The Checkup: 9 Must-Read Books to Inspire Runners

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• Hey, Broad Streeters (or anyone else with lofty running goals this year): Need a surefire way to keep yourself motivated throughout your training? These nine running reads will keep you more than motivated. [Huffington Post]


• One for the Vegetarian Pro Column: Eating meat-free may help lower blood pressure, according to new research. [HealthDay]

• The TODAY Show hosts went sans makeup for No Makeup Monday. Here's what they look like without the pancake. [TODAY Show]

• If you're in that awkward place where your running shoe is annoyingly loose on one foot but fits like a glove on the other, I have a suggestion for you: a smart new way to lace and tie your shoes that will lock your heel in nice and snug. [Runner's World]

• What?! A healthier cheesesteak at Geno's?! [Foobooz]

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