Tolerance & a Bowl of Pizza.....

erikaED. Erika was on crutches when she submitted her questionnaire. She's off them now. Also, we think she has moved to another apartment.

Going "Off Course" - Single ladies, imagine yourself jogging alongside a fit and handsome guy, the kind of dude you'd like to get to know better; when, without warning, he launches a pair of snot rockets; first left, then right.

Wait. It gets worse.

A mile or so later, the handsome young man toots, not once, but a string of 8-10 machine-gun-style gassers. Shortly thereafter he announces that he has soiled himself, news that doesn't surprise you, given the visual and olfactory evidence.

Yuck, right?

Some girls would consider such crass behavior to be a romantic "deal breaker." Some may even have disengaged early, say, after the launch of the first mucous missile.

But not Erika Sperl-Imhoff. Snotters, tootskis and even sharts are not social deal breakers for her....

Stuff About Booze & Exercise...

drinkingBy Susan Rinkunas (For Women's Health & The Washington Post Social Reader)

Alcohol in your system is detrimental to any kind of fitness activity (except maybe on the dance floor). Here's how booze wreaks havoc on your regimen.

1. Slower Recovery

Hard workouts drain the glycogen stores (carbs stored in the liver and muscles) and leave your muscle tissue in need of repair. "Pouring alcohol into your system as soon as you finish stalls the recovery process," says Tavis Piattoly, R.D. High levels of alcohol displace the carbs, leaving your stores still 50 percent lower than normal even eight hours later, according to one study. Sip or snack on a combo of muscle-repairing protein and carbs (think low-fat chocolate milk or peanut butter on whole-wheat crackers) before tipping back....

Are You Game Ready?

erikaBy Erika Sperl-Imhoff (http://www.thetriathlonrx.com/)

There aren

Bigger Than Yourself...

terrenceThe Story of A Tu Lado and an amazing young triathlete

By Jeremy Sartain

Every once in a blue moon you get a

Spring Cleansing...

tummyBy Bonnie Borborygmus

Good morning, Sunshine. This is your stomach speaking. I have some fun and cool news for you.


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