Five Minute Salad

  Arugula is a somewhat bitter, but can be balanced with the lemon and sweetness of the pear. Arugula contains vitamins A and C, potassium, and folate. Folate is said to reduce homocysteine, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease. Makes 4 servings PREP TIME: 5 Minutes or Less 6 cups Arugula 1/2 cup blue cheese, or goat cheese 1 …

Man Asks Out a Triathlete

I couldn’t help myself… I just had to make my own Ironman video. I think it’s funny… but I do have a weird sense of humor… 

Trail Report: Purisima Creek Redwoods (Bay Area)

View Larger Map A few days ago I went for a run in the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve on the San Francisco Peninsula. My 14 mile loop was both a challenge, and beautiful, and followed the North Ridge, Harkins Ridge, Purisima Creek, Borden Hatch Mill, Grabtown Gulch, and Craig Britton Trails. Thanks to the wonders of the Garmin …

P90X, Travel, and staying fit

Recently, Tony Horton’s “P90X” workout videos have become increasingly popular. I began doing the p90x workouts long before it became the recent fad, and I’ve been traveling the entire time. Thanks to the fact you can use resistance bands to complete the workouts, all I had to do was carry a couple of bands, a door hook, and I was …

Hal Higdon and Run Training

As I’ve mentioned earlier, starting next week I begin training for the Comrades Ultramarathon – A 55-mile endurance event that is the Superbowl, the World Series, and the Boston Marathon all wrapped into one event. Obviously, this is not something you can just do casually – running for almost 11 hours and being almost 40 years old is not something …

Race Report: 2010 SV 10k Turkey Trot

RESULTS: For the San Jose, CA area, the morning started cold – really cold. For us Californians, anyway, as the temperature was about 33 degrees… However, not long into the run everyone was plenty warm as the sun began to warm the streets. The course is fairly flat, with a few minor hills, and plenty of aid stations. Although I …