When we travel for leisure, we make every effort to take a leisurely pace. We avoid looking at our watches and try not to get annoyed by slow elevator rides, snarled traffic, and languid service. We don?t mind roosting in remote locations.
But when it?s business that takes us away from home, all the above goes out the window. The pace is fast, the itinerary set, and typically minutes matter. Often where we stay is dictated by external factors?company policies, customer location, personal budget, and/or room availability.
If your same 30 to 60 minute jogging route is becoming somewhat mundane, try spicing up your run workout with a few of these popular drills and workouts:
Start with a slight incline (3 to 4 degrees) and progress to moderately steeper hills after a few weeks. If you live in the flatlands of the Midwest and the only ?hill? is a highway off ramp, this workout can be performed on a treadmill with an incline setting. Assuming your run up lasts for about a minute, repeat the ascent 6 times the first week and add a repeat each week, so after a month you?re doing 10.
There seems to be a ?scandal? every week in professional sports.
So Uncle Sam was good to you this year and you can?t wait to spend that new found cash, huh? If you?re planning on beefing up, or should I say, slimming down that bike for a quicker 2 wheel split, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. First, Go Aero
If you don?t yet have an aero bar on your bike, buy one. The snake-like apparatus will help you shave more time off of your split than any other bike part. A horizontal back position is crucial to a fast ride. Good options range from $100 up to $400. I suggest spending the $100, and saving the other $300 for new wheels.
I am looking at my travel schedule for the next 5 weeks - SFO, ORD and Japan.
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After a yoga class this past weekend, we were famished and contemplating our eating options:
Despite unseasonably warm temperatures in Arizona's desert, nearly 1500 competitors
Today, Sunday April 9, marks the beginning of the North American Ironman season once again. 2,000 fit, trim, and some would say crazy, athletes will toe the line in Tempe for the second running of Ironman Arizona.
Beginning at 7am local time and throughout the day, amatuer and professional athletes will race side by side, some for prize money, others for a coveted qualification slot to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October, and most just for bragging rights of calling themselves "Ironmen" and "Ironwomen".
Before you hit the road and after you locate all your athletic-minded pursuits, check out this site: WiFiFreeSpot.com -- an online directory of locations offering FREE Wi-Fi. Other FREE locators are out there; and of course there are free apps too that can help. This one from Dish consolidates a number of sources.