Maori reflections on running - On a warm sunny day, I run through sun filled valley, bathed in the healing glow of Ranginui, ancestral Sky Father. In a southerly storm I run the hills: gale rain lashed, thunder growled, lightning flash-warned; at play with Tawhirimatea, ancestral cousin, God of the Winds.
Drinking plan for endurance runners - Overhydration can be as dangerous to your health as underhydration. So what does a sweaty athlete need to know about staying adequately hydrated without stomach sloshing? Have a drinking plan to minimize too much or too little water, consume "real" foods during long runs, and have fun.
Spam addiction overpowers runner - Long-time vegetarian and marathon runner Sally Pierce has vanquished many foes in her sterling competitive career, but it is a ten-ounce piece of meat-based product that currently holds the upper hand. Spam, the long-time favorite of both rich and poor alike, has derailed her training and for now put her racing career on hold.
Flour biohazard - Daniel Salchow and his sister, Dorothee, planned to spend a pleasant afternoon marking a trail for fellow members of their offbeat running and drinking club. Instead, they wound up in police custody after their clue of choice, flour, set off a bioterrorism scare and forced hundreds of people to evacuate an Ikea furniture store.
Tips for women with amenorrhea - Athletic women are generally looked upon as being fit and healthy. But approximately 20% of active women are unhealthy to the point they stop having regular menstrual periods. This condition is called amenorrhea and is similar to menopause. Amenorrhea can also interfere with the ability to conceive easily should the athlete want to start a family.