Thursday, November 13, 2014

Movember: Why Should I Grow a Mustache for the 30 Days of November?

Movember is not a typo and not about growing a moustache. This alternative month (to November) is dedicated to raising awareness annually to men's often-ignored health issues, mainly prostate and testicular cancer. You can only grow a mustache if you learn more about the movement, and are willing to spark conversations and/or raise funds for men's health programs. Here is a useful link to the global movement

#photography by Greg Anderson, source: MailOnline

This is not just a man's movement. Women can also be involved by encouraging the men in their lives to be actively engaged in this.

Movember is global, and last year (2013), it was introduced to Lebanon.

last year's (2013) #movemberlb, source: Movember Lebanon on Facebook

So who is growing a mustache this year?

#movember #movemberlb #movember2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

5 Useful Tips Before Running Your Marathon

Join the #peacerunners this Sunday November 9, 2014 in an annual event organized by Beirut Marathon. Save the date and spread the word. If you are not registered for the race, you can still come and enjoy the event, or not. But stay clear off Beirut for all roads are closed.

In case of a successful registration, then here are some useful tips for you to make the best out of your marathon.

Infographic - Useful Tips Before Your Marathon

1- Rest Well

Jump to bed. Sleep early. Sleep for 8 hours a day. Do not run to exercise; it is too late. Save your energy for the race.

2- Run Lightly

Your exercise in the last 2 days should only be some jogging for 4 km a day. Make sure you only run on soft surfaces. Do not risk any last minute injuries.

3- Fuel Up and Hydrate

Eat the same kinds of food you have been eating the past few days. Do not risk trying something new. Eat a little more carbohydrates, just do not stuff yourself until bloated. 

4- Warm Up Before The Race

Do not just sit there waiting for the race to begin. Think about stepping out of your car on the way to the marathon, and running the last kilometer or 2 before getting to the race.

5- Study The Route

Check out the race path, and make yourself familiar with it. Then form a strategy, and don’t forget to find peeing places. 
“All the runners understand that you can’t run when you need the loo.”
- Paula Radcliffe, world record holder
Read more directly from Andrew Kastor, "the head coach of the Mammoth Track Club in Mammoth Lakes, California, and husband and advisor of two-time U.S. Olympian Deena Kastor."
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