Good for Your Liver Juice

IMG_4478.JPGI mentioned earlier today that I was “thankful” for discovering juicing.
I never expected to love it as much as I do or even for the hubby to love it.
But we both do and that’s that!
It just makes you feel good and it tastes awesome…
This is our new favorite – Good for Your Liver juice.

Good for Your Liver Juice
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lime, peeled and halved
  • 1 lemon, peeled and halved
  • 1 large cucumber, halved
  • bunch of mint, stems and all
  • ½ bunch parsley, stems and all
  • ⅓ head cabbage, in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large zucchini, halved
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 green apples, quartered
  • 3 big handfuls of kale
Instructions
  1. Juice and enjoy!

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- Lemons are rich in Vitamin C &  bioflavonoid which benefit the liver
– Celery is high in silicon which is good for bones, joints, arteries & it also calms the liver and the nervous system

- Mint is used to reduce heat, clear the head and eyes and remove liver stagnation

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Acting Like a Tourist, Sweet Treats and More – Giving Thanks

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This week I am thankful for…

…the patience my husband has when I have none.  Yesterday we attempted to be tourists and traveled to jump on a bus tour…but after waking up at 10:30 (1st time ever sleeping in), 4 different sets of poor directions, road closures and horrible traffic…I’m pretty sure we could have just walked further than we traveled via bus! Lesson learned – we are much off seeing things on our own.

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…seeing some famous London landmarks….finally.

 

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...getting thru a very challenging (almost) 11 mile run on Friday.

 

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…discovering juicing!  I was super impressed that my husband juiced while I was gone, he loves it and I love it too!  Every single morning we both have 1 8oz green juice and I try and have another one later in the day.   Glen swears he has more energy and feels better.  I’m simply thrilled he is getting most of all of his fruit and veg for the day in one glass.

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…this yummy Sunday morning treat.  Im not sure it’s official name but it was warm & inside was melted nutella- YUM.

 

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…a delicious Sunday morning breakfast (post-juice).  Fluffy egg whites w/turkey, pea shoots and my daily seed mix (sesame, flax and chia) on a piece of multigrain bread. 

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…beautiful flowers spotted daily in my neighborhood.   Even though the weather is cooling down, the flowers are still blooming!

 

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 …pretty sunsets. 

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What Are You Thankful 4 This Week?

11 Miles, A Step Record and Some Link Love

 

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I could have said “Crazy BS morning, just give up on that 11 miler Corey”.
But I’m sick of making excuses…
I waited and waited and waited and finally my sugar leveled out and I headed out.
It was three hours later than I expected but at least I still went.

SMARTCOACH PLUS

FRIDAY GOAL – 11 mi @ 10:27

Run 11 mi at a pace of about 10:27 per mile — for a total time of 1:55:02.

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I had to cut it short, well technically if you count my walk home, it was 11.
My run was every bit as hard as I expected.
With everything going on lately, I’ve missed a ton of training runs.
My goal was to try and run strong but stop when needed to stretch out my right hamstring.
It’s always my right hamstring that get incredibly tight.
Plus with all my training interruptions this past month, I didn’t want to injure myself in any way…
I was feeling great until I hit 4.75.
That was when a giant dog came at me from nowhere, not on a leash, and almost bit me.
When something like that happens, it just throws you off.
I stopped, drank and stretched and got back to it.
By the time mile 8.5 hit, I was seriously feeling the tightness.
I stretched some more and by mile 10, I was favoring the right leg so much, I twisted my ankle.
Just a tiny bit but I knew the next time would be much worse, so I finished the lap and walked home.
I don’t have a bath tub in our short let, so the ice bath was not an option.
Fortunately, Hayley invited me to see her off before her crazy 1/2 Ironman race on Sunday.
Why was that fortunate you may ask?
Because the next best thing you can do besides an ice bath is to keep moving.
Walking and stretching will help with the soreness, laying around watching TV will not.
My FitBit told me I already had 21,000 steps in post-run.

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By 11pm, I had logged my all-time record in steps.
WOW, that made me smile.
And by the time I went to bed, my hamstring was feeling much better!
So, I’m off for a recovery run this afternoon but I thought I would share a ton of awesome links I’ve been collecting.
Loads of great info below about running, fitness, etc..

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Foam Rolling Tips 

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10K PR Tips

 

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Cut Out the Junk Miles

 

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 4 Ways to get Electrolytes Post-Run

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5 Total Body TRX Moves

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Best and Worst Food for Sleep

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 How to Recover Between Intervals

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How to Avoid All-Day Post Long Run Hunger

 

What Are Your Weekend Plans?

I have a billion errands to run, 3 mile recovery run and a ton of ironing.
But tomorrow we are playing tourist on a 3 hr open bus tour of London – FUN!