Get Out N Play Newsletter
We Don't Always Need to be FastMarch 2011
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Get Slow
Salmon with Spinach and Chickpeas
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Losing the Sprint Mindset 
Spring crocus
As a triathlon coach, people hire me because they want to be faster. I eagerly work with them to help develop speed so they can improve their time. I'll create a plan with intervals, hill repeats and time trials. However once we are out of the pool and the bike is put away, we need to remember to slow down. Yes, that is the opposite of how we approach training. Our life is not a competition to be the first one done. Notice the spring crocuses poking through the soil. Observe your surroundings and the buds on the trees. Take the time to cook a nourishing dinner. It will feed your soul and boost your health. I give you permission to put the brakes on. How can you slow down and savor life?
Get Slow

Who doesn't feel as if there aren't enough hours in the day? We rush through the day, running here and there, and end up exhausted. Somehow these days full of duties, obligations and busyness have begun to build up and become our lives. We spend our time doing things we don't really want to do, yet feel we should. We've come to believe that being productive and crossing things off our to-do list is the ultimate goal.

The truth is, life on Earth is a brief gift, and our time is too precious to be used like this. If we want our lives to be balanced and healthy, we need to lessen our load and increase our down time. This means planning less in a day, prioritizing those things that make our hearts sing and de-prioritizing those things that are not imperative.

If we must accomplish many things each day, we can still change the quality with which we do things. How can we transmute that sprint to the train into something delicious instead of the usual gripping and tightening experience? Where can we find ease in the midst of stress? How can we cultivate the art of going slowly?

Take a few moments before you climb out of bed in the morning to remember your dreams and to think about what you want from the day. Leave your watch on the bedside table. Take the scenic route. Sit for a moment with your eyes closed when you start your computer. Check email only twice a day. Don't pack your schedule so tightly that there's no time for a short walk. Light candles before you start to cook dinner. Add one moment here and there for slowness; it can be done simply and will have a profound effect on your well-being.

Recipe: Salmon with Spinach and Chickpeas 

We are moving into the season of spring greens. Soon pea shoots, arugula and spinach will be abundant sources of green leafy veggies. This salmon dinner takes advantage of those spring greens and is easily prepared. Carve out some time to sit down at the dinner table and enjoy the meal. 



  • 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (5 oz each, 1 inch thick)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 cups baby spinach (6 1/2 oz), or arugula
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut out four 12x17 inch pieces of parchment paper. Fold each in half crosswise to form a crease, then open.
  2. Pulse parsley, garlic and oil in a blender or food processor until a paste forms.
  3. Season each salmon fillet with salt and red pepper flakes. Rub fish with paste.
  4. Divide spinach and chickpeas evenly among 4 parchment pieces, arranging mixture on one side of each crease to form a rectangle the size of a salmon fillet. Season each pile with pepper.
  5. Lay a fillet on top of each. Fold parchment over ingredients; making overlapping pleats to seal.
  6. Bake on baking sheets for 9 to 10 minutes for medium-rare or 11 minutes for medium. Unwrap and serve.

Source: Martha

Upcoming Events!

Come meet Aubrey and Get Out N Play at these great events:

Hartford Marathon Foundation Open House 

Sunday April 3rd 1:00-3:00 PM

At the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT 


Fleet Feet Fashion Show and Expo

Tuesday May 3rd 5:30-8:30 PM

At the Pond House in Elizabeth Park, Hartford, CT


Contact Aubrey for more information.

Thank you for spending the time learning to nourish your health.

Aubrey Schulz
Get Out N Play

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