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Trail Running: Save Your Legs & Get a Runner’s High

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.   After the Derby miniMarathon & Marathon in April, why not try a different type of running: trail running. When running on trails you can get three for the price of one: great aerobic exercise, lots of peace and quiet plus you can be entertained by some beautiful scenery. While the packed soil running surface is  much softer than the road,  there are also a number of concerns facing the trail runner: uneven surfaces, getting lost and staying well hydrated. Keeping an eye on the trail by stepping over roots and around holes will…


Gone is Gaga. Ready for Rizo.

Hipsters who DID NOT bother to join the Top 40 crowd (wearing only their tighty-whities and face paint) will be glad to know that that Gaga is ga gone, and another ” Lady”  lands her act in Louisville this week.  Lady Rizo is the alter ego for singer and performance artist Amelia Zirin-Brown, who won a Grammy in 2010 for her work with Yo Yo Ma, and is featured on Moby’s most recent recordings.   Friday night I had a seat in the packed house at Joe’s Pub in New York City for Lady Rizo’s mix of sexy song and schtick (complete with a…


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It’s March Badness Time

Welcome to Spring in the City. It’s about time. I know your NCAA brackets are busted, but please, don’t bother telling me how you had Richmond and Marquette in the Final Four.  I’m only interested in watching Jimmer at BYU against Florida Thursday night. Cats fans have to stay up late Friday to watch Ohio State send them home from New York. Tip is at 9:45. Cards Advance: Shoni Schimmel’s team won an NCAA Tournament game in Cincinnati, whipping Vandy 81-62. The Lady Cards get 2-seed Xavier Tuesday night. It’s on ESPN2. Pitino’s New Job: I loved the way local…


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The End of the World as We Know It!

Maybe I have a darker sense of humor than I realized going in, but this morbid little collection of vignettes was disarmingly funny! I’m talking about WTF, LOL funny. I mean, what kind of imagination personifies the four horsemen – Death, War, Pestilence, and Famine – as roommates who fight in the kitchen over the last of the Kashi cereal?


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Did CBS TV hire Rick Pitino?

So what did you think? Not bad! Watch any of CBS TV’s coverage of March Madness this weekend and you know what I’m about to write. Rick Pitino is not only a good coach he’s a really good analyst.  The Louisville head coach joined CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the 2011 NCAA tournament. Officially he’s serving as a guest analyst Saturday and Sunday according to USA Today . But anyone who watched knows he really held his own alongside superstars Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony, Kenny Smith, Greg Gumbel and Ernie Johnson. The talk has begun… are Rick’s days…


March Serenity Events in La Grange

March Serenity in downtown La Grange is a month of events to nourish and educate. I have been enjoying the hospitality of this small charming town for the past two Saturdays and will be there again tomorrow. Come join me! Back to Nature is the March 19th theme featuring gardening supplies, green lifestyles, healers, home-made foods, crafters, gardeners, free range chickens and eggs from local farmers. Demonstrations and talks include slow cooking, gardening and environmental films. Speakers CC = Community Center & HC = History Center 10am – How to Find and Explore Your Best Personal Strengths, Chelley Rouda, CC…


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Pushing the Button One Last Time

They’re having a good-bye party for Steve Langford over at WAVE-TV today. The VP/GM started at the station back in 1978, and has been in charge of things on Floyd Street for a dozen years. Here’s his final Hot Button:


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Once Again, Anchored in Louisville

I worked at WHAS in the early to mid 90’s. I even covered the 94 Blizzard and the Cat’s national championship. Now you would think that living in Sunny Southern California, I would be hesitant to return to our much more unpredictable climate. Actually, I couldn’t wait to get back. Here’s why…


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Morehead’s Day in the Sun

Want to know a little bit more about Morehead? Of course, Billy Reed has a perspective on the Eagles’ that you didn’t. We’re proud here at LouisvilleKY.com to present his thoughts on the Eagles’ victory over U of L. Read more of Billy’s thoughts at BillyReedSays. by Billy Reed It’s too bad for longtime Kentucky hoops fans that the greatest victory in Morehead’s history had to come at the expense of Louisville. Then again, from the Eagles’ standpoint, it made their remarkable achievement just a little sweeter. Had the 13th-seeded Eagles upset any other No. 4 seed, it wouldn’t have…


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The “Crap, We Lost to Morehead” Edition

Oh, NO! Not Morehead. Add Morehead State’s Demonte Harper to the U.S. Reed Cardinal opponent Hall of Fame. His 3 with 4 seconds left stunned Card Nation yesterday afternoon, ruining a perfectly good St. Patty’s Celebration at Ri Ra on Fourth Street, where I was, and countless other game-watching locales. While this team was fun to watch and had the potential to win it all, we all knew it had the potential to throw in a clunker against anyone.  Even Morehead. Now What?: Don’t know about you, but my tourney team is the BYU Cougars and Jimmer Fredette.  And I…