Tuesday Link Love

Every muscle in my body tightened after reading, What it takes to be an Olympian. Hint – they’re quite literally a big step ahead.

Recent research shows top athletes exhibit greater activity in a region of the brain called the insular cortex, or insula, which takes part in such diverse deeds as perception, self-awareness, motor control, emotion and regulating homeostasis. “It’s one of these regions that allows you to process external information and generate an internal response,” Williamson said.

Have you noticed those amazing lime-green (yellow?) kicks our Olympic athletes are rocking? They are the Nike Flyknit Racer. The performance on this shoe is brilliant and lives up to the hype.

Four years in the making, Flyknit is the product of an entirely new shoe-making process that can produce a single, lightweight knit upper (tongue included). The resulting intricate patchwork of yarn, cables, and fabric boasts a heretofore unseen look and feel.

Mantras to live by, from the Wanderlust Festival.

Even though you’re not in a medal race, you can rock out like a champion! Music Monday: The Winner’s Playlist.

What’s been catching your eye on the interwebs? I love finding random news bits!

10 responses to “Tuesday Link Love

  1. Yep, those elite athletes have a completely different mindset than the average person…I am still blown away as to how the long distance runners can put in 100+ mile weeks! Especially when I think doing 50 is up there (for me anyways ;))! I wonder if, once the Olympics are finished, they relax and let go for a few months…or just take a few days and get back on track?

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