Happy Spring! The season is bursting forth in Memphis, bringing with it more temperate weather, lots of pretty blooms, and a whole bunch of something I’m allergic to. I set a PR in sneezes per hour last week!
But I’m not complaining. Well, not much. I’m sure I’ll stop completely once my swollen eyes get back to normal.
Due to the aforementioned eye issue, I haven’t spent much time at all on the computer this week and have the backed-up reader to show for it. I’m slowly catching up as I watch my NCAA bracket fall apart. (Duke? VCU? Oklahoma? Syracuse? Thanks for nothing. You owe me a billion dollars.)
One article I wanted to highlight for those of you who might not have seen it is Rant alert: Enough with the elitism in fitness! from Fit and Feminist. An excerpt:
It’s not enough for them to say “Crossfit/triathlon/running/powerlifting really pumps my ‘nads” and leave it at that. No, they have to turn around and talk about why their chosen fitness practice is better than all other fitness practices, and that everyone else who does anything different is a pathetic loser who should just do the world a favor and launch themselves face first into a volcano.
Amen! Y’all know I lovelovelove strength training, but I know it’s not for everyone. What matters most is finding whatever inspires us to move! And while we’re at it, let’s get rid of the elitism in diet as well!
Before I move away from the subject…if you’re like me and find a lot of the discussion around diet and fitness confusing, you might want to check out Kat Whitfield’s blog, Making Sense of Modern Fitness for thoughtful views (usually backed with citations) and reviews on current b.s. littering the health and fitness world. Awesome read.
Another tidbit I wanted to share is that Martha is celebrating 6,500 Facebook fans with a giveaway post on Simple Nourished Living.
I just wanted you to know, not to enter. Do NOT dilute my chance of winning. Don’t do it!
I return you now to your regularly scheduled weekend. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am!