Caribbean, February 2020

This was on the Carnival Magic cruise ship at the start of a 8 day trip around the Caribbean with the family and for a conference with the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine. It was great to catch up with Ivan Bristow on the cruise who I had previously done a PodChatLive with. We were lucky with the timing of this one as COVID-19 was just starting to spread in the USA, so we got back before it was too bad and well before the cruise industry got shut down. Actually, on COVID, there is a thing called COVID toes and I wrote about it here.

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Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands (Multi Country Guide)
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  • Lonely Planet (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 896 Pages - 11/21/2017 (Publication Date) - Lonely Planet (Publisher)

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Orlando, February 2020

This one was at the Three Broomsticks as part of Harry Potter world at the Universal Studio theme parks in Orlando, Florida. The whole family here on vacation:

Frommer's EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando
  • Cochran, Jason (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 04/20/2021 (Publication Date) - FrommerMedia (Publisher)

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New York, November 2019

After yesterday’s awful one at LAX, this was exquisite in comparison. At the Lucerne Hotel, New York in the restaurant next door, Nice Martin. Not exactly the best way to carbo load for tomorrows marathon!

It was tough. Finished, limping with an injury … the New York marathon experience is incredible and is like no other. It has to be on every runners bucket list.

This book below encapsulates everything that is great about this marathon:

The New York City Marathon is considered one of the nation’s—and the world’s—premier sporting events. A reporter for the New York Times, Liz Robbins brings the color, the history, the electricity of this remarkable annual competition alive in A Race Like No Other. Centering her narrative around the fabled 2007 running, Robbins captures all the intensity of the grand event, following the runners—both professional and amateur—along 26.2 grueling miles through the streets of New York, from the starting line at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the finish line in Central Park, and offering fascinating portraits of marathon legends like the race’s charismatic founder, the late Fred Lebow, and nine-time champion Grete Waitz. The Wall Street Journal raves: “Robbins nails the race, painting a broad, impressionistic portrait of what I consider New York’s greatest day.” No other book captures the excitement of the New York City Marathon like A Race Like No Other.

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A Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
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Los Angeles Airport, November 2019

This one was bloody awful. It was at the Qantas Lounge at LAX. On the way to New York for the marathon. Not the sort of food that I should be carbo loading with.

Departed Wings Los Angeles International Airport-LAX
  • Hardcover Book
  • Jon Jamieson (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 11/13/2018 (Publication Date) - Departed Wings LLC (Publisher)

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San Francisco, September 2018

I was in San Francisco for the AAPSM conference. This breakfast was at the Boudin Bakery Cafe. Just after this we did a PodChatLive with Ben Cormack on exercise rehab.

While at the conference I was able to catch up with Steven Subotnick. He had such an influence on my earlier career. We first met at the AAPSM meeting in 1981!

I was able to tee up a subsequent PodChatLive with him.

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Lonely Planet San Francisco (City Guide)
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  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 12/17/2019 (Publication Date) - Lonely Planet (Publisher)

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New York, April 2018

This was at the New Yorker hotel after the iFab meeting. At JFK aiport after this, we did a PodChatLive episode on the iFab conference

I came back to run the New York Marathon in November 2019

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Lonely Planet Best of New York City 2020 (Best of City)
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  • English (Publication Language)
  • 258 Pages - 09/17/2019 (Publication Date) - Lonely Planet (Publisher)

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