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Richard Simmons Steamer - Surprisingly Flammable

Friday, May 22, 2009 Posted by Travis Saunders
It's been a while since we've put up an exercise or diet related video, and with a beautiful day being forecast for most of North America on Friday, we thought this would be a good chance for everyone to enjoy a light video before heading outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. Below is an amusing video of Richard Simmons promoting his steamer on the Late Show with David Letterman. Stick with it through to the end, it's worth the wait.  If you are an email subscriber, click the title of this post to see the video on the main page, or click here.

I'd also like to point out that this weekend is the National Capital Race Weekend here in Ottawa.  I won't be competing myself, but I plan on watching as many events as possible.  There is a 5km, 10km, Half, and Full Marathon, so good luck to Scott, Rob, Kate, Beth, Geoff (?), Meg (?) Kelly, Emily, Leslie, Booth, and the other thousands of runners who will be lacing up their running shoes over the course of the weekend.

If you'd like to give the race a try yourself, please visit the race website here, or consider heading downtown to watch the races Saturday night or Sunday morning.  Remember - you don't have to be fast to enjoy a road race!  A 5km walk with the family is a great way to spend a lovely Saturday night!  The race organizers also donate thousands of dollars to youth track and field clubs across Canada (including my former club, the University of Calgary Athletics Club), which is a wonderful commitment to the sport and to youth physical activity.  I should also point out that Boston Marathon winner Deriba Merga is aiming for the 10km WORLD RECORD on Saturday night, which should be terrific to watch. If you'd like to see the race, it starts at 6:30pm in front of City Hall in downtown Ottawa, and will be finishing roughly 27 minutes later.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the video!


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