* Summer running tips: fortunately, we Oregonians are lucky enough to live in a temperate zone – not too hot, not too cold – but #4 (sunblock) and #6 (slow down) are certainly worth keeping in mind.
* Maybe I’m secretly Canadian?: “Canadians Most Obsessed With Health and Fitness (Russians, Nyet).” Well, British Columbia looks like a pretty awesome place to live….
* Should gyms and fitness clubs be subject to a general services sales tax? That’s what D.C. is considering. One argument is that they shouldn’t get a special exemption, which they do now. But on the other hand, maybe we should think about subsidizing gym memberships, since when you subsidize something, you increase demand for it.
* Is barefoot running dead? It doesn’t seem that way to me, but proponents of “fat-soled shoes” are saying that the barefoot/minimalist movement is over.