Women of Adventure: Being Brave in a Big World – Garmin
Here are two very different books that recently hit the market. The first is by Garmin, yes Garmin. The company we know for cycling computers that accompany us on our adventures introduced a new children’s book titled “Women of Adventure: Being Brave in a Big World.” The book features six stories from the Garmin Women of Adventure series and shows girls it’s okay to be strong, fearless, curious, selfless, and brave. These positive role models are of different ages, body types, and ethnicities. Hopefully, girls will identify with one or more of these women, head outdoors, and aspire to do something great themselves.
The six women featured include:
- Rebecca Rusch, endurance and adventure bike racer
- Patricia Walsh, blind long-distance triathlete
- Steph Davis, wing-suit pilot
- Selma Jun, rock climber
- Jenny Kalmbach, paddle boarder
- Mirna Valerio, ultra-trail runner
There’s an Explore section for both kids and adults to discover the science behind how things work, the tools required for each adventure, and various facts/figures pertinent to each discipline.
Getting kids excited about reading at an early age is vital to developing cognitive skills and stimulating imagination.
The book sells for $14.99 on the Garmin website. Proceeds from each book purchased go toward the women’s chosen charities, supporting causes that clean up coastlines, empower women and girls worldwide with donated bikes, educate and inspire girls through STEM-related efforts, and more.
The Cycling Chef by Alan Murchison
For many, choosing between enjoying delicious food and losing weight is an ongoing struggle. In Alan Murchison’s—Michelin star chef and celebrated cycling nutritionist—latest book, he reveals how you can enjoy delectable food and lose weight, without sacrificing your cycling performance.
Drawing on Alan’s kitchen expertise, The Cycling Chef features more than 65 easy-to-make, nutritionally balanced, and mouth-watering recipes—each designed with busy cyclists in mind—and offers expert advice on how cyclists can lose weight without it adversely impacting their speed, stamina, or all-around cycling performance.
The back of the book has a meal planner to help you figure out what to eat and when depending on your training load.
The book was released in hardcover at the end of April and cost $29.49 on Target.com or $34.00 USD on Amazon.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.