Aside from the fact that artificial sweeteners are really bad for you, diet sodas often cause people to gain weight. I think the reason for this is that humans have evolved to associate sweetness with sugar, and the calories in sugar, and the energy derived as a result of consuming those calories. But when we taste… » 3/26/15 9:02am Today 9:02am

I work close enough to Penn Station to allow me to avoid the subway most of the time, but the LIRR has gotten a lot worse too. It seems like every other day there is a switch problem, and once or twice a week there is a broken rail. The trains are old and breaking down. The infrastructure is falling apart. Penn… » 3/05/15 1:56pm 3/05/15 1:56pm

I am so with this. I also think running outdoors with headphones on is very dangerous. Be aware of your surroundings. Also, I trail run a lot. Women will run alone with headphones on. I yell ahead to try and not scare them. They don't hear me and are startled when I pass them. Don't become a statistic.
But I really… » 2/23/15 1:09pm 2/23/15 1:09pm

Don't give anyone the finger unless you are willing to back it up. The finger is saying "Let's go!" whether you think that or not, that is what it is saying. It really irks me when people think that it is just ok to give people the finger. Especially when they did something wrong and then were honked at.
» 2/18/15 10:37am 2/18/15 10:37am

Bleeding nipples is par for the course with distance running, anyone who runs knows that. I forgot to put my chafe glide or band-aids on before the Brooklyn Half and by mile 10 I was bleeding. I didn't notice until I grabbed gatorade and some spilled on my chest. Then I felt the stinging, and saw the blood. At mile 11… » 1/25/15 8:57am 1/25/15 8:57am