By Laura Medina
A mom of three under the age of five, three-times Olympic Gold Medalist, an AVP Tour Professional Volleyball Player, and still training for the Summer Olympic Rio de Janerio Games...and planning to bring the whole family along, Kerri Walsh-Jennings is a real-life Wonder Woman.
This is why this scribe consider this interview a rare opportunity for this Wonder Woman to take a breather and chat her family and Tour de Pier, a spinning cycling fundraiser for cancer research on May 18th at the Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California where the majority of volleyball players live and train.
Life After the Olympics,...
“Life has been crazy after the Olympics. We have a new addition to the family. A baby girl who just turned one last week. Our boys are almost four and almost five. My husband and I are chasing our dreams. We want to win a Gold Medal at Rio de Janerio 2016 Summer Games. We have the AVP Tour coming up. We’re also supporting amazing things such as the Tour de Pier which why we’re here today.”
Bringing her daughter to the Tour de Pier,...
"I hope to bring all my kids. We’re coming.” I believe on May 18th, it’s here on Manhattan Pier. It’s a family event. They’re gonna have a place for the kids to hang out, to be fit and to have fun. There’s gonna be an health expo where you learn health and nutrition. We’re gonna have a hundreds of riders riding in unison, all for a common cause. “
On why she's participating in the cancer fundraiser, Tour de Pier,...
“Fanastic fundraising event for cancer, research to fight back cancer. I’m really excited to be here. “
“Cancer affected so many of us. This is why this event is so important. We fight silent battles with it. There is so much love and support, here, in Manhattan Beach. A beautiful family community. We’re really big on health and fitness and community here in Manhattan Beach. It’s such a great event. It brings all the beautiful aspects of life together, against cancer which is beautiful. It’s gonna be a fun event.”
“If you to tourdepier.com, you’ll find out what it’s all about. The level of enthusiasm, it’s a really special day.”
Considering she's juggling four different things all at once and she's bringing the family to the Rio de Janerio Olympics in 2016, Kerri Walsh-Jennings said "Life is blessed."
Hamachi Crudo & Kale Salad from limited-edition Tour de Pier Lunch at The Strand House.
Since her plate is full, Kerri immediately split to train and to be with her family.
Soon after, media was lucky enough to settle down to the four-course, limited edition Tour de Pier Lunch at The Strand House, packed full of antioxidants and vitamin to battle cancer cells.
Mind you, this limited-edition, cancer-tackling menu is only good, starting tomorrow at May First until the 18th, the day of the spin cycle Tour de Pier fundraiser.
The Strand House's Executive Chef Greg Hozinsky has researched and collected various vitamins and antioxidants to assemble this satisfying yet healthy meal to boost and revitalize the body to tackle cancer cells or/and refuel the body after spinning for charity.
The first meal to arrive to kick off the four-course lunch was the Hamachi Crudo where the red alaea sea salt containing healthy minerals, electrolytes, and digesetible dietary iron. The avocado is one of the great cancer fighting foods, rich in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and monounsaturated healthy fats, high in lutein. It's proven to lower breast cancer.
Then the Kale Salad followed, low in calorie, high in fiber, zero fat, high in Vitamin K protecting against cancers and slow tumor growth, lowers cholesterol, high in Vitamin A & C, and high calcium detox food.
More salads arrived, you get the drift...
The Asparagus Raw Salad, a good source of fiber, folate, Vitamins A, C, E, and K, rich source of glutathione that detoxify and break down carcinogens and free radicals.
The finale de resistance was the Citrus Ahi Tuna Salad, a salad meant for people who don't like salads in general but it's meaty and packed full of protein for carnivores or seafood-lovers. The Ahi Tuna is densed with B Vitamins to maintain immune system, appetite, metabolism, healthy skin, neurological function, genetic material, and red blood cells.
Boy, that was a fulfilling day in Manhattan Beach, California!