Today I'm serving up sports scuttlebutt and booze news, topped off with recommended reading and a quote of the week.
If Alysia Montaño's post-race interview made her my new running hero, Nick Symmonds' interview did just the opposite. Symmonds used his Olympic Trials fame to score a date with Paris Hilton
Grunts be gone!
The Women's Tennis Association is implementing a grunt-o-meter at tournaments.
(Sooo many other potential punch-lines! So little time!)
Can't wait 'til happy hour?
Just thinking about a drink can help you relax!
(Try explaining that one to the officer... Sir! I didn't have anything to drink, I was just thinking about drinking!)
And just because the beers are expensive, doesn't mean you'd want to drink 'em... The world's second most expensive beer is 55 percent alcohol by volume (which is about 10 times higher than the average neighborhood brew) and costs a whopping $765 per bottle... and... (wait for it!)
...those bottles are made of taxidermied animal bodies! Beer served in a dead rodent!
This week's recommendation isn't a book, it's a concept.
Kathryn at Pavement Runner started a program she's calling Pave it Forward. Kathryn's plan is to give away a book that she has read, usually on endurance training, and the recipient agrees to write a review and send the book on to another lucky reader.
I like this idea so much, I might have to imitate her. (Sincerest form of flattery, no?)
Quote of the week:
This week's quote was so good, I had to repeat it.
“The flower is.. to me, means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like 'you run like a girl.' That doesn't mean that you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you're strong. We are the givers of life."
Alysia Montaño (after winning the women's 800 meter race to qualify for the 2012 US Olympic team)"
Happy Friday, friends!