After 7 years of trying to have a child, we were blessed with our first this past June.
As most mothers and fathers will convey, the initial 8 weeks of parenthood certainly does pose quite a few challenges. However, I've noticed that my triathlon and marathon training--believe it or not--has helped me adjust to life with a newborn. How? The similarities between raising a newborn and training/competing in marathons and triathlons are surprisingly numerous:
Here I sit, the night before a big race -- America's Finest City 1/2
Deli meat is an inexpensive, convenient, and calorie efficient source of protein. Ham, turkey, roast beef, or whatever your preferred flavor, it?s yummy between two slices of bread, stuffed in a pita, chopped over a salad, or my personal favorite, wrapped around a pickle. No matter the mode of transportation to your mouth, a few slices offer a quick protein hit.
A 4 oz portion of turkey (about 4-5 slices) offers 24 grams protein for its 120 calories?pure protein! The downside is the nearly 30% RDA of sodium!!
It's not only oil and gas prices that are jumping each month. Titanium, carbon fiber, and to a lesser extent, aluminum bikes are climbing like a cyclist on Alpe d'Huez.
Why? You can thank the aircraft manufacturing industry. Demand for newer and better planes and other flying craft is going "up, up, up". Which, in turn, means the demand for precious metals and synthetic fibers used throughout the plane-making process like titanium and carbon fiber, also "takes off". Titanium is made by refining and melting an ore extracted from sand--raw materials equal fixed supply.
Over the last week I?ve seen the following headline a number of times: ?Curry and Onions May Prevent Colon Cancer.? While the caption is right to a certain extent--test subjects who were at higher risk for polyps than the general population did demonstrate a lower incidence of polyp occurrence--it?s more complicated than simply loading up on onion rings and hitting the Indian buffet.
Floyd Landis will find out his fate on Saturday when results from his "b" sample test are revealed. According to all of the drug experts, nobody believes his b sample will show anything different than his A sample.
Experienced runners will tell you that the two most important workouts for marathon training are the weekly Long Run and the weekly Track Workout. We've discussed Long Runs in other Blogs, but here, we discuss Track Workouts:
This introspective Blog was written by Shawn Burke, one of our MVPs, an Ironman, and a VERY frequent traveler:
I am a planner - I plan ahead - I make time to fit in all of the things I need, want and should do. So when my plan gets tossed out like the green beans on my son Coen's plate, I get annoyed. I have tried all kinds of coping skills as the nature of my job forces me to be VERY fluid in my schedule but I still get annoyed.
If you haven't already booked that end of summer or Labor Day weekend vacation, and you want to find a get-a-way that fosters healthy living, consider these fitness vacations that provide great escapes AND wonderful fitness training and fitness workout opportunities:
1) Bend, Oregon - Mountain Biking
Bend is a growing town located in the central Oregon mountains, about a 3-hour drive from Portland. Flights into neighboring Redmond are operated by several major airline carriers, including United.
We've enjoyed mountain biking in many destinations, but Bend is our favorite. Why?
There is no better example of determination, confidence, and recovery, than Floyd Landis' stage victory today on the slopes of the French Alps.
After his nutrition and hydration deprived meltdown yesterday, I didn't hear ONE person...not ONE...not even his coach Robbie Ventura...give him a chance for a comeback. The OLN hosts, the ESPN talking heads, the cycling ignorant newspaper writers--everyone called the San Diego resident's Tour De France "over", "collapsed", "a disappointment", "disgraceful" etc.