During several recent trips to Europe—Amsterdam in particular—we have returned home with bike envy. While American mountain and road cycling interest and participation are now comparable to the Europeans, commuter bikes are far more popular overseas. In particular, the family-friendly “cargo bike” caught our eye as a practical and fun way to pedal around our hometown. Only one problem: cargo bikes were not yet being sold in the U.S. And, purchasing one in Amsterdam and shipping it to San Diego wo
Recently, I had an opportunity to spend a night at the Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, California. (Full disclosure: The stay was on their “dime”.) To say that I came away “impressed” would be like describing Usain Bolt as “kinda quick”.
Is yoga your workout of choice? Do you maintain your practice when you travel? If not, we have some ideas that could change that.
BRING THE EQUIPMENT
During the past several weeks, I've been wearing and testing Bolle's new "Draft" performance sunglasses with photochromic lenses during cycling and running workouts. Bolle provided Athletic-Minded Traveler with a few complimentary models (full disclosure) for testing purposes, but as with all of our product reviews, the freebies do not influence our opinions--our credibility is always paramount.
We searched, tested and tweaked. This recipe is a winner! We've made it twice, and it's a crowd pleaser.
What's to like? Look at the ingredients -- you won't find a recipe with more zucchini. We doubled the amount called for in every other recipe we viewed. And we cut down on the oil. The extra green means a very moist bread. Last, rather than "shredding", we "pulverized" our squash via a small electric chopper. (We have a Black & Decker and it's only $22 on Amazon.)
So many of us tech-entrepreneurs have Steve to thank for our jobs--pun intended. Without him and other tech visionaries, our careers would be much different--probably a lot more conventional and less inspiring. This cartoon by Steve Breen really sums up Steve's legacy:
And if you have never listened to Steve's Commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, you should. It's riveting:
Let's get something straight. If someone orders an entree salad, they are looking for something sensible to eat. The presumption is that the salad is not a calorie bomb. And they don't want to be left hungry. It's called an "entree" for a reason.
So why do so many restaurants offer such "weak" options? Weak being defined as a salad that is: