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Weekend Link Love – Edition 55

“You don’t run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that’s in him. Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That’s the way to be great, running against yourself– against all the rotten mess in the world; against God, if you’re good enough…”
-William Persons

The above quote kicks off a glorious article on sprinting [1] from BodyBuilding.com. Well worth the read.

Congratulations to the L.A. Lakers. You’re a great basketball player, Lamar Odom. But, what’s up with this?!!! [2]

Squash blossoms are in season. Robin Shuster describes them as “…nature’s way of giving you ravioli without having to make the dough.” Whether stuffed with crab or drizzled with olive oil, learn about squash blossoms [3] over at NPR.


Regular dips just aren’t enough fun anymore? Watch WarriorTraining’s video on how to make your own dip belt [7]. Yet another way to put your kettlebell to good use.

Laurie Kendrick statistically proves that bread is the #1 cause of death [8]. Heed her super serious warning.

Okay, this is the last one of these and I’ll stop. First there was the horror of the whole canned chicken [9]. Then cheeseburgers sunk to a new low [10]. Today the world of canned abominations runs amok [11]. The canned Russian herring should be relabeled, “Canned Russian Scare.”