Monday, December 26, 2011

Rex and I are committed to a race!

And what a race! It's the Chicagoland Half Marathon!!! Can I use more exclamation points? YES!!!!!!

So what's this race about? Raising funds for cancer research, for one. The link for the site is here. There are several things about this race that have me excited:
  • Chicago is an awesome city to visit.
  • The timing is great - May 20th is perfect since we have time to get in shape and the weather will be good.
  • The race course will be flat!!!
I really liked the Georgia Half Marathon, but honestly it was really too hilly for a first long race. I'd like a chance to try a flatter course, and then I can go back to that race. It's well organized and fun to run. It's just something I'd like to try it again next year.

This means the Warrior Dash is out too, but that's okay. I don't want to over do that race. Rex and I are going to have a lot of fun, the money goes towards a great cause, and it'll be a chance to get out of Atlanta for a long weekend.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Are antibiotics making us fat?

It's been a while since I've posted, and mostly it's because nothing of interest has really happened. I did, however, come across this article that I think most people need to be aware of. So far it seems that this data is correlational (meaning we haven't determined a cause, if one exists), but this is some scary stuff. If antibiotics are used to make animals fat so that they yield more meat at slaughter, then would those same antibiotics not make us fat when we eat that meat? I'll let the article go over the details, but needless to say this makes me rethink eating as much meat as I do.