Week of July 29, 2012

 Week in Review, Schedule and More Baby News!

Remember, we have class Monday and Thursday, not Wednesday morning. Next Wednesday morning (August 8th) is the end of the Early Morning session and the Summer Special. Thursday, August 9th, is the start of the regular season.

Monday we were lucky to get in a warm up run and some box jumps before the skies unloaded. We were in the safe school, while Dan, a member of the fire and rescue, left the class to go and move trees out of the road. The ride home was the calm after the storm. Wednesday was full of tabatas, running, tabatas, running, etc….20 early am boot campers…plus some more baby news…guess who? Jensen! She’s three months t00. So exciting!

Boot Camp Olympics & Quinoa Bars

Gold medal goes to team Marathon, silver is team Field Mice, bronze is Team Sweaty Six, followed closely by Team Burpees Babes. On Monday, the winning team will receive their awards. They are Tommy, Kelly, Lonnie, Anna, Barb, Marsha, Donna & Seneca. We’ll continue to have fun activities during this Olympic period.

Thank you to Paula Minch for making her yummy quinoa bars. This time she put in extra cinnamon (my favorite) and zucchini. I ate all of the pieces she handed me (they were gone before I arrived home).  Here’s the recipe:

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars:  cook 1.5 cups of quinoa (with 3 cups water) set aside – , mix 1 cup flour (i use a blended gluten free) 1/4  cup lt brown sugar, 1tsp cinnamon (i use probably 3 tablespoons because Lisa Durocher loves her cinnamon) 1 cup milk, 1 egg, 1tsp vanilla and about a 1/2 cup + of chopped dark chocolate (i’ve used 90% and it was delish!) Mix it all together (cooked quinoa and other ingredients) and bake for 30 minutes at 350.  Today I added about a cup of zucchini.

Art & Celeste’s Excellent Iceland Adventures

They sent this picture of him on the shore:

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Lisa:  I did one glacier pushup.

1.  Put your ice axe across a small glacial stream

2.  Put hands on ends of axe and feet on either side of stream.

3.  Do one pushup and take one gulp of  glacier water.

4.  Try to get up without getting wet.

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Boot Camp Bash

August 17 (a Friday) at my house. Starts at 6pm. Bring families, food and a festive mood. This is for current and past boot campers. Hope to see you there!

August Obstacle Race–Okay, we need to enter a team–Price Goes Up after Aug 1!

Here’s a message from Megan: “On Sunday there will be an awesome obstacle challenge!  My man Skye is designing and building the obstacle course which will be about 2-3 miles in length and about 20- 30 minutes.  The course will be fun!! You will race as individuals but your scores will be totaled toward a team score.   Rgistration is open now but there is a price increase on entrance fee as of August 1st…so sign up now and let’s do it!!!”

Let me know if you want to form a team. We can have a 100 Day Challenger team a Boot Camp with LSD team. Paula Minch, this is a great event to use the banner again. I’m doing it for sure.

Here’s the registration site: http://vermonsterchallenge.com/obstacle-race/

Drink Your Lemon Water!

For the former 100 Day Challengers, you’ve heard this many times from Megan. Start your day with lemon water. Here’s an article that I saw on Lonnie’s FB page.

“Clean water and fresh squeezed lemon is one of the most well tested energy boosters around.

Most people in America rely on caffeinated beverages like coffee to get aroused in the morning. These adrenal stimulants produce dirty energy in the form of blood sugar swings and oxidative stress. Water with lemon produces clean energy by hydrating and oxygenating the body to extraordinary energy and mental clarity.

After sleeping through the night the bodily tissues are dehydrated and need clean, pure water to filter out toxins and improve energy production in the cells. Most individuals turn to stimulants like coffee in the morning to give them a jump start. Unfortunately, coffee is a diuretic that depletes your body of water reserves and essential minerals and electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium & magnesium.

Fresh lemon helps oxygenate the body and maximizes enzyme function. Lemon is known to stimulate the liver’s natural enzymes. This assists the liver in the process of dumping toxins like uric acid and of liquefying congested bile ducts.

Upon rising take 1 full lemon and squeeze it into 16-32 oz of fresh clean water and drink. Be sure to eat out the membranous parts of the lemon where the majority of the pectin fiber and citrus bioflavonoids are located.”

Source: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/11/start-your-day-with-water-and-lemon-dr-david-jockers/

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