"My whole teaching in one sentence is: "Run slowly, run daily, drink moderately, and don't eat like a pig." -Dr. Ernst van Aaken, renowned German coach
I don't know where I came across this quotation but I kind of like it. I just wikipediad (yes, I know that isn't a word) this guy and apparently he was a huge advocate of endurance running as well as an advocate for women as equal competitors when that was unusual. Kind of cool. That "run daily" is the same thing that Jeff Galloway said when I heard him speak before the Run for Virginia Wine. He said "run everyday even if only for 10 minutes". I wonder if I could do that...I wonder if it would keep me from going into these funks where I can't get out the door. I set a mileage goal for the month -- it is high. I am counting time on feet both running and walking: 130 miles. It will definitely be a stretch. I hope I can do it.
French Nougat This stuff is amazing. I first discovered it in a tasting box from the now defunct petit amuse and had to have more and so I contacted Dedier. He could not have been nicer and soon had some nougat on its way to my house but if you are feeling ambitious, he shared his recipe with food and wine. Check it out, I want this guy to be successful so this little taste of heaven is easier to come by.
French knives I bought a couple of these to keep in my winery bag, my purse, my desk at work. They are the perfect paring knife for slicing cheese or fruit and they are easy to tuck into a pocket or bag without worrying about cutting yourself. If you can't tell from the picture, the blade folds up and locks in the handle.