I am really not a smoothie person. Or a shake person. Unless I'm dancing to Elvis with my favorite dance partner.
Total tangent: Jared and I have been swing dancing since before we started dating. For a few years, we danced semi-professionally with the amazing Chris and Alison of Eastside Swing Cats.
If you are looking for a great way to be active with your significant other...TAKE UP DANCING! Swing is especially great for fitness because a lot of the tunes are really fast, and if you can get good lessons, all of the lifts and "air" moves really work your muscles!
It's also a great idea from a relationship standpoint. There's a lot of communication and teamwork, plus you get a great exercise in leading and following. There's my little date night plug.
|With Chris and Alison at a recent dance|
If you are dancing up a storm or just want a fun, easy breakfast, try the Apple Mojito Light smoothie from Women's Health magazine. It's amazing!
Usually I think smoothies are too thick and hard to swallow. This one is totally not, and the flavor is incredibly refreshing - perfect after a great workout!
Speaking of great workouts...my favorite race of the year is finally upon us! That's right, the 12ks of Christmas is tomorrow!
I have to admit, I am kinda nervous. I had a crappy slow run Friday morning and it had me all in a dither. Thanks to a pep talk from a great friend, I have calmed down somewhat. I asked her for ideas for a fun non-time-based goal for my run. She suggested counting cute butts and ugly butts or trying to finish with a smile on my face.
I'm really hoping I can just relax and enjoy the run. It's a tradition for Jared and me, and this year we have roped a lot of family members into joining us. Both my younger brothers are home from college and I'm stoked to see them!
|Me and John|
|Max and Me|
|At the VDay Dash|