Monthly Archives: September 2012

END OF SUMMER MIX IS OUT

New tunes out this week as the temperature in Kentucky shifts from summer towards fall. This is an eclectic batch of songs that I’ve had hanging around for a minute. Some are leftovers from previous mixes, others, like Portland, Oregon … Continue reading

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WEEK 8 TRAINING

WEEK 8 (September 17-September 23) Tuesday: D/O Wednesday: D/O Thursday: Easy 3-Mile Run Friday:┬áThree reps each of Teaser/V-up/straight-leg twisting crunch/ankle-weighted reverse crunches/3-rounds shadow boxing/3-rounds on heavy bag Saturday: AB Ball workout (high-chest AB crunches/90 degree toe touches/reverse crunches/leg raises/opposite knee … Continue reading

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BIG BLUE MADNESS BEGINS ANEW IN SEPTEMBER

On the heels of the University of Kentucky’s football team taking a 38-0 beating from Florida Saturday, it should be noted that UK’s basketball team started waking from its slumber with tickets for Big Blue Madness going on sale earlier … Continue reading

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Urban Llama Scores 3rd Place in Derby Chili Challenge

In the inaugural running of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Chili Challenge, my recipe for “El Cid” chili came in a respectable third. I have to say I didn’t know what to expect when I pulled into the parking lot at … Continue reading

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Urban Llama Makes Derby Chili Challenge Finals

The Urban Llama was pleased to learn that my submission to the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Chili Challenge advanced through the opening round and earned a trip to the finals.┬áThis is the first year of the contest, which is sponsored by … Continue reading

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FALL ARTS FESTIVAL AT JOSEPHINE SCULPTURE PARK

Sunday marked the 3rd annual Fall Arts Festival at the Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort. I had not previously visited the park, but love sculpture gardens and the idea of mixing art with the human landscape so there is an … Continue reading

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TWO TALES OF ONE ELECTION

Let me declare this up top, the presidential election is going to be close regardless. On one hand there is President Barack Obama, a popular leader who rescued the U.S. economy from a free fall and passed the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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