Week of May 17, 2014

Week in Review

First, don’t forget about the Sunday meet-ups of running/walking at 3pm in Fairfax at the brick church up from Foothills Bakery. Beautiful day for a walk/run.

Another great week of boot camp classes. We all love being outdoors and the weather has been cooperating lately.

Here’s a slide show that captures moments from last week

 

A Few Interesting Trail Races

2014 Trail Race Series at Smugglers’ Notch Resort!

http://www.smuggs.com/pages/summer/activities/traildays.php

Explore the trails of Smugglers’ Notch with our 1st annual Trail Race Series. The Series consists of 3 trail races in and around the Smugglers’ Notch cross-country trail network. Each race will feature a 4k, 8k and Kids’ Fun Run (ages 7 & under), and all races are open to runners of all abilities. A completed sports waiver is required before the start of the Series.

Race Series Dates:
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014

All races start at the Smugglers’ Notch Nordic/Tennis Center. Kids’ Fun Run begins at 9:30 am. 4k and 8k begin at 10:00 am.

Cost:
$20 when registered online prior to event.

$25 day of event (registration opens at 8:30 am at the Smugglers’ Notch Nordic/Tennis Center.)

$10 ages 7-15, online or day of event

Kids 7 & under compete for free

All proceeds benefit the Flyin’ Ryan Organization, Cambridge Food Pantry, and Lamoille Girls on the Run. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day.

Bear Brook Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

July 19, 2014

Snowmobile Lot
Bear Brook State Park
Allenstown, NH

Start Time:
06:30 am

Bib pick-up:
05:00 am to 06:00 am

Cost:
$35 (Marathon), $25 (Half Marathon) [pre-registration only]

Links:
http://www.acidoticracing.com/events/view_event.php?ID=11#.U3iUHyhaaLw
https://www.facebook.com/BearBrookMarathonAndUltra

Like Trail Running?

Here is a link that lists the Vermont trails suitable for running: http://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/vt-running-trails.aspx

Seasonal Veggies: Fiddleheads

By Food Safety Specialist Jason Bolton, Ph.D., Food Science Professor Alfred Bushway Ph.D., and Extension Professional David Fuller.
Originally developed by Extension Professor Mahmoud El-Begearmi.

Fiddleheads, an early spring delicacy throughout their range, are the young coiled fronds of the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris). Nearly all ferns have fiddleheadsfiddleheads, but those of the ostrich fern are unlike any other. Ostrich fern fiddleheads, which are about an inch in diameter, can be identified by the brown papery scale-like covering on the uncoiled fern, as well as the smooth fern stem, and the deep ”U”-shaped groove on the inside of the fern stem. Look for ostrich ferns emerging in clusters of about three to twelve fiddleheads each on the banks of rivers, streams, and brooks in late April, May, and early June. Make sure that you have landowner permission before harvesting fiddleheads.

Click here for recipes, harvesting tips and more. This is a great site: http://umaine.edu/publications/4198e/

 

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