feared wouldn't happen. So today, there is new hope the city will see the dream of a rail line, come true. It takes a little over an hour to travel from Rochester to St. Paul. A new rail line could cut that time in more than half. “Whether is the legislature, or University of Minnesota, or other things to get up there and back, obviously it would be a real benefit," Brede says. That's...
  • Perata Running for Oakland Mayor

    03/31/2009 9:12:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 635+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/31/09 | Carla Marinucci
    It's official: former State Senate Pro Tem Don Perata is making the move to run for Oakland mayor. Chronicle comrade Chip Johnson has the scoop today, talking to Perata after last week's services for the four slain Oakland cops. And Perata said that was a catalyst for his decision to take on the tough job which has also been occupied for two terms by state Attorney General Jerry Brown.
  • Erotica Beat: Lust-struck WashPost reporter Eli Zaslow waxes about Obama’s ‘chiseled pectorals’

    12/28/2008 7:33:49 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 49 replies · 1,892+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/28/2008 | Publicola
    The Washington Post once celebrated itself for investigative journalism on politicians. Now, enthusing about them erotically is satisfaction enough, apparently. The paper on Christmas Day reported on President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s exercise regime. Star struck reporter Eli Zaslow wrote of His Most High Excellency, ”the sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.” Obama has gone to the gym for about 90 minutes a day, for at least 48 days in a row, Zaslow added. Contrast this — columnist Michelle Malkin requests — with the...
  • Sen. Reid Hits the Ground Running in Uphill Re-Election Bid

    12/26/2008 5:22:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,834+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 12/26/08 | T.W. Farnam
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid will command the biggest party majority of any Senate leader in a quarter century when the new Congress convenes in January. But the Nevada Democrat is already worried about his own re-election fight in 2010. Sen. Reid, perhaps the most-vulnerable Democrat who will face re-election in a midterm race that is likely to favor his party once again, began interviewing campaign managers last week. The Senate majority leader also recently stepped up fund-raising. Starting early could help Sen. Reid avoid the fate of his predecessor, Tom Daschle, who was Democratic leader for a decade before...