October 2014: The Achievement Issue

The October 2014 Issue is packed with everything you need for fall. Start with the heart-warming cover story about Austin’s champion couple, Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards-Ross. Then get the lowdown on Austin’s mayoral candidates, a brazilian jiu-jitsu master, October events and hearing loss.

 
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From The October 2014 Issue

October 1, 2014
This month, Diane Vives guides trainer Jessica Clark through a variety of kettlebell carries and methods to improve and strengthen push-ups and pull-ups at Spark Fitness Club. These first exercises share information she gathered...
October 1, 2014
I've got good news and bad news. The good news: It's October, and Mother Nature has finally released her stranglehold of heat and humidity, making this one of Austin’s most perfect months for being...
October 1, 2014
U.S. Kids and Hearing 1 in 5 teenagers experience hearing loss in at least one ear.  3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. 9 out of every 10 children who...
October 1, 2014
ACL Numbers 2002  First year festival held 67 Number of bands played at first festival 130+ Number of bands in 2014 lineup $25 Weekend pass price in 2002 $200 Weekend pass starting pass in...
October 1, 2014
Between them, they possess two Super Bowl rings and four Olympic gold medals, plus six national championships from their days as University of Texas student-athletes. Indeed, theirs is a love match etched in the...
October 1, 2014
The change of seasons is quickly approaching, bringing the cooler temperatures of the winter months. Having spent many mild winters in Austin and now a much colder one in Boulder, I've learned a lot...
October 1, 2014
RunLab Austin 700 S. Lamar Blvd. RunLabAustin.com Kim Mullen is a triathlete, adventure racer, and endurance athlete who moved to Austin years ago to begin working with CATZ. In January, she branched out on...
October 1, 2014
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when thinking about that next workout or training session? If you reflect on what thoughts just ran through your mind, you may notice that the answer...
October 1, 2014
(Above) Owner Sarah Wilson is a nationally-ranked endurance athlete based in Miami who designs and creates handmade athletic jewelry for men and women. You can even “build your own” by combining any of the...
October 1, 2014
You’re out on a long hike, enjoying the beautiful weather and feeling great. There’s a skip in your step and the feeling of being fit from the outside activity is feeding those endorphins as...
October 1, 2014
On Jan. 6, 2015 a new era in Austin governance and politics begins when the winners of the Nov. 4, 2014 election (and any runoffs) are sworn in as the new City Council. The...
October 1, 2014
Who’s Who at the Zilker Relays
October 1, 2014
The flu vaccination is widely encouraged by public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but many people have concerns about vaccine effectiveness and safety. Making the right choice about vaccinations requires...
October 1, 2014
For 35 years, Master Robert Dutra Moreira has been practicing the art of jiu-jitsu. At age 26 he reached the expert level of black belt and went on to win numerous titles in the...
October 1, 2014
Powered by Sweat Researchers from the University of California San Diego presented information at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society that they have designed a sensor that detects and responds to the...
October 1, 2014
As the blistering July day fades into a cool sunset, an unexpected guest spreads across the rust-colored oval at Waco’s Hart-Patterson Track & Field Complex. Dusk settles, and the clouds and current stir air...
October 1, 2014
You exercise regularly and are mindful of diet, but your weight is still stuck in the overweight or obese body mass index (BMI) category. That yearly physical is looming, and you know your doctor...
October 1, 2014
You work out regularly, watch what you eat, head to bed at a reasonable hour, and generally strive to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Yet, too often, you wake up fatigued and move through...
October 1, 2014
he kitchen is a flurry of white aprons, outstretched hands, and stainless steel mixing bowls; a cacophony of sharp knives clashing onto cutting boards, oven doors opening and slamming shut, and chefs clamoring over...
October 1, 2014
During the hot days of late summer, Austin pulses with the excitement of a new school year. Bright yellow school buses punctuate regular traffic routes, and children flood back into classrooms sporting new school...
October 1, 2014
For smoothie lovers, the NutriBullet is one of those must-have items. Its blades break down and extract nutrients, which is a step above the whipping and stirring that occurs in most blenders. The NutriBullet...
October 1, 2014
Every summer, hundreds, ages 15–21, join to compete in a unique activity that combines musical, mental, and physical skill, in an activity that usually isn’t considered a sport—drum corps. For those who have marched...
October 1, 2014
In recent years, mountain biking has become increasingly popular sport for active adults, and this interest has trickled down to high school kids. Last year, more than 160 student-athletes raced in the Texas High...
October 1, 2014
Miranda Villarreal and Sabine Medrano spent many years as juvenile probation officers in the Texas justice system. They were all too familiar with the future that often awaits juveniles who enter the system. It...
October 1, 2014
Q: I’m at the gym and I see the spray bottles with cleaners. What exactly am I supposed to clean? Everything I touch? The stuff I sweat on? Help! A: The gym is a...
October 1, 2014
I like to think that feel for the water is like rhythm for a dancer. Though some people seem to be naturally gifted, a feel for the water is certainly a skill for swimmers...
October 1, 2014
Accessed through the Lakeway Canyonlands park, Mount Lakeway is a 4-mile, out-and-back trail that follows the border of a property near the Rough Hollow development. This single-track trail is typical Central Texas dirt with...
October 1, 2014
Aaron Ross isn’t a football player by definition or design. Destiny, maybe. Distinction, definitely. Just look at his helmet, and the way he wears it. He’s always wearing it.  Growing up in Texas, his...
October 1, 2014
What You Need (Serves 4) 2 sweet potatoes, cut into ½ pieces 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 1 ½ tablespoons fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1 bunch Tuscan or...
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