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Active in the SunJuly 2010
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Try Something New
Peachy Green Salad
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Lord of the Flies 
Aubrey cyclingSince I am always looking for fun events, I recently completed the Black Fly Triathlon in Waterville Valley, NH. This triathlon features three races in three days; a four mile bike time trial on Friday night, a short Olympic distance triathlon on Saturday and a sprint tri on Sunday. I enjoyed the event with good friends, along with a friendly rivalry for the Lord of the Flies title within our group of five. To add to the fun, we celebrated my fiance's birthday with a pot luck dinner, complete with a chocolate cream pie, that was gluten, soy, dairy and garlic free to accommodate a fellow triathlete's allergies.
Want to take on this challenge next year? Or perhaps another event caught your eye. Aubrey is also available for triathlon coaching. Check out Get Out N Play for more details.
Try Something New
Franconia NotchSummer is finally in full force, and the living is easy! Do you notice in summertime how everything seems promising? The plants are in full bloom and the sun feels glorious on your skin. The longer days give you boundless energy, making you feel like it's possible to achieve all your desires and dreams. Why not harness this energy, ride the wave of summer and try something new?
Throughout the year we live at an intense pace (physical, emotional and mental), and we often get stuck in routine, either for the sake of efficiency or out of fear of unfamiliar territory. The lack of variety in doing the same things over and over stagnates not only our minds, but also our bodies and hearts. Are you hesitant to break your routine? Fear and excitement have the same physiological expression in our bodies; it is our mind that classifies the feeling as either positive or negative. So the next time you consider a change in routine and your mind says "scary!" see if you can re-frame it as "exciting!" 
What is something you have never done before or that you have wanted to do for a long time? Choose your own adventure: organize a kayak trip, hike up a mountain, take a dance class, do some exotic traveling or set a goal for a new personal challenge. Or try something simple, like playing flashlight tag with your kids and neighbors or reading in the sunshine. Maybe it's time to discover a new vegetable dish or to visit a new town, restaurant or beach. 
Whatever adventure calls to you, use this summer to make it happen and enjoy your life. Increasing new experiences and excitement in your life can decrease your dependence on artificial stimulants like caffeine and sugar, leading to more vibrant health. Watch out for massive improvements in physical well-being, mental acuity and motivation, plus a full portfolio of fun.
Recipe: Peachy Green Salad
Embrace those peaches that are in season by adding them to your evening salad. It creates a wonderful flavor combination.
Peachy green salad
Peachy Green Salad
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
  • 2 ripe peaches, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 bunch of lettuce, variety of your choice
  • few sprigs of mint, chopped
  • olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  1. Add the produce to a large bowl and a drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Flavor with salt and pepper.
I've been published!
Check out the July edition of the Adirondack Sports and Fitness! On page 14 you'll find my article "Five Fabulous Foods for your Weekly Diet". Plus you'll find a recipe for kale chips! Visit the Get Out N Play blog for the Avocado Shrimp Salad recipe featured in the article.
Thank you for spending some time learning how to nourish your health.
Aubrey Schulz
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