May 2015 Articles

5 Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List this Summer
May 1, 2015
1. MONTEREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA Spanning Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur, Monterey County occupies a particularly golden portion of central California. Travelers can blend in with the masses of smiling, sun-kissed locals by actively basking...
FAQ – May 2015
May 1, 2015
Q. I keep hearing about a new sport called “speedriding.” What is it and where can I try it out? Speedriding is another one of those hybrid sports that combines one crazy activity with...
New to Austin: May 2015
May 1, 2015
Spun Ice Cream   1912 E. Seventh St., Suite C; spunicecream.com Frozen yogurt may be your favorite go-to treat, but a new ice cream shop is about to up your status quo, fro-yo game....
Getting Fit for the AFM FITTEST
May 1, 2015
This cross-training circuit strategy will have you leading the pack on May 30.
Chasing X Games Gold
May 1, 2015
Flashback: It’s June 7, 2014 at Circuit of the Americas, the inaugural X Games Austin weekend. The perfect story is playing out–the venue is larger than life, the field is stacked with the best...
May 1, 2015
Boy am I glad I live in Texas. Having endured brutally frigid northern temps in my youth, I can no longer imagine the unhappy challenge of wading through three-feet deep piles of snow to...
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All in a Day(trip)
May 1, 2015
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust  1. MARBLE FALLS Brian fitzsimmons This town may not be at the top of your travel list...
Injuries Are Good For You
May 1, 2015
How could a sports injury like an ankle sprain, a meniscus tear, or even a broken bone actually be good for you? It seems counter-intuitive, I know. And the answer might surprise you.  Before...
Happy Mom, Happy Baby
May 1, 2015
Every pregnancy story is different. But, because of the end reward, each story is beautiful in its own way. While moms-to-be may disagree, there is no formula to having a perfect pregnancy. There are,...
May 1, 2015
You are what you eat, and that can either negatively or positively affect babies in the womb. A research team from the Federal University of São Paulo found that babies receiving poor nutrition in...
6 Travel Bags
May 1, 2015
Eagle Creek Organizers $18-$38 / shop.eaglecreek.com The Pack-It Specter™ bag line makes packing and organizing your everyday essentials easy. These super-durable, water-resistant bags are made of the same translucent fabric used in the construction of...
In the Garden with Gretchen: How to Be a Good Garden Parent
May 1, 2015
There’s no better natural indicator of how fast time flies than to take a quick glance out the window at your growing garden. Those tiny seedlings sprout up so fast! It was just in...
Too Hot To Trot: Choosing Between the Treadmill and the Track
May 1, 2015
Welcome to May in Austin! Whether you are new to the area or anticipating your twentieth summer in the city, the height of summer in Central Texas can be hard to combat when training...
Athletes and Blood Clots
May 1, 2015
Six years ago, 28-year-old Patti Kelly Niewolny woke up to hit her usual 4-mile run.  The date was Aug. 21, and Austin’s scorching heat that summer forced her to complete her workouts inside rather...
Kickin' It
May 1, 2015
Tips to perfect your swim kick (and become a stronger swimmer).
What's in the Water Part III: The Dangers of Other People
May 1, 2015
When talking about the water in our local lakes and rivers, there’s one discussion topic that doesn’t get near enough attention as it deserves.
Fried Rice Fritters
May 1, 2015
What You Need  3 teaspoons olive oil, divided ½ medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cooked veggies, finely diced 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice (or other grain)  ¾ cup breadcrumbs,...
Countdown to the Crit!
May 1, 2015
There’s no turning back now. My official race debut is set.
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