Friday Finds – 27th December

Friday Finds is a regular feature in which I collate and share interesting articles and posts on running/health/fitness which I’ve read recently. Some might be inspiring, some might be scientific, some might provoke debate. All are things I’ve found in some way thought-provoking.

Hello! Friday Finds has rather gotten away from me through December- a combination of lots going on and a fairly light selection of articles to share – but I definitely wanted to bring you a post today for the last Friday not just of the year, but of the decade! And as is traditional at this time of year, the articles I have to share are largely retrospective in nature, such is our wont to spend the days of Twixtmas in a rather reflective mood. So here’s what I’ve found that relates to the running world…

Let’s start with something topical and according to this piece in The Guardian, we are getting more active in the period between Christmas and New Year. I don’t know about you, but although I know I need to take some time for myself to recharge between school terms, I do feel much better for having some kind of activity in my day, so it’s good to know that so many others feel the same way and actively seek something a little different to do than inhaling leftovers and watching box sets.

For those who like a round up of some of the year’s highlights, one of my favourite sources (Canadian Running) has done just that. How many of these stories do you remember?

Something similar from Runner’s World, but in their version a series of GIFs to capture how we might have felt as we witnessed some of the year’s biggest running moments.

Meanwhile over at Outside, Martin Fritz Huber gathers together some of the running stories that define the past decade. What will stand out to you from the past 10 years?

And finally, in a little retrospective humour, Brendan Leonard at Outside shares some rather non-scientific visuals he created throughout the year to help us understand the world. Which one is your favourite?

Happy reading, and Happy New Year when it comes!
The Running Princess

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