Friday, August 28, 2009

Popeye Shake

Here is a recipe for a fantastic shake/smoothie/green creation! It's super hydrating, loaded with electrolytes, and tastes great. I have been drinking this for the past couple of mornings after my session at the gym or hour and a half power yoga classes.

The Popeye
Water from 1 young coconut (about 1 cup or more)
1-2 cups spinach
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil (or you could use the meat of the inside of the coconut)
1/2-1 cup ice

Blend away in your favorite blender ;)

And here is where this shake is great, you can add anything you want to it to make it your own creation or to match your mood for the day.

Here are some add-in ideas:

The Chocolate Popeye
add to the original
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp maca
1 tsp mesquite powder
dash of cayenne for a kick (or ginger for an anti-inflammatory drink)
maybe a date or two

Tropical Popeye
add to the original
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple or mango
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
juice of 1/2-1 lime

And you, of course, can add anything you to want to create a fantastic variation of this versatile (and YUMMY) drink. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Raw Food

Many people on my Team In Training running team have asked me what I eat if I only eat raw food and if I get enough protein. Well, not only do I get enough protein but I get a better quality protein than most people I know. Here is what I have on a typical day, and better yet, today:

Morning Smoothie:
1 Pear
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup packed spinach
1/2 juice from lemon
1/8 cup Chia seeds soaked
1/2 cup coconut water
1 cup water
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp maca
1 tsp blue-green algae
2 tsp hemp seeds
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp dulse flakes
and ice

All blended in my amazing Blentec blender.

Mid-morning snack:
1 peach
1 homemade Almond Butter Cookie
(almond butter, maca, dried unsweetened coconnut, honey, raw cacao powder, sesame seeds)

Raw homemade sauerkraut
1/2 an avocado
1 nori sheet
dulse flakes
1/2 Organic Food Bar

Pre-Dinner Snack:
(While making dinner)
2 Handfuls of blueberries

Quinoa & Amaranth cooked together
Raw homemade sauerkraut
1/2 an avocado
1 nori sheet
(pretty much what I had for lunch)

Coconut Bliss Ice Cream (OOOOOH so good!) with a spoonful of raw almond butter and a little spoon of honey on top. Delicious!

Oh and a glass (or 2) of red wine.

Training Calendar

Here it is.

My trainings (and other events I have planned...)

I've been playing around with different ways to post my marathon trainings and this seems to be the easiest way. If you have any other ideas, let me know!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Track Practices

Every Tuesday in Santa Cruz we have track practice for Team In Training. On these days we work on speed work such a sprints, hills, etc. for conditioning and well, of course, speed.

Long Overdue

I know, I know, this should have been up SO LONG AGO but here it is! Here is more info regarding what I have been up to with fundraising and training.

I have been busy with both. Thank you to all of those who have donated! I am overcome with gratitude for making room in your lives for the support to those with blood cancers and with the encouragement for my marathon challenge! I am also appreciative to everyone reading my email updates and this blog! Thank you for the support!

Here is what I am doing for trainings:

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My latest workouts
Other: 1:30:00
Run: 12 Mi
Run: 7 Mi