Google Maps Pedometer

The Google Maps Pedometer is a great use of the Google Maps API. It allows you to calculate the distance of your run or map out a nice local route for some 5k practice. Enter your starting point in the “Jump to” text box, click “start recording” and begin double clicking on the map from there.

Exercise demonstrations at the click of a mouse button

So, you’re not sure what a clean and jerk really is? Still struggling with the difference between a squat and a deadlift? A triceps raise? What is a triceps? Ahhh… The Interweb… er… Internet… What was life like without it? Imagine all the hours that people must have wasted in a library just to try and understand something that was perhaps trivial.

So impress your friends. Here’s a great link that, if anything, will help you at a good ol’ game of bodybuilding trivia. I kid… Learn what exercise would be beneficial for building those rectus abdominis muscles here at That stands for “exercise prescription” for those running a little slow today (although I can’t imagine where rx comes from). This site is loaded with information about exercises, muscle groups, diet and nutrition. And with each exercise description, there’s always a nice little video clip (and I really mean little) showing the proper form. Anyways, the website is definitely worthy of a bookmark.

Fruity Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe

Protein - a body builder’s ticket to muscle, a dieter’s key to weight loss. Our muscles crave it after a good workout and researchers have found that “increasing the protein content of the diet [helps] to reduce hunger and aid weight loss.” Within 40 minutes of a workout, a protein boost is essential to help the muscles recover. Here’s my recipe for what I call the “Fruitychocoproteini”. It’s fast, tasty and it’s what the doctor ordered.

1 scoop of chocolate flavoured whey protein
1 cup of 1% milk
1 fat free Silhouette yogurt (flavour of your choice - I like banana strawberry)
1 ice cube

Put ingredients in a shaker with an ice cube. Shake, shake, shake, like you’re making your mama a martini. If you don’t have a martini shaker, a travel coffee mug with a fairly tight lid will do just fine. The more you shake, the more you’ll disolve the protein. Pour in a glass and add some water if you’d like to fill the glass up. Drink and be merry. Note that the picture on the right is absolutely no indication of what this will actually look like.

Nutrition Info
Calories: 262
fat: 4.4g
carbs: 21.2g
protein: 39.6g