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November 2007

The Name Game

Posted by Trish18 Nov 30, 2007

A few notable things that I've been meaning to jot down and share:


1. After reading that a couple from Michigan City, Indiana named their newborn boy, "Wrigley," a while ago, I think it's safe to say they are the most devoted Cubs fans out there. It gets better-their last name is Fields. That's right, my friends... Wrigley Fields. The couple mentioned that he would have the option of going by his middle name of Alexander when he gets older.


2. Continuing with baby names but shifting to the other side of the world, a more than 3,500 Chinese babies have been named Aoyun, which means "Olympics" in Mandarin. It seems that this unique name is not solely being used to honor the Games themselves, but also with hopes of injecting some Olympian spirit into Chinese youth.


3. Lastly, University of Missouri's football team was named #1 in the nation in this week's BCS poll. West Virginia received the #2 slot. If both teams win their remaining game they will meet in the national title contest.


It didn't take long before Mike Freeman published an editorial in which he said, "I want to see this game because it would be the least anticipated and most undesirable title game in modern college football history," and would be, "dreadful to watch."


I've heard this sentiment echoed by several sports writers and commentators. However, Mizzou and UWV both have highly explosive offenses. They are playing great football. Does the lack of interest come from neither program having a long-standing tradition of bowl game appearances? Is it a location issue? Would this national championship match-up be equivalent to a World Series without the Yankees or Red Sox?

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Hey everyone, Trish and Toby here. This month we've created a guide to our best seasonal articles to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the holidays. No matter what your active passion may be, we've got you covered.



With holiday feasts right around the corner and weather that can diminish our motivation to train, it is not uncommon to pack on a few extra pounds this time of year. Active Expert Charles Stuart Platkin’s article, The Diet Detective: Fall Into Healthy Eating Habits, offers valuable tips for maintaining fitness without a compromise in performance at winter races and ensures a return to peak form in the spring.



Have you ever heard the saying, “athletes are made in the off season”? Now's the time to target your weaknesses and build proper technique and habits to lead into a successful racing season. Check out Boost Your Endurance in 7 Simple Steps and get the most from your off-season training.



Basketball season is upon us and it’s time for fundamental workouts with and without the basketball. Mississippi State basketball coach, Sharon Fanning, shares a 45-minute Workout that will developing confidence, coordination, strength, timing, and stamina on the hardwood.



Indoor Climbing Gyms Offer Year-round Fun Fitness and a nice break from the treadmill and stationary bike routine. Don’t let the winter elements take you off belay—utilize indoor climbing gyms to build stamina and confidence in a controlled environment. When the weather warms enough to head outdoors, you’ll be in peak condition.


Activities of Interest:

Check out Sacramento Winter Softball Camp by Olympic gold medalists Tairia Flowers and Natasha Watleyto hone your softball skills at the plate and in the field. Focus will be on increasing offensive power, slapping techniques, defensive fundamentals and pitching development. This camp will also feature practice-structure tips and drills along with valuable college recruiting advice from the pros.


Take advantage of The Classic Y-100, one of the last century rides of the year on November 25 in Ormond Beach, Florida. Crank out 100 in this inaugural ride that promises a beautiful route leading north along the Intracoastal waterway through parks and along the Atlantic coast. This event features a great safe route for beginners as well as 65- and 35-mile routes.


Folks in Southern California have already begun to register for the 2008 Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon on January 20. This was Toby’s first half marathon back in 2006 and he recommends it for runners of all abilities because of the fast course and beautiful ocean view.


See your training bear fruit at the oldest Ironman-distance triathlon held in the continental United States. Check out one of five 2008 Vineman events: Ironman 70.3, full Vineman, sprint tri at sundown, women's half or Aquabike during this weekend-long triathlon celebration.

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