Archive for January 4, 2011

Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities Over Use Of The Word ‘Cure’

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I am hoping this is a case of misreporting — I often tell people to make sure they know where their donation money is going. Every non-profit is required to publicly account for their money. We owe it to the cause and ourselves to ensure that our money is indeed going for its intended purpose —

In addition to raising millions of dollars a year for breast cancer research, fundraising giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has a lesser-known mission that eats up donor funds: patrolling the waters for other charities and events around the country that use any variation of “for the cure” in their names.

So far, Komen has identified and filed legal trademark oppositions against more than a hundred of these Mom and Pop charities, including Kites for a Cure, Par for The Cure, Surfing for a Cure and Cupcakes for a Cure–and many of the organizations are too small and underfunded to hold their ground.

via Susan G. Komen Foundation Elbows Out Charities Over Use Of The Word ‘Cure’.

Squat Thrusts

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It was tougher to get up this morning than yesterday. Getting back into the swing of things is tougher day 2 because your body had no idea what was coming on day 1. Add in about 100 pull ups, some lunges from yesterday’s workout and you have the recipe for staying in bed.  That’s when training and commitment come in and you get up — the trick is to not talk to yourself when that alarm goes off.  I call that voice inside your head that talks you out of your early morning plans the ‘sleep monster’ and it will win 8 out of 10x.  That monster will talk you out of your workout plans and convince you that staying in your warm bed is the right thing to do.  So get everything ready the night before –workout clothes and all the extras – including your keys, water bottle, gloves, hat so you don’t have any delay — get up, get ready, and head out the door. It’s a routine and you can do it with your eyes closed which is where you can catch some extra ZZzzz’s.

Included in today’s workout- squat thrusts – 5 rounds of 20 reps!  Now the great thing about these is you need no equipment and it is a great exercise to get your HR up. Try a few at a fast pace and you will quickly understand what I am saying –

(this video shows squat thrusts first, then a burpee)

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