Here’s what Star digital editor Leah Becerra is into right now:
The Kansas City Track Club
I used to hate running. Seriously, a younger version of myself would rather scrub toilets than go for a mile run. Now, I feel different. Since moving to KC a year ago, I’ve become a big fan of the Kansas City Track Club. The club helped me find the best trails and tracks and even hooks me up with multiple opportunities each week to take part in group runs.
The Corner Restaurant
After much soul-searching and money spent, I can confidently say that the Corner Resturant in Westport is not just a place I like, but a place I love. I should also point out that brunch is my favorite meal, and this place serves brunch seven days a week. I highly recommend the Shrimp, Gravy & Grits.
Blue River Parkway Trails
Now, back to running for a bit. There’s this great trail system in south Kansas City called Blue River Parkway Trails. I’ve met trail runners, trail walkers, mountain bikers and even horseback riders there. The paths are clearly marked, and the trek is however easy or difficult you wish to make it. Check out Blue River Parkway Trails’ Facebook page. The volunteers who maintain it do a good job of keeping the page updated with trail status, maps and other useful bits of information.
Cord-cutters like myself have a whole slew of great programming to watch. Among the gems is “Stranger Things” — which is up for 18 Emmy Awards. If you still haven’t seen it, the best I can describe the show — without letting any spoilers loose — is to say it’s a cross between “The Goonies” and “True Detective.” The retro-horror show has a strong ’80s vibe and an excellent cast. Now is a great time to catch up on the first season, because Season 2 drops Oct. 27.
I’m one of those people who spends a lot of time working in front of a computer screen — at least 10 to 12 hours each work day. And all those hours can be stressful on my eyes. Not that long ago, I was dealing with headaches, dry eyes and blurry vision on a regular basis. Then I started wearing computer glasses created by a company called Felix Gray. The best part about them, besides the fact that they work, is that they look like normal glasses. No weird orange or yellow tint. Another plus, the frames look really good.