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Tuesdays with Linden’s Favorite Links | 19 August 2008

This week, I’m going to share one of the biggest revelations in running history, FrayedLaces’ new method of calculating distances. If you are a runner, you need to check out the first link on this week’s link list. Do it. Right now.

If you aren’t a runner (that’s fine!), there are still some links this week that you will appreciate, especially, I predict, the links which deals with food (who doesn’t like food? . . . Didn’t think I’d see any hands on that one!).

And as a bonus, I’m going to link to three other bloggers I know who are doing weekly link lists I think you might be interested in:

Sarah Jo Austin: For the Love of Links Fridays
LorraineDesign: Weekly Reader: Wednesday Links (first edition, so I couldn’t link to all of them like I did with Sarah)
Daily Adventures in a Semi-Boring Life: 7 Wonders Wednesday (another first edition)

(Are you posting links weekly and want me to add you to this list next week? Let me know–I’m sure I’ve overlooked someone!)

I have never actually run more than 16 miles yet (give me a couple weeks, though!), but I like the idea of this. I don’t know what Euler’s constant is, but it explains everything.
Man, almost every single one of these drinks sounds delicious! Too bad I don’t have a blender here.
I believe in naps, and napping at work can be dangerous if you don’t wake up in time. When I was a grad student and shared and office with 33 other grad students, all I needed to do was tell a couple people to make sure I get up when my alarm goes off. Now that I have a fancy “real job” with my own office, I can’t rely on other people to wake me up. I usually use my cell phone, but now enter KukuKlok.com.

NOTE: I do not nap at work very often! I usually save that for “work at home” days. But as I said, I believe in naps, so when necessary, I’ll nap at work. Just doesn’t happen very often.)

I am at the beginning of developing my photography hobby, but I’m filing this web page under “Rainy Day”! In fact, I might play around with it tonight. Just a little. :)
I don’t care that this was previously published at Men’s Health, this woman is glad to read anything the says chocolate and sour cream are okay to eat (in appropriate proportions, of course!

EDIT: I had to add the following two posts. The come from my favorite running Olympian, Zuzana Tomas. The first is her description of her difficult yet triumphant Olympic marathon, and the second is a tear-jerker from her American hometown newspaper, the Salt Lake Tribune.

tags: post-to-blog, marathon, zuzana tomas, salt lake tribune, marathoner, olympics, tomas, zuzana

EDIT #2: Thanks to a commenter, I would like to share another site that offers some more great online alarm clocks. OnlineClock.net has lots to offer: customizable background colors and clock sizes, 24-hour alarm clock (“military” or “European” time), a mobile alarm clock, an analog alarm clock, a countdown timer, a stopwatch with split function, and even a binary clock if you’re into that sort of thing. Be sure to check out the About Page. (Danke aus Gießen!)

I have also failed to mention Online-Stopwatch.com, a site I’ve used in the past. It also offers both stopwatch (no splits) and countdown timer functions.


5 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Linden’s Favorite Links | 19 August 2008

  1. Michelle J

    20 Aug on 2008 at 22:07

    Great post, very informative!!

    Michelle

  2. PointSpecial

    19 Aug on 2008 at 17:08

    The great thing about this is that it really isn’t a diet when you get into it… the author suggests eating 6 smaller meals per day instead of 3 bit ones and the 12 foods (it’s an acronym… “ABS DIET POWER” foods) are ones that, if you pack into your diet, in some cases replacing food that really isn’t good for you with food that is, the results will happen fairly quickly.

    I’m not huge on nutrition… Up until about 3 years ago, my metabolism was running so high due to high school and then college sports, I could eat as much as I wanted of whatever I wanted and not see any problems. … But that all changed when I stopped playing, and that’s why I’m getting back into shape now!

    I hope that helps!

  3. Linden

    19 Aug on 2008 at 16:02

    @pointspecial: Wow! I usually steer clear of “diets,” but I need to change something, and this sounds very promising. I’ve been focusing on making one change in my life at a time so they stick. I think I’ve got this one (exercise) in the bag. Food is next.

    @online alarm clock: Hey thanks! I already liked the one I linked to, but these are great! I’ve added your site to the bottom of the post. Danke!

  4. Online Alarm Clock

    19 Aug on 2008 at 14:52

    Regarding the online alarm clock…check out another one, with a black background and customizable clock size:

    http://onlineclock.net

    By the way, you can find lots of different online alarm clocks (ie: 24 hour clock, stopwatch, countdown timer) on our sitemaps page:

    http://onlineclock.net/about/

    Thanks dude & Grüsse aus Berlin

  5. PointSpecial

    19 Aug on 2008 at 12:21

    vxLinden,

    re: the Men’s Health stuff… they have LOADS of info on their website in terms of foods that are good to eat. I bought the book “Abs Diet” and it details 12 types of food that, in their opinion, should be packed in people’s diets because they have great properties. They’re the types of food that will work for you in terms of getting in shape, building muscle, and losing weight, especially when paired with working out. I started it last August but stopped after about a month… and I lost 10 pounds without even working out. Now that I AM working out, I’m thinking of restarting and taking care of the nutrition side of things!