When it comes to running, there is plenty of equipment out there— and gimmicks to match—designed to help you train, keep you healthy, and improve your performance. Yet with all the hype over these tools, there is one piece of equipment that seems to get lost in the shuffle—your body.
Taking care of yourself can give you the edge you need to help get you where you need to be. Consider how much faster you could be if you could focus on training, and not on recovering from an injury.
Well my time here in Brussels is quickly coming to an end. It has been a great tournament in a beautiful city. Yesterday we had a bit of time to take in some of the shops and to buy some souvenirs. This is definately a city that I would return to for a bit of rest and relaxation. The hotel we were at was right in the middle of the city so all we had to do was walk out the back door and we were right in the middle of everything.
Well I made it to Brussels and have settled in. Play has begun and matches are going well. We are staying at the Royal Windsor Hotel right downtown and the city is amazing. Right out our back door are numerous restaurants and bars so of course I had to try the large variety of beer that Belgium is famous for. I think we are going for another famous dish here called Moules and Frites (Mussels and chips) tonight for dinner since there are no night matches here.
Here are some pictures from the main city square from behind our hotel where we ate dinner in an outside café.
Another interesting bit of history is the story of a famous statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain. There are several legends behind this statue, but the most famous is the one about Duke Godfrey III of Leuven. In 1142, the troops of this two-year-old lord were battling against the troops of the Berthouts, the lords of Grimbergen, in Ransbeke (now Neder-over-Heembeek). The troops put the infant lord in a basket and hung the basket in a tree to encourage them. From there, the boy urinated on the troops of the Berthouts, who eventually lost the battle.
With the summer rapidly approaching, keeping yourself hydrated becomes especially important. Here is an article discussing why keeping yourself hydrated is important, how much water you need, and whether you should use a sports drink or just plain water…More Water Please
Every January 1st millions of Americans wake up after a long night of celebrating and swear that the upcoming year will be full of changes, better known as “resolutions”. The recurrent underlying theme is that people want to take better care of themselves. Two of the most common resolutions year after year are “I am going to get in shape” and “I am going to lose weight”. Despite the noble intent, these promises to ourselves soon fall by the wayside and we revert back into our usual routines. Read more →