What is involved in running for a seat in the House? Right now there is an uncontested seat in my district, (AR-03) Arkansas, going to Boozman (R). He has a lot of financial backing and and a solid religious support base but he is also batshit insane. I am a 32 year old network/computer specialist that works for the university with no previous political experience, I am pretty good organizer and a fair public speaker and would do well on web activism. but I am not sure if this would even make a difference in a real congressional race as I have no $$$, if there was another candidate I would support them, but this guy is running unopposed so somebody should do something!
posted by los pijamas del gato
on Mar 21, 2006 -
I'm addicted to running. I've injured myself. I'm forcing myself to take a couple days off. How do I speed up healing--because come hell or high water I'm going to be back at it on Monday (provided I can restrain myself). [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Mar 17, 2006 -
Returning to running after a long stay in the comfy chair. Fat old fart needs shoe advice. [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6
on Mar 7, 2006 -
I need a good reason why my friend, who is in training for a half marathon, should be doing some of his training runs outdoors. [more inside]
posted by ohio
on Feb 16, 2006 -
Aqua Jogger -- I'm considering buying one. Is the revised model (about $60) better than the original
($40)? Is it easier to use (as a beginner) if I buy the pool hitch
too? Any females out there who have switched to the women's version? Any buying advice is welcome.
posted by nancoix
on Jan 17, 2006 -
I want something to hold my keys in (about 5 of them) while I go running. Preferably something I could put on my wrist or arm with a little zippered pouch. Does this exist? Or, any other creative solutions besides tying my keys to my shoelaces? [more inside]
posted by jetskiaccidents
on Jan 1, 2006 -
How do I stay warm, safe and healthy while running during the winter in New England? [more inside]
posted by soplerfo
on Nov 14, 2005 -
Major Mucous: Whenever I do aerobic activity for more than 10 minutes or eat cold foods, I have tons of mucuous, and cough to the point that I have to stop exercising. [more inside]
posted by creeront
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Why is it that even after 7 hours of drinking coffee, my heart rate is about 10-15 beats above my usual heart rate? [more inside]
posted by scalespace
on Oct 3, 2005 -
When I'm running and listening to music through headphones, songs sound slower than normal. Why is this? [more inside]
posted by chos
on Sep 12, 2005 -
Where can I find arch supports for running shoes which *don't* extend back to the heel? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Aug 29, 2005 -
I am old (36). I am fat (5'8" 190#). I am out of shape (no real physical activity for a couple years). I have a bad knee (ACL replacement and some cartilage replacement two year ago). I want to run a half-marathon on Halloween. What can I do to prepare? Specifically, what can I do to minimize the risk of reinjuring my knee? [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Aug 21, 2005 -
Sports bras for the busty: any suggestions for keeping larger breasts in place while running? Regular, buy-at-the-department-store sports bras don't seem to be supportive enough for size D. I've seen Enell suggested - any experiences with that brand? Any others I should check out?
posted by bibbit
on Jul 14, 2005 -
For as long as I can remember, I haven't been able to run for more than a minute or two without pain in my shins. I just got orthotics, and they are helping a little. Are there any running shoes that could help me with this? [more inside]
posted by josh
on May 28, 2005 -
So I'm overweight, have been my entire life with a couple of exceptions. I'm 6'5" and around 290 lbs. Which actually isn't as bad as it sounds, even at my skinniest (post-military) I have a 50" chest. But I'm still pretty out of shape and would like to fix that.
posted by KirTakat
on May 24, 2005 -
I'm looking for good parks in Bergen County, New Jersey where I can run. Preferably around Paramus, NJ. [more inside]
posted by exhilaration
on Apr 16, 2005 -
I need to start running again, but I haven't done it for almost half a year. In that time, I've gained a few pounds, and the last time I tried running after such a long delay, my right knee was in pain for months. How do I rebuild strength in my knees and when can I start running again?
posted by brownpau
on Apr 15, 2005 -
I swear I saw an ad/article in a fitness magazine for a running tank top with a pocket on the back, right between or below the shoulder blades. The pocket was the perfect size for an iPod - but my (basic) Googlefu can't find anything. Does anyone know if these tank tops are for sale anywhere, and if they're worth it?
posted by bibbit
on Apr 10, 2005 -
As part of my newly-expanded workout routine, I run/jog on a treadmill. I still have the problem I've had since childhood: what we used to call "stitches" - an internal pain in the side. How can I keep this from happening?
posted by icetaco
on Apr 5, 2005 -
Would using a training GPS like the Garmin Forerunner be ethical during a running race like a marathon? I think of it like you would a computer on a bike, so I don't think i have a problem with it. What do you think? I don't really want to use it to keep me on pace, i use it more as a data collection thing to go over my stats later and not as a crutch during. Am i just rationalizing it for myself to use cool gadgets?
posted by joshgray
on Apr 5, 2005 -
DressyRunningShoeFilter: I run everywhere, all the time. So I wear running shoes. Any suggestions for dressier footwear, that will still allow me to run, and won't give me blisters? This would be useful, for example, to look nice, attend business meetings, or get into "no sneakers" clubs.
posted by Turtle
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Marathonfilter. In about 3 weeks I'll be doing the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll marathon
in Phoenix. This will be my first marathon... and while I'm not really that concerned about my time as long as I make it across the finish line, is there anything else a person can do in the final weeks to prepare?
posted by ph00dz
on Dec 14, 2004 -
Cold weather running...how do you handle throat pain? Do lozenges/hard candy work? Simple hydration while running? I've got a leg in a relay marathon next month and need to get ready.
posted by Ufez Jones
on Nov 11, 2004 -
I started running about a month ago, and am loving it, but -- chafed, red, sore nipples are no fun for me. Does anyone have any advice on how to avoid rubbing my nipples raw while running?
posted by dogmatic
on Aug 25, 2004 -
In response to this question
about running I found a lot of good motivation for myself to start this up and I did last night for the first time. As a follow-up of sorts, anyone know of any good stretching routines to go through both before and after doing exercise? Particularly one that will help prevent my legs from tightening up quickly?
posted by thebwit
on Jul 27, 2004 -
I dislike running. Yet I want to begin running. How should I start?
posted by trharlan
on Jul 25, 2004 -