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2012-10-11 08:21:33 PM

eKonk: You know who I hate? Fat smoking Nazi child molesters.

/full of self-loathing


Oddly enough, I saw an episode of Town Talk where they were forcing people into weight-loss programs.

www.allthingsyank.com

/omg someone made a U-62 website this is awesome
 
2012-10-11 08:35:30 PM
Look at the picture at the top of this thread. Hilarious background. Wilfred Brimley's twin sister and a guy shiatting his pants while trying to hold in a sneeze
 
2012-10-11 09:28:42 PM

KrispyKritter: Elzar: I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...

I remember there was this fellow who really got the running craze going in America. he wrote a book about it and everything. Jim Fixx.

wikipedia: On July 20, 1984, Fixx died at age 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

/run a little faster, dooshbag


He had a bad ticker. Such is life. The average runner is a lot healthier than the average non-runner but outliers exist.
 
2012-10-11 10:25:41 PM

Mishno: the end of the season is in sight.


The end of the whoozawhatsit?

/year-round motorcycle only
//warm climate
 
2012-10-11 10:40:24 PM

Mister Peejay: Smeggy Smurf: I can carry 7 people and still get the same 12mpg. Let's see a Prius move 7 people in comfort.

Why would you want to take 7 people with you to where you're going?


Me, Mrs. Smurf, our three kids, a couple of their friends. Me, 6 co-workers carpooling to a Revit Users Group meeting. Me and 6 Masons carpooling to a small lodge to help them put on a 3rd degree. It's not hard to find reasons to move 7 people at once along with a bunch of gear.
 
2012-10-12 12:53:45 AM
The OP must be a part of the fat ass problem. So I ask, the dumbass tag? Do you think science's power to weight ratio is going to change itself because your feelings might get hurt? I can hear the groan of millions of transmissions...
 
2012-10-12 01:18:16 AM

KrispyKritter: Elzar: I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...

I remember there was this fellow who really got the running craze going in America. he wrote a book about it and everything. Jim Fixx.

wikipedia: On July 20, 1984, Fixx died at age 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

/run a little faster, dooshbag


Lazy farks love to trot out that petty factoid. The name is always the same because it's so rare an event Alanis Morrisette should write a song about it.
 
2012-10-12 04:43:23 AM
The fatties will cull themselves from the herd.
 
2012-10-12 09:21:30 AM
King Henry the VIII was called "Your Fatness" but never to his face.
 
2012-10-12 10:12:10 AM

atomic-age: I get 31+ mpg in a car that's rated for 29 on the highway.

No, I don't weigh very much.


From fueleconomy.gov for my current vehicle:
1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2.4 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 4-spd, Regular Gasoline

19 City
23 Combined
29 Highway

Calculated 30.5 mpg on my last tank, and I'm fat. The wonders of proper maintenance and tire pressure.

Look at the maximum safe pressure on the side of the tire, and the recommended pressure on the door sticker. You can safely run a higher tire pressure which gives you less rolling resistance, with a slight trade off to cornering traction and ride quality. I usually let the tires down closer to the door sticker recommendation when driving in snow/ice.

/TMYK
 
2012-10-12 11:36:35 AM

clyph: [www.andrew.cmu.edu image 562x434]

Ah, yes, fat people... the one group that it's still legal to hate, ridicule, dehumanize, and discriminate against.


Yes, let's make pity sex with fatties mandatory because JUSTUCE.

If the non-rich are scum according to vicious, status-seeking American lights, why not the out of shape? You can will yourself into eating right and exercising more than you can will yourself into a rich family, score in the top 5% on the SATs or come up with the next world-changing tech idea. No pity here.
 
2012-10-12 12:20:25 PM

Girion47: And just because I'm liking them so much at the moment.

My new running shoes.
[gothedistanceblog.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]


I didn't know that they were still making the Kinvara 1's.

KrispyKritter: Elzar: I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...

I remember there was this fellow who really got the running craze going in America. he wrote a book about it and everything. Jim Fixx.

wikipedia: On July 20, 1984, Fixx died at age 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

/run a little faster, dooshbag


Exercising wont keep a person from dying, you know. Fixx may have died earlier without all the running. Wiki says his dad died of a heart attack at age 43.
 
2012-10-12 12:24:53 PM

elysive: Girion47: And just because I'm liking them so much at the moment.

My new running shoes.
[gothedistanceblog.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]

I didn't know that they were still making the Kinvara 1's.

KrispyKritter: Elzar: I've already ran 130 miles this month - can't hear you fat farks over the sound of my awesome thinness.

/ Treadmill again in 26 minutes...

I remember there was this fellow who really got the running craze going in America. he wrote a book about it and everything. Jim Fixx.

wikipedia: On July 20, 1984, Fixx died at age 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

/run a little faster, dooshbag

Exercising wont keep a person from dying, you know. Fixx may have died earlier without all the running. Wiki says his dad died of a heart attack at age 43.


Those are the K2's.
 
2012-10-12 12:41:11 PM

Girion47: elysive: I didn't know that they were still making the Kinvara 1's.

Those are the K2's.


They make both in orange...that one just looked a little light for the 2's. Sorry to nitpick. In any case, I hear the 2's are much better than the 1's. I had a pair of 1's that fell apart sooo fast and then upgraded to 3's, which are amazing. My bf just got his second pair of 2's and the only thing that wears on them is the sole. Big fans of the Kinvaras at our house. :)

I spent years running in structured shoes and getting all sorts of muscle aches and pains until I finally graduated to neutrals. My take away lesson was that running store salesman are always good at fitting shoes.
 
2012-10-12 12:48:57 PM

elysive: Girion47: elysive: I didn't know that they were still making the Kinvara 1's.

Those are the K2's.

They make both in orange...that one just looked a little light for the 2's. Sorry to nitpick. In any case, I hear the 2's are much better than the 1's. I had a pair of 1's that fell apart sooo fast and then upgraded to 3's, which are amazing. My bf just got his second pair of 2's and the only thing that wears on them is the sole. Big fans of the Kinvaras at our house. :)

I spent years running in structured shoes and getting all sorts of muscle aches and pains until I finally graduated to neutrals. My take away lesson was that running store salesman are always good at fitting shoes.


I just restarted running after trying to start back in March. I was wearing new balances then, but after a couple mud-centric 5k's, they aren't really good for running anymore. These were on sale and since I'm still not hardcore about it, I don't want to waste the time of some running store guy, especially when I'm going to thank him and try and find the shoes he recommends cheaper, elsewhere.
 
2012-10-12 02:51:44 PM

Girion47: elysive: Girion47: elysive: I didn't know that they were still making the Kinvara 1's.

Those are the K2's.

They make both in orange...that one just looked a little light for the 2's. Sorry to nitpick. In any case, I hear the 2's are much better than the 1's. I had a pair of 1's that fell apart sooo fast and then upgraded to 3's, which are amazing. My bf just got his second pair of 2's and the only thing that wears on them is the sole. Big fans of the Kinvaras at our house. :)

I spent years running in structured shoes and getting all sorts of muscle aches and pains until I finally graduated to neutrals. My take away lesson was that running store salesman are always good at fitting shoes.

I just restarted running after trying to start back in March. I was wearing new balances then, but after a couple mud-centric 5k's, they aren't really good for running anymore. These were on sale and since I'm still not hardcore about it, I don't want to waste the time of some running store guy, especially when I'm going to thank him and try and find the shoes he recommends cheaper, elsewhere.


Oops...major grammar error there. Running store people AREN'T always good at fitting shoes. Every store I've been to the last six years told me I needed structured shoes, but I have high arches and only slight pronation. Even a quick search of Road Runner's website (the last store where I got fitted and prescribed structured shoes) suggests neutral shoes for me.

Unless a person has an orthopedic pathology, I don't see the point of artificially altering one's gate too much, but I'm not a sports doctor and I spent a lot of time running barefoot in sports classes before I made the switch over. Even if I didn't qualify for neutral/minimal shoes on some website I'd still probably try them. People should wear what feels good.
 
2012-10-12 04:03:59 PM

elysive: Girion47: elysive: Girion47: elysive: I didn't know that they were still making the Kinvara 1's.

Those are the K2's.

They make both in orange...that one just looked a little light for the 2's. Sorry to nitpick. In any case, I hear the 2's are much better than the 1's. I had a pair of 1's that fell apart sooo fast and then upgraded to 3's, which are amazing. My bf just got his second pair of 2's and the only thing that wears on them is the sole. Big fans of the Kinvaras at our house. :)

I spent years running in structured shoes and getting all sorts of muscle aches and pains until I finally graduated to neutrals. My take away lesson was that running store salesman are always good at fitting shoes.

I just restarted running after trying to start back in March. I was wearing new balances then, but after a couple mud-centric 5k's, they aren't really good for running anymore. These were on sale and since I'm still not hardcore about it, I don't want to waste the time of some running store guy, especially when I'm going to thank him and try and find the shoes he recommends cheaper, elsewhere.

Oops...major grammar error there. Running store people AREN'T always good at fitting shoes. Every store I've been to the last six years told me I needed structured shoes, but I have high arches and only slight pronation. Even a quick search of Road Runner's website (the last store where I got fitted and prescribed structured shoes) suggests neutral shoes for me.

Unless a person has an orthopedic pathology, I don't see the point of artificially altering one's gate too much, but I'm not a sports doctor and I spent a lot of time running barefoot in sports classes before I made the switch over. Even if I didn't qualify for neutral/minimal shoes on some website I'd still probably try them. People should wear what feels good.


I'm for whatever will make these shin splints go away.
 
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