A Pro's Schedule
Professional triathletes have it easy. Wake up, roll out of bed, head to the pool, come home, eat, take a nap, go for a run, shower, make a few sponsor-related calls, answer emails, have dinner, go to sleep, and then repeat.
Sure, they make themselves hurt during a swim, bike, run or strength session, but physical fatigue is much less grueling than mental stressors.
We don't have a dog. I grew up with cats as the family pet--Siamese cats. But we don't have any cats now.
Reading about yogini Miri Harouvi's quest to reduce stress for riders on Tel Aviv's public bus system by using her 21 years of Ashtanga yoga practice reminded me why I love yoga (and subscribe to More Magazine).
Miri leads commuters in deep breathing and gentle seat stretches during the 45 minute trip through the city's capital. Miri and her partner/husband Gilad are well known yogis in Israel and abroad.
Should your travels take you to Tel Aviv, be sure to check out their studio!
A quick note to keep everyone apprised of our content updates. Philadelphia has just received an update or "sprucing" as we like to call it - we added several hotels that have recently improved their athletic-minded'ness, updated a few of the ratings, supplemented the workouts with group run information and beefed up the "Go Play" section.
AMT is traveling to Austin this week...look for similar updates for the Texas capital to come your way shortly!
The James Beard Foundation recently handed out awards and "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" won for the Healthy Focus category. This grabbed our athletic-minded attention.
The book gets great reviews. For example, on Amazon.com one reviewer writes, ?This book is a must for anyone trying to make sense of whole-grain recommendations and labels.
AthleticMindedTraveler.com is on a crusade. We seek to revolutionize the way hotels describe their gyms by identifying which properties truly provide ?state of the art? fitness centers. And, on behalf of our fish-like friends, we?re on a mission to help hotels understand the difference between a ?lap pool? and a recreational pool. For some reason, the hotel industry incorrectly believes that a hole filled with concrete, a few hundred gallons of water and a splash of chlorine amounts to a lap pool. Not quite.
After only 5 months into his recently inked 3-year contract, Italian cycling phenom Ivan Basso has resigned from Team Discovery Channel (partly owned by Lance Armstrong). Basso was signed in November 2006 as the heir apparent to King Lance (he finished 2nd to Lance in 2005 at TDF) with hopes of returning Discovery to the Tour de France podium wearing yellow.
To his credit, Basso appears to have submitted his resignation unilaterally and without "encouragement" from team ownership.