Hey guys! How are you this week?
I didn’t want this week to pass without sharing some pictures, experiences and articles!
Saturday – March 26, 2011
Saturday evening, my taste tester and I attended a concert. Closed the store early and drove to UCLA. The college was hosting an event called “Acoustic Africa”.
Each artist brought their own flavor to the performance. I don’t know if you are familiar with the Putumayo company, but most CD’s produced by this company are GREAT. The company itself was established to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. It is nice to have a compilation of world music when you are relaxing alone or spending time in a social setting. I really enjoy music from ALL OVER THE WORLD! What about you? Do you like world music? Do you get out to see performances of any kind? TELL ME!
The artists received a standing ovation. I was hypnotized by the performance! There was so much talent on stage! Whew!
My taste tester and I drove to our FAVORITE late night spot – PURE LUCK! To my extreme dismay they closed at 11:00! They are usually open until midnight!>:( BOO!!!!
We got back in the car and headed home. On the way home we saw a CRAZY 1 car accident! Scary! People were definitely driving drunk! Another BOO! Don’t get me wrong, I am open to a wonderful cocktail or two but NEVER EVER DRIVE DRUNK! Know what I mean???
SUNDAY – March 27, 2011
Sunday was the Buena Park Knott’s Berry Farm 10k Snoopy Run. The race started at 7:00 am which meant we needed to leave by 5:30am.
Something happened between midnight and 6am…My taste tester and I were watching a movie, talking and laughing.
I got up to grab some water.
My taste tester asked “What time we needed to be out of the house?”
I responded 5:30 a.m Why? You don’t want to run anymore?
No, I do. But it’s a little after 6am…
Needless to say we didn’t run! We still needed to register and there would not have been enough time. We went to bed after realizing the time.
We took advantage of being at home and I cleaned the fridge, he did laundry and I rode the bike 11 miles. It was nice day!
~FAST FORWARD 7 Days~
FRIDAY – April 1,2011
Kept the store open until 9pm. We headed to Whole Foods for pre race/post race goodies!
I wanted to maintain a light and ALL RAW theme until after the race. We have been drinking rejuvelac and maintaining out rythem in that aspect. I also made a drink that helps us feel really energetic!
Here is our Salad we had for dinner the evening prior to the race!
The next morning we got up at 5am and began our usual stretching, morning elixr and “The Spirit of the Marathon” DVD playing. I think I am ready for a new RUNNING DVD. Any suggestions out there???
About 30 minutes before we left I made this MAGIC POTION!
1/2 cup soaked Chia
16 oz FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
2 tbs Agave Syrup
2 tbs Cayenne Pepper
Directions: Place all ingredients in a glass jar. Make sure the jar you use has a lid. Once all ingredients are in the jar, Cover it and shake it up. This makes (2) servings. (NOTE: To make the Chia gel – 2 tbs + 1/2 cup water – Allow to soak for 1 hr.)
SATURDAY – April 2, 2010
I attended the RUN SEAL BEACH 5k/10k.
The course receives 2 stars out of 10
- Everyone out there got up to exercise and experience fitness!
- The course had A LOT of women show up today! I always find that SOOOO positive. I love to see women taking care of themselves, being social, and just pretty much happy! Women are beautiful and I think it is important to be supportive and kind to each other! To many people are negative toward other in life. Let’s all be positive forces during these rather trying times in life and earthwise.
- A 15 year old holds the course record for the 5k as of today!
- Horrible course. We ran along the street and there were STRONG FUMES from all of the vehicles.
- All of the trash I saw along the way! Especially the cups! Please runners hold your cup/stash your cup in your pocket! Something! PLEASE DO NOT THROW THE CUP ON THE GROUND! Better yet-come with water in a RECYCLABLE CONTAINER!
- GROUCHY SEAL BEACH OFFICERS!
This successfully makes the 7th race I have run since December! YEAH!
This weekend is the ARCADIA DERBY 5k – Saturday April 9,2011! So exciting! I am also hoping to do the Lake Balboa 10k on Sunday!
I will continue to eat superfoods, chia, and RAW this week!
Check in with you later!
Love and Light!