Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Veggie Tales

Had to share! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

What's in My Box?

I cut the pits out of a batch of cherries and will have several pounds in the freezer  for smoothies. Thanks for the tip Juliann!

Here's my produce box for the week.
red baby beets with greens
garlic scapes. I tried to make a pesto out of this last year and it was too strong. I'm opting to put them with my trimmings and make vegetable broth for soup.

Friday, June 10, 2016

What's in My Box?

I've been getting plenty of produce but now that I've been showing you my box for awhile it is going to start getting repetitive.

I am loving all the fresh spring greens! In the bag is a salad mix, the butter lettuce is amazing as well. Fresh Oregon berries are great right now and I can never get enough.
Make it a healthy week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Happy Girls Run!

My spring half marathon is in the books!

 Saturday my friend (and fellow quilter) Michelle,  finished the Happy Girls half marathon in Bend. As you can see it was a beautiful day!
 I didn't take many photos, but a few. Mile 2 and 3 were single track trail  around the Deschutes river.
 Look at this amazing view!
I got a good chuckle out of this sign. This was a first for me! LOL

I finished in 2 hours and 36 minutes.
It is fun to get a cool necklace rather than a large medal.

Seriously, I've already signed up for my fall half marathon. 

Happy Global Running Day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Wild Canyon Games

 Some time ago my daughter and I decided we wanted to see the crazy and athletic Wild Canyon Games. Because of the remote location they do not allow spectators so we signed up to volunteer!
 We were assigned to traffic duty the day we arrived, but there were too many so we got to hike and play a little.
Morning came early for volunteers and athletes, but there was a little time for socializing.

 It had rained overnight and the last half of the bike portion of the triathlon was  epic!
 Riding 4 miles up a hill was the easy part! We were there to direct them off the road and cheer them on!
 We were thankful enough to see the end of the bike ride. Some riders had to carry their bikes close to 5 miles of mud! They are spraying themselves off! The mud was thick!
We were happy to be indoors after a cold morning! This was a giant memory game. Timed and way harder than it looks.

 We woke up to sun on Sunday! That was perfect for the team relay. 
This is one little portion of the obstacle course,
And ends at the top of this butte!

We had busy days and short nights........ We also made memories together but we do not care to do it again in this way, unless we are an athlete on a team!

Monday, May 16, 2016

HotShot Memorial Run

 So, Mel is my friend I met on the way to Bolivia. She was on my serve team so we spent a week of intense time together. She commented she was doing couch to 5K program and would anyone want to run in a race with her. Of course, I said you cannot run your first ever race alone! Saturday was the day. Weather was perfect, she did awesome. (I did pretty good keeping up with her!)
 This was a fundraiser and memorial for 9 hotshots who lost their lives in 1994. 14 people were killed in the fire but 9 of them were from Prineville. For a small town it was extremely devastating. This man knew them and was reading this poem to us. It was very touching.
This memorial is beautiful and in the park the race started and ended. 

I've been increasing my mileage and was really happy to take a step back. I'm hoping to run 12 on Wednesday and that will be my last long run until my half marathon on the 28th. 

Keep on moving!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Running Las Vegas Blvd

When we decided to make a last minute jaunt to Las Vegas I thought it would be fun to run the strip. (early in the morning, of course) 
My son said he'd go with me, but he opted to sleep in when the time came.

Early morning was best so I didn't have to dodge hoards of people.

I didn't go far, but I did get in a good work out thanks to the stairs that cross the roads.
There was plenty of them!

Lots of stop and go..... But I'm glad I did it.

Have a healthy Wednesday!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Health Hacks

I was told about this great site, Cotopaxi, (named after a volcano in Ecuador) that donates a percentage of every sale to different organizations across the globe to advance health and other livelihood initiatives.They are able to do their most good through their backpacks  April 7 was World Health Day, but isn't it good to celebrate our health every day?

They've shared some of their health hacks and asked if I'd share some of mine. How do I live a healthy lifestyle every day? 
I eat a healthy breakfast.  Make sure to see the beauty in the world around you. Even if you are having a bad day, look for the beauty. Move your body purposefully every day- a run, a hike or a short walk. Let someone know you love them. SMILE! 

Now, go have a healthy weekend!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nutritive Cleanse

I tried this a couple of weeks ago. I lasted 3 days. It was hard to do in the midst of half marathon training.
 I do like YoungLiving products and the balance complete was delicious.... but it has 11grams of sugar in each shake and the ingredient list includes fructose! (no wonder it was delicious! right?) I also noticed my hot flashes increased, but am not sure why. (sugar maybe?)
I'm a fan of the ningxia red. (2-4oz daily)
What I discovered is that with the pup and a morning routine I'm finding it harder to fix breakfast and eat! I generally don't like doing smoothies for breakfast, but I actually enjoyed a meal replacement shake. At least for now while the morning schedule is crazy.
I picked up Vega One to try. It has great ingredients, but I have  a hunch it won't taste so delicious. I may need to add some blueberries.

Make it a healthy week!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Amazing Weekend Hiking

The weather was too perfect to not get out on Sunday! Elsa went on her first hike, too!

 We were rewarded with a beautiful view of the Cascade Range.
 The trail-head starts at an old homestead- only trees left standing.
 And an orchard.
So many little signs of spring; if you are looking.

I hope more hiking is in our future this spring.