High Five Friday

Happy, happy Friday!

This week has been…interesting?

I’ve felt like I can’t get out of my own way for much of it. My running has felt off. My balance has been off. My attention span has been off. And don’t even get me started on the weather. Oy.

It’s finally Friday and the week is behind us. Let’s start slapping some skin for High Five Friday so we can get on with the weekend!

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  • Remembering the events of last year’s Boston Marathon. Always run with heart.
  • Falling out of Crow. Wednesday I could not focus to stay in Crow Pose longer than 10 seconds. The only pics I could get were of me falling. I wasn’t going to post anything but then I realized I should keep it real. Not every second of life (or yoga) is picture perfect. Don’t be afraid of falling. Be afraid of not trying again.
  • Sunshine and sunflowers. Always makes me happy.
  • #StopDropAndYoga in the toy aisle of Target. Why not?
  • Rough run for both my running buddy and I on Tuesday. We had to walk a few times and could not find a rhythm. More proof that every run will not be perfect. At least we had a smile for the end!

5 Things

  • Ugly Runner Feet – Feet gross me out. The thought of touching another persons foot is just wrong in my opinion. I thought my runner feet were ugly. They look like a freakin’ foot model compared to these gnarled toes! Yuck.
  • The REAL Best Foods for Runners – Remy shares what motivates him to cross a finish line. I have to agree with ice cream!
  • It’s All in the Hips – I learned the hard (injury) way that this is true. Great exercises to incorporate in your routine to help strengthen those babies to keep you running strong. Or some of my favorites.
  • Hometown Favorite – If you didn’t see Shalane last weekend on 60 Minutes, here’s your chance to watch this little Bostonian kick Anderson Cooper’s butt effortlessly. I can’t wait to see what she does on Monday!
  • 37 Life Regrets – So many reminders that life is short. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t look back and say “Should’ve. Could’ve. Would’ve.” Be bold. Be brave. Be you.

Have a great weekend!

What would you like to high five today?

Apple Pie Smoothie

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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.

Life is a marathon not a sprint.

With every marathon, you gotta fuel the right way. Running my life is the same way as running a race. Food is fuel. Without it, you tank.

Who needs a DNS or DNF in life?

I fuel myself and family with real, whole food. With two kiddos, who barely slow down to eat a meal, we need all the fuel we can get. One of my favorite ways to get in fast fuel is with a smoothie. You can get all the essentials to keep you running. Adding Greek yogurt is a great way to up the protein content while keeping you satisfied for hours.

This Apple Pie Smoothie is thick and hearty thanks to the oats but also creamy from the peanut butter and Greek yogurt. You can drink it with a straw or pull out a spoon for the last few bites. Whichever way you choose, it’ll definitely fuel your marathon.

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Apple Pie Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped (you can peel if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or nut/seed butter of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix almond milk, oats and Greek yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Add mixture to food processor or blender with remaining ingredients.
  4. Blend till combined.

 

Did you know that Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor of the 2014 Boston Marathon? This year they are sending 10 runners who just missed the cut off time due to the large number of entries this year. Starting at 5 am on Marathon Monday, Stonyfield Ambassadors, will be along the race course – from the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton to the Family Meeting Area in Boston. These Stonyfield ambassadors will also distribute fun signs to spectators to help cheer everyone along the course.

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You can get involved at home too! Join in the conversation on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #StonyfieldSuperFan. You could win great prizes like a year supply of Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, or a year-long membership to your local gym.

For more information on Team Stonyfield, visit www.stonyfield.com/bostonmarathon