After winning Ironman Hawaii for the second time in his career (2004), Norman Stadler demonstrated what can only be called very poor judgment and impulsive "moron-ity".
Minutes after crossing the finish line and in front of a live crowd of thousands in the stands, Stadler inexplicably removed his champion's wreath from around his neck, threw it to the ground, and shouted obscenities toward the crowd.
Of course, everyone witnessing was appalled, but none more so than the local Hawaiians who consider their maile leaved wreaths sacred--worn by
Yep, that's right cycling fans. Next year's TDF will begin on English soil. While it's not the first time the Tour has held a stage in England, it is the first occasion for it to be held in the Brit capital city. What an awesome sight that will be!!
Millions of Londoners will no doubt line the streets with a bag of chips in one hand, and a British flag in the other, rooting for their favorite hometown boy.
To our fellow Athletic-Minded Travelers:
We're proud to announce you will now find our 4th Canadian city on the site--Ottawa.
As the capital city of Canada, our staff enjoyed researching and visiting Ottawa for the first time.
Ottawa does not bustle as loudly as Washington D.C., but we were able to find several healthy hotels, a few appealing health clubs and lap pools, various Ottawa healthy restaurants, run routes, and retailers.
Of course, our hotel recommendations include Ottawa's
About two weeks ago, I enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The Department of Defense, through the U.S. Navy, operates a ?Leaders to Sea? program?an initiative providing business leaders with an opportunity to experience, first-hand, our military in action.
Coordinated by Chief David McBride, the day started early?0645 hours?with a group meeting at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA.
No doubt thousands of you are preparing to compete in upcoming endurance events.
While I do have hip replacement on my mind (my dad is soon to undergo the procedure), it?s chip replacement that is the subject of this post. So if you're in search of a healthy snack, read on.
EDITOR'S NOTE: As of August 2009, Trader Joe's has discontinued the Soy Crisp product. Before the product "pull," the nutrition data for the BBQ soy crisp flavor changed. The pdf file at the bottom of this blog that compares soy crisps to various other chips, reflects the OLD nutrition data.
Over the weekend we rented a movie entitled On a Clear Day, starring Brenda Blethyn, Peter Mullan, and James Sives.
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It's a wonderful English flick for the entire family about an aging father's quest to accomplish something after being fired from his ship building job of 35 years.
I'll leave the details of the movie for you to watch, but I'm not giving anything away by writing that the father chooses to swim the English Channel.
Of course, the movie piqued my interest in the feat.
Several months back we posted about how difficult it is to limit one's sodium intake. One of our readers requested some healthy, low-sodium alternatives to the meals described.