It's an overused term, but apt for the many who are denied athletic freedom by their Monday through Friday workweek grind. Come Saturday "Weekend Warriors" are eager and fearless despite unconditioned muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.
From a recent Diane Bell column in the UT-San Diego:
Bob Kaplan won't be attending his daughter's Wellesley College graduation--due to a family of ducks. Seems that early last Sunday, the ducklings decided to cross the road during a Fiesta Island Time Trial bike race. Kaplan swerved to avoid them, taking a nasty spill.
Especially for parents, having sensible snacks available is a no-brainer. And if those snacks can provide some legit nutrition, well that’s a big bonus. At our house, cereal reigns supreme--favored over all other crunchy alternatives such as goldfish, whole wheat crackers, chips, anything!
But recently, I’ve investigated popcorn. And while all popcorn is NOT created equal, there are some really good options out there. “Good” meaning, low in saturated fat & sodium but high in fiber and protein. Wow! Some varieties of popcorn are true health foods.
Wow! That was our reaction when we tried out the Caesar Parmigiano Yogurt salad dressing from Bolthouse Farms. We are salad connoisseurs and sampling dressings is a team hobby. But we refuse to stock our fridge with any calorie, salt or sugar bombs. The result is that many dressings under perform in our rigorous taste tests.
There's more than one way to skin a cat. Who came up with that? Mark Twain used the expression...Anyway, let's talk food, specifically a favorite pre and post-workout snack, the peanut butter & jelly sandwich. Just Google "peanut butter jelly sandwich athlete" and a slew of sites appear recommending the sandwich as a worthy source of calories, protein and carbs. (Our recommendation would be to substitute almond butter for the peanut butter. It's healthier.
Active parents mean active kids right? And cycling is a great family activity, even for the little ones. We recently recommended the iBert Safe-T-Seat in our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, but now we have fully tested the seat. And we're pleased that our recommendation stands!
First, a few product notes:
International travelers set for Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei usually arrive via Taoyuan International Airport which is located approximately 30 KM from the Eastern District of Taipei, considered the business, arts, financial and cultural center of Taiwan. This eastern area is mostly made up of three sub- districts: Daan, Xinyi, and Songshan and represents the center of commercial life in Taipei. The area is flush with shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums and offices.
Hooray for our FOURTH annual gift guide! And whether you're miserly or magnanimous, we have something for your budget. And just as a reminder, we are not compensated nor rewarded for any of our picks. View our past lists for more ideas.
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”.