Athlete's Plate Announcements

Athlete's Plate Announcements

Thursday is the day that I reveal the newest installment of the Athlete's Plate and that is still the case.  Tomorrow there will be a full menu dedicated to Beth over at Shut Up and Run.  You all know Beth and her ability to let it all hang out and well this menu has been difficult to create because of that.  There aren't many hidden gems in her blog to use for a menu but I have 4 of the 5 meals created and just looking for one more to finish off the menu and reveal it tomorrow for you.

In the meantime go to her blog and butter her up so that she'll nominate you for the next Athlete's Plate.  Topics are not to be ignored.  Gotta good poop story, let her know, it might get you here.  Aqua jogging these days?  Let her know she is not alone....you could end up here.

Previous Blog Buddy Menus have included:
Q from Q On The Move who has his menu right here.

EMZ had a menu created for her on November 24, 2010 that you might have missed b/c of Turkey Day.  Check out the menu here.


The real reason for today's post is that I want to test the limits of social media.  Yesterday I sent an email to the fine people over at the Food Network asking them to cast me and Marni Sumbal in a new show titled Athlete's Plate.  With that in mind I would love for all of my followers here to go to the Food Network site and ask them that the idea submitted by yours truly (Jason Bahamundi) is a fabulous idea and is needed because of the growing popularity of the endurance / multi-sport lifestyle.

Here is a copy of the email that I sent:


To the principles of Food Network -
My name is Jason Bahamundi and I am the Team Leader of the Marathon Makeover North Dallas team as well as a triathlete and runner.  I have been a loyal watcher of the Food Network but throughout my time watching the network I can't recall ever seeing a show that is geared toward athletes.  A show that can detail how to cook a healthy meal that is plant based, how to go out to eat and order a healthy alternative and how to live the multi-sport lifestyle while incorporating delicious and healthy food.
I have been in contact with Marni Sumbal regularly over the past two months and she has become my go to person when it comes to eating healthy for endurance in multi-sport training and racing.  I go to Marni because of her credentials.  Marni has a Master's degree in exercise physiology as well as being certified by the ADA in Adult Weight Management.  In addition that she is certified by the International Society of Sports Nutrition and is a certified USAT Level-1 coach. With this background Marni can be considered an expert in the field of multi-sport and nutrition.
Marni has helped me to make wise choices and has allowed me to sculpt a series on my blog titled the Athlete's Plate.  Each Thursday I put together a menu that is healthy and delicious and will help fuel an endurance athlete to get across the finish line.
After some discussion Marni and I have decided to present this idea to you as a way to reach participants of what is the fastest growing sport in the United States.  The sport of triathlon is on the verge of exploding once it is featured in the 2012 London Olympics and now would be a perfect time to announce a new show that will help the age grouper to lead a healthy life while enjoying nutritious and delicious food.
Our thoughts include a cooking segment that shows how quick and easy it is to make a full days worth of meals.  We can also include segments that have us travelling to large races (Ironman Lake Placid, & Florida as examples) and show how an athlete can eat out and make healthy choices prior to a race and then apply that when they are training in their home town.
Training for fitness or for a sport involves sacrifice, motivation and discipline. But above all, living a healthy and active lifestyle requires balance. We want to share our passion for fitness and health with the rest of America. Through the Athlete's Plate we will be able to inspire and motive others to live a more active and healthy lifestyle, all while learning how to develop a healthy relationship with great tasting food.
I appreciate your time and you can view Marni's blog and my blog at the following links:
If you are interested in exploring this idea I can be reached at 214-356-xxxx or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Jason Bahamundi
 
Before you comment I did give them my phone number I just wasn't going to give it to all of you as I already stalk you and well getting phone calls to stay away from your blog are just not nice.
So if you would please go to this link:   http://www.foodnetwork.com/contact-us/package/index.html and leave a comment that you would just love to see the Athlete's Plate on TV it would be greatly appreciated.
Send them twitter announcements, post it to their Facebook page as well.
 
 
Come back tomorrow and catch the menu for Beth.  It is going to be terrific.
 
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About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.