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More Than the Nutrition Seminar

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I proposed that today I'd write up the nutrition for runners seminar I attended yesterday. The instructor was interesting and passionate and most of what she said about eating before, during, and after running is similar to what I've read on SP. She fixed us a smoothie with almond milk, frozen banana, chia seeds, and lots and lots of baby spinach. Not bad. Then she had us try the same smoothie that had Old Fashioned Oats (uncooked) and slivered almonds that had set in the frig for 12 hours. Again, not bad. She then had a chocolate oatmeal with raw peanuts which also had some of that same smoothie in it. I regret that I failed to get the exact recipe. She had them there, I just neglected to pick it up.

After the seminar I went to the bookstore and bought the book Eat to Live, which the presenter has recommended to me several times. I've read the first chapter and skimmed it. I will say it makes me feel better about the food plan my nephew is following as it is very similar. Just not sure about it for me, though. I'll read it and think about it and maybe later I will try this food plan. We'll see. Right now I'm focused on my half marathon on the 18th and not going to risk changing anything right now!

I bought a disposable camera because there were no pictures of Gwen since Easter and I just haven't decided on a digital camera yet. I didn't do very good photography, but at least my mom can see that Gwen has grown. She has a beautiful smile I did not capture, but she's so cute (yes, I'm biased) I'm just glad to have them. Natalie is quite photogenic, but I have two sets of professional school pictures of her since Gwen had a picture at all. Yes, I should have remembered to take a picture of my remodeled kitchen since SparkFriends had asked, but I forgot. Sorry. Maybe soon.

Gwen holding Natalie's hand:

Gwen channeling Chopin:

Gwen and Natalie on couch:

Gwen jumps on bed with Natalie helping to keep her safe:

Natalie on back porch (sideways??)

Hope all the little kids in your life have recent pictures!! Eat well! Feed the kids well! It's a challenge, but definitely worth it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 11/14/2012 8:53PM

    Gwen sure is a little cutie even though she looks unsure about the camera! Natalie is stunning! Thanks for these precious photos!
I learned about the sideways thing -before uploading the photos, you need to go into Windows viewer and rotate the photos so they are right side up. One of the first things I had to learn when I started posting photos. fortunately, my new camera automatically puts things right side up so I don't have to bother anymore.
Those smoothies sound very interesting!!

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AQUAGIRL08 11/13/2012 5:03PM

    Gwen is so much cuter in real life. Sometimes it is difficult to capture that little twinkle in her eye that is just the essence of Gwen as a little person. I'm looking forward to your smoothie recipes!

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AMARILYNH 11/12/2012 5:01PM

    I'm not biased and I agree - they are adorable!!

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MEXGAL1 11/12/2012 9:54AM

    They are adorable! I love the curl in the middle of the head. Just too darn cute.
Thanks so much for sharing Marsha and have a terrific week.

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CASSIOEPIA 11/12/2012 8:40AM

    I have never thought of using seeds in the smoothies, as I assume they would sink to the bottom. I'll have to try that.

Cute pictures!

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MIRAGE727 11/12/2012 8:36AM

    Great blog & cutie babies! Gotta love those lil' Sparks!

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GABY1948 11/12/2012 8:07AM

    I love the pics of Gwen! And I have wanted to get that book for awhile now, but have bought so many "throw away books" as I call them was afraid to! So you think it is a good one, eh? Have a great one, Marsha!

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SEABREEZE65 11/12/2012 5:51AM

    I've read recently about adding kale to smoothies. I have not been brave enough to try it as yet.

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XFITSTRONG 11/12/2012 4:58AM

    I'd love to go to a nutrition seminar for runners! Those smoothies sound delicious! My friend keeps telling me to put spinach in with my banana smoothie, but I just can't bring myself to do it, lol! May have to try it now!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/11/2012 11:40PM

    They're cute! Love the banana curls. :)

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JOYINKY 11/11/2012 9:47PM

    Great pics; my they've grown! Beautiful girls! You are blessed!

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/11/2012 9:03PM

    Beautiful little girls! I love the curls. :-)

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SLIMLILA 11/11/2012 8:39PM

    Wish I had gotten some before I was forced to leave my dd's, now I don't know what Mya looks like since Aug.... (tears to my eyes) I so miss her...

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MSLZZY 11/11/2012 8:25PM

    Lovely! Biased? Aren't we supposed to be?

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