Friday, May 29, 2009
Last week, we received an email from an amazing athlete in HI.
Here is the original email and a great testimonial for our athletes and fans!
Aloha from sunny Honolulu!
I’m an aspiring vegan athlete looking for sponsorship opportunities strictly from companies that I support / believe in. As a vegan and a predominantly raw-vegan athlete, I’m constantly searching health food stores and sports shops for products and nutrition that are in accordance with my lifestyle. Indeed, it’s a rare thing to come across a fellow vegan cyclist or elite runner.
Living in Honolulu, I am constantly bombarded with questions such as ‘Where do you get your protein from?’ (most common) and ‘How on earth do you live the way you do?’ (second most common). In addition to these questions, people see my race results and are frequently asking me questions such as ‘How long have you been racing?’. It would probably shock you to know that I began my racing ‘career’ this January and entered in my first race at the Great Aloha Run. Since then, I’ve entered other races and posted very respectable times which I already know will only get better. My last race was the ING Bay to Breakers where I ran a 45:21 for the 7.62 mile course and finished 77th overall, 34th among the elite male runners. This being my third race, I’m confident that next year, my record will only get better and my times will get lower (as of today, I can run at a faster pace).
As a vegan athlete and mostly raw, I believe that is my competitive advantage over all other runners and athletes that run on processed foods and grains. The truth is, my recovery time is shortened because I place no digestive burden on my body, thus allowing my body to repair itself sooner. Furthermore, I also train with a coach who has taken me on as a private client with the goal of being among the elite runners in North America. His name is Brian Clarke and he trained under legendary coach Bill Bowerman (founder of Nike) and ran with Prefontaine during his Oregon years. He and I have extremely high expectations and aspirations for my potential.
I took the plunge into great health a few months back and haven't looked back since. Along the way, I learned about how coconut water saved our GI's lives back in WWII and was amazed. I mean, there is no way Gatorade can say 'Drink this, it'll save your life!'. In fact, compared to gatorade, ONE coconut water gives it a thorough butt-whooping in all areas of nutrition. The athlete needs magnesium, potassium, some sodium (lost sweat) and electrolytes. ONE coconut water has all of these things and more for which I'm extremely happy. I take this product after each workout in my recovery pudding.
8 oz. ONE coconut water
1 cup blueberries
That's what I use and it works great for me. Like my Amex card, I never workout without my ONE coconut water, never. =)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
ShakesBEER Kegger Fundraiser
Saturday May 23, 2009 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Home of Adam and Lynette Carolla
Malibu, California 90265 Get Directions
This Memorial Day Weekend, join Adam and Lynette Carolla as they host beer lovers, musicians and comedians at SF/LA's inaugural ShakesBEER Kegger fundraising event.
The Kegger is co-chaired by Adam Carolla and Jay Leno to raise awareness and funds in support of Shakespeare Festival/LA's programs.
Scheduled to perform: Adam Carolla, Jay Leno, Patton Oswald, Jeffrey Ross and Bob Saget.
This is an outdoor event. Beverages and food included in ticket price.
$150 - $300.
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Reprinted from "Central Chronicle"
Coconut water best summer drink
Bhopal Today Team
Bhopal, May 2:
We all think about refreshing drinks during the hot scorching heat of summers. Coconut water is one of the most natural, healthy and refreshing drinks, which is not only beneficial during summers, but across all seasons. Given below are some healthy benefits of coconut water which make it one of nature's healthiest drinks.
According to dietician Alka Dubey, we all run after energy drinks to boost up our stamina and energy levels. However, coconut water is a far healthy and safe drink. It contains more potassium than most of the energy and sports drinks. Also, it is healthier due to less sodium content in it. Also, coconut water has natural sugar and not altered one as witnessed in various energy drinks.
On the whole, coconut water contains organic compounds, which promote health and well being of a person. To add to its benefits, it is low in carbs, low in sugar and also fat free. The most common and well-known benefit of coconut water is that it helps in keeping your body cool and refreshed. A proper re-hydration tonic, coconut water is taken as a natural isotonic beverage.
It detoxifies the body and helps it fight infections along with naturally boosting your immune system. Coconut water also helps in keeping your stomach in good working condition by cleansing your digestive tract. It is a natural home remedy for treating intestinal disturbances in infants. Moreover, it is an effective natural cure for kidney and urethral stones, and urinary infections.
When you drink coconut water, you not only replenish your body's fluids but also enhance your health. This is because this healthy and nutritious water helps in proper oxygen and nutrient supply to the body cells thereby boosting up poor circulation. Additionally, it also aids you to lose weight and raise your metabolism. In short, drinking coconut water is the best way towards a healthy future.