Join Me For a Chef-Prepared Dialog Dinner

Joni Sare, an amazing chef who will some day have her own restaurant, has been hosting periodic “dialog dinners” at her home in Silicon Valley or around the Bay Area where she prepares seasonal cuisine.  Each dinner features a special guest who leads the group in an entertaining, educational and thought provoking discussion.  On Friday, October 1, her special guest is… me!  (Ear plugs can be provided to those who just want to enjoy an amazing meal.)    The dinner will feature pomegranates as the seasonal ingredient.

I’m looking forward to this event.  It will be fun to speak in an intimate and informal setting and I’ll do my best to make sure it’s interactive and entertaining.  I imagine that dinner guests will run the gamut from people who know nothing about triathlon who are just coming to enjoy the food, to aspiring or casual triathletes, all the way to serious Ironman competitors.   I’ll do my best to make sure that the evening is fun and interesting for everyone and that everyone is included.

Here is a copy of the invite:

Joni Sare is hosting “dialog dinners” with a featured guest and a group discussion that enables a growing and learning experience in an intimate setting. This brings the experience of eating out and having dinner with others to a whole new level.

So! – The guest for her next Dialog Dinner is Kona-qualifying Ironman triathlete and USAT certified triathlon coach Kevin Coady. Here’s his website/blog:

It’s filled with great info, I found it to be one of those sites where you find yourself still there after 40 minutes, captivated, and there’s much more you want to read. It’s good info – even for those just want more info about workouts, losing weight, giving their body attention.

During this dinner Coach Coady’s topics might include:

1.    How to go from being a beer drinking overweight slob to an Ironman.

2.    How you can be an Ironman and still have a life by training only 10 hours per week.

3.    If triathletes and Ironman athletes are supposedly so well educated and wealthy, why do so many act so foolish on race day?

4.    Steps on how to go from being a non-athlete to a triathlete as fast as possible.

5.    How to run and feel like you’re barely doing anything (and why you should try to run this way).

6.    How to avoid the pervasive evil internet scheme to injure beginning marathoners.

7.    Gear, clothing, gadgets… what is worth the money?

8.    Why you should sign up for a triathlon even though you can barely swim a lap.  And how to go from barely swimming a lap to being a mediocre swimmer in just a week or two.  Yes, even you!

9.    Tricks on how to trade seconds early in the race for lots of energy and to finish minutes faster.

10.  Thoughts on barefoot running.

11.   How to harness the power of your mind to overriding your body’s “distress signals” and push past your limits on race day.

12.   Which books and web sites are worth your time?

13.   Tips for eating to lose weight and to maximize your stamina and endurance for training and racing.

14.   And thoughts on how to do your best in a triathlon or even an Ironman when you show up on race day “out of shape.”


Friday, October 1, 2010


Marinated Cucumbers and Pomegranates


Soured Cantaloupe Soup with Sweetened Pomegranates and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Main course

Chicken Piccata
Tossed Greens with Pomegranate Dressing
Brown Rice with Mango and Herbs


Steve’s soon-to-be-famous and no-need-for-guilt Brownies


$35  in advance or $40 at the door.

Contact Joni at jonisare [at] gmail . com to register, or pay in advance through paypal by clicking here.  The dinner takes place October 1, 2010 in Cupertino, California from 7:00 to 9:30.  Joni will give you the exact address upon registration.

If this article made you hungry, you might want to read 5 Endurance Weight Loss Principles before hitting the chips and salsa.  Or, you might be interested to read how I lost 9 pounds while staying fueled for training.

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