Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tale of the Trail and V for Veg

I am a terrible blogger as of late...we are moving out of our house in 10 days, moving into my sister's house for 7 weeks and then moving into our new house in early September. My son has finished school and my daugher is entering the "I'm 4 years old and I can anything!" phase. Summer and its crazy schedule is upon us and time is just slipping away from me!

That said, I have two topics for today.. The first is my debut to trail running - I LOVED it! it was fantastic and I will absolutely do it again. I was very nervous about things like the etiquette during the narrows and how to maneuver through uneven terrin and as it turns out - these were reasonable things to be nervous about! However, it was great and I STRONGLY recommend to any runners - particularly if you are feeling a little blah about your running. The event has a real "ECO" vibe to it, right down to the earth friendly music at the finish! As expected, my friend totally kicked my butt but hats off to her - she is a short distance machine. She loved it as much as I did so we will do another.

Secondly, I am going to add a cooking and nutrition element to the blog so I need some help! I need some good examples of fruits and vegetables that are maybe not exactly mainstream. Everyone is familiar with the standard things we see but I want to open up the mind a little and find some that are less popular. I want to set up my articles from A-Z so try to think alphabetically with your ideas! Lastly, I want to find ways to use these fruits and veggies in a family friendly way so if you have any tips/recipes/ideas or links that you can suggest, pass it along in the comments on in my email - runmommy@rogers.com

Thanks

p.s. For anyone that follows it - Dementieva is beating Serena Williams in Wimbledon right now.. not by much but it is shocking nonetheless. Match Point for Dementieva---oops back to Deuce..

9 comments:

Marlene said...

So glad you loved your first trail experience!

RunMom said...

I've always wanted to get into trail running, but I'm nervous about the same things you were. Maybe I'll give it a shot after the marathon. Great idea with the fruits and veggies! I'll have to give it some thought. Can't wait to see what you come up with,especially if it's stuff the kiddos will eat!

Running 365 said...

I love trail running too, but there are not many opportunities for it around where I live now. Concentrating on the trail makes me feel like an explorer and makes my run go fast!

I'm thinking about doing an adventure 10K through fields and rivers and whatnot. My mom and sister ran it last year and had so much fun.

http://www.mitchellraces.com/springmaidsplash/race.html

Toni said...

Glad to hear you loved trail running. I can't wait to see what recipes you come up with, always looking for new was to serve fruits and vegetables.

Missy said...

How furn, I'm getting ready to try the trail myself. A little scared but I'm game...

Marci said...

COngrats on your trail run!! We must get together soon, I am in Parry Sound for the next week or so, and I know you will be crazy with your move, so once you settle in, let me know!

REAL ME said...

First time visitor. I am hoping to get really serious about my running. I am trying to find other mommies to get me pumped. I enjoyed my visit.

Denise said...

I'm nervous to try trail running for fear of getting hurt. But I get it w/ the "eco vibe" and that aspect I would really like.

Laura said...

Bok choy is a veggie that people should eat more...I'd love to see spinach recipes since it's so good for you.