One of our editors, Carolyn Day, just learned that she is a lottery pick to run in November's New York City Marathon. Hooray!
While Carolyn is a phenomenal tennis player, Bikram Yoga junkie, and half-marathon finisher (7:29/mile pace at last year's San Diego half), she's never attempted or trained for a marathon. The rest of the gang will be setting up a training plan for her and, at times, training with her.
I?ve been chastised for years by my ?save the animals?, ?nitrites cause cancer? and ?pesticides will kill you? friend for not buying organic milk?among other things. It?s the hormones in the regular stuff that literally get her goat.
But, what?s the deal with organic milk? Trader Joe?s does not sell it, and at Whole Foods it commands a 2-3 buck premium over the regular stuff. And what?s up with the expiration date? The organic milk I sometimes buy has a ?sell by? date that is 4 to 6 weeks in the future. I thought organic meant eat/drink now, while it?s fresh.
McDonald's puts a picture of a Yogini on the outside of their paper bags! We already know the heavy cholesterol fries and high fat burgers inside the bag don't make most of us say, "Yum". But, will what's inside the bag make us say, "Ommm"?
We love it when cities dedicate entire months to athletic-minded campaigns.
Not to be outdone by Chicago, San Diego, and Portland, June 1st marks Vancouver BC's month-long two wheel celebration! Bike month offers over 60 fun and educational events throughout the region including group rides, children's safety workshops, films, bikeway grand openings, and festivals.
The BEST site states it best, "Bike Month is your chance to discover quiet, safe, beautiful routes for excursions or everyday trips.
I'm a healthy eater. As a co-founder of this site, I better be, right? Since I've been practicing what we preach for several years, I no longer need to analyze the dietary content on food labels. I know what's good for me, and the junk that isn't (e.g., doughnuts, bacon, french fries, etc.) I avoid like a cyclist avoids glass on the road.
I remember posting about a trip to Vegas where I stayed at the boutique TheHotel at Mandalay Bay. One of my gripes was not having an in-room coffeemaker--especially since getting some hot water from room service was a bit of an ordeal.
Anyway, a couple of the AMT editors mocked me for being so persnickety, especially since my expenses (e.g. room service) were being covered.
We are really excited to "go live" with content on Vancouver, BC. It's one of those cities that everyone should have on their short list to visit. Even better if you're "compelled" to go there for business--if you can, make it a long weekend and enjoy some of this city's offerings.
Stanley Park is one of the most beautiful urban parks in the world and gives NYC's Central Park a run for its money. The Vancouver Aquatic Centre and Kitsilano Pool will make lap swimmers do flip turns. The restaurant scene is amazingly diverse due to the broad cultural diversity of Vancouver's population.
Not long ago, I wrote about an unfortunate incident involving a young, talented and very passionate soccer player. Well, the results are in and it's a happy ending!
I received this email a few hours ago. It's from Rocket's mom, Robin:
She made it!!!!! It was very tight and very competitive and right now I think Rocket is the luckiest girl in the world - at the end it was between her and five other girls for two spots on the top team and she got in.
Yes, it's now official, travelers to the Windy City will no longer find Goose/Duck liver on the menus of their favorite snooty dining establishment. Darn!
We would give kudos to the Chicago city council for passing this edible edict if their basis for the ban had something to do with encouraging healthier eating--afterall, foie gras is comprised of 80% fat.