Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's National Nutrition Month

I LOVE nutrition! I love learning about it and I love putting things that are good for me into my body (I also like things that aren’t so good for me, but we won’t go into that) so you can imagine how excited I was when my fabulous neighbor knocked on my door the other morning with a spinach smoothie. Sounds gross, but it was actually really good. As long as you have banana or some form of fruit you can’t taste the spinach, but you are still getting all of the benefits from the spinach.  Try it, you might like it.

MS Tour 2010 Questions

If anyone has any questions about becoming a participant/rider in MS Tour 2010 PLEASE email me! (Darlene, I answered some of your questions in a comment to my original post! Thanks for your interest!) It would be fantastic to have more team members and friends to ride with!
If we register before 3/31/10 fees are only $35.00 and I have a discount code (SAVETEN) that allows registration fees to be reduced to $25.00.

My email is:

Please do email and consider riding! If riding does not interest you, please email me if you have questions about volunteering. The volunteers really do make this event wonderful! It is truly a great cause!
I have both family and friends who have MS and have taken care of many patients with it. That is just some of my inspiration to raise the money and ride!


Monday, March 22, 2010

MS Tour 2010

Hey everybody! My husband and I are riding in the MS Tour this year. The event is on June 26th and 27th. We are signed up for 75 miles. We rode a couple of years ago and it was a blast.

For those who don't know, it takes place right here in Cache Valley! You start at the fair grounds and ride the route that you have pre-selected. On Sunday (the 27th) the ride is up Blacksmith Fork Canyon.
We ride because we both have a friend and my sister-in-law who have been diagnosed with MS. In riding we need to raise money! If you possibly can, please donate. You can do this by clicking on the link below:

If you would like to ride that would be even better! I am registered with Team Harmons. Upon clicking the link above you can either click to donate or click to join. Registration fee's right now are $35.00, but will go up to $45.00 after 3/31/10. If you are interested in riding, there is a minimal of $250.00 that must be accrued in donations. You can collect donations up until the very night before the ride.

I highly suggest riding. It is a blast, plus you raise money for a fantastic cause!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Need Help

So I am going to get a month pass to the rec center to do the classes at 5:45-6:45, and go running 3 nights a week. I anyone wants to do this with me, please feel free to do so. The more people that do it with me the better. It will help me also if I know there's someone I know to do it with me.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Les Bois 10K

About a month ago we signed up to do a 10K here in Boise with Stacey and Darlene. When we signed up all it told us was that it was a trail run and that it was an out and back meaning that you ran out - turned around - and then ran back on the same trail. We really didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. None of us had ever done a 10K before.

The night before the race we drove up to the course to see what we were facing in the morning. It was all uphill and in some spots it was pretty dang steep. After seeing that we were all pretty nervous!

Here is an elevation chart of the race just to prove how hard it was :)

Well we survived! The first half was a little rough in spots (well in a lot of spots), but the coming down was a lot of fun. Of all of the runs that I have done - this was by far my favorite. We are all going to do it again next year, and see if we can better our times! Plus we all got 2 shirts out of the deal as well, can't complain about that! This was only the second time that Darlene and Stacey had run all year...pretty impressive. We all thought it would take us about an hour and a half (except for Andy of course). So we were pretty happy with our times!

Andy - 50:20
Ashlee - 1:05:32
Darlene - 1:07:24
Stacey - 1:07:14

The after race group photo :)
There were about 160 racers and the mother of the man who ran it baked muffins for all of us after the race. They were delicious! And good for you at the same time - so we thought we'd share...

Les Bois Muffins:
2 C. chopped apples or applesauce
1 1/3 C. sugar
1 C. raisins or dried cranberries
1 C. shredded carrots
1 C. chopped nuts
2 eggs
1/2 C. oil
2 1/2 C. flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon

Combine apples, sugar, eggs and oil. Stir in carrots, nuts, raisins. Add dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes until muffins test done with toothpick. Cool and serve to hungry runners. Makes 28 to 30 muffins.