Marathons by the Numbers [infographic]

As you know, the Boston Marathon was this past Monday. Normally the Boston Marathon is a special event for all runners because it is one of the most prestigious running events around. Many runners hold the Boston marathon as a life goal to reach because of the incredibly tough qualifying times. For example, As a 23 year old female I would need to run 26.2 miles in 3 hours and 35 minutes. Thats about 8:12 minutes per mile, for 26.2 miles! I could only hope to keep that pace if I was running downhill with the wind at my back. Boston Marathon aside, marathon races are a true feat of strength that requires rigorous training, a healthy diet, and extreme dedication. Don’t let the qualifying times discourage you, a friend of mine went from being an overweight couch potato, to a 2014 Boston Marathon finisher averaging a 7 minute pace throughout the race. Are you inspired yet? Check out today’s infographic about marathons and see how many marathons your state hosts. Maybe set a goal to complete a marathon this time next year! I’m certainly inspired. I know I already have my sights set on next year’s Austin Marathon! Ready, set, run! [via]

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Infographic: Think Before You Drink: The Costs of Bottled Water

Did you know that drinking bottled water’s taking too much toll on your wallet—and the environment?

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When Sea Levels Attack! [Infographic]

This infographic actually reminds me of when I was a kid watching one of my favorite movies – Water World. Freaking aqua-man Kevin Costner vs. Eye-patch Dennis Hopper. I mean, it’s really a bad movie, but it’s the concept that was so interesting to me. Of course, it was fantasy back then, but now I feel like Water World is even more convincing to me now than when I was an impressionable child who thought that Flubber was totally real.

Haters gonna hate, but climate change is happening whether you like it (believe it) or not. The world is already 71% water–it doesn’t seem too outrageous to believe that melting ice might up the anty on that number majorly. Please, just watch Chasing Ice, it more than clearly shows the astonishing amount of ice that has been (and will be) falling into the sea everyday.

I’m quite sad that climate change has become such a political issue. So many scientists have proven time and time again that what we are doing on this planet affects the planet itself. It just astounds me that we haven’t been doing more to curb our carbon emissions. Well, I guess we can just live in Water World. That’d actually be pretty sweet. Nevermind. Carry on. I’ll pay you one million pounds of dirt to say you never read this infographic. (I want to be Kevin Costner)


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