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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays




HAPPY HOLIDAYS! AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Nike: Invest in Your Health

May 25, 2010 by Coach Jay


This series of tips focuses on common mistakes experienced runners make in their training. Beginning runners can also learn from these tips, since most running errors — whether committed by beginners or experienced runners — are simple to correct once you understand the problem.

Running is simple. Get a pair of shoes, a watch, a pair of shorts, and a shirt. That's it. No balls, clubs, skis, boats, ropes, bikes, etc. necessary; you can enjoy the sport anywhere, even when traveling. For the experienced runner the equipment list may grow a bit, for example several pairs of shoes (one pair for easy days, another for harder workouts, and a pair for racing), but for the most part the gear is the same for the novice as for the experienced runner.

But experienced runners run more miles faster and more often, which takes a different toll on the body than the novice runner's routine. Because experienced runners often have something bothering them every day — an IT band, a sore hamstring, a tight Achilles — I highly recommend that they budget time each month for "body maintenance" work. Chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and physical therapists can all be of great benefit to runners who want to run high mileage and race seriously. Is it easy to find the right professional to keep your body symmetrical, as well as help you deal with small knocks before they become debilitating injuries? No, but it's worth the monetary investment to go to several people before your find the person that's best for you. Plus, you may find that one specialist can help you maintain while you go to another practitioner for the nagging Achilles or IT-band issue.

The bottom line is that serious runners need to make a serious investment in their training and racing by seeing health practitioners who can help them stay healthy and perform at their best.

*Coach Jay’s advice is provided as general training information. Use at your own risk. Always consult with your own heath care provider for questions relating to your specific training and nutrition.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

NEWS: The Spirit of Giving

A friend posted this video on Facebook and I wanted to share it. We all have so much to give, not just money but our hearts. This holiday season feel the energy you get from giving. It will change your life.



Mission of Akshaya

Committed Care for,
helpless, forsaken, mentally ill,
old, sick, roadside destitute
living and dying in the streets of Madurai -
by providing healthy food, love and
opportunity to rehabilitate,
restoring human dignity.

For more information, his websites are Akshayatrust.org.

Ask yourself, "Can I help my community, my town, my country?" Generosity is one of the six paramitas (generosity, morality, patience, hard work, meditation, wisdom) on the path of a Bodhisattva. Give and you will receive more than you ever dreamed.

Friday, December 3, 2010

MV: Kung Fu Panda

2008 - Kung Fu Panda

It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.


Legend tells of a legendary warrior...
  • legend: an old story about famous people and events in the past, not usually true
He traveled the land in search of worthy foes.
  • worthy: has qualities that make people respect them
  • foes: an enemy
...that his enemies would go blind from overexposure to pure awesomeness.
  • overexposure: a situation in which something such as your eyes is overexposed to light
  • awesomeness: very impressive and sometimes a little frightening
They were no match for his bodacity!
  • bodacity: bodacious = excellent or impressive
We should hang out.
  • hang out: to spend time in a particular place or with particular people
Because when you're facing the 10,000 demons of Demon Mountain,
  • demons: an evil spirit
You are almost ready to be entrusted with the secret ingredient
  • entrusted: to give someone responsibility for an important job or activity
  • ingredient: one of the foods or liquids that you use in making a particular meal
Then you will fulfill your destiny and take over the restaurant!
  • fulfill: to achieve something that you wanted to do, or get something you hoped for
  • take over: to take control of something
...who won it from a friend in mahjong.
  • mahjong: a Chinese game played on a table with small square pieces
We are noodle folk. Broth runs through our veins.
  • broth: soup, especially when it is considered to be good for you
  • veins: one of the tubes in your body that carry blood to your heart
Tigress, you need more ferocity! Monkey, greater speed.
  • ferocity: violence or extreme force
Crane, height. Viper, subtlety. Mantis...
  • subtlety: the quality of being complicated, delicate, or difficult to notice, often in a skillful or attractive way
When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see.
  • agitated: worried or upset
But if you allow it to settle...
  • settle: falls downward until it reaches the bottom
We'll bring you back a souvenir.
  • souvenir: something that you get to remind you later of being there
Impressive, isn't it?
  • impressive: admire something
Crossbows! At the ready!
  • crossbow: a weapon used for firing pointed sticks called bolts or arrows
What's he gonna do about it? I've got him completely immobilized.
  • immobilized: to make someone unable to move
I think there's been a slight mistake. Everyone seems to think that I'm...
  • slight: small in size, amount, or degree
Do you have a ladder, or a trampoline, or?
  • trampoline: a piece of equipment consisting of a metal frame with a strong material stretched across it that you can jump up and down on for exercise or as a sport
Those are sensitive in the flabby parts.
  • sensitive: reacting quickly or strongly to something
  • flabby: flabby flesh is loose and fat
And this ridiculous belly.
  • ridiculous: silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed a
And utter disregard for personal hygiene.
  • utter: often used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is
  • disregard: to not consider something important, or to not pay any attention to it
  • hygiene: the practice of keeping yourself and the things around you clean, in order to prevent illness and disease
Then you know what happens when I flex my pinky.
  • flex: to move or bend a muscle or body part
  • pinky: little / smallest finger
OK, yeah. I mean, I just ate. So I'm still digesting.
  • digesting: stomach changes food into the substances that the body needs
You picking on my friends? Get ready to feel thunder.
  • picking on: to keep treating someone badly or unfairly, especially by criticizing them
Come on. I'm a blur. You've never seen bear style.
  • blur: it becomes difficult to see it clearly because it is moving so fast
I'm feeling a little nauseous!
  • nauseous: feeling as if you want to vomit
Are your biceps sore?
  • biceps: the muscle between your shoulder and elbow on the front of your arm that you use when you pull things toward you
You're stuck.
  • stuck: to attach one thing to another, especially using a sticky substance such as glue
The only souvenirs we collect here are bloody knuckles and broken bones.
  • knuckles: one of the parts where your fingers can bend or where they join your hand
Your next opponent will be me.
  • opponent: someone who is competing against you
I accidentally tweaked his facial nerve.
  • tweaked: to pull or twist a part of someone’s body
  • facial: pat of the face
To nurture it.
  • nurture: to help someone or something to develop
you may be the scariest bandit in Haijin Province...
  • bandit: a thief who attacks travelers, usually with other thieves
...but you're a lousy tipper."
  • lousy: bad, or unpleasant
  • tipper: person who tips after a service such as in a restaurant
I know you're trying to be all mystical and kung fuey...
  • mystical: relating to or involving mysterious religious or spiritual powers
I vowed to train you, and you have been trained. You are free to eat.
  • vowed: a serious promise
Evacuate the valley. You must protect the villagers from Tai Lung's rage.
  • evacuate: to leave a building or other place because it is not safe
  • rage: a very strong feeling of anger
Wow. It is as Oogway foretold.
  • foretold: to say what will happen in the future


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