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.
With so many travel sites populating the web, it can be challenging to quickly find what you are looking for, fast. Whether you're headed overseas or simply a few states over, our short list of useful sites will help you track your flight, call home, be safe, find Wi-Fi, and more.
One stop shopping:
Flightstats.com is an awesome resource. We first read about it in the WSJ and immediately added it to our favorites list.
99% of our blogs are original content written by a member of our editorial staff. Occassionally, we come across a story that hits so close to home for our members and readers that we have to simply link to it. Here's a great New York Times article (written by Ray Glier) discussing triathlon's rise in popularity among the college crowd: Triathlon Finds a Fountain of Youth
You don't have to be an environmentalist to have noticed all the press GREEN initiatives have been getting lately. You've likely heard about (or have seen) Gore's movie, read about the push for ethanol and the ensuing controversy regarding corn prices, and/or participated in some sort of earth friendly endeavor...recycling, driving a hybrid, bicycling to work etc.
If you're looking to be more green--in more ways than one--consider participating in a CSA.
Two AMT-ers finished today's wet and brutal Boston Marathon, Carolyn Day and Dan Funk. Their respective splits were:
12202 Day, Carolyn B.
In addition to its grueling course with rolling hills that line up like passengers boarding a Southwest Airlines flight, Boston Marathon's extreme weather conditions are another element that contribute to the race's high degree of difficulty.
In 1961 and 1967 Boston Marathon's weather du jour brought snow squalls and farenheit temperatures in the 30's. The hottest temperatures ever recorded were in 1976 (mid 90's) and 2004 (86F at the finish).
Participants in this year's race (Monday 4/16) will likely experience all that Mother Nature has to offer...except extreme heat.