*Last Nights Dinner
I thought about breaking this up into 2 posts, but we are just going to do one big ol’ post all together because I think they all go. First I want to say a BIG HUGE THANK YOU for all the emails, tweets and facebook messages this weekend cheering me on as we headed up to Ottawa for the marathon. Every message gave me a little more courage that I could actually run the race. Your mind starts to play some mean jokes on you the last few weeks before the race. You feel like there is no way on earth you will be able to finish even though you have been training for 5 months.
Second, another BIG HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that donated to Love 146. (it’s not to late). You made my heart full with every dollar you gave. It really means so much that you would donate to such a worthy cause for me.
Thirdly, I FINISHED THE RACE!!! YAY!!! Oh man was it freakin’ hard but the end always justifies the pure pain you feel during it. For me there is nothing (other than labor) that makes me feel so strong and accomplished. What a feeling to cross that finish line after you have giving everything you have to get there. It was a cool, cloudy day when the race started. It was nice running weather, but half way thru the rain started. I ran the last 13 miles in the rain. That I did not enjoy so much, but at 13 miles Kev jumped in. He ran the last half with me. He was my coach that pushed me thru. In my weakest moments he would tell me memories we have with Rowan. The things that she does to make us laugh. I could not have done it without him. He helped me stay focused but when I needed it most, he helped distract me. Our weekend together was so great. Sunday we laid in bed all day after the Marathon. We were both exhausted and unable to move. You definitely don’t feel great after a marathon but we had so much fun just having to do nothing.
Because this is sort of my last running post for a while, I wanted to share not so much a Last Nights Dinner post, but a recipe for a smoothie I love drinking after I am done running. It is also great for breakfast. It is quite a zinger!
1 granny smith apple cut into pieces
2 cups of kale cleaned and chopped from stalks (you could use spinach instead)
1 lime (juiced you can add flesh too)
1 small handful of cilantro
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons ginger
Add to food Processor and Blend, blend, blend away!
If you are new to green smoothies and a little scared you could add more orange Juice to “water” it down. I will warn you it is a smoothie with a lot of punch! Perfect for mornings!
* I found this recipe on Cookie + Kate
Directions: Add steamed veggies to food processor and puree. You can make it as smooth or chunky as you want. I like hers a little chunky. I think the texture is good for her. Then sprinkle with a little oregano. Super easy, but super delicious. Adding a little spice to baby food is a good way to introduce them to new flavors.