LEFT TO RIGHT: Emily, Camille, Mary
Emily, Camille, Mary, Seattle, Washington
With personal records tucked safely under their running belts, we’d like to congratulate Mary, Camille and Emily for finishing this past weekends Seattle Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon.
Training buddies and co-workers, the trio are no strangers to half marathons – all three have completed numerous races but attacked the Rock n’ Roll with willpower, strength and pure determination to reach their personal goals of sub-two hour finishes. Their grace, humor and post-race beer drinking celebrations definitely make them Women We Love.
Denny Creek Trail #1014 is a short hour-long drive from Seattle
Take a Hike, Literally
We hit the Denny Creek Trail this past weekend for a hefty but much needed hike – taking a brief break from running for an an invigorating 8-mile climb through woods, over snow and finally to a spectacular waterfall. Cross training is not only good for your body but your spirit as well and hiking is the perfect way to get some fresh mountain air, hug a tree and stop to smell the wildflowers. Hopefully it will invigorate your training while you work up a sweat. We love to incorporate short spurts of running on the climb up—almost like mini hill repeats, stopping whenever we need a break. Don’t overlook cross training, your body will thank you for it!
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Stop or Go? Running Through Pain
Runners know pain. We live, train and run with it. We push through it during long runs and races, ignoring the aches and pains, tweaks and creeks, waiting for the endorphins to carry us through to the end. If there’s one thing runners know how to do, it’s how to transcend pain by using willpower and determination.
But knowing when your pain has passed a point of just being uncomfortable and into the zone of serious injury is something all runners should constantly be assessing. Knowing your limits and your body will help you understand when to stop if the pain is too much. Here are some tips to help you know when enough is enough.
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Our favorite superfood kale, never lets us down. Sauteed, blended, chopped up; we take full advantage of all the beautiful summer kale available at our local supermarket and farmer’s market. We prefer the dark, slender, leafy greens of dinosaur kale but the season abounds will all varieties.
BREAKFAST: Raw kale, pineapple and blueberry smoothie.
LUNCH: Quesadillas with sauteed kale, cilantro and cheddar cheese, topped with smashed organic avocado and salsa.
DINNER: Steamed kale tossed with pepitas, seasame seeds, spring garlic, organic avocados and a delicious soy/rice vinegar/ponzu sauce.
We’d like to congratulate Ellie Greenwood for her victory in the Western States 100 Endurance Race last weekend! Ellie crossed the finish line in 17:55, finishing first in the women’s race and 18th overall. The race was an impressive win for the 32-year-old Scotland native; not only was this her first time entering the race but her first 100 mile race as well.
Check out the video from irunFar.com to see how her race went.
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