Monday morning I was on the parking shuttle heading towards the airport when a notification popped up on my phone. I wanted to burst out crying. Beloved baseball great, Tony Gwynn, had passed away.
Tony Gwynn has a special place in the heart of most San Diegans whether they are baseball fans or not. He was known as Mr. Padre during his major league career and transitioned to Mr. San Diego in his last career coaching at San Diego State.
It was fitting to have Tony on my mind at the airport because that’s where I met him some years ago. He was on my flight to St. Louis to work a game for ESPN. The gate agents offered to escort him to the lounge but he wanted to stay at the gate and kindly chatted with every fan who approached him.
The city will miss this great man and my thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.
Around the Web
Bella on the Beach has lost 135 pounds and her latest non-scale victory is size 12 pants. Hop over and congratulate this inspiring lady.
Another Tony Gwynn fan, Tales of a Fit Kitty, shares her tribute to #19.
Better After 50 discusses food and calorie tracking phone apps. I use SparkPeople but heard good things about MyFitnessPal.
Learn which gluten-free breads are healthiest at Gluten-Free Best Friends. I’m glad to see my favorite at the top of the list.
SkinnyTaste has a recipe for Chicken Ropa Vieja that caught my eye. Ropa Vieja is my favorite Cuban dish and I’m looking forward to trying this version.
Read the interesting discussion at Carol Cassara about Dr. Oz’s time on the hot seat this past week.
Am I A Funny Girl shares some of ridiculous things she’s done to get the day’s 10,000 steps (her words, not mine!).
Here’s a recipe for a fantastic looking Green Chile Turkey Taco salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Celiac and the Beast is hosting a giveaway for a box from G-Free Foodie. Entries close June 29th.
I would love to win the Pure Via Summer Fit Kit giveaway at Fitful Focus. That’s the brand of sweetener I use and entries close June 27th.
Fittin Pretty is also hosting a Pure Via Summer Fit Kit giveaway and entries close June 24th.
Visit Surviving and Thriving to get your entry in for a copy of The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style before it closes tomorrow.
Gluten Free Boston Girl is giving away a 40 Java Factory K-cups but hurry before it closes tomorrow.
Enter to win a Sunshine Burger Prize Pack at JL Goes Vegan. Entries close June 29th.
Living the Before is giving away a copy of the book “I Like You Just The Way I Am“. Enter by June 24th.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Weekly Chronicles. Have a great week!