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Travel Time
August 2012
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New Blog Posts: August
Latest blog posts:
  • Racing Near Now, Racing Afar in the Spring- A race report from the Lake T Olympic Tri, news about the Utah marathon training program and Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese recipe.
  • It's a Great Day for Up- A trip report about our Mt.Washington hike
  • Rocky Mtn Tri Race ReportA race report at 8,600 ft.
  • Copper Lake Backpacking- We conquered our unfinished business by completing this three day backpacking adventure. 
Upcoming Event:
Destination Marathon Training: Utah 
Info Night
Looking to add a spring marathon to your 2013 calendar. Come to our info session and learn more about this fantastic opportunity to race in gorgeous setting, while being fantastically prepared and race ready. 
 
Fleet Feet West Hartford, Tuesday, September 18th at 7 PM. 
 
 Email Aubrey to reserve your seat. 
Keep your eyes open
The Aubrey Schulz and Bill Honeck partnership continues with a summer 2013 race series. I can't say too much yet as details are still being finalized. Let's just say we are are adding a reoccurring event to the Monday night race calendar. Look for more details in the September newsletter.

Travel Time

At Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs, CO
In July, we were fortunate to spend twelve days in Colorado visiting my sister in Vail and my best friend in Gunnison. The trip was highlighted by an epic backpacking tripa triathlon relay and simply hanging out. It was a pleasure to eat in and avoid three meals a day of restaurant food. As a guest, I have no problems planning, shopping and assisting in meal prep. In Gunny, I made buffalo tacos and in Vail, we stopped by a farmers' market to pick up veggies for that evenings salmon with tomato and peach salsa. It's my way of saying thanks. It is a wonderful feeling to return home and not feel overstuffed from a vacation of fried, greasy restaurant food.
 
Are you looking to travel to a great location and have someone cook for you? I think spring time is a fabulous time to escape the dreary Northeast and head west to a land or striking red rocks and vibrant blue sky. How about Utah in March? To add to the adventure, let's throw in a marathon. In March 2013, Aubrey and Bill Honeck, the fabulous race director of the Lake Terramuggus Sprint Triathlon Series, are taking a group to Hurricane, Utah for The 'Hollows 26.2 Marathon. Our condo accommodations feature a fully equipped kitchen, so I'll be cooking a few of your meals, including critical pre-race dinner. To prepare runners for the 26.2 miles we are offering group coaching, complete with unlimited contact with Bill and I. If you've ever entertained the idea of doing a marathon, this is the program for you. Attend our upcoming info session at Fleet Feet in West Hartford on Tuesday, September 18th at 7 PM to learn more.  
 
As summer 2012 draws to a close, I hope you had the opportunity to make it a memorable, even if you never left the state. It is what you make of it and I for one had a blast! 
Destination Marathon Training 

Are you someone who:

a) has entertained the idea of someday doing a marathon?

b) is looking for a spring marathon to complement your summer Ironman training?

c) loves to travel?

d) is completing a marathon in every state?

 

This program will suit all of the above. We have various packages available to suit to your situation. For individuals who live in the Hartford area, join us two-three times a week for group training and workshops. If you live in New York or elsewhere, I'll pass along the training plan and you can meet up with us in Utah. Is there a non-runner significant other in your life who wants to join us in the Canyonlands? We have a plus one rate for them. Join us for this six day getaway (3/28-4/2) to run the 'Hollows 26.2 Marathon on March 30th. Check out the Get Out N Play website for more information and consider attending our info night on 9/18 at 7 PM at Fleet Feet in West Hartford. 

 

Questions? Don't hesitate to email me.  

Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunchbox
  • Be prepared: The better prepared you are in a pinch the smoother & quicker your lunchbox creations can be made.  
  • Prep & chop food ahead of time: Never right before you head out the door. Have containers of cleaned fresh veggies and fruits at the ready.  
  • Leftovers Rule! Dinner from the night before is always a great lunch box meal.  
  • Buy for the week: When you shop make sure you have enough for the week so you don't have to get back to the store every minute.  
  • Healthy choices = healthy bodies and minds: Clean & healthy, low glycemic whole foods feed our bodies and minds with the nutrients they need.  
  • Remember Balance: Create balanced meals that help to sustain energy levels. Lean proteins, healthy whole grains, healthy fats, fresh fruits and veggies should all be packed in the box.  
  • Don't forget snacks & mini-meals: Not only should we pack our lunch, be sure to pack one or two healthy snacks too to prevent energy crashes and starvation from hitting throughout the day.
 
Check out some other great food blogsYou don't need to reinvent the wheel. See what other families are doing. Get some inspiration from others. This blog post from the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen is another useful resource.
Recipe: Summertime Peach Salsa 
Tomatoes are the gold medal favorite of August. The flavors and colors shine in summer dishes. A local farm stand or farmers' market is the best place to find various types of tomatoes. A farmer may choose to grow heirloom tomatoes that are green, yellow, striped, purple and burgundy. You'll see names like Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, Brandy Wine and Roman Candles. Experiment with different varieties in your favorite recipes. Try this fruit enhanced salsa recipe on top of your favorite fish or grilled meat.

Ingredients:
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 peaches, peeled and chopped
  • ½ of small red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • dash of salt
Directions:
Combine all the ingredients and allow it to sit at room temperature to let the flavors deepen. 
Thank you for spending the time learning to nourish your health.

Sincerely, 
Aubrey Schulz
Get Out N Play

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