Now that warm weather and sunshine has finally arrived in southern Ontario I feel like summer is officially here! (Yes, its not technically summer until the 21st but I say calendar shmalender) With the arrival of summer comes pretty dresses, flip flops, barbecues and the craving for fresh eats.
Admittedly I haven't been eating as wholesome of a diet as I would like lately so the push towards produce and light fare is a welcomed change.
For your viewing pleasure here are a few ways I kept it fresh today
And to make all this freshness that much more fun I also accepted Diana from The Chic Life's challenge to "Veg It Up" in June. The basic premise is to eat no less than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. You can follow the challenge (or join in..wink, wink, nudge, nudge) using the hastag #projectvegup on Twitter all month long. I am self confessed veg-aholic so this shouldn't be a problem for me but the friendly reminder is always appreciated!
Summer is awesome already!!
Calling All Rookie Marathoners in Training!!
I've been thinking a lot about marathon training lately and I am prepared for the challenge. I know its going to be tough.I know that I am going to despise almost all the early Sunday morning running. I know there are going to be days that I want to quit running and take up lawn bowling. Its inevitable.
What I also know is that its going to be easier with support. Cynthia and I are training for the same race and we'll run a lot of our long runs together (it was this fact alone that convinced me to sign up) which is a huge relief. The Boyfriend doesn't run unless its for the ice cream truck but he'll resume his role as the best darn cheerleader around, as he always has. My non-running friends will even nod and smile and pretend like they don't pity me and my craziness.
Yet, somehow I know I need more. And that's where you guys come in.
I would like to form a team, if you will, of rookie marathoners who are all training for our first 26.2 this year. The way I see it is that we can motivate each other on our blogs, on Twitter and on Daily Mile. We can share stories an experiences from training, give each other tips and make each other laugh (someone is bound to have a funny poop related story at some point right?)
So what do you say? I know a few of you mentioned this already so let's band together and totally attack our respective marathons like a well trained army of runners who have no idea what the hell we have gotten ourselves into!
If you want to participate let me know in the comments. I will add your blog to the upcoming Marathon 2011 page and make sure I follow you on Twitter (if I don't already)
You can also follow the team on Twitter or discuss your training using the hashtag #marathondebut2011. If there is enough interest we may even hold a few chats so everyone can share their progress. More details on that to come..
Oh and you don't have to be a rookie to participate or even be running a marathon for that matter. If you are in training for a race or thinking about starting and you want some motivation and inspiration jump in at anytime!
So there it is. I hope you'll join me for what is about to be a life changing ride!!
So tell me, what's your favorite summertime food?