What happened over the weekend: Dog park conversations; scuba for recovery; Baltimore Marathon (and others)
Here's what happened over the weekend in the worlds of running, health and fitness.
More four-leg room
At least one letter writer wants more space for her dogs at Robert E. Lee Park, which just reopened with dog facilities. Part of the letter:
I, however, am part of a small but growing community of people who would like to be able to walk our dogs off leash in the back of the park. Our reasons are varied, but in general, we find that allowing our dogs to walk off leash in a play area while we sit and watch is not particularly pleasurable.
In other words, fences are boring. Read the full letter here.
Miles and miles and miles
Scuba as a recovery tool
Johns Hopkins researchers are looking at scuba diving and its effects on paraplegics. From Meredith Cohn:
Outfitted in scuba gear and 100 feet underwater, Cody Unser noticed a weird tingling in her legs. She dived a second and a third time, and again felt tingling. It was subtle, but it was the first new sensation that she had felt in three years, since becoming paralyzed from the chest down at age 12.
"I couldn't believe I had gotten some feeling back," said Unser, daughter of Indianapolis 500 champ Al Unser Jr., now 24 and leading a foundation focusing on paralysis research and quality-of-life issues called The Cody Unser First Step Foundation.