Research Ramblings

I am glad to know that so many of you enjoyed the motivation from yesterday’s post.  Smile I really enjoy looking at things like that, and I was motivated for a pretty kick butt workout yesterday.  It definitely helped break up the monotony of my day, which consisted of 13 hours on campus.  I felt like an undergrad again!


Because my jobs can get pretty darn boring, I have come across some neat-o things through the interwebs.

First, one of the Newsies boys that I saw in New York is going to be on season 2 of Smash. This is amazing news. Jeremy Jordan is phenomenal. Look at this cute newsboy:

He will be joining the cast, but Dev’s, Ellis’, and Frank’s characters will be saying too-da-loo. I’m ok with Ellis leaving, but Dev and Frank? They are such good characters!!  I feel like the story line is going to change significantly without them.

Another amazing finding that I keep forgetting to mention to you all: Pick-up Lines for Runners.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • My love for you is like an ultra-marathon. It goes on and on.
  • Your voice is so beautiful, you make fartleks sound appealing.
  • Dang it! My coach told me not to get my heart rate over 160 today but then I saw you!

Ahhhh some people are so clever.  This sort of reminds me of some of the swimming pick-up lines my teammates and I used to joke about.  “I’ll show you my breast if you show me your fly” was always one of my favorites. 

Lastly, I have been doing a little bit of research as to why BOTH of my hips just feel like they have so much pressure in them at all times.  I looked at it a bit, and it could be caused by the amount of added weight I have put on lately.  I think this could potentially boost my motivation to lose it.  If losing the extra baggage makes my hips feel better, I’m all for it.  We all know that 3 months of physical therapy and many of hours in the hydrotrack didn’t completely cure them! The story in this article sounds familiar…a women sidelined from exercising due to pain in her hips!

Uh oh… I hope fat cat’s hips are ok!!! Winking smile

I am also concerned that the added weight around my hips is making me lose my memory.  Sometimes, my research findings really intrigue me. This article states that obese women are more likely to experience memory problems, especially when the weight is located around the hips. This could be due to the type of fat located on the hips as compared to the waist. Interesting.  Very, very interesting.

Phew, I am just filled with information this morning!   Time to go to class, hopefully to keep the memory ball rolling. 

Do you ever catch yourself researching really out-of-the-blue topics? Come across anything interesting lately?

What do you think about the changes to the Smash cast?



Filed under Exercise, Injury, Weight, Weight lifting

31 responses to “Research Ramblings

  1. Those pick up lines made my day. Thanks for the laugh this morning!

  2. Nice workout! I can’t wait to do abs again… I say that now, but I’ve already forgotten the burn! haha

  3. katiemoves

    I want to see newsies so bad!! Maybe I’ll talk my mom into making the trip! I didn’t keep up with smash much but I’ll have to watch it

  4. I am obsessed with SMASH and now I am a little bit sad. Dev CAN NOT leave!!!! I love him and I like Frank too. Ellis- um he is okay, but he can go.
    I can’t wait for season 2. It is my favorite show, ever. 🙂

  5. healthcraved

    I research things all the time, as they pop into my head! Maybe it’s the curse of the grad student? also, is that the Meow 40 pound cat?? He’s so precious! I was so upset to learn he died due to his obesity

  6. I am the queen of looking up random factoids online!

  7. hey girlie thank you for your sweet comment about my accident!! 🙂
    so much info in this post!! I usually get random emails about “new findings” and that leads me to link into other random things, so yeah I am often reading about all sorts of theories/ideas.
    It doesn’t look like you’ve gained any weight…are you sure it isn’t your body just normalizing after swimming? I went through a weird period too, lots of muscle-loss!
    I completely agree that being over-weight=no bueno with running, so much pressure on the knees.
    I hope you’ve been having a great week so far!

  8. I agree with lizzyj that you don’t look like you’ve gained! That cat, though, I’ve never seen a cat that big – at first I thought it was Photoshopped or something 🙂 Have a great week, and I hope your hips feel better soon!

  9. I’m always reading the most random things. Anyways-that could be it about the weight. I really think that you will lose it and get back to where you want to be! Miss you. X100000

  10. I love this! Those sayings are too funny! You know, I carry most of my weight in my hips and that would explain a lot with the whole memory thing!! That is interesting! Have a great day :).

  11. organicallymo

    How in the world can Smash get rid of Frank?? This bothers me! I am loving those pick up lines!

  12. hahahhahaha those runner pickup lines are really funny! thanks for giving me a laugh today!

  13. that is so weird….i definitely have a greater fat content on my hips. i have a terrible memory lately… lol

  14. I love the pick up lines!! have you seen the best race signs blog??
    Thought you might get a laugh 😀

  15. love pick up lines are hilarous. love them! we both need to lose the weight once and for all! lets do this!

  16. Haha! Oh yes, I definitely research weird stuff all the time, haha!

  17. Frank is leaving Smash?! I liked him and I was really hoping that relationship would work out! I am so happy Ellis is going though, he was just annoying.

  18. That poor cat. Someone please tell me the image has been doctored.

  19. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I am still giggling at the pick up lines for runners. So funny!!

  20. hahaha…i love the pick-up lines!! i have to say, if a runner is hitting on me, no matter how stupid the line at least they have one point in their favor. hehe 😛

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