Category Archives: Sport & Fitness
For the soccer fans among you, today features a number of high profile “friendly” games. One of them is the England v Ireland game which kicks off this afternoon. If you are interested in catching the game, one good option could be to visit our friends at the Harp and Fiddle in old Bethesda. They have lots of nice pub grub on the menu and today could be a good day (for those over 21) to have a nice cold beer (just don’t drink and drive!).
If you do make it to the game, and fancy leaving periodic updates in the comments section here that would be appreciated!
Having been asking me for a while I decided this past would be a good weekend to try and teach my better half how to play soccer (which she picked up expertly!). As always for sporting goods I figured Modell’s on Wisconsin was the place to go. And again as always, they were awesomely helpful and I came away with a soccer ball, pump and needle for $22.23. Not a bad deal, and just wanted to give Modell’s a quick show out – thanks guys!
This is worth looking at if you have ties to BCC!
Just received the following invite from Equinox about their 4th anniversary party (congrats Equinox!). Only thing is it looks like it’s at the California branch… Does anyone know if there is a Bethesda component to the party?
AT OUR ANNIVERSARY PARTY IN HONOR OF OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY, YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN “AMERICA’S HEALTHIEST GYM” THE DAY OF THE PARTY FOR ONLY A $400 INITIATION FEE. ($1100 SAVINGS!)
|WHERE||Equinox Century City, 10220 Constellation Blvd.|
|WHAT||Special Group Fitness classes, Personal Training demonstrations, snacks to fuel your workout, beverages and savings at The Spa and The Shop.
You and your friends receive complimentary access tomorrow.
Red Curry Thai – ChickenFor 4 persons – I make the whole recipe and have a little leftover1.25 lbs chicken fillet7 oz cherry tomatoes1 or 2 fresh mangos or canned pineapple (approx .6 – 7 oz)2 strings of lemongrass (I found lemongrass in a jar and use about a half teaspoon)oil for the pan1 tablespoon red curry paste (mild spicy – use less or more depending on how spicy you like your curry)1 can (approx. 13 oz) coconut milk1 tablespoon brown sugar3 tablespoons of fish sauce2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice2 tablespoons cilantro leaves choppedbasmati or jasmine rice – plain white rice is also ok1) cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces (bite sized), squeeze lime for juice, wash the tomatoes, drain pineapple juice or cut mangoes, if using fresh lemongrass cut off upper and lower tips2) heat the oil in wok or large frying pan, add the curry paste and roast it, about 3 minutesadd the coconut milk and bring to a full boiladd the lemongrass, sugar, fish sauce and lime juiceadd chicken and mango (or pineapple) and bring to a gentle boil for about 5 minutes3) add the tomatoes and coriander – the curry sauce is complete once the tomatoes start to split4) place rice in a bowl and pour curry sauce over – Enjoy!
Folks — just to let you know Equinox is running a special that seems to allow you to join without an initiation fee if you sign up by Friday. Check it out!
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School beat Bowie 4-1 at UMBC’s Retriever Stadium last weekend, taking the top spot in Class 4A, in the Maryland high school girls state championship.
Well played girls! Read who won in the other classes here.
Matthew Tanielian, 41, of Bethesda finished the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon in 1:58:11 – a pretty decent time by my reckoning! Matthew was one of 21 members of his family inspired to lead healthier lives after the death of their grandmother, and came together from all over the US. It’s great to have some Bethesda representation, and even better that every family member finished the race! Read more about the event here.
Over the course of the last nine months we’ve tracked the progress of the landmark Equinox building in downtown Bethesda (Woodmont Ave) but haven’t added any photos of it over the last few weeks – other than to say that Vapianio has opened, which is a nice new addition to the local restaurant scene.
So here’s the lastest couple of pics in a series that will be brought together as soon as the building is complete. For more information about Equinox Bethesda, including membership info and what’s on offer, click here.
The Equinox gym building in Bethesda looks to be on the home stretch as it rushes towards completion in eager anticipation of a grand September opening! Want to check it out? Visit their website or drop into the sales office further along Woodmont, next to the new Mussel Bar.