Category Archives: Sports

Training update

So I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I signed up to do a fun run on November 3. I figured I’d keep myself honest by reporting my training progress. I’ve just completed Week 1 of the Cool Running … Continue reading

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God help me

I’ve decided to sign up for a run. In a month and a half. It’s only 1.75 miles, though, and I don’t have to run the whole way if I can’t run the whole way by then. I’d actually be … Continue reading

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*waves goodbye*

It’s been monday here for a couple of hours now, which means my week here is over. The thrilling, insightful post I should have been writing this evening (instead of watching the Wimbledon finals) will probably be up at my … Continue reading

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Way of the Ninjabi

I don’t know why I have such a great interest in news stories about Muslim women in this country (the UK), since I am neither Muslim nor a woman, and I do not live in an area with a high … Continue reading

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More Sports-Related Hijab News

When I was stuck at the hotel at the Toronto airport Monday morning, I got a free copy of the Globe and Mail, where I saw this story about a Muslim tae kwon do team in Quebec who won’t be … Continue reading

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Jill Nelson on Don Imus

A must-read. Also at HuffPo.

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Pumping Iron

Jessica Reynolds of Sarasota, FL preparing to do a clean and jerk with 220 pounds. Photos by Chip Litherland/NY Times Finally! Some good news about Florida! Florida, it seems, is the only state to sanction girls’ weightlifting as a high … Continue reading

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More Good Sports News

Wimbledon is going to start making the prize money for female players equal to that available to male players. Welcome to the 21st Century, All England Club!

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Followup on the Women’s Ski Jumping Mess

Remember how we discovered last year during the Olympics the real reason why there’s no Olympic women’s ski jump? That the IOC and the Ski Federation think that women jumpers’ girlie bits are going to get jostled right out of … Continue reading

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Football? What Football?

I’m watching Puppy Bowl III. It’s time for the Kitty Halftime Show! Kitties and disco balls. What’s not to love?

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Calling All Feminists and Yogis

If you’re in New York, come get a great stress-relieving work-out and help women at the same time. It’s a yoga class open to all levels, and it’s by donation — and anything you give will go to Women for … Continue reading

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The Best and the Worst

This article made me cry like a little baby. Read it, read it, read it.

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