Category Archives: Health

Registered for 2010 LA Marathon

In an effort to get back in shape after holiday indulgences, today I registered for the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon. Course map and promo videos below. See you soon, LA. Can’t wait!

Registered for the 2009 Chicago Marathon

It’s official — I registered for the 2009 Chicago Marathon on October 11, 2009. It will be my second marathon. w00t! My plan is to train with the San Francisco Road Runners Club and suggest friends in the Chicago area look into training with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). Registration for the Chicago Marathon [...]

How-To: Increase Happiness, Good Times in Life

Where does happiness come from? How does one minimize dissatisfaction and create the greatest number of happy moments in life? Last night a friend asked, “Looking back on your life to date, at what points were you the happiest?” A simple enough question, I thought of a list of happy moments, some general time periods [...]

5 Health Things to Blog (if I had time)

1. Marathon. Signed up and training for my first marathon (Dec. 2). 2. Veggie experiment. First two weeks eating vegetarian. What it’s like. 3. Learning Vipassana. (Meditation). Podcast-curious to first sitting. 4. No coffee, tea. Two weeks trading the bean for green tea. 5. Ironman in 2008. Yes, no, maybe?

Why Americans Keep Getting Fatter

“The USDA grossly underfunds the healthiest foods while pouring billions into a farm bill that supports many of the foods its dietary recommendations warn against.” An interesting perspective on the USDA 2007 Farm Bill by Scott Kahan of The Baltimore Sun. Read the complete article, “Why Americans Keep Getting Fatter”, at AlterNet

Turn OFF Your TV & Turn On a Healthy Lifestyle!

A great sign I saw on the bus today. “Turn OFF Your TV & Turn On a Healthy Lifestyle!” The San Francisco MUNI Community Health bus poster features three drawings, one by a Presidio Middle School 7th Grader, one by a Chinese Education Center 5th Grader, and one by an Ida B. Wells High School [...]