May 22, 2002

Runner's High / Administration of

Runner's High / Administration of Fatalism - Is it real, or is it a myth? It turns out there is very little direct evidence to suggest that runner's endorphin high actually exists. Some scientists claim it does not. New York Times: Runner's High? Endorphins? Fiction, Some Scientists Say

Also in the NYT today: Maureen Dowd takes jabs at the fatalism of recent government pronouncements regarding the terrorist thread, and suggest we need colors to track the administration's incompetence rather than the threat level.

I can't claim to know how badly the government may have screwed up in the days leading up to the tragedy. In hindsight it seems like the signs were there, and these people are charged with reading the signs. When Daschle and others call for an investigation into how the government reacted to the warning signs of 9/11, I can't believe that I am hearing criticism from Bush supporters. Don't we want to know how these systems can go wrong so that we can possibly be forewarned next time? The only way to know what went wrong is to investigate. Sorry if it steps on the agenda of this country's dittoheads.

Posted by James at May 22, 2002 10:47 AM
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How long does it take to actually become addicted to "running" or the endorphins that it produces? And could it also be related to weight training?

Posted by: Tony at September 21, 2003 2:35 PM

Well, that study seems to imply that the addiction doesn't exist, so I doubt anyone knows for sure.

Posted by: JP at September 21, 2003 6:52 PM

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