Petra, you are just too cute!
I thought this might be a good blog to share running tidbits, articles, and interesting info we come across.
If you get Runner's World, check out the Lose Weight, Gain Speed chart on pg 68. I think we've discussed this in our blogs. According to the chart, losing 10 pounds could shave 8:44 minutes off your marathon time, 20 pounds shaves off 17:28! Even if these are estimated times, I find this really motivating. So motivating, I just passed up an ice cream bar. I'm a tower of self-control, aren't I...bahahahah.
Another online article I thought was interesting appeared on CRN today, the link: http://completerunning.com/archives/2007/06/04/a-letter-to-mrs-mccarthy-part-two/
Parts of it were a little technical, but I liked the overall point he was making about how the body changes and adapts to the stress we put it under, which is basically how we improve time/speed. Very cool...