I am admittedly a coffee snob as well as a coffee addict. Note that I write "coffee" versus "caffeine." For me it's all about the taste and the "event"--getting the coffee, sipping the coffee, smelling the coffee, lingering over coffee and tasting coffee. One of my very dear friends once commented that at restaurants, I am often so worried about my next re-fill that I can't enjoy the one I have. I've fixed that. I order my coffee in an extra large mug, or a huge take-out cup or request the pot.
Now that my spider bite has finally healed, I am making the come back to running. Since I?m no longer a full-time sponsored professional athlete with an unlimited shoe supply, I headed down to the sports store to check out some new running shoes. Until this point, I have been 'limited' to choosing from just one brand.
Wow, the number and array of available brands and features are mind boggling. The funny thing is that as a seasoned runner of over 20 years, I found myself making so many mistakes.
This direction alone will cut fat and calories from your meal. Think steaming and grilling versus wok frying, pan saut
While most college co-eds spend the next couple weeks siesta-ing pool-side, drinking to oblivion, and prowling for the next one-night ?hook up,? it?s refreshing to see a group of 18-21 year old men willingly forego these traditional avenues of excess and opt instead for 7 days of grueling athletic activity and healthy living.
I volunteer coach a college cycling team from Indiana University that rides in the annual Little 500 bicycle race.
If you haven't heard, Starbucks is giving free coffee to everyone who comes through one of their retailers' doors from 10am to noon local time, today. So, go out and get your complimentary joe! Hopefully, the lines won't be too huge.
I know there are some brand loyal coffee drinkers out there who despise the Seattle based java purveyor and refuse to step inside one of their stores. But hey, look at it this way, it's a chance for you to take a bite (or in this case a slurp) out of the green machine's profits.
Everyone else, enjoy the free coffee without any drama!
It still amazes me just how many travelers make do with less than perfect workout conditions. The last business traveler I spoke to said he always packs his "roller" so he can do his push-ups and ab workout no matter where he is, and that his idea of a hotel cardio session is running up and down flights of stairs. I commend the motivation!
After traveling back and forth from Chicago to the Detroit area for 3+ years when I worked at Bank One, I can sympathize. I packed my Tae-Bo video, a jump rope and a stretch band.
What if I told you that you could get from Manhattan to La Guardia, Kennedy or Newark in about 8 minutes?
Yep, that?s right. US Helicopter (the only DOT and FAA certified scheduled helicopter airline service) will begin shuttling paying customers from Downtown to JFK this month. The Midtown heliport will commence its round trip service to JFK in April. In June La Guardia will be added and later this year, Newark. Departure times are on the hour from 7 am to 7 pm.
No, this isn?t a depressing delve into the dining choices of dead men walking.
This time of year, in addition to tuning up that bike, buying a new pair of run shoes, and starting your training in earnest, you should also begin to experiment with a variety of foods that might end up being your pre-race meal the night before an event.
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