Carrie Jesse, a USAT certified Triathlon coach & US Masters Swimming coach, contributed this article. Carrie specializes in helping beginner athletes conquer the open swim.
I admit it. When the outside temperature rests in single digits for multiple days in a row, the last thing I want to do is jump into a pool. Even when the pool is inside, heated, and a hot tub is readily available, I can’t quite commit to leaving my warm bed for an early morning swim.
Yeah, we know, we know…exercise is good for us.
Time and time again we see recipes that promise to be quick and easy. And sometimes they are. But then no one in our household likes it; or the recipe really isn't that quick or easy...So when we stumble upon one that holds true to the promise, we get excited.
It took a little Google sleuthing to find the recipe we used as our base. As a note, there are MANY versions of this recipe, and of course, we have our own suggested "tweaks". We also noticed that the recipe is "adapted from Trader Joe's Cookbook". Naturally, we like it!
It started innocently: one day the Bikram Yoga room felt a little cool and I had come to get my sweat on! C’mon. What was going on here? This is Bikram Yoga. You know, the “torture chamber.” Here I was, being tortured by a cool breeze and goose bumps.
What to do? Add clothing. Problem solved.
Wow. We were right!
When we saw this recipe in our Cooking Light Magazine, we were intrigued. We love shrimp, and we know that a small amount of Spanish chorizo can go a long way toward adding robust flavor. Other favorite ingredients were also listed: sriracha, basil, green onion, garlic and lemon juice. This dish was begging to be made.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Stylist: Cindy Barr
The age-old question for any committed athlete, "when"? It is NEVER EVER "IF". It is always when.
Successful executive age-groupers have figured out how to fit their training into a 60+ hour work week. What is the trick? We explored the topic years ago in this post, and we detailed a training plan for a Half Ironman Triathlon.
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A long while back the Wall Street Journal--Marketplace Section--had an informative article on the pros/cons of buying organic produce, meats and dairy. The article was fair and balanced and basically said that:
It took a year before we were sold.
But even at the very beginning we took notice. There was never, ever, a wet spot under our mat. Ever. Wow. We are BIG sweaters. Big. Ask anyone. We pour. At one point in our Bikram Yoga practice, we were offered a 3rd towel. We sweat that much. So having a mat completely impervious to liquid is a wonderful thing.
But it is what we noticed after a year that has made us believers.