There is no better example of determination, confidence, and recovery, than Floyd Landis' stage victory today on the slopes of the French Alps.
After his nutrition and hydration deprived meltdown yesterday, I didn't hear ONE person...not ONE...not even his coach Robbie Ventura...give him a chance for a comeback. The OLN hosts, the ESPN talking heads, the cycling ignorant newspaper writers--everyone called the San Diego resident's Tour De France "over", "collapsed", "a disappointment", "disgraceful" etc.
After Hurricane Katrina, we posted about our good friend Caitlin and her volunteer work in Biloxi. It was an amazing travel journey for her...and a far cry from the veg at the beach vacation that many of us seek for our R&R.
Well the hospitality industry is getting in on the do good travel game by offering deals for those lending a hand in the hurricane ravaged areas.
Like many athletic-minded folk, I've had my fair share of foot problems and injuries through the years. Plantar fascitis, blisters, ankle tendonitis, and the worst of all...multiple metatarsal (toe) stress fractures.
The professional world of sports is becoming tarnished.
People from the heartland will recognize the farming mantra in reference to corn stalks, "6 feet high by the 4th of July." Back in the old days, before high tech farming, corn crops were thought to be healthy and on schedule if the stalks were 6 feet in height by July 4th.
Well, if training for an October/November marathon, your long runs should be 8 miles high (okay...long, but it doesn't rhyme) by the fourth of July.
Although I am an advocate of training on time instead of mileage, the holiday marks the time when fall marathon runners need to begin jogging a measured distance for thei
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Boy, aren't we San Diegans lucky. Southwest Airlines just announced that they will be testing a variety of assigned seating programs at our airport, Lindbergh Field. America's Finest City (despite the corrupt local politicians) was chosen by Southwest because, "San Diego has a good mix of short and long haul flights, and it's our 10th busiest location," according to CEO Gary Kelly.
Beginning July 1st and continuing for several weeks, passengers on about 200 flights will have to give up their A,B,C boarding passes and accept an assigned seat.
In the midst of bad press for KFC and Starbucks (both are being targeted and/or sued for their alleged artery clogging food), the American Heart Association released its guidelines for the villainous substance yesterday.
The big health group strongly urges limiting trans fats to less than 1 percent of total calories. Of course simply listing the number of grams per day would be too easy...since that is how trans fats are now reported on nutrition labels.
I don't watch much television, but yesterday (Saturday) I was having a mid-afternoon snack and decided to flick on the tube. After surfing through a few info-mercials, I noticed that the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 was about to begin on NBC. The Edmonton Oilers were preparing to host the visiting Carolina Hurricanes--btw, this is hockey for those of you who don't know.