Archive for October, 2008
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The “Morning Banana Diet” has taken Japan by storm – to the point where stores can’t keep up with the demand. The diet is as simple as it gets – beginning with eating a banana first thing in the morning. Here are some other details of the diet: …
More NYC Marathon news: There are some AMAZING female athletes in town right now. Here’s the rundown (pun intended!):
THURSDAY: World-class runner Paula Radcliffe (she won the NYC Marathon last year just 10 months after having a baby!) and her rival first-time NYC Marathoner Kara Goucher (you know this Olympic middle-distance runner from the August issue of SELF. Yes, she was the one with the sick abs! Here’s the link to the story: http://www.self.com/fitness/workouts/2008/07/olympic-athletes-inspiration-slideshow. Confession: I’m routing for Kara. She would be the first American woman to win the NYC marathon since 1977!) will be at Niketown New York, 6 East 57th Street, at 6pm to give some pro pointers, answer questions, and pose for pictures.
THURS/FRI/SAT: Norwegian marathoner Grete Waitz is also making the rounds. She won the NYC Marathon 9 times between 1978 and 1988 and nabbed a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Kind of makes you feel like an underachiever, no?! Here’s a shot of her in action. And holy autograph signings:
Thursday, October 30, 4:30-5:30pm
New York Running Company: The Shops at Columbus Circle, #210 59th St.
Friday, October 31, 1:00-2:00pm
Urban Athletics: 2 World Financial Center, 225 Liberty St.
Saturday, November 1, 2:00-3:00pm
Paragon Sports: 867 Broadway
FRIDAY/SAT: Pinch me! I will be doing a 3-mile training run with Olympian Deena Kastor on Friday morning. I HEART her! She caps off each day with a good glass of wine and makes a mean fig pizza. I was devastated when she broke her foot at mile three of this year’s Olympics. I’ll get a status report on her injury on Friday. Here’s a picture of the two of us at a recent Asics event. She will also be signing autographs at the ASICS booth at the NYC Marathon Expo at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, Halls 3E 11th Avenue at 35th Street, on Saturday.
Tom Venuto is arguably the most popular fat loss guru to be found on-line. His downloadable guide Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM) has been the biggest selling health eBook for many many years. For many, BFFM became inspirational rulebook for eating right and getting in shape. Venuto has finally produced a book in print. The Body Fat…
After all my hype about Zumba, my friend from Boston called today to let me know that last night she gave it a second chance. And this time, she’s hooked. She tried a new studio, had a new teacher, and loved it! Which got me to thinking… a great teacher really does make for a great class (I think that goes for school too). That’s why I can’t say enough about my Zumba teacher Maria and my Boot Camp instructor Sharon I’m lucky. I really do look forward to those classes each week. Hope there are more great teachers out there who keep classes fun and interesting. I’m off to the treadmill for a nice/slow 2-3 mile run.
*Who’s your A+ teacher?