Changes are in store for next year's Statesman Capitol 10,000. The long-time 10K race, which will mark its 38th running in 2015, is dropping the CapKids Run and creating staggered starting waves in the main race.
Food writer Addie Broyles and I have been delving into each other's worlds lately. Last Thursday night, Addie and I sliced and diced together, whipping up a batch of bison/beef burgers and a slew of sauteed vegetables for dinner in my kitchen.
David Baxter’s definition of a long ride differs from most. Next week, the 45-year-old Austin computer programmer (he'll be 46 tomorrow) will set off on a 1,000-mile endurance bicycle race in the mountains of British Columbia.
It all started with a diving board. My 5-year-old daughter, Kona, took her first tentative plunge into the deep end of a swimming pool during a May visit to Houston and became completely hooked on the walk-bounce-splash rhythm that a diving board provides.
Want a say in how Auditorium Shores is developed over the next 20 years? The public is invited to participate in a community feedback session to help plan Town Lake Metropolitan Park along Lady Bird Lake.
Some of the buffest bodies in Austin will be on display July 26 at the 2014 Naturally Fit Games. The one-day event at the Austin Convention Center will feature weightlifting, powerlifting, body building and figure competitions, as well as a model search, CrossFit, fitness demonstrations, a car show and a kid's zone.
Heads up, bicycle commuters. A pedestrian and bicycle detour is now in place along the Lamar Boulevard between 15th and 28th streets, while crews work to stabilize the banks of Shoal Creek and do some trail work.
***UPDATE*** The episode will air July 14, not July 21. **** Tune in July 14 to watch an Austin man tackle what’s been dubbed the world’s toughest obstacle course at the regional finals of “American Ninja Warrior.
When Lemuel Bradshaw dives off the starting blocks in a 500-meter swim race next week, he’ll be showing everyone who watches that life doesn’t have to slow down for people who have had organ transplants.
A health educator is looking for people who have lost weight to interview for a research article. Lynsey Romo, a University of Texas alum and assistant professor of health communication at North Carolina State University, wants to interview people who used to be obese or overweight but are now a normal weight, based on body mass index.
Midway through the Keep Austin Weird 5K last year, I sprinted toward a suds-slickened sheet of plastic, launched myself into the air and skidded on my belly, getting sprayed with a water hose as I swept down the runway.
Add this one to the "things you'd never notice from your car" file. The other day, while pedaling west from the Austin American-Statesman along the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, I rode past a row of peach trees laden with fruit.