Well, all I can say is WOW!  Over the last 48 hours, I have had my biggest blog viewing EVER!  Over 450 people viewed “I’m a Runner“.  That is the most amazing thing in the world to me!  You all are awesome.  Well, how do I possibly follow that up?  My go is with the Fittest vs. Fattest cities in the US.  Every year, Men’s Health releases it’s report on America’s fittest vs. fattest cities.  Their statistics are based on a conglomeration of criteria including obesity rates, diabetes rates, fast food visits and amount of TV watched per week.  So here is their list of Fattest cities in the US according to 2010 stats:

  1. Corpus Christi, TX
  2. Charleston, WV
  3. El Paso, TX
  4. Dallas, TX
  5. Memphis, TN
  6. Kansas City, MO
  7. San Antonio, TX
  8. Baltimore, MD
  9. Houston, TX
  10. Birmingham, AL

Notice that 5 of the top ten are Texas cities….hmmmmm.  Well, I guess everything IS bigger in Texas.  OK, so here are the Fittest cities in the US:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Burlington, VT
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Albuquerque, NM
  7. Portland, OR
  8. Cincinnati, OH
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Aurora, CO

Some surprises here, but not a ton.  Want to know where our fair city of Chicago landed?  22nd…on the fattest side.  That’s right, Chicago has been a little bit up and down the rankings in the last few years, getting as good as middle of the pack and as bad as #2 fattest (it’s been a while for that one, though).  Inching our way back up the wrong end of the ladder, though.  Don’t see your hometown on the list, you can grab a full list here.  Happy training and happy trails.

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