Sunday, February 23, 2014

Clif Bars

I won!!!!!!!!!

Erica from Life as a Running Mom hosted a Lara Bar giveaway, and I WON!!
I received 5 Sierra Trail Mix bars.

Yesterday I was running late for work, so I grabbed one as I ran out the door. Delicious!!!
I'm not a bar loving girl, but I would definitely eat these!! and buy them!! I have had their MOJO bars in the past and I LOVE them too!!

(I ate one before the picture was taken!!)
From the website. Gary, the owner, was on a 175 mile bike ride and was tired of gnawing on the energy bar he had. He decided to make his own. The following is taken directly from their website.

How are CLIF BARs different from other bars?
Why are CLIF BARs made with 70% organic ingredients?

Speaking of their website, its full of fun information.
They have a marathon pace team, they are involved in many communities and do countless hours of volunteer service.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

The real me

"Once they take away your imperfections, theres not much of who you really are, left." (Thats from memory, not sure if its word for word.

What a powerful video.  They took several women, put makeup on them, did a photo shoot, and then photo shopped their pictures. Then they interviewed the women.

I've always wanted to be the person in the running magazine.  The skinny woman who won the race. The perfect mother who didn't yell at her kids. The wife who made tasty meals. The friend who didnt disappoint. The daughter who disappoint her parents. The coworker who never made mistakes. AND the list could go on and on.

Take away my imperfections and its not really me!! Powerful words to reflect on today!!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Caramelized Carrots

My make a change is to try new veggies or a new way to prepare them. I 'like' raw carrots, but can only eat so many of them. A friend told me to try to caramelize them.  She said that gives them a sweet taste.  SO off to google I went, and this is the recipe I found.

 Cut the carrots in equal disks or diagonally.  Put some oil in the pan and turn to medium high.  Add dry, room temp carrots and shake the pan for 5 minutes.

 This was the end result. Also had some spaghetti squash.
The carrots were ok. Next time I will add some honey, or a small amount of brown sugar.  I think I had to many carrots in the pan too.  I will absolutely try this again.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Licorice and Olive 5K and 5 by 5th 5K

One of my Christmas gifts this year, was a subscription to Run the Edge. Its a training program for 5K, 10K, Half, and Full Marathon. I chose the online version that I downloaded to my computer. I love it!!!

Its made up of levels. After you receive a certain  number of points you can move up to the next level.

This was my run for Licorice and Olive 5K Virtual Series.
January 28th.  Day Two was Walk 4 and Run 1. I used the short run to increase my speed. 6.4 on the treadmill was the fastest. Haven't seen that for a very long time!!! AND my back didn't hurt!!!

Time 46.12

This was for the 5 by the 5th 
February 1st. Day Three  Run 5 Walk 5 X1 then, Run 2 Walk 3 X3

I made myself another interval chart.

Time 44.46