Monthly Archives: June 2012

Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds

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When we first heard the idea, we were a little skeptical, too. Then we tried one. Great wasabi kick with a salty, sweet finish. But we still weren’t sure, so we tried another one. And then another. Pretty soon the can was gone, so we had to open up a new one. Well, we’re still trying them. We’re pretty sure we like them, but we’re going to keep on tasting them to be sure–http://www.bluediamond.com/

I am nuts for nuts! Not only are these almonds great tasting, they are also very nutritional. Almonds are low in sodium and cholesterol, and a good source of magnesium, riboflavin, manganese, and vitamin E.

Health Benefits
– A high fat food that is good for your health? Almonds lower LDL-cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease
– Almonds provide  double barreled protection against diabetes and cardiovascular disease
– Go crazy about nuts! Nuts are high in antioxidants which lower your risk for coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease

Nutritional Content (Wasabi & Soy Sauce flavor)

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Food Science (for runners)

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My brother-in-law (whom is a marathon runner) found this great article on the Runner’s World website…he thought it would be a great addition to my blog.

Below are a few food science related statements. Think to yourself whether you believe the statement is true or false. Post your answers as comments, then visit the website to read up on whether you are food science saavy!

Blueberries protect you on long runs

A pint of beer helps prevent colds

Pint of Beer

photo from Kristy Wigglesworth/ Associated Press

Ice baths hinder muscle refueling

Chocolate milk helps you lose bodyfat

Many athletes are vitamin D deficient

Visit Runner’s World for the entire article. Enjoy and have a healthy day!

National RUNNING Day

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National Running Day is held annually on the first Wednesday of June, where runners declare their passion for running. Wherever we are, or who we are with, whether you run fast or slow, around the block or marathons, in a group or all by yourself. Coast-to-coast, this is a celebration of the sport which is inexpensive and simple to do. It’s the perfect day for those of you who have been running for a lifetime, or those who may just be beginning. Let today kick-off the next step in your fitness journey.

Will you be participating in National Running Day?

10 Things You Should Know…

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This post is dedicated to my little/big sister Kara, whom refuses to read my blog because she believes it is only about being fit, and she does not like to exercise…so why should she read my posts?!

10 Things you should know about me if we are going to be bff’s

1. I was born in Kansas City-Missori, grew up in Minnesota, and reside in Iowa…Mid-Western Girl through and through.

2. I drink Mountain Dew almost every day

3. In my dreams I am a perfect house-wife who knows how to sew on buttons, knit, bake beautiful desserts, and wears high heels and an apron while she cooks. In reality I do not know how to sew, knit, I do bake–though not beautifully and I normally make a huge mess (maybe I should consider getting an apron)

4. Have you ever heard of a quarter-century crisis? Let me be the first to tell you it is real

5. My family which appears to be your typical conservative, Christian, mid-western, upper-middle class family is anything but…we are all lunatics (& I love them for it)

6. I have never had a real Christmas tree–my dad is allergic to pine trees, so I grew up with an artificial tree and continue to have artificial even though I own my own home

7. I have a small dose of OCD…yes things are always alphabetical, color coded, and labeled

8. I learned how to yodel when I was 12 or 13

9. I am a “sainted pit bull”, I am nice/good 90% of the time but do not cross me

10. I wish I could be both a winter and summer games Olympian. Just think I could be the next Shawn Johnson (recently retired) or Lindsey Jacobellis.